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Archives: La Liga

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 Jornada 34 Review: Málaga Denied of a Shock Victory at Mallorca

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Juan Ramón López Muñiz brought Málaga into La Liga in 2008 after a two-year hiatus in the second division.  Throughout his playing career, he played on teams constantly scrambling either to stay in La Liga or to be promoted to … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 33 Review: Tenerife Rises to Within One Point of Relegation Salvation

Posted on by Andy Pineda

“NINO, NINO, NINO!” chanted Los Chicharreros in the Estadio Heliodoro Rodríguez López.  When shouted aloud, the chant sounded like an onrushing ambulance through a traffic-jammed street, and for Getafe, who fell victim to the brilliance of Nino, they needed the … Continue reading

ESPN Deportes Scores Big with El Clásico

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Last Saturday’s telecast of El Clásico between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu was the highest-rated and most-watched program on Spanish-language cable television this year. El Clásico was seen on ESPN Deportes by an average of … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 32 Review: Athletic Bilbao Disappoints and Disappears Against Valencia

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Sevilla failed to show up against a desperate Real Valladolid side.  Mallorca could only muster a draw against Real Zaragoza at La Romareda.  Athletic Bilbao knew that a win against Valencia on Thursday would ascend them to within one point … Continue reading

La Liga Review: The Guillotine Falls On Manolo Jiménez

Posted on by Andy Pineda

When Sevilla hosted cellar-dweller Xerez on Tuesday evening, an aura of uneasiness surrounded the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.  In the front of the Sevillistas‘ minds was the poor form of their team.  An extended run of indolent performances culminated on Saturday … Continue reading

La Liga in the Champions League: Sevilla Stumbles While Barcelona Bedazzles

Posted on by Andy Pineda

With the advantage of the away goal, Sevilla looked in prime position to advance to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League.  Unfortunately, Manolo Jiménez’s team played as though they were already in the next round.  A 0-0 score line … Continue reading

La Liga Review: Real Madrid Proves To Be A Legitimate Threat to Barcelona

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The Almería – Barcelona match had not concluded when Real Madrid took to the pitch, but a few minutes into their match with Sevilla, they knew that Barça slipped at the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos and dropped two points … Continue reading