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Afc Champions League
Xavi already crafting his management legend
13:00 Saturday 21st September 2019

Xavi Hernandez. The Catalan-born made the midfield his own personal possession throughout his Barcelona days. He personified tika-taka. In his own words, “I look for spaces. All-day. I’m always looking.” Consistently…

Premier League
Should Manchester United sell David De Gea?
09:01 Saturday 14th September 2019

David De Gea is about to put pen to paper on a £375k-a-week salary. Or, he isn’t. No, he is. Actually, just give us a few more minutes please? We’d like to look over the menu again.  The Spaniard’s to-and-fro with…

Spain
Time for Barcelona to look beyond Gerard Pique?
08:01 Sunday 8th September 2019

Parading some of the best defenders in the game has contributed to FC Barcelona's success just as much as their dangerous front line has in recent times. Carles Puyol and Eric Abidal occupy a special place in the history of the club…

Spain
Is Kelechi Nwakali another failed Nigerian project in Europe?
08:00 Friday 6th September 2019

At each FIFA U17 World Cup, a star is added into Nigeria's constellation. With almost every edition, though, another gives way, drifting into extinction. Kelechi Nwakali, the most valuable player at the 2015 edition, is on the brink…

Spain
Anssumane Fati: FC Barcelona's youngest debutant since the 1940s
17:00 Tuesday 27th August 2019

Barcelona takes its time before handing a debut to teenagers in La Liga. In 1941, the late Vicenc Martinez became the youngest La Liga debutant for the Catalan giants, when he appeared in El Clasico aged 16 years and 280 days. Lionel Messi…

Spain
Can Shinji Kagawa put Real Zaragoza on the map?
15:01 Sunday 25th August 2019

Shinji Kagawa joined Real Zaragoza from Borussia Dortmund earlier this month. It had become apparent that the Japan icon was no longer needed - while leaving the German club was best for all involved. The 30-year-old now seeks…

Spain
Why Zinedine Zidane owes Gareth Bale an apology
16:01 Saturday 24th August 2019

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has made a remarkable U-turn on his position concerning Gareth Bale. The Frenchman courted controversy last month when comments he made regarding the Welsh star's future were considered distasteful in…

Transfers
Christian Eriksen: From London to Madrid via Manchester?
09:01 Friday 9th August 2019

The summer transfer window is now over. Once again, Manchester United was linked with names aplenty though only three deals were pushed over the line. Paulo Dybala was heavily rumoured to be swapped for Romelu Lukaku, but…

Transfers
Does Donny van de Beek fit into Zidane's Real Madrid master plan?
08:01 Monday 5th August 2019

After Rodrygo Goes, Eder Militao, Luka Jovic, Eden Hazard and Ferland Mendy came in so soon after the transfer window opened that it was like they'd camped out for Black Friday, all went quiet on the Real Madrid front. Club President Florentino…

Spain
Signs that Eden Hazard won't be Real Madrid's main man
08:00 Friday 19th July 2019

It wasn’t like Real Madrid didn’t sign new players after Cristiano Ronaldo left the Santiago Bernabeu for the Allianz Stadium in 2018. They didn’t lack superstars, either. But somehow, everyone concurred there was a massive…

Spain
Can Griezmann, Messi flourish in the same team?
09:00 Wednesday 17th July 2019

Antoine Griezmann came close to ditching Atletico Madrid for Barcelona last summer, but the Frenchman made a u-turn and committed his future to Los Rojiblancos. It appeared the winger had decided to see out his career at the Spanish capital.…

Afcon
Is Samuel Chukwueze the next big thing for Nigeria and Africa?
19:01 Monday 15th July 2019

Emerging as one of La Liga's breakout stars this past season, Samuel Chukwueze shone brightly in a Villarreal team which failed to live up to expectations. The winger first stood out against Real Madrid to give both Sergio…

Transfers
Barcelona fans acting like jilted lovers over Neymar, Griezmann
12:00 Thursday 4th July 2019

When Manchester United dragged their heels after the summer transfer window opened, supporters erupted. Claiming they’d reached their limit with the club’s American owners, fans quickly organized the #GlazersOut campaign. They garnered…

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…

European Championships
Spain, Germany seek redemption in Euro U20 final
12:01 Sunday 30th June 2019

It’s safe to say 2018 wasn’t the most profitable year for Germany or Spain. Both faced embarrassing World Cup campaigns. Being knocked out in the group stages and Round of 16 respectively left many red-faced. Internal problems including…