BLOG ESPANA: JOEL RICHARDS
The first La Liga-based winner of the Ballon d’Or award, Alfredo Di Stefano, might also be the best recipient of it, argues Joel Richards.
While there is much room for improvement, Mauricio Pellegrino will take heart from Valencia’s performance against Bayern Munich.
Another cross-Atlantic trip for Spain has Joel Richards assessing how the Spanish federation is cashing in on the team’s wave of success.
Barcelona’s third winner of the Ballon d’Or was the driving character Hristo Stoichkov. Joel Richards remembers his 1994 success.
Few youth team players make the grade at Real Madrid, but the club and Coach’s priorities lie elsewhere, writes Joel Richards
Eight years after his debut for Barcelona, Lionel Messi’s celebrity precedes him as he continues to rack up the records, writes Joel Richards.
Radamel Falcao is the poster boy for two success stories, writes Joel Richards.
Even ahead of the game he relishes the most, El Clasico, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi continues to give little away, writes Joel Richards.
After the impressive start to the season, Joel Richards asks, just how ambitious can Sevilla Coach Michel afford to be?
Joel Richards wonders whether Real Madrid’s dramatic win against Manchester City really deserved such theatrical celebration from Jose Mourinho.
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