1. Everything Is in Place for Gareth Bale to Have Monster Season at Real Madrid

    Real Madrid have every reason to be heading into the 2016/17 La Liga season with optimism, even without having significantly upgraded their playing squad during the summer transfer window...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 9 days ago 10,798 reads 57 comments

  2. Why Atletico Madrid's Rafael Santos Borre Can Star During Villarreal Loan Spell

    There are two distinctly different types of loan spells. In many cases, loan moves become the only viable option for clubs looking to trim both their squads and their wage bills, ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 9 days ago 1,024 reads 3 comments

  3. Barcelona's MSN vs. Madrid's BBC: The Rivalry Within a Rivalry Set to Heat Up

    Together, they'd all done it. At last. In the crisp air of the Spanish capital in mid-January, Gareth Bale had gone first, Cristiano Ronaldo second and Karim Benzema third...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 10 days ago 15,845 reads 147 comments

  4. Super Cup Clash Shows Barcelona's New Signings Will Have to Earn Their Places

    There was bad news and good news for Barcelona’s new signings during the Spanish Super Cup first-leg 2-0 win over Sevilla . The bad news was none of them started...

    Rik Sharma Written by Rik Sharma about 10 days ago 10,823 reads 29 comments

  5. Pre-Season Results Haven't Been Great, but Atletico Madrid Are Ready for 2016/17

    There are no dress rehearsals from here on out, with Atletico Madrid a week away from opening what promises to be a fascinating La Liga season with a home match against newly promoted Alaves next Sunday...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 11 days ago 1,875 reads 6 comments

  6. Sevilla vs. Barcelona: Live Stream, Prediction for 2016 Spanish Super Cup Leg 1

    Barcelona take on Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium on Sunday in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup...

    Christopher Simpson Written by Christopher Simpson about 12 days ago 11,515 reads 50 comments

  7. Javier Mascherano Remains Pivotal to Barcelona's Push for Honours

    They call him the "Jefecito." The little boss. It's a good nickname, a fitting one. Because if Luis Enrique is the big boss, then Javier Mascherano is his voice on the field...

    Rik Sharma Written by Rik Sharma about 12 days ago 3,692 reads 4 comments

  8. Real Madrid Transfer News: Latest on Moussa Sissoko and Isco Rumours

    Real Madrid sources have reportedly told Spanish outlet Marca that the Liga giants have never been interested in signing Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko ...

    Stuart Newman Written by Stuart Newman about 12 days ago 22,908 reads 30 comments

  9. Scouting Real Madrid Transfer Target Andrea Favilli

    Real Madrid have been the slow burners of the transfer market this summer, an unusual position for a club of such size and financial power over the years, but as reigning UEFA Champions ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 12 days ago 6,488 reads 5 comments

  10. Barcelona Transfer News: Latest on Paco Alcacer and Jeremy Mathieu Rumours

    Barcelona are edging closer to signing Valencia striker Paco Alcacer , as Luis Enrique looks to bolster his attacking line...

    Stuart Newman Written by Stuart Newman about 12 days ago 5,844 reads 14 comments

  11. Scouting Barcelona Transfer Target Luan Guilherme

    It was evident from the moment he came onto the field that he had that something special. Brazil had put in a relatively aimless display against South Africa in their 2016 Olympic Games curtain raiser...

    Rik Sharma Written by Rik Sharma about 13 days ago 5,346 reads 44 comments

  12. Real Madrid Still Need to Sign 1 Defender, and Jonathan Tah Ticks the Most Boxes

    Real Madrid started the 2016/17 season by winning the UEFA Super Cup in Norway on Tuesday, beating Sevilla 3-2 after extra time to follow up lifting the UEFA Champions League title at the end of last season...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 13 days ago 14,610 reads 36 comments

  13. Spanish Super Cup: Barcelona, Sevilla Hunting Momentum in the Cup That Deceives

    Vicente Iborra put it neatly. "It would be a very special moment," the new Sevilla captain told Marca , when asked ahead of the UEFA Super Cup what it would mean to lift the trophy...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 13 days ago 3,321 reads 10 comments

  14. Goalscoring Is Atletico Madrid's Biggest Area to Focus on in the New Liga Season

    There have been two successive third-place finishes for Atletico Madrid in the past two La Liga seasons, but the second was a clear improvement on the first in all ways but one...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 14 days ago 1,716 reads 4 comments

  15. Lionel Messi Shows He's Put Summer from Hell Behind Him Against Sampdoria

    One could forgive Lionel Messi for feeling down, having had a thoroughly horrible summer. At least as far as summers go wrong when you're a multi-millionaire footballing god known as "D10S...

