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Archives: espanyol

La Liga US TV Listings for Jornada 14: Dec. 12 and Dec. 13

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The two late Saturday matches headline Round 14 of La Liga with the 150th edition of El Derbi Barceloní between local rivals FC Barcelona and Espanyol and a top-three clash with 3rd place Valencia hosting 2nd place Real Madrid.  Two … 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

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

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

What Is Wrong With Villarreal?

Posted on by Andy Pineda

After another underwhelming performance in a 0-2 loss to Real Madrid at El Madrigal on Wednesday evening, Villarreal currently sits in 18th place with only two points from four La Liga matches.  In their defense for their showing against Madrid, … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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