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Archives: Barcelona

Will Barcelona Swoop for Wayne Rooney?

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The rumour mills, as always, have been in full swing in the last couple of weeks with the latest one being that Barcelona are set to launch a swoop next summer to make Wayne Rooney the most expensive player in … Continue reading

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

Ibrahimovic credits Mihalovic for his free kick abilities

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There is no doubt that on his day Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the most talented footballers in the world but often he is criticised for being lazy and unproductive so his transfer to Barcelona was met with doubt by … Continue reading

With Rubin Kazan’s Deserved Victory, FC Barcelona Suffers a Minor Setback

Posted on by Andy Pineda

After a workmanlike 1-0 victory against Almería and a mediocre showing in their 0-0 draw at the Mestalla against Valencia CF on Saturday, FC Barcelona looked to reverse their form in the Champions League against a supposed weaker team in … Continue reading

Can Deportivo La Coruña be “Super Depor” Again?

Posted on by Andy Pineda

An impressive 1-0 win by Deportivo La Coruña over Sevilla on Saturday raises Depor to a tie of third place with Sevilla at fifteen points, four points behind league leaders FC Barcelona.  Los blanquiazules have won five of their first … Continue reading

Why is Defense So Reviled in Football?

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The theory is that because of the low amount of scoring in football, using particularly protective and cynical tactics ruins the sport whose nature inhibits a high amount of goals per match.  Football’s common nickname is “The Beautiful Game,” but … Continue reading

Manchester United Signing Cleared By FIFA

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The controversy surrounding Manchester United’s signing of 16-year-old French prospect Paul Pogba has been cleared up. FIFA have ruled that Manchester United did not contravene any FIFA regulations in their recruitment of the young midfielder – specifically Article 19, which … Continue reading

Puyol linked with a move to the Premiership

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It may just be another vicious rumour doing the rounds, however there are a lot or murmurings that a handful of Premiership teams are interested in signing Carlos Puyol from Barcelona. Although Puyol is the captain and his commitment can … Continue reading

Ranking the favorites to win the Champions League

Posted on by Jonathon Feyerherm

The UEFA Champions League is only in the group stage but realistically there are only a handful of teams who have a chance to win. So, who are the favorites to win and how are they looking so far? Here’s … 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

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

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

Honours even at the San Siro

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Barcelona started off their Champions League campaign away from home against Italian Champions Inter Milan with a 0-0 draw. It is fair to say that Barca had the best chances to win the game creating three great opportunities within the … 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

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: A Mixed Bag in Barcelona’s 3-0 Victory over Sporting Gijón

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Writer’s Note: Unfortunately, WordPress does not recognize the “c” with an accent mark, so Bojan Krkic and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s names will not include an accent mark above the ” c.” It is easy to overreact and overanalyze after one match … Continue reading

Messi Named Tops in Europe, Intriguing Returns for Zlatan, Kaka and Eto’o

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The draw for the group stage of the 2009-10 UEFA Champions League was held Thursday in Monaco. Last season’s finalists face some tough going but they are not alone in that regard. FC Barcelona will begin their trophy defence in … Continue reading