Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

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

Macron on one side, Tebas on the other

There are five recognised major leagues in European football with the French Ligue 1 the fifth in this ranking but the first to confirm that the competition will not proceed which has taken the other four by surprise.

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

Watching sport in the time of Covid-19

With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to keep us cooped up at home, several television channels in Spain have been offering their viewers epic sporting feats from the past....

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

The Solari effect has evaporated

AS editor Alfredo Relaño evaluates Real Madrid after their defeat at Eibar, and looks back at the Atlétcio-Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

A 'double-opener' for Spain at Wembley

This evening Spain has a ‘double-opener’: the opening game for head coach Luis Enrique and the team’s debut match in the new Uefa Nations League.

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

In memoriam: Bernardo Salazar

Bernardo Salazar Acha, the ‘memory’ of football, passed away on Tuesday afternoon. Unfortunately, it was both feared and expected, but it doesn’t mean it hurts any less.

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

UEFA need to be tough with PSG

The new regime at UEFA have their reputation on the line in deciding how to sanction PSG for the pyrotechnics used at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday night.

Alfredo Relaño