La Liga: Barcelona may be even stronger

CAN ANYONE end Barcelona’s recent dominance of La Liga? After a summer of big signings and the announcement of record revenues, Barca look stronger than last year and with Real Madrid enduring a miserable pre-season and Atlético Madrid in transition, it could be a third consecutive title – and nine in 12 – for the Blaugrana. Of course, Barca will be hoping for a barnstorming … Continue reading La Liga: Barcelona may be even stronger

Eden project shows Real are eager to broaden their footprint in 2019-20

THE MOST famous football club in the world is determined to regain its position at the top of Spanish and European football, judging by their frantic activity in the current transfer window, notably the signing of Eden Hazard from Chelsea for € 100 million. Real Madrid have been big players in the transfer market this summer. Over the past 10 years, their expenditure on new … Continue reading Eden project shows Real are eager to broaden their footprint in 2019-20

Challenging the behemoths – the welcome rise of Atléti

ONE OF the big success stories of the 21st century in European football has been the rise of Atlético Madrid, who are currently ranked number four in UEFA’s team rankings. Los Rojiblancos are poised to relocate to a new stadium, Estadio La Peineta, for the 2017-18 season. The capacity will eventually be just under 74,000 – somewhat more than their current home. The move will … Continue reading Challenging the behemoths – the welcome rise of Atléti