Archives: Real Madrid

Injury impact

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There are two very attractive matchups this weekend but both fixtures look to be impacted heavily by injuries (or travel exhaustion) suffered by key players. First let’s look at the Real Madrid v Espanyol match. Real Madrid will be without … Continue reading

Old Rivalries Renewed in the Group Stage

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Thursday’s draw for the group stages was made at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco and sees some of last season’s knockout stage matchups grouped together. For example, Roma will be offered the chance to avenge the 7-1 drubbing they suffered … Continue reading

Sevilla’s Stylish Start

Posted on by Christopher Harris

As The Gaffer already mentioned Sevilla kicked off their season on Saturday with a 4-1 win over Getafe. While I had been looking forward to the Madrid derby, I decided to watch the Sevilla-Getafe match and was not disappoined at … Continue reading

Weekend Preview – August 24th, 2007

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La Liga kicks off this weekend and I am going to highlight three games. We start things off with a bang as the Madrid derby sees Real host Atlético. It has been revealed that new signings Arjen Robben and Gabriel … Continue reading

More changes at the Bernabeu

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(Note: I had originally written that Emerson had moved to Inter Milan, thanks to Mr. Bobby McMahon of Fox Soccer Channel for pointing out my mistake. Emerson had been rumoured to be moving to Inter but ended up with rivals … Continue reading

Madrid go Dutch

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After much speculation from the pundits (myself included) that Real Madrid would sign Arjen Robben, the club took a sidestep in their pursuit of some Dutch flair. On Monday, the club unveiled Dutch duo Wesley Sneijder and Royston Drenthe as … Continue reading

Real Madrid sign Drenthe – is Robben next?

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Defending Spanish champions Real Madrid signed one of the summer’s hottest prospects, wing-back Royston Drenthe from Dutch club Feyenoord. The club did not give the terms of Drenthe’s transfer but sports daily AS report that a fee of €13 million … Continue reading

Real sack Fabio Capello

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

“We don’t think Fabio Capello is the right person to lead Real Madrid into the future given what we want this club to achieve.” With that statement Real Madrid sporting director Predrag Mijatovic had me wondering exactly what Real Madrid … Continue reading

AC Milan given top ranking

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Reigning champs AC Milan were given the top seed in the draw for Champions League groups. The full lineup for the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League has been confirmed with Real Madrid CF’s triumph in Spain this past Sunday marking the … Continue reading

Real Madrid Lift La Liga Trophy & Bid Beckham Adios

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Real Madrid’s 3-1 win tonight against Real Mallorca was a fairy tale ending to David Beckham’s career for the Spanish giants tonight. In what must be described as a simply spectacular match, Real yet again came back from one goal … Continue reading

Madrid still on target for the title

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Barcelona dropped 2 massive points against Espanyol which let Real Madrid off the hook as they clawed out a 2-2 draw against Zaragoza. Barcelona had been leading into the 89th minute and Real were losing but an amazing reversal of … Continue reading

Carlos To Leave Madrid

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Real Madrid defender Roberto Carlos has agreed to join Turkish champions Fenerbahce at the end of the season. The 34-year-old left-back will leave Real June 30th. Carlos told Spanish newspaper Marca: “Fenerbahce are the club that have shown most interest … Continue reading

Beckham Inspires Real Madrid to Late Win

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If GolTV and Spain’s Primera Liga wanted to advertise the superiority of La Liga, today was the perfect advertisement. The triple bill of Deportivo La Coruna v Sevilla, Recreativo Huelva v Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid v Barcelona was simply … Continue reading

Real Madrid Turn On The Class Again at Bernabeu

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Real Madrid’s midfield maestro Guti lit up the Bernabeu stadium tonight with three golden passes that edged his side over Sevilla, 3-2. In a fantastic match, Real was on fire tonight. Now just two points behind Barcelona, Real Madrid is … Continue reading

Down to the Wire

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With 6 games left, the race for the title in La Liga is very close with four teams still having a realistic shot at winning it all. Barcelona are currently in first but have been in less-than-stellar form recently. They … Continue reading

Can Real Madrid Lift La Liga Trophy?

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In a weekend when matches in England disappointed (the flat showings by Manchester United, Chelsea, and Charlton), the sweet football of Spain shone this weekend especially in the spectacular Real Madrid 2-1 win against Valencia. And welcome back David Beckham … Continue reading

A Tale of Two

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Just as Real Madrid seemed to be making a surge toward the top of the table, along comes Racing Santander to upset them 2-1 on Saturday. The defeat was Real’s first in nine matches and leaves them sitting five points … Continue reading

El Classico Becomes The Unforgettable

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What an absolutely sensational match this past Saturday between Barcelona and Real Madrid. Even before the game began, it was majestic as the entire inhabitants of the Nou Camp held aloft colored pieces of plastic to bring the stadium to … Continue reading