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Archives: Barcelona

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

Champions League Group C Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

FC Basel 1893 How They Got Here:Basel beat Vitoria de Guimaraes (also known as Vitoria SC) 2-1 on aggregate in the third round of qualifying. Basel won the Swiss League last season. Star Performer: MF Benjamin Huggel. An experienced member … Continue reading

Double-Talk On Messi

Posted on by Juan Arango

There has been quite a deal of talk about Lio Messi.   Between the fans and media from both sides of the Atlantic is just seems like they are talking out of both sides of their mouth.  They seem to want … Continue reading

Maradona Slams Messi

Posted on by Juan Arango

You can criticize his political leanings or the way he lived his life.  Yet when it comes to telling the truth he never backs down.  Diego Maradona will compliment you the same way he will criticize you. var iamInit = … Continue reading

Tabárez Makes Crucial Call Up

Posted on by Juan Arango

Oscar Washington Tabárez not only has to deal with the pressure that the Uruguayan media is putting on him, but he will have to play two vital games against direct rivals that are fighting for one of those direct spots … Continue reading

Champions League Group Stage Draw Results

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

I’ll have more analysis and comments later but for now just a quick update on the results of today’s drawing. Some of the groupings, as in past seasons, was almost a bit too predictable but there are some interesting matchups … Continue reading

Intriguing Matchups For Spanish Teams

Posted on by Juan Arango

Both Madrid sides got a tough draw in the upcoming group stage of the UEFA Champions League.  Of all of the Spanish team Real Madrid got the unenviable distinction of being in this year’s Group of Death.   They will … Continue reading

Dunga’s Last Stand

Posted on by Juan Arango

Dunga could be seeing his days numbred as coach of the Brazilian national team. The road is not very easy for the Canarinha as they face an inspired Chilean side in Santiago, they wil then follow that up with a … Continue reading

Basile Makes Call-Up

Posted on by Juan Arango

Argentine national coach Alfio Basile called up his 23 men to face Peru and Paraguay in September. There were two surprises on this list as Internacional´s Andrés D´Alessandro and Porto’s Ángel Di Maria were called up for duty. This left … Continue reading

Angel of Gold

Posted on by Juan Arango

The man of the past 24 hours within the Argentine national team was Ángel Di Maria. He was being inquired about by Real Madrid and then Barcelona but he quickly quashed any speculation as he mentioned that he would remain … Continue reading

Fast Track To Arshavin

Posted on by Juan Arango

Hopefully this becomes great news for LLT´s Barça nut R.D. Baker as Zenit St. Petersburg officially stated that negotiations with Tottenham Hotspur over Euro2008 revelation Andrei Arshavin broke off earlier on Wednesday. This leaves the door wide open for Barcelona … Continue reading

Transfer Market Update – AC Milan’s Bargain And Manchester United’s Hypocrisy

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

It’s hard to label any transfer deal that costs 21 million Euros a bargain but considering the numbers that have been thrown around this summer, Ronaldinho’s move to AC Milan looks to be cheap. The former two-time World Player of … Continue reading

Transfer Deals: Barcelona Sign Alves, Deco Off To Chelsea

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

After a long wait FC Barcelona have finally made official the signing of right-back Dani Alves from Sevilla. Alves, who can play on the right of defence or midfield, joined Sevilla from Bahia for less than one million euros in … Continue reading

Champions League End of Season Awards

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

So, here we go with my version of the 2007-2008 Champions League awards. The English clubs dominate the awards here but I did single out some players from teams that were knocked out earlier in the competition as they gave … Continue reading

Transfer Rumours: Ronaldo to Real for how much??

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The biggest news today is coming out of the Manchester United camp, as the Daily Mail has an article that states Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to commit his future to United. Real Madrid are apparently prepared to pay Ronaldo a … Continue reading

Barcelona: Beauty and the Beast

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

As mentioned over at La Liga Talk, it was announced that Barcelona boss Frank Rijkaard will be leaving Barcelona at the end of this season. After two dominant seasons and a subsequent two seasons without trophies, combined with the 4-1 … Continue reading

The End of an Era

Posted on by Garrett Rodriguez

It has been announced today that Frank Rijkaard will be leaving Barcelona at the end of this season. After two seasons without trophies, and yesterdays 4-1 loss to Real Madrid, Barcelona has opted to terminate his contract. Taking his place … Continue reading

Could Berbatov be on his way to Barca or AC Milan?

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The summer spending sprees will soon start but Tottenham have already started their work with one purchase and heavy rumours of a sale in the very near future. Tottenham manager Juande Ramos began his shopping early with the capture of … Continue reading