1. Why It's Vital James Rodriguez Builds on His Copa America Form in 2016/17 Season

    James Rodriguez didn't enjoy the best of seasons with Real Madrid in 2015-16 but put that behind him by playing a central role for his nation, Colombia, at the Copa America Centenario over the summer...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 year ago 8,088 reads 27 comments

  2. Scouting Barcelona's Rising Star Alen Halilovic

    As will always be the case at a big club like Barcelona, much of the week-to-week focus is on the established names at the club, the key forward line and homegrown, world-class stars such as Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 year ago 18,385 reads 10 comments

  3. 4 Players Atletico Madrid Should Target from Euro 2016

    Atletico Madrid are pretty far along the path to reshaping their squad over the close season, already landing three key targets as manager Diego Simeone looks to make the small improvements needed to win silverware in 2016-17...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 year ago 2,504 reads 3 comments

  4. Atletico Madrid and Matias Kranevitter Will Both Benefit from Loan to Sevilla

    Atletico Madrid 's summer transfer plans have so far largely revolved around incoming players and retaining their stars of last campaign, making good ground early on in the ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 year ago 1,579 reads 5 comments

  5. 4 Players Barcelona Should Target from Euro 2016

    Barcelona's summer spending has already gotten under way, with Samuel Umtiti and Denis Suarez both confirmed to move to the Camp Nou for 2016-17...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 year ago 25,003 reads 18 comments

  6. Real Madrid Should Stay Away from €65 Million Andre Gomes Transfer Battle

    Well, it didn't take long: after all the talk of sensible Real Madrid investment over the last few weeks, the big-money-buy rumours have surfaced—for a player the club simply don't need to splash out on...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 year ago 13,553 reads 29 comments

  7. 6 Barcelona Players with Points to Prove in Pre-Season

    Barcelona will begin pre-season training with the aim of heading into the 2016-17 season in good form and fitness, ready to defend their domestic trophies and also looking to recapture the UEFA Champions League...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 year ago 11,241 reads 19 comments

  8. Portugal vs. Wales: Live Score, Highlights from Euro 2016 Semi-Final

    Euro 2016 semi-final, Lyon Portugal 2-0 Wales (FT) Cristiano Ronaldo 49', Nani 52'. Lineups: POR—Rui Patricio; Cedric, Fonte, Alves, Guerreiro; Danilo, Joao Mario, Sanches, Adrien Silva; Nani, Ronaldo...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 year ago 46,595 reads 164 comments

  9. 4 Players Real Madrid Should Target from Euro 2016

    Real Madrid will be busy in July and August preparing their squad for the new season, including both the players who helped them win the UEFA Champions League in May and also finalising new additions from the transfer market...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 year ago 9,394 reads 11 comments

  10. Barcelona Must Give Luis Suarez a New Deal for Equal Status in MSN Attack

    Barcelona received a huge boost ahead of the new season when it was confirmed that Neymar had signed a new long-term contract with the club...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 year ago 19,878 reads 40 comments

  11. 6 Atletico Madrid Players with Points to Prove in Pre-Season

    Atletico Madrid supporters could be forgiven for being a little jaded and disenchanted at the prospect of the new season rolling around already, given their team was so close ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 year ago 1,780 reads 7 comments

  12. 5 Things for Real Madrid Fans to Look Forward to in 2016/17 Season

    Real Madrid fans certainly enjoyed the end of the 2015-16 season, winning the UEFA Champions League as they did in a penalty shootout against their nearest rivals, Atletico Madrid...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 year ago 14,858 reads 29 comments

  13. A Complete Tactical Breakdown of Atletico Madrid Midfielder Koke

    Atletico Madrid have been busy boosting their attacking options in the close season, with the signing of Nico Gaitan a statement of intent about having more goalscoring and chance-creation options in the side for 2016-17...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 year ago 2,598 reads 9 comments

  14. A Complete Tactical Profile of Real Madrid Midfielder Luka Modric

    Transfer rumours for Real Madrid this summer have so far mainly surrounded midfield options, with N'Golo Kante linked by Marca's David G. Medina and Paul Pogba an ongoing target, as noted by Sky Sports, among others...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 year ago 13,426 reads 53 comments

  15. 6 Barcelona Youngsters Who Deserve to See Playing Time in 2016/17

    There was a time when any Barcelona youngster who was deemed good enough to progress from La Masia and Barca B to play for the first team seemed touched by greatness, destined to succeed and almost certain to be a highly decorated international...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 year ago 25,614 reads 33 comments

  16. Samuel Umtiti Signing Shows How Poor Vermaelen, Mathieu Have Been for Barcelona

    Barcelona's priority in 2016 has been clear: get the star names, who have helped them win a treble and a double in the past two seasons, nailed down for the long term...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 year ago 21,327 reads 47 comments

  17. Jese Needs to Leave Real Madrid This Summer but Could Yet Have a Future in White

    Real Madrid celebrated becoming champions of Europe just a month ago, but plans are already under way to strengthen the side further...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 year ago 4,006 reads 11 comments

  18. 5 Things for Atletico Madrid Fans to Look Forward to in 2016/17 Season

    While the international stage has dominated football fans' attentions over the summer, clubs are already preparing themselves for another big year, and pre-season action is only a few weeks away...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 year ago 2,741 reads 14 comments

  19. Neymar Must Now Rise to Challenge of Equalling Messi with New Barcelona Contract

    Big news arrived from Barcelona on Thursday when club president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed he expected a new contract for Brazilian forward Neymar to be signed in the coming days...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 year ago 12,440 reads 43 comments

  20. Portugal vs. Poland: Live Score, Highlights from Euro 2016

    UEFA Euro 2016 quarter-final, Marseille Poland 1-1 Portugal (FT, 1-1 AET, POR win 5-3 penalties) Robert Lewandowski 1', Renato Sanches 33'...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 year ago 29,123 reads 132 comments

  21. Comparing Atletico Madrid Striker Targets Icardi, Aubameyang, Costa and Higuain

    Atletico Madrid aren't messing about this summer in the pursuit of a big-name striker, with recent reports claiming Los Rojiblancos have bid for four of the best No. 9s in Europe...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 year ago 3,103 reads 19 comments

  22. 9 Real Madrid Players with Points to Prove in Pre-Season

    Barely a month since Real Madrid lifted the UEFA Champions League in the San Siro, thoughts and plans are already turned toward pre-season and the opening of the 2016-17 campaign...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 year ago 16,011 reads 37 comments

  23. Analysing If Sergi Roberto or Aleix Vidal Should Start as Barcelona's Right-Back

    The departure of Dani Alves from Barcelona to Juventus has left a void in the Catalan team's lineup, which is arguably as big as that left by Xavi Hernandez in 2015 or Carles Puyol in 2014...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 year ago 6,699 reads 22 comments

  24. N'Golo Kante Would Be a Move Totally at Odds with Real Madrid's Transfer Policy

    Real Madrid being linked with fashionable names and players who have just enjoyed a standout campaign is nothing new, but that's about the only unsurprising aspect of the latest ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 year ago 11,136 reads 28 comments

  25. Breaking Down What Sime Vrsaljko Will Bring to Atletico Madrid

    Atletico Madrid 's summer recruitment drive is well under way already, and Sime Vrsaljko looks set to be the next confirmed addition to the squad ahead of the 2016-17 season...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 year ago 2,468 reads 5 comments