Thursday, August 5, 2021

European Elite

The most complete analysis about the main European competitions

Jürgen Klopp, vía @AnfieldWatch

Problems in Liverpool

Football, just as life, has many ups and downs. You can touch the sky and then bottom out in just two seasons. Liverpool roamed poorly in the Premier League compared to their successful history just a few years...
André Silva festeja un gol

André Silva trends higher

Portuguese football has turned into a talent factory and, overall, offensive potential. Lisboa, with Benfica and Sporting, and Oporto have one of the best European academies. The top five leagues in Europe sign players from Portugal: Rubén Dias (central...
Jules Koundé, el central del fútbol moderno

Jules Koundé, the modern football central defender

Football is changing. It is getting more physical, as we all witness the battles on the field that take place every weekend in the Premier League and during the week in the European elite (not at all in Spain)....
Los candidatos al descenso en la Premier League

The battle to avoid relegation in the Premier League

Last season West Ham, Watford and Norwich were the teams in relegation spots in the Premier League after 25 fixtures with 24, 23, and 18 points each. As you all know, the last two went down and Bournemouth (26...
Haaland o Mbappé

Haaland or Mbappé?

Champions League nights are special. Everything seems to shine brighter under the European lights. In fact, it is the competition that has the most audience. This is why it is not strange that the biggest debate this week in...
Neymar vuelve a caer lesionado y estará un mes de baja. Se perderá la eliminatoria frente al Barcelona.

The price for dribbling

Dribbling is the nicest expression of football. A technical gesture that most fans demand but just a few players are able to display. Or maybe many of them do not want to take its risk. Football, just as anything...
Luke Shaw, vía TheSun

Luke, it is good that you came

Manchester United has been the home for players with high expectations and low performing in the last years. A few weeks back I talked about Paul Pogba and he has actually played great since then. He always had...
Salisu Valladolid

Salisu, six months to forget

Two Ghanaians players moved from Spain to the Premier League in the 2020 summer: Thomas Partey y Mohammed Salisu. The first one, more known and through a controversial exit, joined the Arsenal. On the other hand, Salisu signed for...
Tuchel y Azpilicueta, vía @ChelseaFC

New horizons

There is a new guy on the block at Hammersmith and Fulham´s districts, London. His CV shows that he has coached 1. FSV Mainz 05, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain: no doubt he is someone peculiar. Thomas Tuchel is...
Aniversario ELXIIDEAL

An Ideal year

January 25th 2020. A year ago today we launched ELXIIDEAL, a media project that has step by step turned into a 'small' sports media website formed by four journalists that look forward to professionalize the site in the industry....


Atlético and Sevilla share points at the Metropolitano

Direct match in the race to reach the Champions League spots for the next Season. The Wanda Metropolitano Stadium hosted two teams that are...

Barcelona trip at Balaídos

El último Tango

Another Last Dance?