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Archives: Lionel Messi

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

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

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: A Mixed Bag in Barcelona’s 3-0 Victory over Sporting Gijón

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Writer’s Note: Unfortunately, WordPress does not recognize the “c” with an accent mark, so Bojan Krkic and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s names will not include an accent mark above the ” c.” It is easy to overreact and overanalyze after one match … Continue reading

La Liga team of the decade

Posted on by Matt Langille

Since we are approaching the end of a decade, and since it’s summer,I thought I would offer up my La Liga Team of the decade. I set my team based on the best actual season had by a player in … Continue reading

New Frontrunner For '09 FIFA World Player of the Year

Posted on by George Metellus

The FIFA World Player of the Year is the greatest individual honor a footballer can win in the sport. As it is well known, the ’08 award was won by Manchester United’s Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo. After the award presentation, … Continue reading

Inspired Betis End Barca Run

Posted on by Juan Arango

All tihngs come to an end and for Barcelona Their ten-match winning streak came to an end.  It was early December since Barcelona last played and not get the three points.    Still based on their result at the Manuel Ruiz … Continue reading

Poll: Who Will Win The FIFA World Player of the Year

Posted on by Juan Arango

Who will win the FIFA World Player of the Year? ( surveys)

Messi’s Coronation

Posted on by George Metellus

As a Barcelona supporter, it was great to see Lionel Messi put a hat trick on Atletico Madrid in the 1st leg of their Round of 16 Copa Del Rey tie at the Vicente Calderon. It was a performance that … Continue reading

Messi Hat-Trick Leaves Barca At Copa Quarter Doorstep

Posted on by Juan Arango

Three years ago, Ronaldinho walked off the pitch to a standing ovation at the Santiago Bernabéu.  On Tuesday night,the feat was repeated but at the Vicente Calderón by Lionel Messi.  This has become his tournament where he has shown almost … Continue reading

La Liga’s Winter XI

Posted on by Juan Arango

There is only one person in the starting XI under the sticks- Iker. Things have not changed much for him. With a suspect backline Iker Casillas is the one that saves Madrid’s hide time after time after time.   He … 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

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

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

Barcelona v Manchester United: Post Game Thoughts

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

This was more of the game everyone wanted to see. Not loaded with chances but a very dramatic tilt as United clung to their one goal lead with some desperate defending as they dropped everyone into their own half to … 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