La Liga

This rarely seen player could be Real Madrid’s key to solving their goal drought

Real Madrid thought they needed to bring striker Mariano Diaz back to the club after a breakout season with Olympique Lyonnais just over a year ago.  Now, after making just 18 appearances in the last 16 months (Transfermarkt), could Mariano…

One for the future: Real must ensure exciting prospect is not snatched by European giants

Vinicius Junior made headlines all over the footballing world in 2017 – 17 years old, signed by Real Madrid for a staggering £38 m. A truly ridiculous sum of money for a teenager. But if nothing else, it was a testament…

Benzema isn’t enough: Madrid need goals from elsewhere and fast

A drab El Clasico ended in a goalless stalemate between Barcelona and Real Madrid on Wednesday night. Leading up to the game, there was a lot of hype surrounding it as it normally is for this fixture but considering how…

Down the pecking order: AC Milan are right to reject move for Carles Alena

AC Milan are in need of winter recruitments. While that need may not be as intense as it is for their rivals Inter, they need some moves to get their European challenge in the league back on track. While the…

Far from his best: Valverde has to be wary of starting Rakitic against Real Madrid

Ivan Rakitic is stuck in a complicated situation. With his contract at Barcelona running out in the summer, he has a decision to make. Barca too have to make a decision and potentially hunt for replacements. But Rakitic is playing…

‘Lot of potential’- How Frenchman proved himself in Barcelona’s Inter win

Beating Inter on Tuesday evening at San Siro was a big achievement for Barcelona. On paper, it was a usual outing for the Catalans. It was a dead rubber, as Inter went out of the UEFA Champions League for the…

‘Numbers and quality’- Champions League exit is why Inter need Barcelona duo

Inter’s exit from the UEFA Champions League should not come as too big a blow. While it was disappointing, it wasn’t the end of the world. Antonio Conte has hardly given too much attention to European competition and Inter weren’t…

What Hazard and Bale’s El Clasico absence could mean for Vinicius Jnr and Rodrygo

18th of December is the date singled out on everybody’s calendars. Barcelona taking on Real Madrid in the El Clasico is world football’s biggest and most anticipated match for fans and neutrals alike. A league game that could be mistaken…

‘Don’t understand the situation’- Rakitic and Barcelona need a firm stance

Ivan Rakitic’s situation at Barcelona has been uncertain for a while now. The Croatian has been a highly faithful servant for the club ever since he arrived from Sevilla. Over the years though, the guarantee of him starting every game…

Influential Madrid player in danger of missing the El Clasico

The El Clasico is only about two weeks away and both teams would already be looking ahead to the highly anticipated fixture. Madrid and Barcelona are level on points in the La Liga standings and that fixture to an extent…