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. […]

Bayern Munich and Real Madrid Both Attack the Flanks, But in Different Ways

Bayern Munich took the lead in the home leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie against Real Madrid, but following the sending-off of Javi Martinez, they succumbed to the added pressure and lost 2-1. That will make things tough for the German outfit in the return leg, but one of the more interesting features of […]

Real Madrid Fail to Capitalise on Strong Defensive Start against Dortmund

Real Madrid played Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, in a battle to decide top spot in Champions League Group F. That fight for the first place produced a match full of intensity and purpose, and early on, it was Real Madrid who made the running. Against Dortmund, a team who has established itself as a pressing […]

Why Zinedine Zidane Is The Perfect Manager To Get The Best Out Of Isco

It’s safe to say that Isco’s time working with the now departed Rafa Benitez was rather unsatisfactory. Benitez never seemed to ever trust the Spanish international midfielder and was subsequently rarely willing to accommodate him into his first eleven. Obviously, Rafa’s desire to often deploy Gareth Bale in the number 10 role didn’t help things […]

Karim Benzema’s Journey from the Next Anelka to Real Madrid Mainstay

Karim Benzema was brilliant in the most recent iteration of El Clasico. He worked hard, made a series of excellent runs and, perhaps most importantly, facilitated much of Real Madrid’s best build-up play. In fact, he just about managed to roll all of these characteristics into a single moment of quality immediately before Los Blancos’ […]