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Team Spotlight: CD Almunecar City’s fast-growing Malaga City Academy

While CD Almunecar City continue to dominate in the seventh tier and push to rise through the divisions quickly, there is also another arm to the club that is proving successful, Malaga City Academy. This is by no means just a side project by owner George Jermy, using it as a platform for young footballers to train as if a professional and giving them somewhere to showcase their abilities and get noticed by the bigger clubs. It is no surprise that they have a 16-year-old goalkeeper on trial at nearby…

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Team Spotlight: CD Almunecar City and its enormous potential

A seventh-tier club is not a team that tends to grab people’s attention, especially in Spain, but then CD Almunecar City are not your average side. Not even a year old, but their potential is already being viewed as endless, particularly when they scored 42 goals in their first seven games and are well on course to earn promotion. George Jermy is the brains, brawn and bank behind this new club, with the player/coach/owner previously on the books at Norwich City, AFC Bournemouth and Villarreal to name a few. But…

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Real Madrid concerned for Brazilian starlet Vinicius Junior

Real Madrid are worried that their Brazilian sensation Vinicius Junior has become a target in his home country, Marca reports. The Flamengo wonderkid completed a €45 million move to the Spanish capital in May 2017, he will not be able to join until his 18th birthday, which is on 12th July this year. Yet, since the announcement was made, the Brazilian has endured some tough challenges from opponents, leaving Los Blancos fearing he could be severely injured. While Real Madrid are concerned for their future star, they will still be unable…

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Team Spotlight: RCD Mallorca and the fallen giant

Samuel Eto’o and Dani Guiza once graced RCD Mallorca’s Estadi de Son Moix, now they languish in the Segunda B division. In 2001, they beat Arsenal in the Champions League group stage, before finishing 5th in La Liga nine years later, but this season, the Vermilions were knocked out in the second round of the Copa del Rey to Lleida Esportiu. Mallorca were once mingling with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona at the summit of the Spanish top flight, but financial issues have seen them plummet to the…

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Team Spotlight: Espanyol’s lost son

It was the 8th of August 2009, Espanyol was on a preseason tour of Italy, preparing for another season in La Liga when disaster struck. Club captain and fan favourite Daniel Jarque died at the age of 26. The defender had trained with the squad in Coverciano, Florence in the morning, but suffered heart failure in his hotel room, while on the phone with his girlfriend. Espanyol, through and through Jarque spent his entire career at Espanyol, having joined the academy at the age of 12 and making his debut on…

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Lionel Messi wants Alaba, Alonso or Gaya at Barcelona

Lionel Messi has produced his own list of transfer targets for Barcelona ahead of the summer. Don Balon reports that the Argentine is keen for the club to find a suitable backup option for left-back Jordi Alba, with Lucas Digne deemed to not provide enough competition. Among those on the Barca star’s list are Bayern Munich’s unsettled David Alaba, and Spanish duo Marcos Alonso and José Gayá. Better competition needed Digne has started the last two La Liga matches but did not impress. He was substituted off just after half-time against…

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Cristiano Ronaldo set for €9m pay rise at Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to get a €9m raise on his current deal at Real Madrid, despite struggling for form so far this season. According to Marca, the Portuguese forward’s new contract will see him take home €30m salary before bonuses, just shy of Neymar’s income at Paris Saint-Germain. Yet, it comes in a season where Ronaldo has underperformed and questions over his future at Real Madrid have led to rumours of a transfer away from the Santiago Bernabeu. Ronaldo pay rise The Real Madrid star has not made his…

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Team Spotlight: Espanyol and living in Barcelona’s shadow

On the face of it, reaching the UEFA Cup final in 2007 and winning the Copa del Rey a year earlier is not a bad achievement if you are not Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid or Sevilla. But if such a question was to pop up in a quiz, most would find it difficult to not choose one of those four. The correct answer would be Espanyol A club that has not become defined by its own successes, but rather by its proximity and that they are Catalonia’s second-best side…

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Team Spotlight: Barcelona B and the outcasts

As in the previous Team Spotlight feature on Barcelona B, there have been many great players that have gone onto make a significant mark on the senior team. Among these are Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi, all winning over 20 trophies for the club and becoming some of the best in their position in the world. Yet, for all the successes, there are a lot more players who have failed to reach the hallowed heights and become stars for Barca. Success away from Barca Some end up becoming a…

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Team Spotlight: Barcelona B and its path to stardom

In the past six months, Barcelona have spent over £100m each on two attackers, flexing their financial muscle as they go in search of regaining the La Liga title and winning their first Champions League trophy in three years. Yet, it was not too long ago that all 11 players on the pitch had come through the ranks at the club, including their greatest youth product, Lionel Messi. La Masia has been hailed across the globe as producing the best young talent, with the boarding school-like academy drilling into children…

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