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Archives: Real Madrid

RVN Out, Robinho and Pepe Back

Posted on by Juan Arango

Ruud Van Nistlerooy will have to wait yet another week to score his 50th goal with Real Madrid. A case of synovitis will put him on the bench in their must-win game on the road against Recreativo. Recre are currently … Continue reading

Round of 16 Predictions

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Here are my picks to go through to the quarter-finals. Liverpool v InternazionaleOlmypiacos v ChelseaRoma v Real MadridSchalke v PortoArsenal v MilanLyon v Manchester UnitedFenerbahce v SevillaCeltic v Barcelona I could see Roma or Fenerbache advancing from their matches, those … Continue reading

The smoke clears

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

…and we are left with 16 teams. The knockout phase pairings will be drawn on December 21 at UEFA headquarters in Nyon. The complete list of teams heading into the draw is posted below: 2007/08 UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16 … Continue reading

All or Nothing

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The rest of Matchday 6 fixtures are to be played today and tomorrow. These are the final fixtures of the group stage and several clubs fate still lies in the balance. Let’s take a quick look at each Group. Group … Continue reading

Matchday 5 – Wednesday Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

We’ll look over the results of Tuesday’s matches along with Wednesday’s matches in one big wrap-up article on Thursday. For now, we’re going to preview matches in Groups A through D. We start with Liverpool where coach Rafa Benitez has … Continue reading

Truce in TV war

Posted on by Christopher Harris

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. … Continue reading

Injury impact

Posted on by Christopher Harris

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

Posted on by Christopher Harris

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

Posted on by Christopher Harris

(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

Posted on by Christopher Harris

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?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

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

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

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

Posted on by Christopher Harris

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

Posted on by Christopher Harris

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

Posted on by Christopher Harris

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