Spain’s U21 Team Show Exceptional Balance in 3-1 Win over Portugal

The UEFA Under-21 European Championship is always full of young talent, and at no time was this more apparent than when Spain and Portugal met in the group stage recently. On Spain’s side of the ball, there were the likes of Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin, Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio and Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez. Portugal, meanwhile, […]

A look at Liverpool Target Luan’s Performance Against Fluminense

Gremio cruised to a 2-0 win over Fluminense last week in the Brasileirao, and as is often the case in Brazilian football, there was plenty of transfer speculation surrounding the game. On Fluminense’s side of the fence, there was plenty of talk about Richarlison, who is the subject of intense interest from Palmeiras. Gremio, meanwhile, […]

Keno Shows His Speed and Skill in Recent Displays for Palmeiras

Keno has been an interesting player for Palmeiras in the Brasileirao. The season is still young, of course, but the 27-year-old attacker is showing glimpses of his best form. He is a tight and remarkably tricky dribbler, a guy who can get into goalscoring positions and, despite the occasional loose pass, someone who has a […]

Real Madrid Use The Flanks To Claim Champions League Crown Against Juventus

Real Madrid opened the scoring in last weekend’s UEFA Champions League final, played against Juventus, with a lovely piece of play. They moved forward at pace along the left-hand side, through the swift passing of Modric and Kroos. Benzema then took possession in a true centre-forward position, at which point he slid the ball wide […]

Young Marseille Star Maxime Lopez Has What It Takes To Be A Top Technical Midfielder

Maxime Lopez is only 19-years-old, and he’s only just starting to find his feet in the world of professional football, but that doesn’t mean clubs haven’t already rolled out the red carpet for him. The Olympique Marseille man recently revealed that Liverpool once tried to sign him, pulling out all the stops in the process. […]

Wenger Gets It Right With Varied Attack to Outpoint Chelsea In FA Cup Final

Arsene Wenger is never going to get many compliments for his tactical efforts. Featuring in a league alongside managers such as Chelsea’s Antonio Conte, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola, he’s always going to be viewed as something of an old-timer, maybe even one who is being left behind by the younger brigade. […]

Wolfsburg Need More On-Pitch Clarity In Order To Survive Relegation Play-Off

Following their 2-1 defeat to Hamburg on the final matchday of the Bundesliga season, VfL Wolfsburg have retreated to the Dutch town of De Lutte, located on the Dutch-German border, to settle in for a brief training camp. That camp is needed to ready the side for their relegation play-off against Eintracht Braunschweig, a two-legged […]

Cross-Happy Inter Need to Add Variety in Order to Improve

Inter is always one of the more interesting clubs in Italian football, and it isn’t always for positives reasons. Now is one of those moments. Anything positive is well and truly in the rear-view mirror for the Nerazzurri, and in its place is a combination of poor performance on the pitch, fan revolt and a […]

Barcelona’s Speed and Quality Too Much For Brave Las Palmas

No one could argue that Las Palmas weren’t brave against Barcelona. They didn’t sit back and move into absorb-and-counter mode, and they didn’t play reactive football. Instead, they were proactive. They pressed the Barcelona back four, held a high line and even tried to play out from defence. Essentially, they were offering their home fans […]

Granit Xhaka Shows He’s On The Right Track For Arsenal

Even now, Granit Xhaka is misunderstood on a fairly consistent basis. Observers still insist on comparing him directly to N’Golo Kante and Victor Wanyama, which is unusual given that the Swiss international is a completely different player from the other two. Granted they were all new signings for London clubs at the start of the […]