This weekend’s round of fixtures is highlighted by El Clásico, the rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid. Not only are they the two most successful teams in the history of Spanish football, they occupy the top two spots in this season’s table. Real Madrid has a one point lead over […]
It is Friday, which means it is time to prepare for non-stop action from Spain with La Liga back in the fray. After an intense week of World Cup qualifying playoffs, the focus turns back to the domestic responsibilities. The times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST) and include the […]
The fashionable district. The working-class south. The established. The disrespected. Commerce. Industry. A comparison between the two top Madrid clubs. Getafe just wants to be in the conversation. They are in the city too, they say. Real Madrid does not disrespect them because they are not in Real’s radar. With […]
Based on their records coming into this fixture, the Valencia – Atlético Madrid Saturday fixture did not look to be an appetizing match, but knowing each team’s penchant to go forward, their stature in Spanish football, and their performances over the past few years, this game was the one to […]
Writer’s Note: Unfortunately, WordPress does not recognize the “c” with an accent mark, so Bojan Krkic and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s names will not include an accent mark above the ” c.” It is easy to overreact and overanalyze after one match and assume that whatever happens in that match will become […]
Continuing the La Liga preview, part two will discuss the next seven teams in alphabetical order: Málaga, Mallorca, Osasuna, Racing Santander, Real Madrid, Sevilla, and Sporting Gijón. Málaga Will Málaga stave off the second season syndrome? After a couple of seasons in La Liga Adelante, Málaga rose from the lower […]
Numbers seemed down this week in La Liga mostly due to the Easter holiday, but that did not reduce the excitement in the league. Barcelona continue their ways en route to their 19th league title. The Blaugrana Ballet showed offense, yet they were not as sharp when it came time […]
As and Marca already started to salivate at the beginning of an impending Barcelona collapse. Barca captain Carles Puyol will be out for ten days as he suffered a slight muscle tear in his left thigh. According to sources, Puyol will be out for Barcelona’s next three matches against Racing, […]
The Copa del Rey got its draw for the quarterfinals and there are some intriguing matchups. Four of the last Copa del Rey winners are still in the race as well as the winningest club in this tournament. Barcelona-Espanyol The big matchup right now is is the Catalan derby being […]
What a way to celebrate Raúl’s 500th appearance in Spanish first division. In addition to achieving such a milestone, Raúl also scored his 212th career goal in the 16th minute courtesy of a Gonzalo Higuaín pass into the box and the Madrid starlet took advantage of the jewel.
As if their lead was not wide enough, Barcelona could really seem uncatchable with only two weeks left in the first half of the season. It’s not going to be easy for the blaugrana as they will face current cellar dwellers in Osasuna.
This round of the Copa del Rey has some intriguing storyline. The biggest game of the stage is undoubtedly Barcelona and Atlético Madrid. The biggest player on the field on Tuesday will be Lio Messi. Players like Samuel Eto’o, Sergio Agüero, Xavi, and Carles Puyol missing from the pitch […]
Week 17 was one of returns,debuts, goals, and quite a dose of controversy.
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 sound when I tap a team to second division.After four […]
We’ve spent a great deal of time the past few weeks on this site discussing the eccentric behavior of Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan. It seems Tan, having railroaded the well-respected Malky Mackay, needed to buy some credibility. He seems to have temporarily done so with the appointment of Ole […]
Which of the new 2006/2007 Premiership kits do you think looks best? Is it the new United kit? Manchester United’s new home kit has caused quite a bit of controversy on message boards worldwide with a lot of people saying it looks too close to Liverpool strips of old. But […]
Drogheda United, Modrica and Domzale enjoyed winning Champions League debuts after dismissing their first qualifying round opponents on Wednesday. Irish champions Drogheda will face Dynamo Kiev after defender Graham Gartland gave them a 1-0 win at Levadia Tallinn to complete a 3-1 aggregate win over the Estonian champions. Bosnian title […]
Whether you’re new to the World Cup or you’re taking in your tenth finals, you’re sure to have noticed the incessant drone at matches this past weekend from the stadium horns known as vuvuzelas that are so common in South Africa. Love them or hate them, it seems the vuvuzela, […]
Warrior Sports have unveiled Liverpool’s European shirt for the 2014/15 season. The European shirt, or third shirt, features a checkered sash, which is new to Anfield and is complemented by a classic red collar. In line with the home and away versions, an embroidered Liver Bird sits prominently as the […]
by Arghya Mukherjee Arsenal fans have always had a special place for Cesc Fabregas’s magical free kicks (not particularly the one that led to Chelsea’s goal against them this season, though). Be it those delicious inswinging curlers which nestled at the top corner, winning three points for the Gunners in […]
Barcelona star Lionel Messi, the favorite to win FIFA’s prestigious Ballon d’Or title, was on Monday voted the top striker in the Spanish league last season ahead of Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo. It is the sixth time that the Argentinian has won the title in seven editions of the […]
Cash-strapped Bolton on Monday revealed they have been unable to pay their players’ wages this month and just hours later the Championship’s bottom club were held to a 1-1 draw by Brentford. Neil Lennon’s squad have not received their wages for November as the club are currently £172.9 million ($260 […]
Manchester City and Liverpool head the list of teams coveting a berth in the League Cup semifinals this week as the competition reaches the quarterfinal stage without several major names. With Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and holders Chelsea having fallen by the wayside, City and Liverpool will already have […]
UEFA’s Gianni Infantino said he would work to clean up FIFA from “day one” if elected leader after an evening of close discussions with his Asian rival Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa. Infantino told AFP that he would instigate reforms immediately if he is elected on Feb. 26 to […]