Alfredo Di Stéfano

ALFREDO RELAÑO

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.

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

Messi’s sixth Ballon d’Or

The Ballon d’Or was created by journalists, just as the European Cup - today’s Champions League - was, and came into existence in 1956 as an accompaniment to the competition.

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

Messi is jinxed with Argentina

There is no longer any doubt: Messi finding success with Argentina is becoming an even taller order, writes Alfredo Relaño.

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

On Messi as the greatest of all time

Watching Barça’s spectacular fall at Anfield on Tuesday, I remembered the other times they have crumpled in the Champions League: the 4-0 defeat to PSG, the 3-0 defeats in both Turin and Rome.

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

Solari's first 100 days as Real Madrid coach

One hundred days is generally accepted as a reasonable bedding-in time for politicians when they accept a new role and has been deemed enough time for the rest of us to see intentions and working methodology.

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

Sevilla sit top, River Plate wait

After 13 matches, Sevilla sit top of LaLiga. Thirteen games make up a third of the season, we would say that's enough time for teams to have shown each other their hands.

Alfredo Relaño