Five of the most memorable El Clásico thrashings

The world stops to watch when Spain’s superpowers collide and the latest instalment of El Clásico failed to disappoint as Barcelona produced a statement result against Real Madrid. Barcelona thrashed Real Madrid 4-0 at the Bernabeu on Sunday evening, as Xavi’s turnaround of the Catalan side continued with a fifth straight win and an emphatic … Read more

Heroes and Villains: FA Cup quarter-finals

Following the latest round of FA Cup action, we pick out some of the heroes and villains from the best and worst of the weekend fixtures. Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Crystal Palace are the final four in this season’s FA Cup, as the quartet all secured wins to book semi-final showdowns at Wembley. Chelsea … Read more

Premier League Awards: Maddison magic, creative Kane, and Leeds’ chaotic comeback

Our weekly Premier League awards honour the best – and worst – of the football action from the weekend. Moment of the Week How about that for a comeback at Molineux? Leeds were dead and buried at half-time after finding themselves two goals down at Wolves, but roared back to claim all three points and … Read more

Premier League Team of the Week – Gameweek 30

Each week we delve through the Premier League action and compile our divisional Team of the Week, with just four fixtures taking place this weekend due to the FA Cup quarter-finals. Tottenham boosted their hopes of a top four finish and Champions League football after beating West Ham, though Arsenal remain the team to catch … Read more

Weekend preview: Premier League and FA Cup talking points

Ahead of this weekend’s Premier League and FA Cup quarter-final action, we pick out some of the major talking points. FA Cup quarter-finals Middlesbrough seek another sizeable scalp Middlesbrough have not had the greatest luck when it comes to the FA Cup draw this season, but Chris Wilder’s side continue to punch above their weight … Read more

The Last Eight: Assessing each of the Champions League’s quarter finalists

The UEFA Champions League’s last eight has been finalised as the competition reaches its latter stages. For just the second time in history there are two nations with three representatives in the quarter-finals, with both La Liga and the Premier League dominating the last eight line-up. Bayern Munich are the final German side in the … Read more

Golazo Merchants: John Arne Riise and a thunderous left foot

Red Arse is a game that has become popularised among football fans all over, a version of the traditional heads and volleys in which the unfortunate loser allows the victors to take aim and strike footballs at his or her – occasionally bare – backside. There can be an overwhelming fear brought on by the … Read more

Iconic Duos: The prototypes of the modern full back, Cafu and Roberto Carlos

It’s said that good things come in threes. Whilst that may occasionally be true, in the world of football it is often twos that leave the most lasting of memories. Successful football sides are frequently hailed as winning machines with glory coming as a collective, but it is the vital cogs working coherently within said … Read more

Five pre-season narratives proven wrong so far this season

Pre-season predictions are often wide of the mark and the current Premier League season has been no different, with a number of narratives having been proven wrong over the course of the campaign. From marquee men expected to shine to transfer windows slammed and scorned, we’ve looked at five popular pre-season narratives that have been … Read more

Champions League Team of the Week

The UEFA Champions League’s last eight has been finalised after the completion of the last-16 ties, this week’s action having provided no shortage of upsets and surprises. Chelsea became the third Premier League team to reach the quarter-finals after winning in Lille, but it was misery for Manchester United who crashed out after a disappointing … Read more

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