1. 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 5 months ago 11,169 reads 19 comments

  2. 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 5 months ago 46,526 reads 164 comments

  3. 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 5 months ago 9,234 reads 11 comments

  4. 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 5 months ago 19,833 reads 40 comments

  5. 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 5 months ago 1,762 reads 7 comments

  6. 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 5 months ago 14,826 reads 29 comments

  7. 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 5 months ago 2,464 reads 9 comments

  8. 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 5 months ago 13,075 reads 53 comments

  9. 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 5 months ago 22,990 reads 33 comments

  10. 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 5 months ago 21,252 reads 47 comments

  11. Jese Needs to Leave Real Madrid This Summer but Could Yet Have a Future in White

    Real Madrid celebrated becoming champions of Europe just a month ago, but plans are already under way to strengthen the side further...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 5 months ago 4,002 reads 11 comments

  12. 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 5 months ago 2,726 reads 14 comments

  13. 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 5 months ago 12,409 reads 43 comments

  14. 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 5 months ago 29,086 reads 132 comments

  15. 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 5 months ago 3,073 reads 19 comments

  16. 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 5 months ago 15,978 reads 37 comments

  17. 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 5 months ago 6,543 reads 22 comments

  18. 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 5 months ago 11,093 reads 28 comments

  19. 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 5 months ago 2,302 reads 5 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 1,499 reads 5 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 8,547 reads 12 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 8,333 reads 28 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 9,462 reads 17 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 636 reads 4 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 4,875 reads 5 comments