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Spain
Was motivating Benzema worth the cost of signing Jovic?
12:01 Tuesday 17th September 2019

Remember when Karim Benzema was scapegoated for every negative Real Madrid result? The Frenchman received the hard end of the stick for not scoring as frequently as Cristiano Ronaldo. Well, things have changed.  Following Ronaldo's departure,…

Spain
Should Real Madrid regret selling Ronaldo?
09:00 Sunday 15th September 2019

There's nothing as frustrating as seeing former players flourish elsewhere. Gambling that age was about to catch up to their talisman, Real Madrid sold their most influential player to Juventus last summer. The gamble didn't pay…

Football
Can Portugal defend their European crown?
19:01 Friday 13th September 2019

As Euro 2020 qualifying gathers shape, it is a good time to dissect the defending champions. Portugal pulled off a minor shock to lift the trophy three years ago in France. Fernando Santos’ side have sights on retaining it next summer. …

Champions League
Why Juventus won't win the Champions League
09:00 Thursday 12th September 2019

In the summer of 2018, Juventus owner Andrea Agnelli gave manager Massimiliano Allegri a new toy. Whether or not he made the best use of it is debatable. For the Serie A campaign’s opening ten games, Allegri split Cristiano Ronaldo’s…

European Football
How lucky is Virgil van Dijk?
17:01 Wednesday 11th September 2019

We don't always get what we deserve. Virgil van Dijk is. Winning UEFA's Player of the Year is usually reserved for an exceptional player, one who proves vital for his team over a season. After a decade of dominating this award,…

International
Past time Mitrovic stepped out of the shadows
12:00 Tuesday 10th September 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed all the headlines when Portugal proved too much for Serbia in a wide-open affair in Belgrade on Saturday. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner scored the third Selecao goal and the first of three by both nations…

Spain
Luka Jovic feeling the August heat at the Bernabeu
09:00 Monday 26th August 2019

Poor outings in La Liga and Europe last season led to sweeping changes at Real Madrid. The serial Champions League winners found life difficult following starman Cristiano Ronaldo's exit. Two changes in the dugout did not…

Italy
2019/20 Serie A preview
19:01 Friday 23rd August 2019

When Juventus signed Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid last summer, the Portuguese star instantly brought renewed attention to Serie A. It's reported they made a 50% profit on their €105 million investment mere hours after…

Italy
2019/20 Juventus Serie A preview
17:01 Friday 23rd August 2019

Can Juventus finally break their UEFA Champions League duck? Well, that’s the million-dollar question echoing around Turin. The Bianconeri sealed their eighth consecutive Serie A title last season, but an early elimination in Europe left…

Transfers
Joao Cancelo: The latest sign that Guardiola is never satisfied
09:00 Tuesday 6th August 2019

Manchester City don't mess around when it's transfer season. The Cityzens have been known for their planning and execution, specialising in player transfers. The hierarchy at the Etihad Stadium is exploring another such…

Italy
Are Juventus crazy to sell Moise Kean? Or worse?
08:01 Sunday 4th August 2019

Not many months ago, Juventus shed the spotlight on a special youth academy product. Moise Kean strode the Allianz Stadium pitch with a Pogba-esque swagger and powered in goals like Didier Drogba. The 19-year-old proved his mettle with…

Italy
Juventus' transfer strategy designed to perpetuate Serie A dominance
09:00 Monday 22nd July 2019

Serie A is under siege. Juventus has taken over the Italian top flight.  Antonio Conte began not a revolution but a renaissance in Italian football by leading the Bianconeri to an unprecedented triple of Scudettos between 2011…

Transfers
Is Solskjaer trying to be Sir Alex to Pogba's Ronaldo?
18:14 Thursday 11th July 2019

If you asked Dame Shirley Bassey about Paul Pogba’s allegedly desired move to Real Madrid, the legendary diva might say it was a “bit of history repeating”. At first, you might think that’s because the French midfielder…

Italy
Is a Juventus Champions League title in the chronicles of Ronaldo?
15:01 Friday 5th July 2019

Have you seen Pitch Black? It is the first and easily best film in Vin Diesel’s Riddick trilogy despite the low budget. Quick synopsis: Riddick is in transport through space to prison when the cargo ship carrying him crashes on a desert…

Transfers
Is Benfica’s Joao Felix worth an enormous £113 million?
15:01 Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Having produced a stellar debut season at Benfica, it’s no surprise Joao Felix is hot property this summer. While several Premier League giants are reputedly chasing the 19-year-old, it’s La Liga’s Atletico Madrid in pole…