1. Assigning FIFA Card Ratings to 21st-Century Real Madrid Legends

    Real Madrid have fans and admirers all over the world, both for their historical success and for their current incredible squad, reigning champions as they are of La Liga, the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 11,364 reads 0 comments

  2. Ranking the 2017/18 Real Madrid Castilla Squad on Their Potential

    La Fabrica continues to play an important role for Real Madrid , not just for pushing youth players up through the ranks but also as a proving ground for coaches, many of whom have prior experience in playing for the senior side...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 11,529 reads 0 comments

  3. Assigning FIFA Card Ratings to 21st Century Barcelona Legends

    It's that time again: FIFA 18 is ready to take over the focus of fans across the globe, and one of the most playable sides in the game — Barcelona — are sure to be favourite picks for many once again...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 7,795 reads 0 comments

  4. Chronicling Records That Neymar and Kylian Mbappe Could Break This Season

    Paris Saint-Germain's already flooded talent pool was filled to bursting in the offensive third of the field this summer when they landed long-term target Neymar from Barcelona and then snared Kylian Mbappe from domestic rivals AS Monaco...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 13,410 reads 0 comments

  5. Ranking Gareth Bale's 55 La Liga Goals 4 Years After His Debut

    Gareth Bale remains an integral part of Real Madrid 's front line, four years after scoring on his debut against Villarreal...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 2,254 reads 0 comments

  6. Ranking Real Madrid's Best Champions League Nights at Santiago Bernabeu

    If there's one club not short on history, memories and great moments in the UEFA Champions League, it's Real Madrid ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 2,312 reads 0 comments

  7. Ranking 10 Most Improved Players in La Liga This Season

    We're only a few short weeks into the new season in La Liga , but already a slew of players have made their presences felt, having struggled for form or even relevance last season...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 7,042 reads 0 comments

  8. Picking a Barcelona and Juventus Combined XI

    The UEFA Champions League group stage gets under way this week, and the draw provided some thrilling rivalries to look forward to—including in Group D, where Barcelona and Juventus will clash...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 10,890 reads 0 comments

  9. The Best Trolls in Recent Clasico Rivalry, Ranked

    El Clasico is a match that captures the world's attention, for a huge span of reasons. It's a commercial behemoth, with not just merchandise but sponsorships and in-game advertising slots banking on it for notice...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 12,056 reads 0 comments

  10. 10 Games That Proved Why Luka Modric Is the Midfield Maestro

    Luka Modric turned 32 on Saturday, a reminder to Real Madrid fans that while he continues to dominate and control games both in La Liga and further afield, the regeneration of the side has to continue...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 8,191 reads 0 comments

  11. Picking Spain's 2018 World Cup Squad After Latest Qualifiers

    Spain's FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign looks set to be another success after Julen Lopetegui 's men overcame the challenge of Italy 3-0 and saw off minnows Liechtenstein 8-0 in the latest round of internationals...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 17,152 reads 0 comments

  12. Chronicling Records That Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo Could Break This Season

    What is it that earns the title of best for the best players in world football? Technical quality aside, what traits make them stand out? Technique alone isn't enough...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 46,512 reads 0 comments

  13. Grading Real Madrid's Transfer Window Activity

    Real Madrid might be kings of the football world, with the best team and the best squad in 2016/17, but standing still is only ever conducive to moving backward overall in terms of La Liga and the UEFA Champions League...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 15,294 reads 0 comments

  14. Grading Barcelona's Transfer Window Activity

    Heading into the summer playing catchup to their rivals, having changed manager and knowing several star players' futures needed resolving, 2017 was always going to be an important one for Barcelona...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 14,010 reads 0 comments

  15. Influencers Pick the Deadline-Day Deals Real Madrid Should Hijack

    Real Madrid don't really have too many worries when it comes to the transfer market; more often than not they'll get who they want, whatever the cost, whatever the timing. That's not the case for every player, though...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 8,028 reads 0 comments

  16. Influencers Pick the Deadline-Day Deals Barcelona Should Hijack

    Barcelona have taken one big step toward rebuilding the post-Neymar attack by completing the signing of Borussia Dortmund 's Ousmane Dembele, but most fans—and surely new coach Ernesto Valverde—both want and expect further names to follow...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 13,983 reads 0 comments

  17. Best and Worst Scenarios for Barcelona in the Rest of the Transfer Window

    The transfer window closes on Thursday, and several clubs around Europe are hoping to snare at least one more big-name signing or add the depth to the squad they require to fight on all fronts...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 16,036 reads 0 comments

  18. Best and Worst Scenarios for Real Madrid in the Rest of the Transfer Window

    Real Madrid can be reasonably confident they have once again managed the summer transfer window well despite not being heavily involved in signing new faces...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 15,517 reads 0 comments

  19. Who Is Robertinho? Meet the Rising Spanish Star at La Masia

    When times have been bad for Barcelona in recent years, or even marginally not-as-good-as-usual, there has been plenty to fall back on to promote optimism for the future, both short- and mid-term...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 16,325 reads 0 comments

  20. Under-the-Radar Real Madrid Position Battles You Need to Monitor This Season

    Real Madrid 's stacked squad means Zinedine Zidane can essentially field two starting XIs made up of elite talent, and both are nicely balanced and capable of winning any given game...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 15,018 reads 0 comments

  21. Ranking Cristiano Ronaldo's 10 Best Portugal Goals

    On this day in 2003, Cristiano Ronaldo made his international debut for Portugal, a fleet-footed winger who had recently swapped Sporting CP for Manchester United ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 5,229 reads 0 comments

  22. Ranking Barcelona Players Most Likely to Be Sold or Loaned out in August

    Barcelona's summer hasn't exactly gone to plan so far, and with the new La Liga season set to get under way, there's still much work to be done if the Camp Nou side are to challenge Real Madrid at the top of the table in 2017/18...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 21,102 reads 0 comments

  23. Expert Predictions for the 2017/18 La Liga Season

    La Liga is just around the corner, and ahead of the 2017/18 season's kick-off on Friday, it's time to look at what to expect from Spain's top flight...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 20,193 reads 0 comments

  24. Debunking Kneejerk Reactions to the Spanish Super Cup

    Real Madrid beat Barcelona over two legs to win the Spanish Super Cup at an absolute canter, with fans and journalists alike on both sides quick to point out just what the tie means for the season ahead...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 16,132 reads 0 comments

  25. Who Should Replace Neymar? Barcelona Influencers Take Their Picks

    The unthinkable happened: Neymar departed, and Barcelona's MSN attack was broken up. Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi remain at the club, but the third part of that trident was ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 25,649 reads 0 comments