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Archives: Sporting Gijón

Getafe Fails to Capitalize Against a Ten Man Real Madrid

Posted on by Andy Pineda

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 … Continue reading

Valencia Unnecessarily Drops Another Two Points

Posted on by Andy Pineda

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 … Continue reading

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: A Mixed Bag in Barcelona’s 3-0 Victory over Sporting Gijón

Posted on by Andy Pineda

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 … Continue reading

La Liga 2009/2010: A Season Preview (Part Two)

Posted on by Andy Pineda

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 … Continue reading

La Liga Week 30 Wrap

Posted on by Juan Arango

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, … Continue reading

Puyol Out For Ten Days

Posted on by Juan Arango

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 … Continue reading

Copa del Rey Quarters

Posted on by Juan Arango

 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 … Continue reading

La Liga Week 17 Scores

Posted on by Juan Arango

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 … Continue reading

Historic Weekend In La Liga

Posted on by Juan Arango

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 … Continue reading

Copa Del Rey Fixture

Posted on by Juan Arango

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, … 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