Barcelona side lost 4-0 to PSG in the Champions Lague and while they beat Leganés at the weekend it was a wholly unimpressive victory delivered by a last minute penalty that Lionel Messi didn't even celebrate.
Anybody can make a mistake. Any goalkeeper can fumble a shot, any defender can miscue a clearance, any striker can fire over an open goal.
Zidane almost used his full squad...in two games!
All great teams have a talisman; that leader on the pitch who both fans and players can look to for moments of brilliance to take them to the next level.
Máté Bajtay writes a comprehensive scout report on Gabriel Boschilia, a promising Brazilian talent at AS Monaco.
A young player leaving his mark on a team is always enough to make fans smile.
No matter what your opinion is of Mark Clattenburg, there’s little question that the standard of officiating in the Premier League will be worse off without him.
The stage looked set for France to go on and win a major trophy on home turf for the third time in history when they were pitted against a disciplined yet limited Portugal side in the Euro 2016 final last July.
Saiguhan Elancheran writes a detailed scout report about Tom Davies, the Everton and England midfielder.
Villarreal are everyone’s second favourite team, aren’t they? Who could hate the Yellow Submarine?
Paris Saint-Germain crushed Barcelona 4-0 in the big Champions League round of 16 clash, and Marco Verratti absolutely ran the show.
Portugal stunned the football world when they beat host nation France 1-0 in the Euro 2016 final at the Stade de France on July 10th.
How do you replace an icon? It’s a conundrum that a number of clubs will have to contend with this summer, with Philipp Lahm recently announcing that he will retire from Bayern at the end of the season.
There are two reasons why Chelsea look almost certain to win the Premier League this season.
Liverpool can't play without Sadio Mane and Chelsea's vaunted 3-4-2-1 system doesn't function at the same level in the absence of N'Golo Kante, but these aren't the only Premier League players who are irreplaceable for their clubs.
Kaustubh Pandey writes a detailed scout report about Usman Abbas, Metta’s attacking full-back.
Napoli will not train at the Bernabeu tonight. They will conduct their final walkthrough training session elsewhere. Maurizio Sarri has his reasons for doing so.
William Sinsky writes a comprehensive scout report about Farouk Miya, Uganda’s Goal Hunter.
In recent years, we’ve seen teams like Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Inter Milan spend horrendous amounts of money on players that turned out to be pretty poor.
Manchester City play Bournemouth tonight, and Jack Wilshere will be keen to roll back the years and put on a show.
It’s mid-February and Chelsea are running away with the Premier League, but they’re only having to play once a week.
Despite being one of the key players in Chelsea‘s seemingly unstoppable march to the Premier League crown, Diego Costa‘s influence in front of goal has waned in recent weeks.
Anderson Moura writes a detailed scout report about the Brazil and Monaco left back, Jorge.
“N’Golo is playing very well.” Glowing praise from manager Antonio Conte after Kante had made a season-high 14 tackles in a Premier League match this season as the Frenchman put in a battling display in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool.
We've crunched the numbers to reveal the division's most effective forwards based on minutes per goal or assist. And there's a few surprises in store...
Regardless of the continual evolution in football tactics, central midfielders will forever be an integral part of any team.
It’s hard to know what represents good value these days, but this lot have done their sides proud since signing last summer
So often the focus is on which players are going to be included in the starting line-up, but in many cases this season decisive interventions have been made by substitutes.
When Oscar completed his £52 million move to Shanghai SIPG from Chelsea in December, he was lambasted from pillar to post for supposedly trading in a career at the highest level for the riches on offer in a far inferior league in China.
When José Mourinho got the Manchester United job, many fans worried that he’d send the club’s clutch of promising youngsters out on loan. In reality, only two were sent away.