Tag Archive: madrid

Apr 22

Mourinho’s shift to 4-3-3 with David Luiz holding the key: UCL Semis – Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Preview

We finally arrive at a juncture in the Champions League where all bets are off, and it is almost impossible to predict which team will make it to the finals. The semifinals of football’s biggest club competition are here, and four very strong teams will be battling to reach the final in Lisbon. In the …

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Mar 31

Alves and Welbeck pivotal for Barca and United on Tuesday: UCL Quarterfinals

Champions League returns to the fore with 8 teams locking horns in the Quarterfinal stage of the world’s most exciting competition. With most of the usual suspects managing to reach this stage, the draw was always going to be a complex affair. But, for those who expected some fierce matchups, Luis Figo’s hands delayed that …

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Oct 26

Primer Classico preview: Isco’s selection key to Ancelotti’s choice of shape against Barca

With new men at the helms of both the Superpowers in Spain, the La Liga hasn’t seen either of the clubs at their best this season. One might keenly argue that Athletico Madrid are almost there in terms of grit and firepower, but basically the tittle will depend a lot on the 2 league games …

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Sep 18

Galatasaray 1- 6 Real Madrid: Isco and Di Maria’s central role crucial in Ancelotti’s new system

  Ancelotti’s choice of starting Bale against Villareal coincided with Madrid being blown away completely by the Yellow Submarine in the first half. It was the manager’s early changes in Khedira and Di Maria that stabilized the Blancos in the 2nd half and atleast earned them a point. Carlo didn’t dare to repeat his bravados …

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Jun 04

Returning Jose faces ‘New Chelsea’ challenge

  The football world is abuzz with the return of Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge. After a tumultuous season with Real Madrid, the Portuguese’s return to Chelsea is seen as an attempt to rejuvenate the club and reclaim the Premier League title. Even with the Europa League title last season, Chelsea’s squad looks imbalanced …

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