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Archives: sevilla

Win a game, lose your job

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The past week has seen some major changes at three clubs involved in the group stage of the Champions League. Rosenborg, Valencia and Sevilla have all lost or fired their managers. Let’s start in Norway, where a day after scoring … 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

Champions League Group H Preview

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Just to be different, we start with Group H on Day 1 of our countdown to the kickoff for the Champions League proper. Each day we will examine one of the groups and explain our picks to emerge from thegroups … 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 Puerta dead at age 22

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

As we reported yesterday, Sevilla midfielder Antonio Puerta collapsed during a Primera Liga match on Saturday. Today brought the sad news that Puerta has died, just three days later. He had suffered a heart attack and had been on life … Continue reading

Sevilla’s Puerta dead at age 22

Posted on by Christopher Harris

As we reported yesterday, Sevilla midfielder Antonio Puerta collapsed during a Primera Liga match on Saturday. Today brought the sad news that Puerta has died, just three days later. He had suffered a heart attack and had been on life … 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

Sevilla’s 4-1 Victory Proves Magic of La Liga

Posted on by Christopher Harris

What a shame that the inaugural televised match of the new La Liga season was not shown worldwide due to disputes between TV companies in Spain. Let’s hope they get their issues resolved quickly so we don’t miss any quality … 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

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

Third qualifying round draw

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

It’s hard to imagine but the final is a mere 288 days away! With that in mind, the draw for the third and final round of qualifying for the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League group stage was held on Friday and … Continue reading

Could Juande Ramos Be Manchester City Bound?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Today’s all Spanish UEFA Cup Final should be a joy to watch (Fox Soccer Channel, 2:30pm ET). Both Espanyol and Sevilla play a decent brand of football. But my question is, will this be Juande Ramos’s last cup match in … Continue reading

Real Madrid Turn On The Class Again at Bernabeu

Posted on by Christopher Harris

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

Posted on by Christopher Harris

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

Liverpool’s Game Plan To Knock Barcelona Out

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Despite the cruel blow that Liverpool received Saturday when the better side lost to Manchester United, Rafa Benitez will be smiling on the streets of Merseyside this weekend. That’s because he will have watched Sevilla’s 2-1 win against Barca, and … Continue reading

Sevilla Go Top After 2-1 Win Against Barcelona

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It was an absolute pleasure today to watch the dynamic match between Sevilla and Barcelona, which was a good advert for Spanish football despite the three red cards and passion on display. Some of the things I found incredible were: … Continue reading