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Archives: Real Madrid

Schuster Candidates Are Already In Line

Posted on by Juan Arango

The writing might be on the wall for Bernd Schuster or it might be the typical Real Madrid hysterics that go on after a big loss like the one they suffered against Real Unión.  Right now they are burying Schuster … Continue reading

Champions League News Roundup

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

I thought I would share with you some of the articles that have caught my eye over the past couple of days: Kartik of Major League Soccer Talk argues that Landon Donovan’s trial with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich is a … Continue reading

Unión Make History In Copa

Posted on by Juan Arango

Real Unión gave the shocker of the year at the Bernabéu as they eliminated reigning league champs Real Madrid from the Copa del Rey.   Many people in the Spanish media thought that logic would once again rear its head … Continue reading

Diarra Out For Three Weeks

Posted on by Juan Arango

Real Madrid midfielder Mahamadou Diarra, lost his status as the most important injury in Spain.   The might be out anywhere between three to four weeks due to a 1st degreeetear in his left thigh. The Malinese international suffered the injury … Continue reading

Strachan right to back United

Posted on by Chris Rivers

After seeing his team well and truly played off the park Celtic manager Gordon Strachan honoured United as being the best side his Scottish champions had ever faced in Europe. That is some accolade when you consider that the Bhoys … Continue reading

At The Turn: Who Needs to Win

Posted on by Mike

To use a golf analogy, the teams in the group stage of the Champions League make the turn today and tomorrow with the completion of the first three games of the group stage. And while it’s early, for some teams, … Continue reading

Back In The Big Time

Posted on by Josh Pedley

  One of the great fixtures in European football returns tonight when Real Madrid travel to Turin to take on Juventus. After a home victory against Zenit St Petersburg and a surprise 2-2 draw in Belarus against BATE in their … Continue reading

Bookend Goals Help Merengues In Derbi

Posted on by Juan Arango

Who ever thought that in the first and last minute Real Madrid would further sink Atlético into deeper problems after a heated Madrid derby.  With only 35 seconds gone by in the match Ruud Van Nistelrooy smacked a shot from … Continue reading

Champions League News Roundup

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

With World Cup qualifying on, its been a little slow for UEFA club competition news but here are some stories around the web that I thought you’d find interesting. ESPN Soccernet details the problems at Fenerbahce Bundesliga Talk has posted … Continue reading

UEFA’s Stand For Club Identity And Fair Practices

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

This may be a bit long-winded and rambling but I hope you stick with me as there are a number of important points to discuss.  UEFA recently released a publication entitled “Safeguarding The Heritage And Future Of Team Sport In … Continue reading

Champions League Matchday Two Roundup

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

On the newly re-launched Third Half podcast (a roundup show for all the Talk web sites), I had a great discussions with host Jonathan Starling about the goings-on of Matchday 2. Download the episode from EPL Talk. It was a … Continue reading

Monzón Gets First Callup

Posted on by Juan Arango

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 … Continue reading

Friday Five: Wembley to Host 2011 Champions League Final, Thierry Henry Unhappy

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

In a new experiment, I am going to try a weekly wrap-up of news stories that caught my eye but that I don’t think require pages of analysis as I am prone to doing So, here they are, concise and … Continue reading

One Foot Already In Second Division?

Posted on by Juan Arango

I was exchanging messages with Elisa the other day as she thought that I was a tad hard on Athletic Bilbao.  She thought that I was putting them in second division, which is far from the truth.THIS is how I … Continue reading

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