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La Liga Jornada 33 Review: Tenerife Rises to Within One Point of Relegation Salvation

“NINO, NINO, NINO!” chanted Los Chicharreros in the Estadio Heliodoro Rodríguez López.  When shouted aloud, the chant sounded like an onrushing ambulance through a traffic-jammed street, and for Getafe, who fell victim to the brilliance of Nino, they needed the assistance of EMT workers. After a 0-0 draw at home […]

Real Madrid Close The Gap On Barcelona

Los Galacticos were able to defeat Valencia 2-0 courtesy of their two top scorers Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo. Real Madrid have been heavily dependent on the duo to deliver the goals and achieve victories. When the two are having a relatively subdued match, Real tend to struggle as witnessed […]

La Liga Jornada 32 Review: Athletic Bilbao Disappoints and Disappears Against Valencia

Sevilla failed to show up against a desperate Real Valladolid side.  Mallorca could only muster a draw against Real Zaragoza at La Romareda.  Athletic Bilbao knew that a win against Valencia on Thursday would ascend them to within one point of Mallorca for the final Champions League spot. Sure, Athletic […]

La Liga Preview and US TV Listings for Jornada 32: Apr. 13 – Apr. 15

With El Clásico in the rear-view mirror, La Liga continues forward with a mid-week round that will help shape the European and relegation battles. For Real Madrid, a mid-week match should be good for them so that they can move on quickly from a mentally and physically draining edition of […]

La Liga Jornada 31 Review: Xavi’s Foresight and Pep Guardiola’s Tactics Lead Barcelona Over Real Madrid in El Clásico

Throughout Barcelona’s two-year run of groundbreaking excellence, Josep Guardiola i Sala role as a tactician tended to be undervalued.  He reinstituted the “Total Football” concept that Johan Cruyff, Guardiola’s former manager at FC Barcelona, instilled when he was a player and a manager at the club, and he changed the […]

Is Lionel Messi Unstoppable?

At the moment the answer would most likely be a resounding “Yes” considering Lionel Messi’s torrid scoring run and his great form. However, one would only need to look at Argentina’s matches to see how the talented Messi who is widely regarded as the best player in the world becomes […]

Inter to Face Barca in Champions League

Serie A’s lone representative in the Champions League advanced to the semi-finals with a 2-0 aggregate win over a feisty CSKA Moscow club.  Their reward: facing probably the best team in the world, a Barcelona club that obliterated Arsenal yesterday at Camp Nou. Inter did what it needed to do to […]

FoxSoccer.tv Subscribers Miss First Half Of Barca v Arsenal

Since it’s relaunch on March 1, the track record for FoxSoccer.tv — Fox’s broadband product that features live and recorded games — has been frustratingly poor. First there were the problems that plagued the Manchester United against Liverpool match shown live on Sunday, March 20. And Tuesday, the FoxSoccer.tv website […]

Barcelona v Arsenal: Live Blog

Today beginning at 2:15 pm ET (7:15 UK Time), I will be liveblogging the Barcelona against Arsenal UEFA Champions League match, with a little EPL chat mixed in. <a href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=d48a0e36e6″ mce_href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=d48a0e36e6″ >EPLTalk: Arsenal v. Barcelona Live Blog</a> Editor’s note: Whether you’re at work or at home watching the game, log […]

Barcelona, We Meet Again

Since I’m new at EPL Talk, I’d like to talk a little bit more (before I discuss Wednesday’s match) about my history as an Arsenal fan. Slowly becoming a soccer fan in college, a 2006 trip to Europe with my girlfriend really cemented my love of the Gunners. Arriving in Paris just days before the Champions League Final, little did I know what would await me. The year before, I had been in Israel during the Liverpool-Milan game. Taking a cursory interest, I sat down with several Israelis who were screaming about how dominant Milan were. As everyone knows, it didn’t end up that way. But it was enough to turn me into a soccer fan for life.

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Wayne Rooney Has Words For England Supporters

Wayne Rooney has never been one to hide his personality. His temper on the field has been scrutinized for years, but most Rooney and Manchester United fans chalk it up to the passion and heart he has for the game and for winning. The same passion and heart that makes […]

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Fan zones maintained for Euro 2016 despite security fears

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (above) confirmed Tuesday that fan zones will be maintained but with increased security during Euro 2016 despite recent terrorist attacks which left 130 dead in France. The attacks included three large explosions caused by suicide bombers outside the Stade de France — where the Euro […]

Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial passed fit for Manchester United’s visit from PSV Eindhoven

Manchester United strikers Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial have been passed fit for Wednesday’s Champions League home game with PSV Eindhoven, manager Louis van Gaal revealed on Tuesday. The two players missed United’s 2-1 win at Watford in the Premier League on Saturday, captain Rooney due to illness and Martial […]