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 too sexy that immediately grabs headlines, but arguably, Luís Fabiano […]
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 to be eligible for the national team of their club’s […]
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 teams in La Liga, and this preview will explore the […]
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, yet they were not as sharp when it came time […]
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 […]
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.
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 away goals) Barcelona 3-2 Espanyol BAR: Krkic (34′, 48′), Piqué […]
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 big matchup right now is is the Catalan derby being […]
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 the Madrid starlet took advantage of the jewel.
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 dwellers in Osasuna.
Week 17 was one of returns,debuts, goals, and quite a dose of controversy.
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, the match against defending champ Athletic Bilbao would be their […]
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 with Real Madrid and Barcelona are the three teams that […]
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 win at Philips Stadion. The injury will see Forlán […]
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 all. The game had plenty of excitement, flair and talking […]
With 6 games left, the race for the title in La Liga is very close with four teams still having a realistic shot at winning it all. Barcelona are currently in first but have been in less-than-stellar form recently. They managed to eke out a 1-0 win over Levante this […]
We’ll have live commentary of the US-Italy U-17 World Cup knock out stage match beginning at 10 am ET/7 am PT. SECOND HALF US with a great chance that goes off the crossbar early in the 2nd half! GOAL! USA Palodichuk comes free on a corner, and Danny Gil finds […]
Let me begin by saying that I love Seattle. I really do. As someone who lives about 8 hours away, I’ve been to this city many times and have been to numerous Seahawks and Mariners games. As far as my experiences at these games, they have all fallen somewhere between […]
Brendan Rodgers knows his position as Liverpool boss could start to come under scrutiny if their current poor form continues. The Reds lost a fourth consecutive game in all competitions after going down 3-1 to Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon and Rodgers' side are now 18 points off the pace […]
After two days off from the 2010 World Cup, the panel is bad together to preview Friday’s matches in South Africa: Brazil versus the Netherlands and Ghana versus Uruguay. Joining me to talk about them is our regular panel, Laurence McKenna and Kartik Krishnaiyer.
Episodes 15 and 16 of the Major League Soccer Talk podcast are now live and online. Episode 15 features a round table discussion with our correspondents about major issues in MLS today and Episode 16 features an interview with Nick Webster of Fox Soccer Channel. Check the shows out here: […]
Gonzalo Higuain hit his 24th goal in as many Serie A games as triumphant Napoli and Juventus moved closer towards a scudetto duel after slip-ups by title rivals Inter Milan and Fiorentina. Higuain and Napoli have been transformed since Maurizio Sarri took over from Rafael Benitez last summer but it […]
Barcelona equaled a club record of 28 games unbeaten to move three points clear at the top of La Liga with a hard-fought 2-0 win at Levante on Sunday. The European champions were far from their best in coach Luis Enrique’s 100th game in charge, but David Navarro’s first-half own […]
Paris Saint Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi will not be in the squad for the trip to Marseille on Sunday as he continues to be chased by Chinese club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua. Shenhua seem determined to join in the recent spending spree in China, and they may offer Argentina international Lavezzi […]
Leicester City’s fairytale season scaled new heights on Saturday as they opened up a five-point lead at the Premier League summit by winning 3-1 at title rivals Manchester City. Centre-back Robert Huth scored twice, either side of a brilliant Riyad Mahrez goal, as Leicester recorded the finest win of their […]
Tottenham Hotspur strengthened their Premier League title challenge as Kieran Trippier’s goal moved Mauricio Pochettino’s side up to second place following a 1-0 victory over Watford on Saturday. The north London club took full advantage of Manchester City’s 3-1 loss to Leicester City earlier in the day to move above […]