In the last few years, the top six teams have distanced themselves from the rest of La Liga. Real Madrid and FC Barcelona represent the top two, and Villarreal, Atlético Madrid, Sevilla, and Valencia compete for the next four places. Atlético Madrid continues their bumbling start into the Christmas break, […]
The two late Saturday matches headline Round 14 of La Liga with the 150th edition of El Derbi Barceloní between local rivals FC Barcelona and Espanyol and a top-three clash with 3rd place Valencia hosting 2nd place Real Madrid. Two other intriguing matches include high-flying Mallorca hoping to take their […]
Hurricane Clásico passed through the shores of Spain with a FC Barcelona win, and now normalcy can somewhat return to La Liga. The two most important matches in terms of the championship race are 5th place Deportivo La Coruña vs. league leaders FC Barcelona and 8th place Athletic Bilbao vs. […]
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 […]
Continuing the La Liga preview, part three will discuss the final six teams in alphabetical order: Tenerife, Valencia, Valladolid, Villarreal, Xerez, and Zaragoza. Tenerife Will the tandem of Juan Francisco Martinez, commonly known as Nino, and Alejandro Alfaro translate their scoring prowess from the Segunda División to La Liga? After […]
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 […]
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.
Week 17 was one of returns,debuts, goals, and quite a dose of controversy.
This was one of the most important games of the season for Real Madrid. Bernd Schuster knew that this was the game that they absolutely had to have if they planned to revert the results of the past couple of weeks both domestically and in Europe. Schuster knew that they […]
Tottenham Hotspur attacking midfielder Clint Dempsey has arrived in the United States for transfer discussions with Everton about a potential move to the Merseyside club, according to a report. Everton manager Roberto Martinez and club officials are currently in Los Angeles for the International Champions Cup. Everton plays Real Madrid […]
Before we head on over to the latest episode of “I’m On Setanta Sports” featuring Jose Mourinho and Sven-Goran Eriksson, be sure to keep an eye out on Setanta at the end of this month for the latest edition to the show — a brand-new character. Who could it be? […]
In my household, Sunday’s have always been synonymous with soccer. For me, the ideal weekend would be to watch my team win on the Saturday before settling in for a full day of soccer on the Sunday. That includes highlights from the games the day before early in the morning, […]
Monday afternoon at Noon ET/9am PT and Tuesday morning at 2am (AEST), the Soccerroos, ranked third in their group, will face off against last-placed Spain in what will be both teams’ final match at the 2014 World Cup after being knocked out by The Netherlands and Chile. The match will […]
With 10 gameweeks remaining, it might be rash to suggest that the result of one match could determine the destination of Spain’s Primera Division title but, come the end of the season, this weekend’s Clasico in Madrid might in retrospect have had a significant bearing on the final outcome. Real […]
Leicester striker Jamie Vardy deserves the accolade of “great,” Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said on Friday. And Van Gaal, who has worked with some great strikers over the years, went as far as to say he would not discount the possibility that Vardy could keep his side in […]
This weekend’s Premier League matches across NBC Sports in the United States features a first. It’ll be the first time that NBC’s lead soccer commentator Arlo White will be announcing a home game for his beloved club Leicester City. White will be joined by Lee Dixon from King Power Stadium […]
There are stories, and then there are stories we will always remember. Leicester City’s rise from the bottom on the Premier League is becoming the latter. From the start of the 2014-15 season to this point, 13 rounds into the campaign, the Foxes have played as title contenders do. It […]
Mathieu Valbuena said Friday that France international teammate Karim Benzema “indirectly” told him he had to pay a ransom to get back a sex tape of him with his girlfriend. In his first public comments on the scandal that has torn apart the French national team, Valbuena told Le Monde […]
Jose Mourinho has admitted that Tottenham Hotspur are potential title challengers ahead of their clash with Chelsea on Sunday and refuses to rule out moves for Harry Kane and James Vardy. The Portuguese also denied that his Chelsea side have an advantage over Spurs, despite an extra two days’ rest […]