Alfredo Relaño

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

The successful Spain team that never was

Alfredo Relaño discusses the evolution of the Spain team under Luis Enrique, noting that the head coach has moved on from a promising generation that didn't deliver.

Alfredo Relaño

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Ukraine, and fans, welcome Spain

In Spain they say that on Tuesday 13th you don't get married and you don't board a ship, but they said nothing of the Spanish national team so there's no need to worry.

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VAR has imprisoned football

Real Madrid won at the Benito Villamarín, by dint of VAR. Two debatable decisions that reinforce the opinion of those who believe Madrid benefit from the system.

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

Pérez wanted Bale, Zidane didn't

Alfredo Relaño gives his thoughts on Gareth Bale's seemingly imminent return to Tottenham Hotspur after seven years at Real Madrid.

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Mbappé and Messi; PSG and Barça

French football is embarrassed about the incidents that occurred during the closing stages of PSG-Marseille, as five red cards were brandished.

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Ballon d'Or 2020 for 11 legends

Alfredo Relaño takes a look at France Football's decision to award this year's Ballon d'Or to a team of the best ever with the normal prize suspended for Covid-19.

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A work of art from Zidane

Alfredo Relaño looks at Real Madrid's 19/20 LaLiga triumph taking the title with one game to spare after winning every game since the restart from the Covid-19 lockdown.

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This year's celebrations from the balconies

A victory tonight for Madrid would allow the celebratory cries to ring out. They have won all their post-confinement games thus far and so the thought of them doing so again is reasonable.

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An image is worth a thousand words

Offside interference is one of the most difficult actions in football to call and especially controversial when it benefits Zinedine Zidane's side.

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VAR adds fuel to the controversy fire

Real Madrid went top of LaLiga on Sunday night with a 1-2 win over Real Sociedad, but all the attention focused on three controversial decisions, confirmed by the VAR.

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Casillas' candidacy in hibernation

People often ask me about Casillas' run for presidency of Spain's football federation and I tell them it is in hibernation due to coronavirus. It could stay that way...

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Zidane, LaLiga and the Champions League

Yesterday Zinedine Zidane said he was satisfied with how his players had all returned and he set himself the goal of 'winning something' stating that ”It is in our DNA".

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