1. Picking an Elite Real Madrid 5-a-Side Team from Current Squad

    Pre -season is upon clubs around Europe once more and in among the high-profile fixtures and worldwide tours, some serious training will be going on to aid match fitness as well as tactical work...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 12,493 reads 7 comments

  2. How Real Madrid Can Get the Best out of James Rodriguez in 2016/17

    Real Madrid 's pre-season campaign will kick off in North America, with Zinedine Zidane's side playing out three fixtures in the International Champions Cup before starting competitive action with the UEFA Super Cup in August...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 8,243 reads 54 comments

  3. 5 Key Fixtures for Real Madrid Fans to Focus on in 2016-17 La Liga Season

    La Liga has announced the fixtures for the upcoming 2016-17 season, providing some interesting opening-weekend encounters for fans across Spain and the rest of the world to look forward to...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 7,570 reads 29 comments

  4. Pre-Season Tour Is Mateo Kovacic's Chance to Prove He Is Real Madrid's 12th Man

    Real Madrid have set off for pre -season in North America, training at the Montreal Impact 's base in preparation for participation in the International Champions Cup...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 4,237 reads 15 comments

  5. 7 Real Madrid Players Who Would Benefit from a Loan Move in 2016/17

    Real Madrid haven't been slow in arranging loan deals for several of their younger players this summer, aiming to ensure they develop either in La Liga or further afield as they ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 13,784 reads 23 comments

  6. Alvaro Morata Will Be Real Madrid's Player to Watch in Pre-Season

    Real Madrid already have their first group of players back at the club for pre-season training, with the majority set to return over the weekend ahead of games against the likes ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 6,793 reads 14 comments

  7. Rafael Santos Borre Will Be Atletico Madrid's Player to Watch in Pre-Season

    Atletico Madrid 's first team are back in training and gearing up for a pre-season campaign that sees them play six fixtures in all, including two in the International Champions Cup in Australia...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 2,276 reads 6 comments

  8. Real Madrid Will Continue to Reap Benefits of Transfer Business with Bundesliga

    Real Madrid haven't yet made any big transfers this summer other than to bring Alvaro Morata back from Juventus thanks to a pre -arranged buyback clause, but the expectation ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 24,806 reads 24 comments

  9. Ranking Real Madrid's Players on Their Performances at Euro 2016

    Real Madrid saw eight members of their squad chosen for international duty at Euro 2016, with a ninth — Alvaro Morata — added midway through the tournament after he rejoined from Juventus ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 3 months ago 2,832 reads 3 comments

  10. 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 3 months ago 7,700 reads 27 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 18,200 reads 10 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 2,413 reads 3 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 1,467 reads 5 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 18,892 reads 18 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 13,407 reads 29 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 11,155 reads 19 comments

  17. 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 3 months ago 46,510 reads 164 comments

  18. 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 3 months ago 8,997 reads 11 comments

  19. 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 3 months ago 19,718 reads 40 comments

  20. 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 3 months ago 1,758 reads 7 comments

  21. 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 3 months ago 14,808 reads 29 comments

  22. 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 3 months ago 2,390 reads 9 comments

  23. 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 3 months ago 12,993 reads 53 comments

  24. 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 3 months ago 22,467 reads 33 comments

  25. 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 3 months ago 21,177 reads 47 comments