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Archives: Catalunya

Will Barcelona or Real Madrid win El Clasico?

Posted on by Rami Soufi

All eyes will be on the clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid with the magnificent Camp Nou playing host to this top of the table meeting of the eternal rivals. Without disregarding or belittling the history behind this intense rivalry … Continue reading

What David Villa’s Transfer to FC Barcelona Means For Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The rumors, for once, came to fruition, as FC Barcelona will pay a transfer fee of €40 million to Valencia for Spanish international striker David Villa.  This tango (or the sardana for a more local, Catalunyan flair) danced by the … Continue reading

Inter Milan Completes The Italian Job on Barcelona in the Champions League

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The sprinklers rose up from the pitch and sprayed the Inter Milan players and staff.  The Barcelona anthem, “Cant del Barça,” blared through the loudspeakers as the Culés did not know whether to clap off their Blaugrana heroes or vehemently … Continue reading

La Liga Review: Has Barcelona Been Figured Out?

Posted on by Andy Pineda

A ridiculous question with what should be a simple answer.  First, a cursory investigation.  Is Barcelona on top of the standings in La Liga?  Yes.  Has Barcelona obtained sixty-one points from twenty-four matches, one more point than it had at … Continue reading

Messi Reaches The Century Mark With Barca

Posted on by Rami Soufi

The world’s best player  ensured Barca avenged the Coppa del Rey exit at the hands of Sevilla when he scored two goals in the 4-0 rout of the Rojiblancos. Lionel Messi not only helped the Catalan club thump Sevilla but also … Continue reading

Villarreal Spoils Barcelona’s Party at the Camp Nou

Posted on by Andy Pineda

A festive atmosphere enveloped the Camp Nou on Saturday evening as the boys of the Blaugrana celebrated their unprecedented six-trophy year with their Barça faithful.  Villarreal was a mere afterthought as the Barcelona players deservedly received their plaudits for a … Continue reading

La Liga US TV Listings for Jornada 16: Jan. 2 and Jan. 3

Posted on by Andy Pineda

As 2010 arrives through the doorstep, La Liga returns with a vengeance from the winter break that seemingly flew by so quickly.  As soon as these players finish their grapes and cava to ring in the new year, the focus … Continue reading

FC Barcelona Falls Behind Real Madrid Before El Clásico

Posted on by Andy Pineda

In American sports, pundits and journalists throw around the phrase “trap game” when describing a game that would be looked over in anticipation of more important matters in the immediate future.  With a pivotal UEFA Champions League fixture with Inter … 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

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

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

Daniel Jarque: An Untimely Death

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Part one of the 2009-2010 La Liga season preview will be out in the next couple of days, but today is devoted to Daniel Jarque González, who tragically passed away at the age of twenty-six while his RCD Espanyol team … Continue reading

Espanyol, the new golden boys of Catalunya?

Posted on by Matt Langille

As Florentino Perez continues to degrade an already absurd transfer market into new realms of travesty, changes of a more sensible nature are afoot in Catalunya. The air is still calm outside the Nou Camp as the stardust still settles … Continue reading

Basque Select Side Cancel Iran Friendly

Posted on by Juan Arango

One of the unique features of Spanish football is the ability of its autonomous regions to be able to set up select sides and be able to play against some of the best teams in the world. In 2008, one … Continue reading

Catalunya To Play Colombia In December

Posted on by Juan Arango

              The Catalunia select side are confirmed to play a friendly match against Colombia on December 28th according to Sport.  The match was confirmed by the Catalunian Football Federation as negotiations have developed quickly.  The stadium is yet to be … Continue reading