1. Creating Zinedine Zidane's 2016 Summer Blueprint for Real Madrid

    Zinedine Zidane 's first game as a manager in the 2015-16 season was against Ebro, a tiny side from Zaragoza who have never played above the third tier of Spanish football and have a home stadium capacity of around 1,000...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 11 months ago 25,832 reads 97 comments

  2. Atletico Madrid Must Give Diego Simeone the Strong Squad He Craves

    Post-match quotes from managers can swing both ways: an insight into frustration and disappointment, or largely saying nothing at all as they guard against talking in the heat of the moment...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 11 months ago 3,052 reads 11 comments

  3. Why a Transfer to Valencia Is Positive for Alen Halilovic and Barcelona

    The 2015-16 season has barely ended for Spanish sides, but Barcelona are already making the first moves to defend the Liga title they won on the final day by preparing their squad for next term...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 11 months ago 8,782 reads 22 comments

  4. Why James Rodriguez Was Real Madrid's Most Surprising Player in 2015/16 Season

    Real Madrid finished the 2015-16 campaign in the best possible manner, winning the UEFA Champions League to claim an 11th European Cup in their history and cap a fantastic half-season in charge for new boss Zinedine Zidane ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 11 months ago 6,102 reads 4 comments

  5. Breaking Down the Role Fernando Torres Will Play for Atletico Madrid in 2016/17

    Fernando Torres ended the season as one of La Liga's most in-form players, rattling in the goals and generally looking somewhere back to his former effective self for Atletico ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 11 months ago 4,724 reads 17 comments

  6. What Denis Suarez Brings to Barcelona and Why They Should Keep Him, Not Sell on

    Like several of Europe's biggest clubs, Barcelona are looking to start their summer work early in the transfer market, no doubt hoping to seal a few incoming deals for next season before the UEFA Euro 2016 or the Copa America get underway...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 11 months ago 24,163 reads 37 comments

  7. 7 Players Atletico Madrid Should Clear Out in 2016 Summer Transfer Window

    The post-season inquisition has begun at Atletico Madrid after they ended the season empty-handed, losing in the final of the UEFA Champions League to Real Madrid on Saturday and the Liga title race to Barcelona...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 11 months ago 11,736 reads 28 comments

  8. 5 Things for Real Madrid Fans to Look Forward to in 2016/17 Liga Season

    Real Madrid will head into the post-season in great spirits following their UEFA Champions League final win over Atletico Madrid , with celebrations and silverware lasting ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 11 months ago 9,011 reads 58 comments

  9. Gareth Bale Keeps Proving He's Real Madrid's Man for the Biggest Occasions

    Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League on Saturday thanks to a penalty shootout victory over Atletico Madrid , 5-3, after a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes and extra time...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 11 months ago 35,898 reads 68 comments

  10. Real Madrid vs. Atletico: Live Score, Highlights from Champions League Final

    UEFA Champions League Final, Giuseppe Meazza Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (FT, AET) Real win 5-3 on penalties Sergio Ramos 15', Yannick Carrasco 79' Griezmann ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 11 months ago 91,100 reads 809 comments

  11. Ranking the Week's 20 Hottest Transfer Rumours with Zlatan, Willian, Saul, Mane

    With summer tournaments fast approaching, including UEFA Euro 2016 and the Copa America Centenario, several clubs have made an early start on their transfer activity, with Liverpool, Bayern Munich and others already confirming done deals...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 11 months ago 36,149 reads 42 comments

  12. Scouting Bayern Munich Transfer Target Mattia De Sciglio

    Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have already been active in getting their summer business underway, with deals completed for central defender Mats Hummels and midfielder ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 11 months ago 3,814 reads 15 comments

  13. Breaking Down Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid Master Plan That Will Topple Real

    Atletico Madrid head into the biggest and final game of the season on Saturday, ready to face Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final in Milan...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 11 months ago 5,922 reads 22 comments

  14. 5 Things Learned from Barcelona's 2015/16 Season

    Barcelona brought the curtain down on another successful campaign on Sunday by beating Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final, securing a fourth trophy for 2015-16 and ensuring they remained the undisputed best team in Spain in domestic competition...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 11 months ago 12,079 reads 34 comments

  15. What the Signing of Nicolas Gaitan Means for Atletico Madrid Next Season

    Atletico Madrid look to have already nailed down their first big signing of the summer, with Marca reporting over the weekend that the Liga club had agreed a €25 million fee with Benfica to sign Nicolas Gaitan ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 11 months ago 9,602 reads 8 comments

  16. Power Ranking Every Barcelona Player from 2015/16 Liga Season

    Barcelona ended 2015-16 by retaining both La Liga and the Copa del Rey, continuing their domestic dominance under Luis Enrique...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 11 months ago 9,326 reads 33 comments

  17. Why Carrasco Should Miss out on Atletico Madrid Champions League Final Place

    Atletico Madrid are preparing for their UEFA Champions League final against city rivals Real Madrid , hoping to end the season on a major positive having just fallen short in the race for La Liga's title...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 11 months ago 4,888 reads 15 comments

  18. Grading Luis Enrique on Barcelona's 2015/16 Season

    Barcelona brought the curtain down on another trophy-laden season by winning the Copa del Rey against Sevilla on Sunday, taking the total pieces of silverware won this season under ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 11 months ago 10,976 reads 37 comments

  19. Why Atletico Madrid Should Hand a Chance to Borja Baston in 2016/17

    Atletico Madrid built their La Liga title challenge on the rock-solid foundation of the league's best defence, and they're unlikely to change their approach in the near future...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 11 months ago 1,857 reads 5 comments

  20. Gerard Pique's Return to Form in Copa del Rey Final Is Pivotal News for Spain

    Barcelona lifted the Copa del Rey on Sunday night after beating Sevilla 2-0 after extra time, with Jordi Alba and Neymar the scorers as both sides ended with 10 men...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 11 months ago 6,052 reads 44 comments

  21. Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United: Winners and Losers from FA Cup Final

    The 2016 FA Cup final was won by Manchester United on Saturday, beating Crystal Palace 2-1 after extra time...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 11 months ago 16,064 reads 53 comments

  22. Crystal Palace vs. Manchester United: Live Score, Highlights from FA Cup Final

    FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester United (AET) Jason Puncheon 78', Juan Mata 80', Jesse Lingard 110'...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 11 months ago 42,834 reads 350 comments

  23. Ranking the Week's 20 Hottest Transfer Rumours with Gotze, Morata and Vardy

    Another week of transfer rumours has coincided with a number of official bids going in from some clubs, as certain teams look to get a jump on their summer plans before UEFA Euro 2016 interrupts their ability to do deals for players...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 11 months ago 27,973 reads 42 comments

  24. New Tiago and Saul Contracts Mean Atletico Madrid Can Build Instead of Rebuild

    We constantly reinvent ourselves, year after year, said Atletico Madrid captain Gabi at the start of the present campaign, per Marca ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 12 months ago 4,063 reads 34 comments

  25. Liverpool vs. Sevilla: Winners and Losers from Europa League Final

    The UEFA Europa League final saw Sevilla beat Liverpool 3-1 on Wednesday to claim a third successive trophy in the tournament...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 12 months ago 14,157 reads 138 comments