1. Where Do Messi, Suarez, Neymar Feature Among Europe's Most Productive Attackers?

    Barcelona's front three of Lionel Messi , Luis Suarez and Neymar strike fear into opposition defences every time they take to the pitch, and everybody knows just how pivotal they are to the team's success...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 6 months ago 27,613 reads 0 comments

  2. Ranking the Most Entertaining Leagues in World Football

    There's regular debate over which leagues are the best to watch or have the best players in them — or even which are the most competitive and diverse in terms of who can challenge for honours...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 6 months ago 54,655 reads 0 comments

  3. How Could Ronaldinho Fit into a Barcelona Side Containing Messi, Suarez, Neymar?

    Some players will always be remembered by their former clubs, and some players will always be remembered by the entire footballing world...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 14,970 reads 0 comments

  4. Where Does Lionel Messi Rank Among the Greatest Free-Kick Takers of All Time?

    Lionel Messi scored his 27th goal for Barcelona from a free-kick on Saturday, eclipsing Ronald Koeman's record for the club and providing further evidence as to his genius from dead-ball situations...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 42,634 reads 0 comments

  5. Ranking Real Madrid's 15 Biggest Signings in Last 8 Years by Liga Contributions

    Real Madrid are renowned for buying the biggest and best names in the football world whenever possible, and over the past eight seasons, they have completed 15 signings for £20 million or more...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 17,804 reads 0 comments

  6. 9 Summer Transfers to Give Zinedine Zidane a More Balanced Real Madrid Squad

    Little more than a year into Zinedine Zidane's top-flight managerial career, it's fair to say the Frenchman has done pretty well...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 26,531 reads 0 comments

  7. Creating a Combined Barcelona and Atletico Madrid XI

    Real Madrid might be leading the table in La Liga this season, but for the last four years, they haven't had a sniff of the title—instead, it has gone to each of their two biggest rivals, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 8,826 reads 0 comments

  8. Barcelona XI by Minutes Played During Dominant Last 8 Seasons in La Liga

    In the 2008/09 season, Barcelona ended back-to-back La Liga championships for Real Madrid and won the title themselves—sparking a period of domestic dominance that has lasted ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 4,885 reads 0 comments

  9. 6 Players Who Should Replace Pepe in Real Madrid's Defence

    Real Madrid 's transfer ban means no incoming deals are likely to be announced anytime soon, with the club waiting until the summer to restructure the squad—and even those plans ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 14,480 reads 0 comments

  10. 3 Players Each to Replace Messi, Suarez, Neymar If They Ever Leave Barcelona

    All eras come to an end. The nature of football is that even for the greats and the loyal, time or tolerance wears away effectiveness, and a player's stay at a club—however long or loved—will come to its final game...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 35,381 reads 0 comments

  11. Forming a La Liga XI Who Real Madrid Could Target in Summer Transfer Market

    There will be no January transfers for Real Madrid this year due to a FIFA ban, but in the summer it will be open season once more for a club who will hope to have added at least one more trophy to their collection by then...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 7,276 reads 0 comments

  12. Ranking Luis Enrique's Options to Cover for Barcelona's Injured Sergio Busquets

    Barcelona picked up what was eventually a comfortable, if important, 4-0 win over Eibar on Sunday night to solidify their third-place standing in La Liga and also close the gap at the top back to two points to Real Madrid ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 7,504 reads 0 comments

  13. 4 Stars Real Madrid Should Pick from as Their Next Galactico Signing

    Real Madrid have moved away from the Galactico era of yesteryear in recent seasons, signing only Alvaro Morata this season and spreading their investment across the squad previously—but they are still always linked with huge names for huge sums...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 27,387 reads 29 comments

  14. 5 Surprising Stats About Barcelona's 2016/17 Season

    Barcelona have had a somewhat mixed campaign so far; despite being just two points off the top spot in La Liga, losing only twice in league play and being comfortably through to the ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 8,309 reads 29 comments

  15. Alexander Isak and 10 Other Teens Around Europe Real Madrid Should Be Looking at

    A transfer ban is a minor detail when it comes to future planning for a football team; just as Barcelona secured deals for players to register them once their ban ended a year ago, ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 11,767 reads 28 comments

  16. 8 Defenders Barcelona Could Target After Missing Out on Srna and Upamecano

    Barcelona have been rumoured to be in the market for a defender this January, partly to shore up the squad in the short term and, in some cases, partly to invest in their future...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 8,876 reads 15 comments

  17. 4 Reasons Why Real Madrid's Unbeaten-Run Achievement Is Better Than Barcelona's

    Real Madrid 's latest epic comeback saw them overhaul a 3-1 deficit to draw 3-3 at Sevilla on Thursday night in the Copa del Rey, winning 6-3 on aggregate and moving into the quarter-finals as a result...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 22,981 reads 80 comments

  18. Sevilla vs. Real Madrid: Live Score, Highlights from Copa del Rey

    Sanchez Pizjuan, Copa del Rey last 16 second leg Sevilla 3-3 Real Madrid (Agg 3-6) (FT) Danilo OG 9', Marco Asensio 48', Stevan Jovetic 53', Vicente Iborra 76', Sergio Ramos pen 87', Karim Benzema 90'...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 9,814 reads 112 comments

  19. Manchester United vs. Hull City: Live Score, Highlights from EFL Cup

    Old Trafford, EFL Cup semi-final first leg Manchester United 2-0 Hull City (FT) Juan Mata 55', Marouane Fellaini 87'...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 6,693 reads 0 comments

  20. 5 Players to Replace Ivan Rakitic If He Leaves Barcelona During Transfer Window

    Barcelona's new year is already proving a testing one, with a tough opening couple of matches yet to yield a victory and rumours growing that boss Luis Enrique may depart at the end of the season...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 27,760 reads 25 comments

  21. Ronaldo's FIFA Award Is Window Dressing, Lionel Messi Is the World's Best Player

    2016 was a special year for Cristiano Ronaldo . Big trophies in the Champions League and Euro 2016 came the way of he and his teams, and few would argue that his presence in both ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 27,156 reads 85 comments

  22. Villarreal vs. Barcelona: Live Score, Highlights from La Liga

    El Madrigal, La Liga Villarreal 1-1 Barcelona (FT) Nicola Sansone 50', Lionel Messi 89'. Sent-off: Jaume Costa (VIL) 90'. Lineups: VIL—Asenjo, Mario, Musacchio, Ruiz, Costa, Trigueros, Bruno, J...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 8 months ago 7,766 reads 185 comments

  23. Liverpool vs. Plymouth: Live Score, Highlights from FA Cup

    FA Cup third round, Anfield Liverpool 0-0 Plymouth Argyle (FT) Lineups: LFC— Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Lucas, Moreno, Stewart, Can, Ejaria, Ojo, Woodburn, Origi...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 8 months ago 6,935 reads 5 comments

  24. West Ham vs. Manchester City: Live Score, Highlights from FA Cup

    London Stadium, FA Cup third round West Ham United 0-5 Manchester City (FT) Yaya Toure pen 32', Harvard Nordtveit own goal 41', David Silva 43', Sergio Aguero 50', John Stones 83'...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 8 months ago 6,213 reads 21 comments

  25. Ranking Real Madrid's Transfer Window Targets

    For most clubs, the January transfer window offers an opportunity to make one or two alterations to their playing squad to provide a boost toward achieving their seasonal objectives—but for Real Madrid , that won't be the case this year...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 8 months ago 14,839 reads 24 comments