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Archives: Cristiano Ronaldo

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

Modest Improvement For Madrid

Posted on by Emilee Woods

Villarreal 0-2 Real Madrid 0-1 Ronaldo, 2’ 0-2 Kaka (pen), 73’ With four wins in four league games and three clean sheets in the bunch, it’s statistically difficult to find fault with Real Madrid’s early season performances. They have ostensibly … Continue reading

Another Impressive Scoreline Conceals Real’s Frailties

Posted on by Emilee Woods

Real Madrid 5-0 Xerez 1-0 Ronaldo, 1′ 2-0 Ronaldo, 75′ 3-0 Guti, 78′ 4-0 Benzema, 82′ 5-0 Van Nistelrooy, 89′ Real Madrid moved to the top of the table Sunday, ahead of Barcelona on goal differential, after a 5-0 rout … 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

Que Mal Que Marca El Madrid

Posted on by Emilee Woods

Espanyol 0-3 Real Madrid 0-1 Granero, 39’ 0-2 Guti, 77’ 0-3 Ronaldo, 90’ This was a constant refrain from the Spanish language announcers and the theme of most of the match, as the Merengues struggled to hold their nerve at … Continue reading

First Impressions of Real Madrid and the Second Galacticos Era

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The much-anticipated return of La Liga began with a scintillating match between the new galácticos of Real Madrid and the pesky Deportivo La Coruña, who always gives Madrid a run for their money, literally.  Because of the continued suspension of … Continue reading

Can EPL Clubs Re-Win the Champions’ League?

Posted on by Ramzi Tanani

National Pride! La Liga Fans defend its brilliance, backed by the National success of Spain in Euro 2008. Added to the technically driven shows of its elite clubs, beside the host of talents Spain exports to the elite clubs in … Continue reading

Is There Something Morally Wrong With The Madrid Credit?

Posted on by Juan Arango

Ronaldo Practicing With Portugal (Reuters) It is hard to separate the difference between the bubble that is football at its highest level and the reality of the world right now.  I read Spanish news everyday and the headlines are very … Continue reading

Champions League KO Matchups

Posted on by Juan Arango

A former teammate of mine that had a style of play “similar” to Steven Gerrard (and would be insulted as he is a Man Utd.  fan)described the ties in one word- mouthwatering.  I will use this term only once as … Continue reading

Real Madrid Tread on Ferguson’s Toes

Posted on by Rory Tevlin

The protracted saga that is Cristiano Ronaldo’s on again, off again transfer to Real Madrid took another bizarre turn yesterday as Alex Ferguson launched a stinging attack on the Madrid hierarchy. Ferguson denounced those at Real Madrid as a ‘mob’ and added that,”I would not … 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

Keys to today’s game

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Today will be the second time a European cup competition has been contested by two English clubs. The 1971-72 UEFA Cup saw Tottenham Hotspur defeat Wolverhampton 3-2 on aggregate. The big news heading into today’s match is the knock Ashley … 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 v Manchester United: Catanaccio be Damned!

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

After a strangely defensive match at the Nou Camp in which they seemed to adopt a catenaccio mindset, United will look to get back to their usual attacking approach. At the Nou Camp, United appeared content to hope for something … Continue reading

Barcelona v Manchester United Preview: Champagne Wishes

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Unlike the comedy of errors that Chelsea and Liverpool managed to produce in their first leg match, I have sky-high expectations for the Barcelona – Manchester United match. Barca will look to salvage something from what has been a bit … Continue reading