Álvaro Benito Villar "Álvaro"

ALFREDO RELAÑO

Cash strapped Real Madrid forced to draw on youth players

Zinedine Zidane fielded three Real Madrid Castilla players (Marvin, Sergio Arribas and Chust) during Tuesday's LaLiga clash against Getafe and I said at the time that the club's financial and sporting problems offer an ideal springboard for younger players from the youth system

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

No Pogba, no problem: Valverde

This game against PSG was confirmation that Zidane has done it again. A year ago we saw this decrepit team, without desire, fed up of winning...

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

Iago Aspas - a blessed exception

AS Editor Alfredo Relaño analyses Huesca's fine debut in the Bernabéu where they came close to taking something from Madrid, and discusses Aspas' love of Celta Vigo.

Alfredo Relaño

Relaño

The age-old problem of man-marking

In the Spanish edition of AS today, we've got an interesting take on El Clásico by Xabier Fortes, who writes about a wrong move by Marshal De Grouchy...

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

Zidane is not just an ego soother

Zidane arrived as Real Madrid's first-team coach relatively unproven; a novice without much reputation. However, a year on, his tactical prowess is really beginning to shine through.

Alfredo Relaño