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Archives: atletico madrid

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

La Liga in the UEFA Champions League: A Recap

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Tuesday and Wednesday brought about Match Day 2 in the UEFA Champions League, and the four representatives from Spain had interesting ties that helped shape their respective groups.  On Tuesday, Sevilla FC visited Rangers FC at the Ibrox Stadium, where … Continue reading

Valencia Unnecessarily Drops Another Two Points

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Based on their records coming into this fixture, the Valencia – Atlético Madrid Saturday fixture did not look to be an appetizing match, but knowing each team’s penchant to go forward, their stature in Spanish football, and their performances over … 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 in the Champions League: Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The group stage of the Champions League began on Tuesday evening, and two La Liga outfits looked to initiate the exorcism of their personal demons. Real Madrid and its galácticos played its first Champions League match of the season against … Continue reading

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