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Archives: atletico madrid

Atlético Madrid Continues Their Stumbling Start

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Atlético Madrid prolonged their faltering start with a 1-1 draw against Racing Santander on Saturday.  Even with a man advantage for the majority of the second half, they lacked the finishing touch to nip the win from a feisty Santander … Continue reading

Champions League 2009-10: Anderlecht and Celtic Looking For Miracles

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

After strong showings in the first leg of the playoff round, both Lyon and Arsenal are in a comfortable position to enter the group stage. Lyon can claim a tenth consecutive group-stage appearance unless they completely fall apart. The French … 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 Results Thursday

Posted on by Juan Arango

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:  … Continue reading

Confirmed Lineups For Tuesday Champions League Matchups

Posted on by Juan Arango

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, … Continue reading

Game On: Why Barcelona Can Only Blame Themselves For Their Mid-Season Debacle

Posted on by Juan Arango

Carles Puyol’s wiff and Sergio Agüero’s shot past Victor Valdes officially gave meaning to La Liga.   If you were to say to anyone with half a brain that Real Madrid would be four points from the top at the beginning … Continue reading

Maradona Becomes A Grandpa!

Posted on by Juan Arango

One of Diego Maradona´s dreams after his playing days were over was to become a grandfather.  On Thursday that dream came true.  After a one-year relationship between Atlético Madrid striker Sergio Agüero and Maradona´s younger daughter Gianina, destiny gave football … Continue reading

Barcelona Third Kit Raises Eybrows

Posted on by Juan Arango

El Blaugrana reported that Barcelona’s third uniform for the 2009-10 season will be quite controversial. Some who might get caught off-guard, might think that Palermo have invaded the Nou Camp. That will be part of the controversy as Barcelona will … Continue reading

Barcelona, Madrid The Most Popular Clubs In Europe

Posted on by Juan Arango

Premier League say what? The Premiership lovers will talk to people about how their league is the best around but it seems like they aren’t talking anymore. When a fan hears that their team is the biggest, a sense of … Continue reading

Sport Bombshell: If You Can’t Beat Torres, Bring Him In

Posted on by Juan Arango

In recent years, Fernando Torres was a nightmare to Barcelona defenses. It seemed like in every encounter El Niño seemed to score and Atlético was a bogey team during the height of the Rijkaard regime. Continue reading

Huntelaar Wants Out Of Madrid?

Posted on by Juan Arango

***Huntelaar Denied Wanting To Leave Madrid After Article Was Written**** Much ballyhooed winter acquisition Klass-Jan Huntelaar came to Madrid, he was really looked at as the solution to the club’s woes.  Fast forward three months later and the Dutch international … Continue reading

La Liga Week 22 Scores And Standings

Posted on by Juan Arango

Week 22 saw Barca and Real Madrid slip away even more from the other 18 teams with contrasting styles of play.  Barcelona played with total style and Madrid played a bit more aggressively and had the game mucked up in … Continue reading

Spain-England Friendly As Well As Other Matches In Spanish Territory Considered “High Risk”

Posted on by Juan Arango

The ugly shadow of racism and xenophobia are creeping in quickly as the international friendly between Spain and England looms larger.    The Commission Against Violence, Racism, Xenophobia, and Hate in Sport has classified this match to be held in Sevilla … Continue reading

Perea Called Up For Haiti Friendly

Posted on by Juan Arango

Atlético Madrid defender Luis Amaranto Perea was called up to take part in next week’s friendly against Haiti in the Colombian city of Pereira. Perea was one of two Spanish league based players that was called up by by coach … Continue reading

Copa del Rey Semis- Away Leg

Posted on by Juan Arango

Wednesday Sevilla 2 Athletic 1 SEV: Duscher (61′), Acosta (90′+2′) ATB: Llorente (42′) ——————————– Barcelona 2 Mallorca 0 BAR: Henry (34′), Márquez (73′)

Aguirre Becomes Hottest Commodity In Mexican Ball

Posted on by Juan Arango

The fickle yet clueless Mexican media has already started fanning the flames of their own team stating that Sven-Göran Eriksson could be gone from the Mexican national team post if El Tri if they do not break that ten-year winless … 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