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Author Archives: George Metellus

2008-09 La Liga Best XI

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In honor of Barcelona’s historic season the 2008-09 La Liga Best XI will take the formation of a 4-3-3. As you might expect the side will have a distinct Blaugrana feel to it. Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) The Real … Continue reading

2008-09 Serie A Best XI

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Ladies & Gentlemen, the end of the Serie A season means that we have to choose a Best XI. The following 11 players and coach were our standout players from an exciting Serie A season. Here are the Serie A’s … Continue reading

Serie A Final Roundup – Week 38

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The last week of an exciting Serie A season has passed and with Inter already capturing its 17th Scudetto, one storyline involved the relegation fight between Bologna and Torino. Marco Di Vaio scored his 24th goal of the season as … Continue reading

La Liga Final Roundup – Week 38

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My Catalan isn’t great but I believe the picture says “Players, Fans, Everyone United Makes Strength, Thanks To Everyone” Barcelona wrapped up its 19th La Liga title and all the European cup spots are pretty much sewn up. The final … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Barça Made History

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Ladies & Gentlemen as you well know FC Barcelona completed their greatest season ever by defeating Manchester United 2-0 in the 2008-09 UEFA Champions League Final. The win gave them their 1st ever treble as Barcelona became the 1st Spanish … Continue reading

Serie A Roundup – Week 37

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The penultimate round of calcio italiano was action packed as only 2 matches had less than 2 goals combined from both teams. At this point the only drama will be what team will finish 2nd and what team will be … Continue reading

La Liga Roundup – Week 37

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As the calendar gets closer to June this memorable La Liga season nears its amazing end. At this point the main battle is to avoid relegation. Sporting Gijon got a HUGE 2-1 road win against Valladolid in their quest to … Continue reading

Serie A Roundup – Week 36

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After 36 weeks & a New Years/Christmas break, Italy has its champions. Congratulations to FC Internazionale Milano for clinching their 17th Scudetto. The Nerazzurri won the title after arch-rivals AC Milan lost on Saturday 2-1 on the road to Udinese. … Continue reading

La Liga Roundup – Week 36

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Well the title is finally wrapped up and now La Liga’s attention will focus on the races for European cup spots as well as to see who stays in the Spanish top flight and who does not. Also the race … Continue reading

Serie A Roundup – Week 35

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Week 35 of the Serie A was full of tight matches showing the competitive balance of Italy’s 1st Division of Football. Only one match had a goal differential of more than 2 goals and there were 6 draws over the … Continue reading

La Liga Roundup – Week 35

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The magic number for Week 35 action in La Liga was 3. That number was massive as 7 of the 10 matches this weekend had at least 3 goals scored, in those matches 7 teams scored at least 3 goals … Continue reading

La Liga Roundup – Week 34

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Week 34 of La Liga was headlined by the biggest rivalry in Spanish Football. The Spanish SuperClásico in week 34 was huge with Barca needing a win to stave off Real and Los Merengues needing a win to pull to … Continue reading

Serie A Roundup – Week 34

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4 matches remain in the 2008-09 Serie A season and after week 34 the only thing that was settled was the participants dueling for the last Champions League spot. Fiorentina kept 4th place with a 1-0 home win over relegation … Continue reading

Barcelona Dominates Spanish SuperClásico

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After a goalless display by an overly defensive Chelsea side in the Champions League, Barcelona busted out as The Blaugrana displayed their championship form in their annihilation of Real Madrid 6-2 at The Santiago Bernabeu.  Mathematically Barça hasn’t captured its … Continue reading

Serie A Roundup – Week 33

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Whomever said that the race for the Scudetto was over, spoke too soon. Inter Milan suffered a stunning 1-0 loss on the road to Napoli. Ex-Juve striker Marcelo Zalayeta scored in the 73rd minute to give Napoli the win and … Continue reading

La Liga Roundup – Round 33

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Ladies & Gentlemen, the chase for the title of Spanish La Liga champion just got more interesting. Round 33 came quickly after Round 32 featured midweek matches. Round 33 was a dream for Real Madrid fans as Barcelona finally dropped … Continue reading

La Liga Roundup – Week 32

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Midweek fixtures gave La Liga a very Copa Libertadores-like schedule as Spain’s stars continue to make their moves towards either a championship, UEFA competition spot, or another season in La Liga De Estrellas. The drama began on Tuesday when Real … Continue reading

New Frontrunner For '09 FIFA World Player of the Year

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The FIFA World Player of the Year is the greatest individual honor a footballer can win in the sport. As it is well known, the ’08 award was won by Manchester United’s Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo. After the award presentation, … Continue reading