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Archives: Real Madrid

Gago Out For A Month

Posted on by Juan Arango

Real Madrid midfielder Fernando Gago became the second South American international to have to miss an extended period of time after Champions League play.  Gago will be out for close to a month after suffering a level two muscle tear … Continue reading

Good Matchday For Spanish Clubs

Posted on by Juan Arango

Spain’s big four in the Champions League came out in great shape after one matchday.   Barcelona looked like their usual selves- both good and bad- and were able to handle Sporting Lisbon by a score of 3-1.   Real … Continue reading

Heinze Gone From Albiceleste?

Posted on by Juan Arango

Gabriel Heinze’s days with the Argentine national team could be numbered after his fallout with Alfio Basile. His dreadful performance against Paraguay, his horrid own goal and his reaction to be subbed in favor of Getafe’s Daniel Díaz will most … Continue reading

Intriguing Matchups For Spanish Teams

Posted on by Juan Arango

Both Madrid sides got a tough draw in the upcoming group stage of the UEFA Champions League.  Of all of the Spanish team Real Madrid got the unenviable distinction of being in this year’s Group of Death.   They will … Continue reading

Villa Ups With Valencia

Posted on by Juan Arango

Villa Ups Contract With Valencia by Juan Arango for Mad About Fútbol    August 27, 2008 Spanish international David Villa signed an extension with Valencia that will have him under contract with the club until 2014.   This thwarted any chance … Continue reading

Dunga’s Last Stand

Posted on by Juan Arango

Dunga could be seeing his days numbred as coach of the Brazilian national team. The road is not very easy for the Canarinha as they face an inspired Chilean side in Santiago, they wil then follow that up with a … 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

Another Youngster In Madrid´s Radar?

Posted on by Juan Arango

The biggest transfer in Argentina is supposed to happen within the next 72 hours.   Many of the people outside of the country know him, but he seems to be one of the biggest promises in the game in three or … Continue reading

Di Madrid?

Posted on by Juan Arango

Madrid looked to for a Plan B or C, but now that Diego Milito and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar sem to be out of the mix, they emerged with a Plan D. Benfica´s Ángel Di Maria seems to be the name of … Continue reading

Ronaldo picks Real Madrid over Manchester United

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

As the old saying goes, money talks and Cristiano Ronaldo is listening. The 23-year-old Portugese superstar finally ended his silence in an exclusive interview with respected Brazilian website Terra he is reported as stating: “I would like to play for … Continue reading

Manchester Strikes Back- Episode 2

Posted on by Juan Arango

In the second episode of the Ronaldo Signing… “Negotiations” are underway.  Portuguese superagent Jorge Mendes is going to be a busy week.  After helping Massimo Moratti get Jose Mourinho… he prepares for one crazy summer. Malcolm Glazer rebutted Real Madrid’s … Continue reading

Transfer Moves: Keita to Catalonia, Degen leaves Dortmund

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Now that the Champions League final has passed and I’ve had a bit of a break, it’s time for me to get back to work and start monitoring the transfer market. I’ve decided to not post much about rumours, though … Continue reading

Could Berbatov be on his way to Barca or AC Milan?

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The summer spending sprees will soon start but Tottenham have already started their work with one purchase and heavy rumours of a sale in the very near future. Tottenham manager Juande Ramos began his shopping early with the capture of … Continue reading

Bayern, Real, Lyon closing in on domestic glory

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

With so much focus on the English Premier League and its dominance of the Champions League, I wanted to switch gears and take a look at some of the other leagues in Europe.

Madrid To Play Friendly In Bogota

Posted on by Juan Arango

Real Madrid announced on Thursday that they will be traveling to Colombia to face local club Millonarios this coming Agusut 7th. The announcement was confirmed through Spanish sports daily As.

2010 CL and UEFA Cup Final Locations Announced

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The historic Santiago Bernabéu, home stadium of Real Madrid CF, in Madrid will host the 2010 UEFA Champions League final, with UEFA awarding the same season’s UEFA Cup final to the Arena Hamburg. Now boasting a capacity of over 71,000, … Continue reading

Robinho For Player Of The Year

Posted on by Juan Arango

Whether it’s the English Premier League and the Argentine marketing machine would like people to believe that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are locks for the FIFA World Player of the Year, I would like to be the first one … Continue reading

Guti Stays In Madrid

Posted on by Juan Arango

The Merengues deputy did not travel to Huelva as Real Madrid have a tough match against relegation-embattled Recreativo this weekend. The former Spanish international did not recover from the calf strain he suffered in last weekend’s loss to Getafe.