1. Barcelona Must Sign 4 Players in Summer to Make Renewed Treble Push Next Season

    Too much is never enough, or so they say. That's perhaps the case for Barcelona of late, as inquisitions and blame games started up over the last month or so as they failed to retain ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 35,998 reads 44 comments

  2. Atletico Madrid Should Loan Out, but Not Lose Faith In, Oliver Torres and Vietto

    Atletico Madrid will likely invest heavily in their first team once again this summer, looking to add a couple of quality players in key areas to a side that has pushed for both La Liga and the UEFA Champions League this season...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 2,175 reads 10 comments

  3. Why Saul Niguez Is the 1 Player Atletico Madrid Can't Afford to Lose This Summer

    Atletico Madrid 's success under manager Diego Simeone has inevitably meant that they have had to fend off bids for their best players most summers, with the likes of Diego Costa, David de Gea and Arda Turan all moving on recently...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 1,782 reads 7 comments

  4. La Liga Player Rankings: Suarez and Ronaldo Fly Up, Gabi and Modric Drop

    The penultimate round of fixtures in La Liga saw Barcelona take another step to retaining the title and Atletico Madrid fall out of the running to win it, leaving only Real Madrid capable of snatching it on the last day...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 18,215 reads 37 comments

  5. La Liga Team of the Week: Ronaldo, Messi and Suarez in All-Star Attack

    Two big issues remain in La Liga: the title destination and who gets relegated. Two teams removed themselves from those equations this weekend, with Atletico Madrid losing and ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 6,932 reads 15 comments

  6. Has Yannick Carrasco Lived Up to His €20 Million Price Tag?

    Atletico Madrid were busy in the transfer market last summer. They bought and sold a significant number of players, altering the makeup of their first team in terms of both star ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 3,973 reads 8 comments

  7. La Liga Hangover: Granada Safe Means Barcelona Almost Have Their Title Sewn Up

    Welcome to La Liga Hangover, a weekly column running throughout the season in which we take a light-hearted, though in-depth, look at the key stories and talking points from the most recent weekend of action in Spanish football's top flight...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 12,593 reads 65 comments

  8. Defeat in Title Race Can Spur Atletico Madrid on to Winning Champions League

    A 2-1 defeat to bottom club Levante on Sunday ended Atletico Madrid 's hopes of a final-day title win in La Liga, seeing them slip three points behind Barcelona on the penultimate day of the campaign...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 3,424 reads 14 comments

  9. Leicester vs. Everton: Winners and Losers from Premier League

    Leicester City celebrated their Premier League title win on Saturday after hammering Everton, 3-1, which could have easily been worse...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 13,920 reads 40 comments

  10. Norwich vs. Manchester United: Winners and Losers from Premier League

    Norwich City remain in the Premier League relegation zone after losing, 1-0, at home to Manchester United on Saturday...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 5,679 reads 28 comments

  11. Leicester vs. Everton: Live Score, Highlights from Premier League

    KP Stadium, Premier League Leicester City 3-1 Everton Jamie Vardy 5' pen 64', Andy King 33', Kevin Mirallas 87'. —Jamie Vardy missed pen 71'...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 8,825 reads 40 comments

  12. Norwich vs. Manchester United: Live Score, Highlights from Premier League

    Carrow Road, Premier League Norwich City 0-1 Manchester United (FT) Juan Mata 72'. Lineups: NOR - Ruddy, Pinto, Martin, Bassong, Olsson, Redmond, Howson, O'Neil, Brady, Hoolahan, Jerome...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 9,871 reads 107 comments

  13. Ultimate Guide to La Liga Weekend: Barca's Derby and Gareth Bale Looking for 20

    The penultimate weekend of La Liga brings a couple of potentially fiery clashes with it, especially at the top end of the table where a win is everything, and a draw or defeat will essentially have season-ending consequences...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 4,824 reads 20 comments

  14. Ranking the Week's 20 Hottest Transfer Rumours with Higuain, Icardi and Hazard

    With just a couple of weeks to go in Europe's top leagues, the transfer rumour mills are cranking into overdrive as teams look to get a head start on their summer plans, knowing that ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 8,179 reads 8 comments

  15. Liverpool vs. Villarreal: Winners and Losers from Europa League

    Liverpool beat Basel 3-0 on Thursday night to win their UEFA Europa League semi-final, 3-1 on aggregate. The home side got off to the perfect start with a goal inside the opening ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 17,419 reads 102 comments

  16. Liverpool vs. Villarreal: Live Score, Highlights from Europa League

    Anfield, UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg Liverpool 3-0 Villarreal (agg 3-1) (FT) Bruno own goal 8', Daniel Sturridge 62', Adam Lallana 80'...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 17,509 reads 169 comments

  17. Zidane Hasn't Improved Real Enough to Beat Atletico in Champions League Final

    And still it goes on. Heading into the final weeks of the season, none of Europe's finest have managed to knock a Spanish team out of either the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 9,741 reads 109 comments

  18. La Liga Player Rankings: Antoine Griezmann and Gareth Bale Surge Up the Charts

    Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid all won in La Liga over the weekend to leave the race for the title still finely poised, but Levante were relegated after losing two late goals in the 3-1 defeat to Malaga on Monday night...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 7,080 reads 15 comments

  19. How Diego Simeone Beat Bayern and Can Win Atletico Madrid the Champions League

    They wouldn't have it any other way, would they? Atletico Madrid reached the UEFA Champions League final on Tuesday night in painful, emotional, close-to-desperate fashion, as they ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 8,380 reads 53 comments

  20. Bayern Munich vs. Atletico Madrid: Winners and Losers from Champions League

    Atletico Madrid beat Bayern Munich on away goals in thrilling circumstances on Tuesday night to progress to the UEFA Champions League final...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 17,655 reads 161 comments

  21. Bayern Munich vs. Atletico Madrid: Live Score, Highlights from Champions League

    Allianz Arena, UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg Bayern Munich 2-1 Atletico Madrid (agg 2-2) (FT) Atletico win on away goals Xabi Alonso 30', Antoine Griezmann 54', Robert Lewandowski 74'...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 37,497 reads 364 comments

  22. La Liga Team of the Week: Ivan Rakitic, Angel Correa and Casemiro Impress

    Now with just two games left to play, La Liga is still undecided at both ends, with one point separating three teams at the top and three teams level on points at the bottom—though 20th-placed Levante are now down and confirmed as relegated...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 4,431 reads 2 comments

  23. Why Arturo Vidal vs. Gabi Is the Key Bayern Munich vs. Atletico Madrid Battle

    The second legs of the UEFA Champions League semi-final round look set to be tense, exciting affairs, and Tuesday's matchup between Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid is particularly intriguing...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 2,943 reads 22 comments

  24. La Liga Hangover: Atletico and Barcelona Still Neck and Neck, Bale to the Rescue

    Welcome to La Liga Hangover, a weekly column running throughout the season in which we take a light-hearted, though in-depth, look at the key stories and talking points from the most recent weekend of action in Spanish football's top flight...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 7,930 reads 66 comments

  25. Real Betis vs. Barcelona: Winners and Losers from La Liga

    Barcelona took on Real Betis on Saturday night hoping to go back to the top of La Liga with two matches to play, and that's exactly what they did thanks to a 2-0 win...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 5,455 reads 40 comments