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Archives: Real Madrid

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

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