The All-Time Top 11 Spanish Players In Serie A

For some reason, very few Spanish players who tried their luck at the Serie A have managed to perform at their best while in Italy. So, we took a look at what the reasons for these unsuccessful transfers might have been and came up with a Top 11 of Spanish players who have played in the Italian top-flight. Do you agree with our choices?

The Grass Is Greener: What To Expect from La Liga 2019-2020?

After two weeks of La Liga, and looking at the performances and stats of the teams, we can already draw some first conclusions. The Spanish Big Three are still the main favorites for the title. Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid are the only real candidates to lift the trophy, argues Carlos Molano for The Cult of Calcio.

La Copa de Carlos: Copa America Comes Home as Brazil Beat Peru

The hangover of the Third-Place Match had not passed yet when Brazil and Peru squared off at the Maracana for the Final of Copa America 2019.  But Leo Messi’s controversial declarations after the game, with his accusations to CONMEBOL of being corrupted, were overshadowed by the Selecao’s 3-1 win in the last act to capture the trophy for the first time since 2007.

La Copa de Carlos: Peru Oust Chile to Reach Copa America Final

Before the Copa América 2019 started, who would have thought that Peru could reach the Final? What were the odds on any betting website? Probably not even the most optimistic Peruvian supporters would have bet any money on their side thrashing Chile 3-0 in the second Semifinal in Porto Alegre to make it to the last game for the third time in their history.

La Copa de Carlos: Brazil Prevail in Semifinal Clasico de America

There’s no wonder why Brazil–Argentina - El Clasico de America - is always regarded as a legendary game. No matter in which tournament the two South American giants face each other, the level of intensity and passion they put never disappoints anyone. That was also the case on Tuesday when Brazil beat the Albiceleste 2-0 in the first Semifinal of the Copa America 2019.

La Copa de Carlos: Quarter Finals MVP Goes to…VAR!

Since FIFA put in place the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), there have been many debates and controversies surrounding its utilization. In my opinion, it was a necessary change, with some drawbacks, but with many more advantages. The Copa América 2019 Quarter Finals proved that: Without the VAR, the final results would have been much different.

La Copa de Carlos: Who’s Your Copa America Favorite?

Copa América, the oldest international continental football competition, kicked off last night with host country Brazil defeating Bolivia 3-0 in the opening match. Carlos Molano will follow the Brazilian event for The Cult of Calcio, providing match analysis and insight from a tournament featuring players like Leo Messi, Luis Suarez, Alexis Sánchez, and Philippe Coutinho.

The Grass Is Greener: Will Vinicius Join Viral Valladolid?

Right before last summer, Real Valladolid unexpectedly won the playoffs of the Spanish Segunda Division, getting promoted to play in La Liga. After struggling for four seasons in the second tier of Iberian football, the dream of a city, the dream of a region became true. Who would have thought that Ronaldo Nazario de Lima could show some interest in buying the club?

The Grass Is Greener: Boca-River, The Game of the Century

Whether it is El Clásico, a Champions League tie or the World Cup Final itself, a top-level match is often billed as “the biggest game of the century” or suchlike. But this time, with Buenos Aires rival clubs Boca Juniors and River Plate facing each other in the upcoming Copa Libertadores Final, the epithet will be even more appropriate.

The Grass Is Greener: Derby County, It’s Now or Never

The Football League Championship kicked off last Friday, with Derby County winning 2-1 at Reading in the opening game. The Championship has been growing year after year, especially when it comes to the quality of players. In this new edition of our "The Grass Is Greener" column, we relive the history of the Rams, one of the most titled clubs in the English second division.