La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 12: Nov. 20 – Nov. 22
La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 12: Nov. 20 – Nov. 22

The Valencian Derby between Villarreal and Valencia jumps out as the headline match of the weekend in La Liga.  Since Villarreal rose to La Liga for the first time in 1998, their record at home against their neighbors Valencia is an impressive 7-2-2, including winning five of their last six […]

La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 11: Nov. 13 – Nov. 14
La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 11: Nov. 13 – Nov. 14

The highlight match of the weekend will occur at the Camp Nou, where Villarreal will want to display their résumé as a legitimate threat to a dominion currently ruled by Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.  After a topsy-turvy month of results where they looked somewhat hapless in away fixtures at […]

La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 10: Nov. 6 – Nov. 8
La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 10: Nov. 6 – Nov. 8

In Atlético Madrid’s 1-2 win in the UEFA Europa League over Rosenborg in Norway on Thursday, Rosenborg enjoyed long spells of dominance over their Spanish opponents but could not convert more than once on their many scoring opportunities.  Atlético capitalized on two of their only three chances in the match […]

La Liga Jornada 9 Review: Real Madrid Passes Herculean Test
La Liga Jornada 9 Review: Real Madrid Passes Herculean Test

With the reinstitution of the Galáctico policy following Florentino Pérez’s return as President of Real Madrid last summer, Pérez wasted no time in the second construction of his universe-beating side.  Lost in the shuffle of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaká, and Xabi Alonso joining the club, Karim Benzema quietly transferred from Olympique […]

La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 9: Oct. 30 – Nov. 1
La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 9: Oct. 30 – Nov. 1

For a seemingly middling, 13th placed promoted team from La Liga Adelante with a 2-3-3 record, Hércules Club de Fútbol has debunked the increasingly popular theory that there is little competitive balance in Spain’s top division.  A two-goal victory at the Camp Nou against FC Barcelona, a 2-0 win over […]

La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 8: Oct. 23 – Oct. 25
La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 8: Oct. 23 – Oct. 25

Amidst the whirlwind of José Mourinho at Real Madrid, the somewhat human play of Barcelona, and the managerial change in Sevilla, Villarreal’s impressive start to their La Liga campaign has gone mostly unnoticed.  Villarreal had a chance to top the table for the first time in its history with a […]

La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 7: Oct. 16 – Oct. 18
La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 7: Oct. 16 – Oct. 18

This weekend, the Camp Nou hosts the first match between legitimate title contenders as FC Barcelona invites league leaders Valencia into the Catalan crucible on Saturday evening.  Some might argue that the Atlético Madrid – Barcelona match in Jornada 3 provided the first clash between clubs that have a real […]

Euro 2012 Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Spain vs. Lithuania
Euro 2012 Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Spain vs. Lithuania

Spain limps into their second Euro 2012 qualifiers against Lithuania, as injuries forced five of their usual call-ups from participating in La Furia Roja’s two upcoming fixtures.  Cèsc Fabregas, Fernando Torres, Pedro Rodríguez, and Jesús Navas all have different knocks and nicks, but the man that Vicente del Bosque will […]

Vicente del Bosque Announces The Spain Squad for the Two Upcoming Euro 2012 Qualifiers
Vicente del Bosque Announces The Spain Squad for the Two Upcoming Euro 2012 Qualifiers

Injuries forced Vicente del Bosque to alter his standard squad for Spain’s forthcoming Euro 2012 fixtures against Lithuania on Friday and Scotland on Tuesday.  Xavi Hernández is suffering from tendinitis, Cesc Fábregas has an ankle injury, Jesús Navas is dealing with a thigh strain, Fernando Torres limped off against Blackpool on […]