Despite Madrid’s recent lack of goals and the constant injuries to Benzema, the Italian is not being moved by the pressure to play the young striker.
Football cannot be explained on paper, but Xavi has succeeded in changing his tactical plan from a 4-3-3 to a 4-4-2.
Alfredo Relaño looks at the increase in pressure from all corners urging the club to take action with the hardcore supporters.
Vinicius’ dance celebrations have generated a host of reactions. It’s an aspect of his game which does him more harm than good, writes Alfredo Relaño.
Real Madrid won thanks to two rapid goals from Rodrygo and Valverde and stay top of the LaLiga table with six wins from six.
Alfredo Relaño discusses Carlo Ancelotti’s management of Marco Asensio after the player’s touchline tantrum against Real Mallorca last weekend.
Alfredo Relaño reacts to Real Madrid’s 2-0 win over RB Leipzig in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday.
Alfredo Relaño discusses the Champions League defeats suffered by Barcelona and Atlético Madrid on Tuesday.
Barcelona travel to Bayern Munich, where they have never won, with Robert Lewandowski in form and Xavi’s European credentials on the line.
Alfredo Relaño offers his thoughts on Real Madrid’s 4-1 win over Real Mallorca on Sunday, as Carlo Ancelotti’s men came from behind to claim the points.
Alfredo Relaño looks back over Barcelona’s 5-1 win over Viktoria Plzen in their opening game of the 2022/23 Champions League campaign.
Alfredo Relaño reacts to Atlético Madrid’s Champions League win over Porto on Wednesday, after a dramatic finale at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Alfredo Relaño reacts to tournament holders Real Madrid’s win over Celtic on the opening night of the 2022/23 Champions League.
‘The Hoops’ were the first side from the British Isles win the European Cup, beating Italian giants Inter Milan in the 1967 Lisbon final.
Eric García, Andreas Christensen and Jules Koundé have all come in. Ronaldo Araújo is part of that defence, making Piqué the fifth choice centre-back. It’s a pity.
Real Madrid’s current strategy is all about getting the ball to Vinicius and follow him as he hurtles goalwards, writes Alfredo Relaño.
Alfredo Relaño looks back on a dramatic transfer window deadline as FC Barcelona were the key protagonists in late moves.
Transfer deadline day is one of the most stressful days in the football calendar for clubs, players, coaches and journalists, writes Alfredo Relaño.
Football’s old rules have been successively split, a move that steers the game away from its original logic, writes Alfredo Relaño.
For now, goal by goal, cup by cup, Griezmann is contributing. Financial control squeezes are for everyone.
Alfredo Relaño looks back at Real Madrid and Barcelona’s wins on Sunday with both Robert Lewandowski and Karim Benzema on target.
The Champions League draw smiled on Real Madrid and Atlético as UEFA honoured Carlo Ancelotti, Karim Benzema and Alexia Putellas on Thursday.
Ceferin has cleared any suspicion about the cleanliness of the competition, as nothing has prevented his saboteur from winning it.
The plan to confuse Barça led to four Real Sociedad players being played offside.
While the Atlético substitutes did some post-match exercises under the orders of fitness coach Ortega, they were insulted.