With just one week until the end of the current Spanish top flight season, attention is already starting to turn to what is shaping up to be a frenetic summer of coaching switches. Doubts linger over the futures of bosses all over the country. Although in some cases, the situation is likely to be resolved […]Read more "La Liga’s managerial merry-go-round – Who is going where?"
This is arguably the biggest weekend of the season so far in La Liga with all the top four involved in big games, where real potential exists for them to drop points. While it’s still too early for the results to have a decisive impact on the destiny of the title, this is unquestionably the […]Read more "La Liga title hopefuls gear up for crunch weekend"
The opening few months of the season in Spain can be a bit of a slow-burner at the top end with the big guns feeling their way into the new campaign whilst rarely hitting top form or pulling clear of their rivals. Slip-ups don’t often inflict terminal damage on title dreams but this weekend, we […]Read more "Clinical Cristiano puts Real in La Liga box-seat"
The concept of a new or emerging football rivalry is a relative rarity in the game’s traditional powerhouse leagues where enemies have long since been forged and rivalries have an eternal feel. Even more so in a country such as Spain where football teams are so often closely tied to political and social causes. Rivalries […]Read more "Barça vs Atléti : A Modern Rivalry"
La Liga 2016-17 Season Preview Madrid | Valencian Community | Catalonia | Andalusia & Canary Islands | Basque Country | Galicia & Asturias The Madrid Clubs The Spanish capital’s two powerhouses are again the only teams likely to push Barcelona close this season at the top of La Liga. A second Champions League final Madrid […]Read more "2016-2017 La Liga Season Preview – The Madrid Clubs"
It is still three weeks until La Liga kicks off for the 2016-17 season but what happens in them could go a long way to determining the ultimate destiny of the Primera Division title. Just 3 points separated the top three last season but few could argue that the best team were crowned champions. Even […]Read more "Madrid clubs busy chasing the missing piece in their jigsaws as the new season nears"
Saturday night at the San Siro was supposed to be many things. It was touted as the evening when Atletico Madrid tasted sweet revenge for their 2014 Champions League final defeat and became champions of Europe for the first time. It was supposed to be the crowning moment for an Atleti side that has been […]Read more "Why Diego Simeone would be mad to leave Atléti this summer"
As the San Siro finally began to empty following one of the tensest finals in European Cup history, two schools of thought quickly set in on quite how Real Madrid had managed to ultimately pip neighbours Atleti to win the trophy for the 11th time. Neutrals, who almost without exception were rooting for Diego Simeone’s […]Read more "How Real Madrid became European Champions for the 11th time"
60 years on from the very first European Cup final, won in dramatic fashion by an Alfredo Di Stéfano inspired Real Madrid, eyes in the Spanish capital will again be transfixed as Los Blancos take on city rivals Atletico Madrid in the latest edition of European football’s annual showpiece. Perhaps more so than in previous […]Read more "Zizou vs Cholo – Two men chasing footballing immortality in Milan"
At 26 Fernando Torres was already one of the most iconic players of his generation. A natural born goalscorer with an elegant swagger, idolised from the back-streets of Fuenlabrada to the Kop End of Anfield. He’d become the Premier League’s most clinical striker and to top it all had just become a World Champion. Just […]Read more "Fernando Torres – Second coming or the final false dawn?"