Jakub Blaszczykowski has completed a move to Fiorentina from Borussia Dortmund having earlier announced his departure from the Bundesliga club. The Polish midfielder on Monday posted a picture on his Facebook page from a plane flying over Dortmund, with the word ‘Thanks!’ SEE MORE: Up-to-the-minutes transfer deadline deals. The picture […]
Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez had two goals each as Real Madrid claimed a comfortable 5-0 victory over Real Betis in a high-tempo Primera Division match at the Bernabeu. Record signing Gareth Bale also scored a brace while Cristiano Ronaldo was denied many times as Rafael Benitez took charge of […]
Swansea City have signed a pre-contract agreement with Real Betis for midfielder Jose Canas on a free transfer. As long as no complications arise, Swansea will be able to officially sign Canas as soon as the transfer window opens on July 1. The 26-year-old Canas helped Real Betis finish in […]
With an unfathomable yet realistic possibility of an unceremonious exit from FIFA World Cup 2010, the Spanish national football team tussled with a Chilean side that has been one of the most impressive teams in this tournament thus far. Marcelo Bielsa, Chile’s manager, insisted on a positive approach with an […]
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 the first division. He knows the mentality that a team […]
The thrilling race at the top of La Liga came to a head last weekend, when Barcelona dropped two points at surging Almería, and Real Madrid fought back from a 0-2 deficit to win against Sevilla in the second minute of stoppage time 3-2. Now the two exemplars of Spanish […]
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 the same point last season? Check. Does Barcelona have the […]
Numbers seemed down this week in La Liga mostly due to the Easter holiday, but that did not reduce the excitement in the league. Barcelona continue their ways en route to their 19th league title. The Blaugrana Ballet showed offense, yet they were not as sharp when it came time […]
Betis and Zaragoza finalized the terms on the return of Ricardo Oliveira to the Andalucian verdiblancos. Zaragoza agreed to the terms placed on the table by Manuel Ruiz de Lopera and Betis board. The only thing that Betis are waiting on is the final signature. Oliveira said, “I plan to […]
Zaragoza forward Ricardo Oliveira might be the player that earns the title of last-minute blockbuster transfer deal. The Brazilian has every intention of returning to the Spanish top flight and according to local sources, the deal is pretty much done between the player and the Andalucian side, but we all […]
What a way to celebrate Raúl’s 500th appearance in Spanish first division. In addition to achieving such a milestone, Raúl also scored his 212th career goal in the 16th minute courtesy of a Gonzalo Higuaín pass into the box and the Madrid starlet took advantage of the jewel.
As if their lead was not wide enough, Barcelona could really seem uncatchable with only two weeks left in the first half of the season. It’s not going to be easy for the blaugrana as they will face current cellar dwellers in Osasuna.
This round of the Copa del Rey has some intriguing storyline. The biggest game of the stage is undoubtedly Barcelona and Atlético Madrid. The biggest player on the field on Tuesday will be Lio Messi. Players like Samuel Eto’o, Sergio Agüero, Xavi, and Carles Puyol missing from the pitch […]
Week 17 was one of returns,debuts, goals, and quite a dose of controversy.
It was one of the biggest and ugliest collisions this week in World Cup qualifying play. Nicolás Burdisso and Mark González bumping of heads left more than just a simple headache the following morning. Betis’ Mark González suffered a second-degree craneoencephalic traumatism and a third-degree knee sprain that will […]
Luciano Monzón and Diego Milito were the two newest players to be called up by national team coach Alfio Basile for their upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against neighboring rivals Uruguay and Chile. Monzón has been one of the outstanding performers so far in La Liga this season. His biggest came […]
Club brass decided to take their suspension to the highest authority in the land. Real Betis look to appeal their two-match stadium ban and loss to Athletic Bilbao this past weekend after Basque goalkeeper Armando was struck with a water bottle by a Betis supporter.
Truce in TV war A temporary truce was reached October 9th in the media wars between Sogecable’s AVS and Mediapro over the right to broadcast Spanish league games both in Spain and abroad, following a ruling in a Madrid court. The court ruling prohibits Mediapro from any exploitation of the […]
Last night saw mixed fortunes for Spanish sides as Sevilla made it three wins from three in the Champions League this season but Barcelona lost 2-1 at home to Rubin Kazan and was probably the most unexpected result of the night, in a night that produced more than one surprise […]
The final list of MLS players eligible for the new re-entry draft was released today, and many of the more famous players were the same ones on the expansion draft list from last month’s draft. As a reminder, players with a certain amount of service time with a club who […]
We’ve all been in the same boat before where we’ve struggled to make decisions on how to select for our Fantasy Premier League or similar fantasy soccer games. Often times, we used a mixture of wisdom but hunches. It’s those hunches that feel great at the time, but can come […]
YouTube and Viacom unsealed many of the documents Thursday related to the copyright litigation from 2007 in which Viacom and the Premier League sued Google for $1 billion alleging copyright infringement. The document below is Google’s brief asserting that its YouTube service is immune from copyright liability in the Premier […]
For those of you that were lucky to catch the 60 Minutes show on Sunday, January 6th about the entire set up of FC Barcelona, I can definitely say that it lived up to all expectations. The access that CBS was given was absolutely stupendous. I think it’s very easy to […]
Feeling over-Klopped yet? Allow Isaac to help. In an opportunity arranged by LFCTV, young Isaac was given an exclusive at Melwood with the new Liverpool boss, resulting in this adorable six-minute interview. From enticing Klopp into a Gene Simmons impression to the challenge of trying to expand his Scouse, Isaac […]
A first-half strike from Mario Mandzukic saw last season’s beaten finalists Juventus into the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday with a 1-0 win over injury-hit Manchester City. City, already qualified following their 3-1 win at Sevilla last time out, traveled to Turin looking to secure top spot […]
Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United squandered an opportunity to reach the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday after being held to a 0-0 draw at home to PSV Eindhoven. On a night when Old Trafford marked 10 years since the death of United legend George Best, the hosts saw plenty […]
Manchester United’s supporters paid tribute to late club great George Best as their team played PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday, 10 years to the day since he died aged 59. Fans illuminated the screens on their smartphones and held them aloft during the seventh minute of the Champions League game, in […]
Real Madrid midfielder Isco was handed a two-game suspension on Wednesday for his wild kick on Barcelona’s Neymar that saw him sent-off in Madrid’s miserable 4-0 defeat at the weekend. The Spanish international was on the field for less than 30 minutes having come on as a second-half substitute before […]