Senna Out Of Midweek Clash
Senna Out Of Midweek Clash

Last week it was Santi Cazorla that was being lamented prior to Villarreal’s away leg match against Arsenal. News got worse for Manuel Pellegrini when Spanish international Marcos Senna would be ruled out of the return leg of the Champions League quarterfinals in London. Senna left the pitch limping late […]

Guti Refuses To Warm Up?
Guti Refuses To Warm Up?

José María Gutiérrez was always a players with a temperment. Now that same temperment has him on the outside looking in with Madrid coach Juande Ramos. This rivalry has become part of the subplots in the Madrid media as the team now sees the weeks pass by and their six-point […]

Madrid Elections Heat Up As Calderón Thrown Hat Into The Ring
Madrid Elections Heat Up As Calderón Thrown Hat Into The Ring

Who said that there was nothing in the political arena that was going to be more heated than the US presidential elections.  Well it has finally been met.  Real Madrid has a tendency to upstage any news in Spain in recent years, but this one seems to be the king […]

Cruyff Doesn't "Know Construction", Florentino Doesn't "Know Football"
Cruyff Doesn't "Know Construction", Florentino Doesn't "Know Football"

Former Barca star and coach Johan Cruyff (Photobucket) “I can imagine that he is not going to be involved in football matters.  I don’t know about construction and he doesn’t know about football.  It is obvious.” In an interview with Cuatro, Johan Cruyff came up with yet another witty line […]

Louis Van Gaal Gets Hit By Ponzi Scheme
Louis Van Gaal Gets Hit By Ponzi Scheme

When people think of Bernard Madoff in the United States, they would like to see the reinstatement of cruel and unusual punishment. Well there is another that might be thinking along those lines these days. Former Barcelona coach Louis Van Gaal is said to have lost close to US$ 6 […]

Spain Present New Jersey For Confederations Cup
Spain Present New Jersey For Confederations Cup

I am kind of in limbo regarding the new Spain jersey. There are certain things that I like about it, but then I look at it in a different light and eventually change my mind. The first person I thought about was my friend Elisa. I some aspects it has […]

Product Review- 2008/09 Barcelona Jersey
Product Review- 2008/09 Barcelona Jersey

La Gent Blaugrana are once again following their “Unconditional Love” this season as they try to come back from two consecutive down years and obtain possible historic Spanish treble. The Nike Barcelona Long Sleeve Home Jersey for 2008-2009 is one of the most aesthetically pleasing jerseys in recent years and […]

Poll: Should Juande Ramos Get Re-signed?
Poll: Should Juande Ramos Get Re-signed?

Based on Real Madrid’s overall performance under the leadership of Juande Ramos, should the eventual president of the Merengue’s resign the coach they have right now? Get your own Poll!

This Week On Mad About Fútbol
This Week On Mad About Fútbol

Goal.com and SI.com’s South American guy Greg Sica will chat with the guys about the upcoming CONMEBOL qualifiers as we as the most recent developments in Copa Libertadores play. Juan also interviewed former ESPN International play-by-play man Randall Álvarez to talk about the upcoming CONCACAF quallies as well as his […]

Barca-Bayern Storylines Give Spice To Matchup
Barca-Bayern Storylines Give Spice To Matchup

It didn’t send boots aquaking in Catalunya, but it is a team to respect based on their precedent. If there is one demon they will have to overcome in order to get to that historic treble, they will have to do so against a side that they have never beaten. […]

Champions League Results Thursday
Champions League Results Thursday

Barca Put On Scoring Clinic Barcelona 5-2 Lyon BAR:  Henry’ (24’, 26’), Messi (39´), Eto´o (42´), Keita (90´+5′) OL:  Makoun (43′), Juninho (48′) BAR adv.  on 6-3 agg. Defending Champs Make Inter Look Not-So Special Manchester United 2-0  Inter MAN:  Vidic (3´), Ronaldo (49´)                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MAN adv.  on 2-0 agg. […]

Madrid Looking To Pick Up The Pieces After Anfield Disaster
Madrid Looking To Pick Up The Pieces After Anfield Disaster

Pepe mentioned last week that ¨things would be different at Anfield¨. He couldn´t have been more right.  No one expected Liverpool to come out so actively offensively and Madrid to be left impotent.  Liverpool dominated the Champions League return leg from whistle to whistle and Real Madrid were a meek […]

Champions League Tuesday Scores
Champions League Tuesday Scores

Madrid Feel  “El Chorreo” At Casa De Anfield Liverpool 4-0 Real Madrid LIV: Torres (16′), Gerrard (27′ pk, 47′), Dossena (88′) LIV adv. on 5-0 agg. Drogba and Essien Are Money- Again Juventus 2-2 Chelsea JUV:  Iaquinta (18′), Del Piero (74′) CHE:  Essien (45′+1′), Drogba (83′) CHE adv. on 3-2 […]

Confirmed Lineups For Tuesday Champions League  Matchups
Confirmed Lineups For Tuesday Champions League Matchups

Liverpool – Real Madrid LIV: Reina, Arbeloa, Fabio Aurélio, Carragher, Skrtel, Mascherano, Xabi Alonso, Gerrard, Babel,Kuyt, Torres MAD: Casillas, Heinze, Pepe, Cannavaro, Sergio Ramos, Gago, Diarrá, Robben, Sneijder, Raúl, Higuaín Panatinaikos-Villarreal PAN:Galinovic, Sarriegi, Salpingidis,Gilberto, Gabriel, Karagounis, Simão, Vintra, Wawrzyniak, Mantzios, Nilsson VIL: Diego López, Capdevila, Ángel, Eguren, Fabricio Fuentes, Senna, […]

This Week On Mad About Fútbol…
This Week On Mad About Fútbol…

In this coming edition of Mad About Fútbol… We will wrap up the Champions League knockout stage.  We will rehash the goings’on in  La Liga week 26 and start getting a taste of week 27 as Spain begins to go down the stretch. This as well as the latest news […]

Resolving The Podcast Inquiry
Resolving The Podcast Inquiry

After being asked about this issue we will give you the skinny. We have started a series of podcasts at Mad About Futbol.   There we talk about La Liga, but we also talk about other leagues such as Serie A, Champions League, CONCACAF, and South America. So take a […]

Barca Looking At Concerts To Take Slack For Bad Economic Situation
Barca Looking At Concerts To Take Slack For Bad Economic Situation

After weeks of speculation, Barcelona made it official today and in a press release stated that Irish rock band U2 will begin their latest tour at the Nou Camp. What better opportunity to spread the brand name of FC Barcelona than by having it alongside one of the biggest rock […]