Rohan Phatak | Resident Writer

A commerce student in Pune. An avid follower of EPL and La Liga. He primarily writes on Real Madrid.

Real Madrid v Getafe Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid Saturday, 5th December 2015 *** Real Madrid are back in La Liga action after an abrupt and bizarre elimination from the Copa Del Rey campaign. The Spanish giants have been ruled out of the Copa Del Rey despite winning the sole match they played in the tournament. Real Madrid fielded Denis Cheryshev who was facing ruled out for a match during his time at Villarreal last season. As a result, the Benitez managed side will have been disqualified from the tournament. In such circumstances, Real Madrid are poised to host Getafe at home as the season has gotten increasingly worrisome for Los Blancos. Meanwhile, the visiting team, Getafe are 13th in the La Liga standing and come into the game with little pressure on them. The Madrid-based club have lost 5 of their last 6 away games but are still positive about the upcoming game against their local rivals. Getafe’s manager Fran […]

Eibar v Real Madrid Municipal de Ipurua, Eibar Sunday, 29th November *** Eibar host Real Madrid in what seems like a one-sided clash. However, Eibar have been in good form this season and can cause enough trouble to give Rafael Benitez additional headache. European hopefuls Eibar have lost just twice so far this campaign, drawing 5 and winning 5 games in the process. The home side will be determined not to let Real Madrid enforce their 3rd defeat of the season. Benitez, on the other hand, should be slightly wary of his opponents as his team is probably in a very bad shape at the moment. Coming into the game after winning away from home against Shakhtar, you would expect Real Madrid to be confident. However, the win against Shakhtar was a strange one for Los Blancos as the Spanish team went 4-0 up only to concede three towards the end of the game. Also, Ronaldo and co are struggling […]

Real Madrid were probably served the most embarrassing El Clasico defeat since the infamous 5-0 loss under Mourinho’s reign. Since then, the Clasico results have fluctuated both ways though Barcelona have been more consistent. However, no result has been as embarrassing for The Los Blancos' as the 4-0 humiliation served on a platter at the Bernabeu by Neymar, Suarez and co.

The English Premier League moves into gameweek seven and we take a look at 5 things you should look forward to. The English Premier League teams are back in action after the midweek Capital One Cup clashes. The league battle is getting into its element as Chelsea seem to have come close to gaining stability while both the Manchester clubs are battling at the top. Here are 5 things you should look forward to this week: The Manchester clubs battle for the top spot Manchester City lost their first game in the English Premier League against West Ham in a follow-up to their defeat against Juventus in the Champions League. However, the club remain at the top of the table and are yet to be beaten away from home. After a thumping 4-0 win over Sunderland in the midweek Capital One Cup game, the morale will be high in the City dressing room. Coming up against Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur at […]

Barcelona continued their winning start with a 2-1 victory over title contenders Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon. Barcelona came from behind to win the game, which more or less came to life in the second half, as Fernando Torres, Neymar and Lionel Messi registered a goal each. Despite ridden with various injury problems Barcelona managed to grab the win at one of the toughest venues against one of the top teams in La Liga. The away side were without key players such as Claudio Bravo, Dani Alves and Gerard Pique. With a depleted squad list, Enrique still succeeded in winning another three points to maintain his perfect start to the league. Here are three talking points from the game. No surprise as Leo Messi stands out Lionel Messi may have started on the bench, but the Argentine yet again proved to be the difference maker as he scored the winner 77 minutes into the game. The 28-year old became a […]