Cristiano And Myths Have Distorted His Legacy, But There Is Only One Ronaldo

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a phenomenon is defined as “a remarkable person or thing”. In the footballing world, superlatives are all too often worn out and overused, diluting their meaning when used correctly. When it comes to Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima, the Brazilian striker nicknamed “the phenomenon”, though, nothing is more fitting.[…]

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[…]

Analysing The 5 La Liga Signings Who Could Have The Biggest Impact This Season

There may not have been a new Galáctico superstar signing at Real Madrid this summer, and Barcelona have focussed more on bringing in young, versatile players to add balance and competition for places within their squad, rather than splash €80 million in another Neymar or Luis Suárez. But there has still been plenty of interesting[…]

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[…]

Messi Breaks Record as Argentina Reach Copa América Final

Lionel Messi surpassed Gabriel Batistuta to become Argentina’s highest goal scorer during their 4-0 victory over the USA. The 28-year-old Barcelona striker took his tally to 55 goals after converting a sublime free-kick to put Argentina 2-0 up against the hosts. Messi, who turns 29 on Friday said “I am happy to have surpassed Batistuta’s record and I[…]

Future Stars – Colombia’s Davinson Sánchez

Colombia’s Achilles heel since the retirement of Mario Yepes after the 2014 World Cup, has been the lack of quality central defenders. At the Copa América Centenario, Colombia’s first choice in the heart of of defence is Stefan Medina and Cristián Zapata. However, there is a lack of options in case either of them pick up a suspension or[…]

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[…]

Sevilla Extend Spanish Dominance

Sevilla won the Europa League for the third time in as many years after beating Liverpool 3-1 in Basel. This was the fifth time they have lifted the trophy in the past eleven seasons. The Andalusians title means that with Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid clashing in the Champions League final in Milan, Spanish clubs will have won[…]