1. Mauro Icardi Could Be a Better Signing for Atletico Madrid Than Diego Costa

    Atletico Madrid 's striker search will dominate the headlines surrounding the Vicente Calderon club until they decide which one they want and shell out a big fee to capture him...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 2,955 reads 7 comments

  2. Cesar Azpilicueta Would Not Be a Good Signing for Barcelona This Summer

    Barcelona's summer recruitment drive is certain to yield a new face or two in their defensive ranks, with Dani Alves and Marc Bartra already assured of leaving the squad and another couple of departures entirely possible...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 10,530 reads 28 comments

  3. Spain vs. Czech Republic: Live Score, Highlights from Euro 2016

    Toulouse, UEFA Euro 2016, Group D Spain 1-0 Czech Republic (FT) Gerard Pique 87'. Lineups: ESP—de Gea; Juanfran, Pique, Ramos, Alba; Busquets, Iniesta, Fabregas; Silva, Morata, Nolito...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 8,020 reads 9 comments

  4. Real Madrid Should Be Prepared to Give Up Toni Kroos to Sign Paul Pogba

    Real Madrid 's summer transfer activity is frequently dominated by big-money moves as they seek to sign the world's biggest names and best performers, but with such huge outlays ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 16,315 reads 85 comments

  5. Why Real Madrid Must Hand Zinedine Zidane Power to Build a Dynasty

    Real Madrid 's season ended on the ultimate high as they beat rivals Atletico Madrid to win the UEFA Champions League, but as a club, they want and demand far more than a one-off success with silverware...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 11,970 reads 20 comments

  6. Why Hatem Ben Arfa Would Be a Bad Signing for Barcelona

    Barcelona's search to revamp their front line this summer—or at least to find the support act to the first-choice front three—has seen them linked with a huge variety ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 16,547 reads 38 comments

  7. How Much Is Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez Worth Based on Form in 2015/16?

    As the dust settles on the 2015-16 season and players (well, some) and coaches take a break over summer, a period of reflection and analysis will see that Atletico Madrid had a ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 5,616 reads 10 comments

  8. PSG's Marquinhos Is the Best New Centre-Back Option for Barcelona

    A summer of excitement and anticipation lies over the Camp Nou as Barcelona fans wait to see where the club opt to spend and strengthen in the transfer market, having won the domestic double again in 2015-16 but aiming even higher next term...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 12,707 reads 28 comments

  9. 2016-17 Is All or Nothing for Atletico Madrid If They Keep Simeone and Griezmann

    Atletico Madrid are facing a big summer as they bid to improve an already excellent squad, and they'll hope to keep star names at the club for another season if they want to overhaul ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 7,953 reads 15 comments

  10. Has the Time Come for Real Madrid to Move on from Raphael Varane?

    Real Madrid 's UEFA Champions League final saw an extremely familiar XI take to the field in Milan, with the established names under Zinedine Zidane all featuring from kick-off...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 13,170 reads 41 comments

  11. Stefan Savic Has Much to Do to Displace Jose Gimenez in Atletico Madrid Defence

    Atletico Madrid 's loss on penalties in the UEFA Champions League final saw questions of manager Diego Simeone 's future dominate the postgame talk and analysis, leaving one ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 1,782 reads 6 comments

  12. Why It's so Important Barcelona Secure the Best Right-Back Option This Summer

    Barcelona's summer transfer activity has yet to really click into gear, but one of the outgoing players leaves a rather significant hole in the side: Dani Alves, who is linked most ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 7 months ago 16,031 reads 27 comments

  13. 9 Players Real Madrid Should Clear Out in Summer Transfer Window

    The transfer rumours never sleep in Spain, and Real Madrid are almost certain to be busy over the summer, with Zinedine Zidane afforded a first opportunity to bring players in and ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 8 months ago 47,595 reads 99 comments

  14. Scouting Atletico Madrid Transfer Target Marcelo Brozovic

    Atletico Madrid 's summer recruitment drive will be made with the idea that they can go one step further next year both at home and abroad, having ended third in La Liga and runners-up in the UEFA Champions League in 2015-16...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 8 months ago 5,249 reads 8 comments

  15. Why Zinedine Zidane Should Use 4-4-2 More Often at Real Madrid in 2016-17 Season

    Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane is preparing for his first full season as head coach, drawing up pre-season plans and no doubt identifying which areas he wishes to strengthen and alter the balance of the squad in the transfer window...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 8 months ago 16,529 reads 38 comments

  16. 9 Players Barcelona Should Clear out in Summer Transfer Window

    Barcelona's transfer machine is already up and running, but so far only outgoing deals have been wrapped up as they plan for defending their La Liga title in 2016-17...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 8 months ago 59,110 reads 56 comments

  17. Creating Luis Enrique's 2016 Summer Blueprint for Barcelona

    Barcelona ended the season reigning supreme in Spain once more, with Luis Enrique and his side winning both major domestic trophies, La Liga and the Copa del Rey, for the second year in succession...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 8 months ago 15,741 reads 53 comments

  18. Scouting Atletico Madrid Transfer Target Edinson Cavani

    Atletico Madrid are on the lookout for reinforcements this summer after falling just short in both La Liga and the UEFA Champions League in 2015-16, losing the latter in a penalty ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 8 months ago 4,317 reads 27 comments

  19. Why Left Wing Is the Role Real Madrid Must Use Cristiano Ronaldo in Next Season

    Real Madrid are set for a busy summer of transfer activity if the early rumours are anything to judge by, but one move that definitely seems off this year is Cristiano Ronaldo's exit from the Santiago Bernabeu...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 8 months ago 15,198 reads 20 comments

  20. Creating Zinedine Zidane's 2016 Summer Blueprint for Real Madrid

    Zinedine Zidane 's first game as a manager in the 2015-16 season was against Ebro, a tiny side from Zaragoza who have never played above the third tier of Spanish football and have a home stadium capacity of around 1,000...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 8 months ago 25,809 reads 97 comments

  21. Atletico Madrid Must Give Diego Simeone the Strong Squad He Craves

    Post-match quotes from managers can swing both ways: an insight into frustration and disappointment, or largely saying nothing at all as they guard against talking in the heat of the moment...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 8 months ago 3,045 reads 11 comments

  22. Why a Transfer to Valencia Is Positive for Alen Halilovic and Barcelona

    The 2015-16 season has barely ended for Spanish sides, but Barcelona are already making the first moves to defend the Liga title they won on the final day by preparing their squad for next term...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 8 months ago 8,759 reads 22 comments

  23. Why James Rodriguez Was Real Madrid's Most Surprising Player in 2015/16 Season

    Real Madrid finished the 2015-16 campaign in the best possible manner, winning the UEFA Champions League to claim an 11th European Cup in their history and cap a fantastic half-season in charge for new boss Zinedine Zidane ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 8 months ago 6,071 reads 4 comments

  24. Breaking Down the Role Fernando Torres Will Play for Atletico Madrid in 2016/17

    Fernando Torres ended the season as one of La Liga's most in-form players, rattling in the goals and generally looking somewhere back to his former effective self for Atletico ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 8 months ago 4,684 reads 17 comments

  25. What Denis Suarez Brings to Barcelona and Why They Should Keep Him, Not Sell on

    Like several of Europe's biggest clubs, Barcelona are looking to start their summer work early in the transfer market, no doubt hoping to seal a few incoming deals for next season before the UEFA Euro 2016 or the Copa America get underway...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 8 months ago 23,875 reads 37 comments