Kepa Arrizabalaga

ALFREDO RELAÑO

Nice debut from Robert Moreno

A steady game, neither fast nor slow, a kind of ‘allegro ma non tropo’ in contrast to the moderately slow ‘andante’ of those happy years of Xavi, Iniesta and co.

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

The rebuild begins ...with Kroos?!

Madrid loses against Betis and, in order to change the conversation, Florentino adds an extra year onto Kroos' contract, which will end when the player is 33...

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

Premier League clubs ignore Brexit

It was a shame to see Valencia bow out, another victim of the Premier League's dominance in Europe as Chelsea and Arsenal progressed to the Europa League final.

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

Maybe a good day to see Luca Zidane

Courtois is injured. He returned following games for Belgium and has not been able to train. It's bad luck. It seems that it never rains but it pours...

Alfredo Relaño

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Bale-Solari and Kepa-Sarri...

As the game against Levante ended, Solari had to go through the embarrassment of praising Bale. He did not suggest that he was offended by his star's attitude.

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

Athletic Club elections

'Athletic, Athletic, club de limpia tradición...' That was the first anthem I knew of the old and beloved Athletic Club, 'world football's unique case', as L'Équipe once wrote.

Alfredo Relaño

ALFREDO RELAÑO

Four-goals-a-game Luis Enrique

Alfredo Relaño praises the early goal glut brought to the Spanish national team by new manager Luis Enrique after the friendly win over Wales.

Alfredo Relaño