Real Sociedad vs Inter Preview and Lineups – UCL Round 1

The final Champions League clash for a Serie A side this week comes in the form of Real Sociedad vs Inter on Wednesday night at Reale Arena. The Spanish outfit are playing in the Champions League for the first time since the 2013/14 season, whilst the Nerazzurri reached the final of the competition last term. 

The Winners and Losers In The Messi – Barcelona Summer Saga

Lionel Messi will remain at Barcelona. The 33-year-old world star announced that he will not leave the only club of his life in an exclusive interview with However, it remains to be seen how his motivation and drive will be affected by the aftermath of a saga that ultimately burst like a soap bubble but left a few scars on all participants.
As his story in Barcelona seems to be coming to an end, Lionel Messi is all the headlines at the moment, be them footballing ones or not, and be them good or bad

A Bitter End to The Leo Messi – Barcelona Love Story

Messi is all the headlines at the moment, be them footballing ones or not, and be them good or bad. The Argentine needs no introduction. A six-time Ballon D'Or winner, four-time Champions League winner, and 10 La Liga titles to add to that. His and Barcelona's dominance of Europe has been a joy to watch, but now it seems to be coming to an end.

Does Messi Want Manchester City? The Bookmakers Say So

Messi's wish to leave Barcelona is now of public domain.  Manchester City, Inter, and PSG all seem willing to give a shot at signing the Argentinian. Barcelona's chances to keep Lionel Messi are decreasing. Bookmakers rate his stay in Spain at 50-50, holding open the opportunity for Blaugrana, where Messi spent his entire career.

Leo Messi and The Times That Are a-Changin’ at Barcelona

So, let us tell you a story. Lionel Messi may leave Barcelona. Okay, let's repeat it. La Pulga Atomica wants to leave Barca, and he wants to do so after 20 years in Blaugrana. Big stuff, right? Yes, pretty big and almost impossible to visualize. Can you imagine Lionel with a different jersey? But the real question is, can Messi see himself wearing different colors? 

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.

Rayco Garcia, The Man Behind Kluivert’s New Role at La Masia

Former Netherlands international Patrick Kluivert rejoined Barcelona as director of their youth academy La Masia on Thursday. The Cult of Calcio's Philip Lawer Alimo had an interview with Rayco Garcia, a former Barcelona player himself and now the Director of RG Sports Solutions, who was instrumental in the appointment of his former colleague Kluivert.

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?