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Archives: athletic bilbao

Restoring the Romance of the Copa del Rey

Posted on by Andy Pineda

If the Copa del Rey is played, but hardly anyone cares about it, did it really happen?  To say that some of the La Liga teams think of the cup as a nuisance would be quite an understatement.  With the … Continue reading

Sevilla FC’s Defeat of Real Madrid Announces Their Presence in the La Liga Title Race

Posted on by Andy Pineda

In terms of the football played on the pitch, the Sevilla – Real Madrid clash qualified as the best match of the young La Liga season.  Honorable mentions to Athletic Bilbao’s 3-2 victory over Villarreal CF in Round 3 and … Continue reading

What Is Wrong With Villarreal?

Posted on by Andy Pineda

After another underwhelming performance in a 0-2 loss to Real Madrid at El Madrigal on Wednesday evening, Villarreal currently sits in 18th place with only two points from four La Liga matches.  In their defense for their showing against Madrid, … Continue reading

Sevilla Flies Underneath the Radar

Posted on by Andy Pineda

While the press and the media focus most of their ink and font on the newly built Real Madrid and the continued brilliance of FC Barcelona, Sevilla carries on with their consistent good form.  On the surface, there is nothing … Continue reading

Athletic Bilbao Maintains Perfect Start and Basque Heritage

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Athletic Bilbao would have no problems with the proposed UEFA plan of mandating eight homegrown players in the squad of eighteen for every match or the theoretical 6 + 5 rule, where six players of the starting eleven would have … Continue reading

La Liga 2009-2010: A Season Preview (Part One)

Posted on by Andy Pineda

With the Spanish football season only two and a half weeks away, teams are finishing their last preseason friendlies and making their final changes in preparation for the La Liga season.  There are many questions concerning each of the twenty … Continue reading

La Liga Week 30 Wrap

Posted on by Juan Arango

Numbers seemed down this week in La Liga mostly due to the Easter holiday, but that did not reduce the excitement in the league. Barcelona continue their ways en route to their 19th league title. The Blaugrana Ballet showed offense, … Continue reading

Champions League Tuesday Scores

Posted on by Juan Arango

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 … Continue reading

Athletic And Barcelona Will Ask For Bernabéu Final

Posted on by Juan Arango

Both Fernando Macua and Joan Laporta will ask to see if the Spanish federation (RFEF)will be willing to change the venue for the final of the Copa del Rey from Mestalla to the Santiago Bernabéu.

Copa Del Rey Quarters- Return Leg

Posted on by Juan Arango

Wednesday Betis 0-0 Mallorca (MLL adv. on 0-1 agg.) Sporting 1-2 Athletic SPO: Carmelo (1′) ATB: Gabilondo (41′), David López (51′) (ATB adv. on 1-2 agg.) Thursday Sevilla 2-1 Valencia SEV: Kanoute(35′), Squillaci (90′) VAL: Marchena (7′) (SEV adv. on … Continue reading

Copa del Rey Quarters

Posted on by Juan Arango

 The Copa del Rey got its draw for the quarterfinals and there are some intriguing matchups.  Four of the last Copa del Rey winners are still in the race as well as the winningest club in this tournament. Barcelona-Espanyol  The … Continue reading

La Liga Week 17 Scores

Posted on by Juan Arango

What a way to celebrate Raúl’s 500th appearance in Spanish first division.  In addition to achieving such a milestone, Raúl also scored his 212th career goal in the 16th minute courtesy of a Gonzalo Higuaín pass into the box and … Continue reading

Historic Weekend In La Liga

Posted on by Juan Arango

As if their lead was not wide enough, Barcelona could really seem uncatchable with only two weeks left in the first half of the season.   It’s not going to be easy for the blaugrana as they will face current cellar … Continue reading

Savagery… 25 Years Later.

Posted on by Juan Arango

To many Barcelona fans, all 120,000 of them that came to the Nou Camp that fateful September 24th saw that this was going to be their year.  If having won the Copa del Rey the year before was any indication, … Continue reading

Bilbao Analyzes Players´ Futures

Posted on by Juan Arango

Athletic Bilbao´s Basque only policy puts them is quite a distinct disadvantage in today´s more globalized football industry.  They see themselves Although it is still early, and Athletic Bilbao once again see themselves fighting to avoid relegation (as them along … Continue reading

Forlán Out For Three Weeks

Posted on by Juan Arango

Atlético Madrid forward will be out for approximately three after injuring his right thigh in Tuesday night’s Champions League opener against PSV Eindhoven.    Forlán injured the medial portion of his quadriceps in the 26th minute of the Colchoneros´ 3-0 … Continue reading

Sevilla’s Stylish Start

Posted on by Christopher Harris

As The Gaffer already mentioned Sevilla kicked off their season on Saturday with a 4-1 win over Getafe. While I had been looking forward to the Madrid derby, I decided to watch the Sevilla-Getafe match and was not disappoined at … Continue reading