1. 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 month ago 2,715 reads 14 comments

  2. 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 month ago 12,338 reads 43 comments

  3. 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 month ago 29,071 reads 132 comments

  4. 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 month ago 3,043 reads 19 comments

  5. 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 month ago 15,959 reads 37 comments

  6. 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 month ago 5,946 reads 22 comments

  7. 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 month ago 11,035 reads 28 comments

  8. 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 month ago 2,092 reads 5 comments

  9. Why Saul Niguez Was Atletico Madrid's Most Improved Player in 2015/16 Season

    It wouldn't have come as a surprise to those watching La Liga or Atletico Madrid on a regular basis over the past three seasons, but 2015-16 saw Saul Niguez shoot to prominence ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 1,414 reads 5 comments

  10. Neymar's Olympics Bid Could Be Arda Turan's Big Chance to Shine at Barcelona

    Having largely disappointed in his debut campaign at the Camp Nou, Arda Turan will be hoping for better fortunes at Barcelona in 2016-17...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 8,476 reads 12 comments

  11. Why Isco Is No Longer a Vital Cog in the Real Madrid Midfield Engine

    Real Madrid 's squad rebuild this summer isn't likely to be an extensive one, instead adding two or three key faces in areas where head coach Zinedine Zidane feels the side requires ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 8,307 reads 28 comments

  12. How Barcelona Can Get the Best out of Sergi Roberto in 2016/17

    With a number of departures from the first team already, and Luis Enrique not having yet confirmed any new faces at the club other than the returning Denis Suarez, Barcelona have ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 9,340 reads 17 comments

  13. Scouting Atletico Madrid Transfer Target Sime Vrsaljko

    Atletico Madrid have been quick to get moving in the summer transfer window as they look to bring their close season plans to fruition as early as possible...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 633 reads 4 comments

  14. Northern Ireland vs. Germany: Live Score, Highlights from Euro 2016

    UEFA Euro 2016 Group C, Paris Northern Ireland 0-1 Germany (FT) Mario Gomez 29'. Lineups: NIR— McGovern, Hughes, McAuley, Cathcart, J. Evans, Davis, C. Evans, Norwood, Dallas, Ward, Washington...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 4,856 reads 5 comments

  15. 8 Real Madrid Youngsters Who Deserve to See Playing Time in 2016/17

    Real Madrid will already be making preparations for the new campaign and deciding which of their younger players will be involved with the senior squad over pre -season, which ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 8,424 reads 11 comments

  16. Casemiro's Rise at Real Madrid Shown by Brazil's Olympics Request, Club Refusal

    Casemiro has endured a difficult summer on the international stage, being part of the Brazil side that bombed out of the Copa America Centenario at the group phase and saw head coach Dunga sacked...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 12,956 reads 31 comments

  17. Why Yannick Carrasco Will Only Be Atletico Madrid's Super-Sub in 2016-17

    Yannick Carrasco shot to prominence last season with Atletico Madrid , his debut campaign in Spain after being signed from AS Monaco last summer as part of the restructuring of midfield following Arda Turan's exit...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 5,131 reads 10 comments

  18. Kevin Gameiro Is Not the Striker Barcelona Should Sign as Luis Suarez's Backup

    Barcelona's search for a striker looks to be an ongoing one this summer, made more tricky to conclude perhaps by the international tournaments being played out in the form of the Copa America and UEFA Euro 2016...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 9,425 reads 31 comments

  19. Complete Tactical Profile of Atletico Madrid Midfielder Saul Niguez

    One of the most impressive young players in La Liga in the 2015-16 season was also one of the most interesting to watch from a tactical perspective: Saul Niguez, Atletico Madrid 's enormously talented 21-year-old midfielder...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 2,511 reads 10 comments

  20. How Much Is Barcelona's Neymar Worth Based on Form in 2015/16 Season?

    Barcelona's attacking trident of Lionel Messi , Neymar and Luis Suarez , MSN as they have become collectively known, is one of the world's most fearsome combinations, a 100-goal-plus ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 12,818 reads 33 comments

  21. A Progress Report on Real Madrid's Real Zaragoza Loanee Jesus Vallejo

    Real Madrid players will soon be turning their attentions to pre-season ahead of the 2016-17 campaign, with Zinedine Zidane set to enjoy his first full year as head coach...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 7,481 reads 5 comments

  22. Barcelona Have Better Options Than Chelsea's Pedro in the Transfer Market

    Despite being on international duty with Spain at UEFA Euro 2016 this summer, Chelsea 's wide forward Pedro Rodriguez seems to be intent on sorting his club future as soon as possible, with a move back to former club Barcelona looking a possibility...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 24,022 reads 40 comments

  23. Who Offers Most to Atletico Madrid: Thomas or Matias Kranevitter?

    Atletico Madrid showed just how strong their squad was over the course of the 2015-16 season. They fought for honours on both domestic and European fronts until the final ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 1,951 reads 8 comments

  24. Why Lucas Vazquez Will Be the Real Madrid Player to Watch out for in Pre-Season

    It is approaching the time for clubs to look ahead to 2016-17, deciding where they can improve their squad and how to approach the new campaign with optimism, in peak fitness and with plans for success...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 3,882 reads 10 comments

  25. Why Do Real Madrid Insist on Buying No. 10s When They Don't Play with One?

    Real Madrid are likely to go big over the summer in the transfer market again as they bid to overhaul Barcelona's dominance in La Liga, with the team ideally placed to mount a sustained period of success over the next few years...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 2 months ago 23,703 reads 23 comments