    Rik Sharma Written by Rik Sharma about 14 days ago 8,477 reads 40 comments

  16. Leo Messi Lights Up Joan Gamper Trophy with Overhead Assist for Luis Suarez

    Stop it, Leo Messi . The Argentinian superstar was at it again in the Joan Gamper Trophy match, Barcelona's final pre -season game before taking on Sevilla for the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday...

    Joe Gallagher Written by Joe Gallagher about 15 days ago 23,409 reads 28 comments

  17. Cristiano Ronaldo Injury Update: Real Madrid Star Returns to Training

    The good news keeps on coming for Real Madrid , as star man Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training on Wednesday...

    Matt Jones Written by Matt Jones about 15 days ago 2,934 reads 1 comments

  18. Marco Asensio Showing How He Can Play a Big Part in Real Madrid's 2016-17 Season

    Real Madrid began their 2016-17 season the way they finished 2015-16: by winning a major European trophy, beating a Spanish rival in the final and just about taking victory from a game they were perhaps not always dominant in...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 15 days ago 6,058 reads 26 comments

  19. Real Madrid Transfer News: Marco Asensio Future Confirmed by Zinedine Zidane

    Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has said Marco Asensio will remain with Los Blancos this season following his goalscoring exploits against Sevilla on Tuesday.  According to Football Espana , Zidane said: Asensio’s going to stay with us...

    Christopher Simpson Written by Christopher Simpson about 16 days ago 4,572 reads 31 comments

  20. Real Madrid vs. Sevilla: Goals and Highlights from 2016 European Super Cup

    Zinedine Zidane's men met Sevilla on Tuesday night in the UEFA Super Cup, and it was a little-known debutant who gave them a 21st-minute advantage. Marco Asensio made sure his arrival was memorable with a beautiful first-half goal...

    Joe Gallagher Written by Joe Gallagher about 16 days ago 15,158 reads 36 comments

  21. Arda Turan in Last-Chance Saloon After Failure to Click at Barcelona

    It was a moment like many others, outside training grounds across the country. Not every player can stop every time for fans. They have their own lives to attend to, even if they are grateful for the support they are given...

    Rik Sharma Written by Rik Sharma about 16 days ago 12,745 reads 23 comments

  22. Real Madrid Transfer News: Martin Odegaard Loan Rumours Ahead of Potential Ban

    Real Madrid are reportedly eager to push through the loan departure of Martin Odegaard before they are officially hit with a transfer ban by FIFA at the end of the week...

    Rory Marsden Written by Rory Marsden about 16 days ago 4,076 reads 11 comments

  23. Real Madrid Don't Know What to Expect from Sampaoli's Sevilla, and nor Do We

    “I don't like any side to dominate mine on the pitch.” Speaking in Trondheim before Tuesday’s UEFA Super Cup match with Real Madrid , Sevilla manager Jorge Sampaoli ...

    Andy Brassell Written by Andy Brassell about 16 days ago 1,735 reads 10 comments

  24. UEFA Super Cup: Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid Can Confirm Progress vs. Sevilla

    Its classification is competitive, there's a trophy up for grabs and those involved will make all the right noises...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 17 days ago 7,561 reads 18 comments

  25. How Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann Can Secure Top-3 Finish in Ballon d'Or

    He’s back, and this time it’s personal. Well, it’s personal from the point of view that, as Antoine Griezmann starts his preparations for the 2016/17 season ...

    Mark Jones Written by Mark Jones about 17 days ago 4,464 reads 15 comments