Real Madrid: From Bad to Worse – The Soccer Column #13

Real Madrid

What a cruel week for Real Madrid fans. First, they were crushed Wednesday after 0:3 loss with Barcelona in Copa Del Rey semifinals 2nd leg. And then, those who hoped for a better outcome Saturday in La Liga were disappointed too. Loss 0:1 with Barcelona means they lost any chance for the title this season. … Read more

Future Soccer Superstars – The Soccer Column #12

future soccer superstars

Neymar or Mbappe are the usual names which come to the mind when speaking about most talented young soccer players. However, there are more players who are worth to follow. We offer three players who should be considered every time we speak about future soccer superstars. #1 – Vinícius Junior Real Madrid does not have … Read more

UEFA Champions League 2018/2019 Round of 16 predictions – The Soccer Column #10

Champions League Poll

We were really successful in predicting the teams qualified for the 2018/2019 UEFA Champions League Play-off. 87.5% success rate is something we can be proud of. And, of course, we would like to prove, that group stage success was not pure luck, but we really know soccer. Round of 16 gives us another opportunity to … Read more

How good were my UEFA Champions League 2018/2019 Group Stage Predictions – The Soccer Column #9

Champions League Poll

Last matches of Champions League group stage were played yesterday. We know 16 teams which will go on to play-off phase and still have a chance to win Champions League 2018/2019. We also know the names of 8 teams continuing in European League. Now it is the right time to go back in a time. … Read more

Soccer Players Salaries in MLS, Premier League, La Liga and others – The Soccer Column #8


The recent report published by Sporting Intelligence presents a unique insight into the business side of sports (including soccer) world. Global Sports Salary Survey 2018 is worth to read. It consists of 113 pages full of interesting information and I recommend it to anyone interested in sports business. For those who do not have so much … Read more

Atletico Madrid & Solari still temporary coach for me – The Soccer Column #7

Atletico Madrid

La Liga is still my main focus. Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Atletico Madrid are all living interesting times. I will start with Atletico Madrid. For many, Atletico is the club who will never regularly beat Real and Barcelona. I have a different opinion but will save it for next time. This time I would like … Read more

What should Florentino Perez do? – The Soccer Column #6

Real Madrid

Imagine, you are Florentino Perez. What will you do? Will you fire Julen Lopetegui immediately? Or will you wait till Sunday to see Real performance against Barcelona? And now imagine, you are Julen Lopetegui. What looked like a dream career (“coaching Spain at World Cup and then moving to manager seat at Real Madrid”) is … Read more

Giants in Trouble – The Soccer Column #5

Last week I discussed Barcelona unusual series of bad results in La Liga. Barcelona reacted quickly with the compelling 4:2 win over Tottenham in London in second Champions League group match. However, on Sunday everything was forgotten with the lackluster performance in Valencia which brought just one point for 1:1 draw. Real Madrid, Bayern too! … Read more

Crisis at the Nou Camp? – The Soccer Column #4

Nou Camp

What started as a dream season changed to the nightmare last week. You can call it a premature statement, but Barcelona is facing the biggest results slump in the last two years. Barcelona has just two points out of its last three La Liga matches. Sunday, 09/23/2018, Barcelona – Girona 0:0 Wednesday, 09/26/2018, Leganes – … Read more