Johan Cruyff

ALFREDO RELAÑO

Lewandowski loses out on Ballon d'Or

AS columnist Alredo Relaño says that Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski would have been the rightful winner of this year's cancelled Ballon d'Or.

Alfredo Relaño

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

Setién, the compass of style

Style is non-negotiable, something sovereign… This is often heard in football and hangs on the lips and keyboards of the many Barcelona journalists that monitor the life of the club.

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

Nobody does homage like Sevilla

AS editor Alfred Relaño reflects on Sevilla's warm, yet simple homage to club legend Pablo Blanco, and urges that other clubs should do the same.

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

Neymar's price tag has set a precedent

Barça have just paid a colossal sum of money in signing Philippe Coutinho, who is a fine player but one who didn't even feature in the Top Ten ranking in the recent Ballon D'Or list

Alfredo Relaño