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 […]
The United States are on the verge of qualifying for their ninth World Cup. Victory in Honduras on October 10th will secure their place in next year’s finals, as they will if Costa Rica lose to bottom-placed Trinidad and Tobago. Draws for both US and Costa Rica will also enable […]
I had just gotten off a plane when I watched this match, so I want to rewatch the match before commenting, but on my first impression, we were very lucky to get a draw against a far superior Koren squad. More to come later.
A photo of Tottenham Hotspur’s home, away and third shirts for the 2013-14 season has been leaked on the Internet. In what appears to be the new official shirts from Under Armour, the Tottenham Hotspur shirts feature the name of what is allegedly the new shirt sponsor for Spurs — […]
If you thought that all the posturing and the mudslinging in the electronic & print media would end up being a major negative on this day, there has been some form of common sense with the players union. All outlets have reported that the Players Union has decided not to […]
England manager Roy Hodgson says that Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have “scotched” England’s friendlies by scheduling post-season friendlies in the United States and, in Tottenham’s case, The Bahamas. Here’s what Hodgson said: “My thinking, which is based a lot on having been a club manager, is that they’ll […]
Kurt Zouma suffered an unsettling injury during Chelsea’s Premier League match against Manchester United in last week’s fixture at Stamford Bridge. His fall was so awkward and his pain so obvious that United’s Juan Mata immediately called for a stoppage of play, frantically signaling to the bench that his opponent needed treatment. Following the match, the […]
The betting industry has done nothing but grow and many fear that it’s the sole industry responsible for fixed matches that have plagued soccer for decades. We can safely conclude that sports betting has never been bigger. With all the new ways of placing bets through mobile applications and online […]
The threat of relegation may be gone but Chelsea continue to dwell in the bottom half of the table coming into this fixture. The Blues have picked up only two league wins and six draws since Guus Hiddink took over which is not good enough for a club with top […]
Sunderland welcome Manchester United to the Stadium of Light on Saturday as they continue to seek for points that will push them out of the bottom three. Sam Allardyce’s men are four points away from safety after picking up a point in the 2-2 draw away at Liverpool last week […]
In a stellar 12-year career, Lionel Messi has won the world player of the year award five times and broken endless goalscoring records, but he had never been named player of the month in Spain, until now. The 28-year-old Argentine forward received the award for La Liga’s player of the […]