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"
As they fly home from their FIFA Club World Cup triumph in Japan, Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid can be forgiven for beginning to reflect on what has been close to the perfect year. Certainly given the state they were in when he took over in the early days of January, things couldn’t realistically have […]Read more "Dream 2016 – Zidane delivering instant success whilst building for the future at Real Madrid"
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 Copa del Rey 4th Round kicks off this week with Segunda B minnows Cultural Leonesa bidding to emulate the likes of Real Union and Alcorcón, who have both dumped the mighty Real Madrid out of the competition over the past decade. This though won’t be the first time the clubs have met. Way back […]Read more "Cultural Leonesa – The last of the one season wonders"
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"
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"
Spain’s top flight has a knack of producing dramatic finales to the season at both ends of the table. The final weekend in 2014 saw Atleti dramatically win the title at Camp Nou with a draw that condemned Barcelona to 2nd place and Gerardo Martino to the sack. Meanwhile at the other end Granada pulled […]Read more "Title showdowns, relegation battles & talk of ‘maletines’ – It can only be the final weekend of La Liga"