Scoring goals breeds confidence and so when the goals dry up, the team is weakened. That was the root of Real Madrid's problems against Shakhtar, writes Alfredo Relaño.
Eden Hazard’s signing seemed like a smart move by Real Madrid at the time, and maybe it could still work out well, writes Alfredo Relaño.
Barcelona were more dominant in Kiev than they had been in Camp Nou against the same opposition despite the absence of Messi and several starters.
Ronald Koeman has decided to hand Leo Messi a rest, a decision that could be extended to prolong the player's career as he seeks to adapt his game.
Alfredo Relaño reacts to Spain's 1-0 UEFA Nations League defeat to Ukraine in Kiev on Tuesday.
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.