The Horny Zombies of Getafe

Originally posted on Liga Fever:
There are some nice images from this weekend’s action in Spain.  I particularly like the one of Alaves’ Takashi Inui  (‘Taka’ to his friends) being hugged at the end of the game by his ex-team-mates from Eibar, even though he’d just scored against them and celebrated the goal,  breaking the…

The Madridista Álvaro Morata Finally Scores His First Goal For Atlético

Originally posted on Counter:
After two disallowed goals during his last two games (Real Madrid in La Liga and Juventus in Champions League) Álvaro Morata finally scores a valid goal this afternoon . His goal gives Atlético their first win against Villareal since April 2015. For many Colchoneros, Álvaro Morata is the player from the…

The year of the Welsh Dragon?

Originally posted on Counter:
Can Gareth Bale finally spearhead Real Madrid’s attack? Since his £85m arrival from Spurs, Gareth Bale has been in the shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo. Granted, this would be the case with most players bar Lionel Messi. Cristiano is an entity that transcends the world of football, so how could a lad…

Sweden Reach Quarterfinals

Originally posted on Counter:
Sweden v Switzerland: Sweden 1-0 Switzerland 1-0, Emil Forsberg 66’ Starting XIs: Sweden (4-4-2): R. Olsen (G); L. Augustinsson, A. Granqvist (C), V. Lindelöf, M. Lustig; E. Forsberg, A. Ekdal, G. Svensson, V. Claesson; M. Berg, O. Toivonen Switzerland (4-2-3-1): Y. Sommer (G); R. Rodríguez, M. Akanji, J. Djourou, M. Lang;…

Neymar’s Big Day

Originally posted on Counter:
Tite’s arrival at Brazil gave them the impetus they needed after several years of depression following their shock elimination at the World Cup. However, this boast appears to have worn off as the World Cup kicked off. Brazil, like most teams, has failed to hit the high notes in the group…