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2014-15 Season Review: Barcelona
It looked like everything was going wrong for Barcelona in January, with Luis Enrique on the brink. Garreth Nunn looks at how they turned it around.
Player of Week 38: Xavi Hernandez
Xavi Hernandez’s contribution to Barcelona’s 2-2 draw with Deportivo La Coruna was in truth minimal, but, Andrew Tuft writes, the veteran’s exit can’t be overlooked…
Attack, attack, attack
Rayo Vallecano are flourishing under Paco Jemez and, as Yousef Teclab analyses, interest in the Coach from European clubs is well deserved.
Player of Week 37: Lionel Messi
It wasn’t the most spectacular Lionel Messi performance of the season but it was the most decisive, Andrew Tuft writes of Barcelona’s title-winner…
Champions League consequences
Barcelona and Real Madrid’s contrasting results in the Champions League semi-finals pose long-term ramifications for either club, explains Yousef Teclab.
La Liga living only for today
On Thursday, the Spanish High Court ruled against the strike and backed the LFP. Garreth Nunn warns that the issue has only been delayed, not solved.
Ter Stegen finally comes of age
With the MSN receiving the plaudits for Barcelona’s Champions League success, Cronan Yu pays tribute to Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s maturation into a world-class goalkeeper.
Revenge of the ex
Real Madrid paid the price for overlooking Alvaro Morata, Andrew Tuft writes, after the Juventus striker sent his old side out of the Champions League.
Precious Pedro can’t be overlooked
Pedro Rodriguez’s stunning goal for Barcelona against Real Sociedad offers a warning for the League leaders, Andrew Tuft writes…
Player of Week 36: Diego Alves
Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves nearly sent the title to Barcelona but even though Real Madrid recovered, the penalty-stopper extraordinaire came to the fore, Andrew Tuft writes…
Money and power
The RFEF and AFE last week dropped a bombshell by announcing a strike. Garreth Nunn explains the reasons behind calling the industrial action.
Emery’s perfect match
Unai Emery’s success at Sevilla has seen him linked strongly with Milan. Colin Millar asks if he would be willing to leave his ‘perfect’ club…
Tense times in La Liga
The battle for La Liga survival gets ever more tense. Yousef Teclab analyses those still in danger with just three games of the season remaining.
Messianic Messi raises Barca’s bar
Lionel Messi’s brace effectively sealed Barcelona’s progression towards the Champions League final. And after a decade of football, Cronan Yu believes there still more in the tank.
The Old Lady’s new tricks
Reborn Juventus have plenty of ways to harm Real Madrid, Richard Hall warns, ahead of the Champions League semi-final.
Player of Week 35: Youssef El-Arabi
The Morocco international’s brace gave Jose Ramon Sandoval a debut win as Granada Coach and, Andrew Tuft writes, sent a timely reminder of his quality.
Cordoba go out with a whimper
La Liga survival was a bridge too far for the Andalusian minnows, admits Daryl Hammond, after Cordoba’s Segunda return was confirmed.
Franjiverdes’ failing finances
Elche’s financial problems threaten their place in La Liga, but as Yousef Teclab writes, it serves as a warning to other clubs who are heavily in debt.
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