Back to Basics

A totally atypical transfer window is approaching, marked by commercial relations that bear an enormous parallel to distant times when barter was the main exchange currency. Gone are those markets in which desire, lust for power and spending went hand in hand. Sad or not, perhaps necessary, any speculation about a bombastic signing will turn …

The sky is blue

As if it were a fight, it has always been easier to criticize the loser than to surrender to the winner. The human being, insecure by nature and envious, is reluctant to praise the victories of others. Last night the emotion and the desire for the sky played a dirty trick on the sky-blue team. …

Aupa Atleti!

Last night Neptuno was dressed in red and white, thus announcing the conclusion of a season as competitive as unusual and therefore half of Madrid came out to celebrate the atlético triumph. Simeone's pupils were victorious after a season in which Real Madrid and Barcelona seemed to hand them the crown even before they started. …

Renew or die

Renew or die. Under this avant-garde premise, clubs face the return to the longed-for but distant normality. A whole season in silence seems like an eternity when it comes to an extremely passionate sport. Just as rivers are made to carry water, stadiums have the mission of welcoming and being home to all those who …

Kevin de Bruyne, a strategist also outside the field

Agents. Representatives. Intermediaries. Several names define a profession that is as admired as it is gloomy. A priori, their objective is clear and lies in looking after the interests of those they represent. However, on countless occasions, these figures that over the last few seasons have acquired a totally undeserved power prioritize their own interests. …

Qatar vs Abu Dhabi

What do oil and football have in common? On the surface, they are unrelated. However, two teams artificially built by the money obtained thanks to the raw material face each other today in search of a place in the final of the Champions League. The match will pit capital from Qatar against capital from Abu …