Future Stars – Swedish Gem Alexander Isak

Alexander Isak recently celebrated his seventh birthday by scoring two goals in the Stockholm derby as AIK’s beat city rivals Djurgården 3-0. His performance was greeted, at the end of the game, by a chorus of happy birthday from 8,000 travelling fans. This isn’t the first time that the fans have sang his name, and[…]

Samuel Umtiti – Barcelona’s New Defensive Rock

It has been confirmed by both parties: a €25 million fee will see French defender Samuel Umtiti move from Lyon to FC Barcelona this summer. But what exactly are Barcelona getting for their money? Well, given their current financial constraints, the Blaugrana are getting just about the best centre-back that €25 million can buy. It[…]

A Weekend of Cup Finals

Reschedule everything that you have planned for this weekend as we have five domestic cup finals to look forward to. England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, are all giving us a very good reason to settle down in front of the TV and enjoy some fantastic games. FA Cup Final – Crystal Palace v Manchester[…]

Assessing This Summer’s Transfer Plans For Barcelona and Real Madrid

With the end of the season almost upon us, talk is beginning to turn to the transfer market. Rumors of big-money transfers, star signings and moves for the brightest young talents are already starting to fill column inches. And rumblings from those who claim to be an ‘insider’ who is ‘in the know’ are doing[…]

Match Preview – El Clásico

Barcelona go into the second Clásico of the season in incredible form. The Catalans are unbeaten in 39 games in all competitions, a run which included the 4-0 thrashing of Madrid at the Bernabéu in November. Los Blancos are in decent form themselves, winning 5 in a row since they lost the Madrid derby at the[…]

El Clásico By The Numbers

Two of the biggest club’s in world football go head-to-head at the Camp Nou on Saturday evening, for the second El Clásico of the season. Real Madrid are trailing behind their bitter rivals and need to win to stand any chance of clawing their way back into the title race. Ahead of what promises to be another thriller,[…]

MSN v BBC – El Clásico’s Attacking Tridents in Numbers

Real Madrid’s attacking trio of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo (BBC) go head-to-head with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Neymar (MSN) in the second La Liga Clasico of the season. Real Madrid will be out for revenge after losing 4-0 at the Santiago Bernabéu in November. The visitors attacking trio have some remarkable goal-scoring figures[…]