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 […]
After months of inconsistent and poor performances by Mexico, fans of El Tri are finally relieved after Mexico’s win against Cameroon, but are now overconfident about Mexico’s future in the World Cup. After the final whistle blew on Friday, Mexicans are expecting to at least draw against Brazil on Tuesday and […]
The final league standings for EPL Talk’s private I Know The Score prediction league are in, and here are the top ten finishers. Garyi, 2925 points Tokyo Toffeeman, 2630 RockfishDG, 2435 BCWildcatJohn, 2380 JBCook2007, 2280 DanMona, 2250 iSage, 2195 SLKnowles, 2040 Oakers, 1955 Luvlycruz, 1900 Garyi will receive prizes from […]
A few months ago I wrote an article listing reasons why NBA fans, with the then impending and thankfully short lockout of the NBA season, should get into soccer. After a rollercoaster season in the EPL which saw Manchester City, rivals of Manchester United, finally bring home a title after […]
Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva feels new manager Jurgen Klopp has already made a “very positive” impact at the club. Klopp was appointed last Thursday as successor to the sacked Brendan Rodgers and the German oversaw his first training session in the job at Melwood on Monday. The group that took […]
Manchester United have launched a surprise bid to sign Southampton winger Sadio Mane. Press Association Sport understands United made a bid for the Senegalese 23-year-old last week. Mane enjoyed a successful year at Southampton last term but United’s interest in the player was unknown until now. Southampton signed Mane from […]
The last piece of the LA Galaxy’s offseason overhaul fell into place on Wednesday, when the team announced the signing of Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong from AC Milan. De Jong is, most likely, the final move of an offseason in which the Galaxy added and subtracted some twenty players […]
Arsenal returned to third place in the Premier League after Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s goals ended a four-game winless streak with a 2-0 victory at Bournemouth on Sunday. Arsenal arrived at Dean Court with their title challenge under threat after a poor run in January capped by a failure […]
Gonzalo Higuain hit his 24th goal in as many Serie A games as triumphant Napoli and Juventus moved closer towards a scudetto duel after slip-ups by title rivals Inter Milan and Fiorentina. Higuain and Napoli have been transformed since Maurizio Sarri took over from Rafael Benitez last summer but it […]
Barcelona equaled a club record of 28 games unbeaten to move three points clear at the top of La Liga with a hard-fought 2-0 win at Levante on Sunday. The European champions were far from their best in coach Luis Enrique’s 100th game in charge, but David Navarro’s first-half own […]
Paris Saint Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi will not be in the squad for the trip to Marseille on Sunday as he continues to be chased by Chinese club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua. Shenhua seem determined to join in the recent spending spree in China, and they may offer Argentina international Lavezzi […]