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Archives: villarreal

La Liga US TV Listings for Jornada 16: Jan. 2 and Jan. 3

Posted on by Andy Pineda

As 2010 arrives through the doorstep, La Liga returns with a vengeance from the winter break that seemingly flew by so quickly.  As soon as these players finish their grapes and cava to ring in the new year, the focus … Continue reading

Sevilla and Valencia Are Pretenders Rather Than Contenders for La Liga

Posted on by Andy Pineda

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.  … Continue reading

La Liga US TV Listings for Jornada 14: Dec. 12 and Dec. 13

Posted on by Andy Pineda

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 … Continue reading

Why is Defense So Reviled in Football?

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The theory is that because of the low amount of scoring in football, using particularly protective and cynical tactics ruins the sport whose nature inhibits a high amount of goals per match.  Football’s common nickname is “The Beautiful Game,” but … Continue reading

Sevilla FC’s Defeat of Real Madrid Announces Their Presence in the La Liga Title Race

Posted on by Andy Pineda

In terms of the football played on the pitch, the Sevilla – Real Madrid clash qualified as the best match of the young La Liga season.  Honorable mentions to Athletic Bilbao’s 3-2 victory over Villarreal CF in Round 3 and … Continue reading

Modest Improvement For Madrid

Posted on by Emilee Woods

Villarreal 0-2 Real Madrid 0-1 Ronaldo, 2’ 0-2 Kaka (pen), 73’ With four wins in four league games and three clean sheets in the bunch, it’s statistically difficult to find fault with Real Madrid’s early season performances. They have ostensibly … Continue reading

What Is Wrong With Villarreal?

Posted on by Andy Pineda

After another underwhelming performance in a 0-2 loss to Real Madrid at El Madrigal on Wednesday evening, Villarreal currently sits in 18th place with only two points from four La Liga matches.  In their defense for their showing against Madrid, … Continue reading

Sevilla Flies Underneath the Radar

Posted on by Andy Pineda

While the press and the media focus most of their ink and font on the newly built Real Madrid and the continued brilliance of FC Barcelona, Sevilla carries on with their consistent good form.  On the surface, there is nothing … Continue reading

Atlético Madrid Continues Their Stumbling Start

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Atlético Madrid prolonged their faltering start with a 1-1 draw against Racing Santander on Saturday.  Even with a man advantage for the majority of the second half, they lacked the finishing touch to nip the win from a feisty Santander … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Andy Pineda

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 … Continue reading

La Liga Roundup – Round 33

Posted on by George Metellus

Ladies & Gentlemen, the chase for the title of Spanish La Liga champion just got more interesting. Round 33 came quickly after Round 32 featured midweek matches. Round 33 was a dream for Real Madrid fans as Barcelona finally dropped … 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

Senna Out Of Midweek Clash

Posted on by Juan Arango

Last week it was Santi Cazorla that was being lamented prior to Villarreal’s away leg match against Arsenal. News got worse for Manuel Pellegrini when Spanish international Marcos Senna would be ruled out of the return leg of the Champions … Continue reading