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Tag Archives: Copa del Rey

Messi’s Great Week Continues

Posted on by Rami Soufi

Barcelona’s star Lionel Messi has capped his great week with two goals to lead the Catalan side to a 3-1 victory over Deportivo La Coruna. Several days ago he was named the Ballon d’Or winner after a stunning year during … Continue reading

Messi Wins Ballon d’Or

Posted on by Rami Soufi

As expected Lionel Messi succeeded Cristiano Ronaldo as the winner of the Ballon d’Or award. The Barcelona star comfortably won the prize but he admitted his surprise at the margin of victory as he received 240 points more than Cristiano Ronaldo who finished … Continue reading

Real Madrid 1-4 Alcorcón: The Five Stages of Grief Through the Players’ and the Supporters’ Eyes

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Denial Although Real Madrid needed five goals to overturn their Round of 32 tie with Alcorcón, a certain sense of denial was important in this particular situation so that they could believe that their task was not impossible.  Kaká stated, … Continue reading

Restoring the Romance of the Copa del Rey

Posted on by Andy Pineda

If the Copa del Rey is played, but hardly anyone cares about it, did it really happen?  To say that some of the La Liga teams think of the cup as a nuisance would be quite an understatement.  With the … Continue reading

Athletic Bilbao Maintains Perfect Start and Basque Heritage

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Athletic Bilbao would have no problems with the proposed UEFA plan of mandating eight homegrown players in the squad of eighteen for every match or the theoretical 6 + 5 rule, where six players of the starting eleven would have … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Barça Made History

Posted on by George Metellus

Ladies & Gentlemen as you well know FC Barcelona completed their greatest season ever by defeating Manchester United 2-0 in the 2008-09 UEFA Champions League Final. The win gave them their 1st ever treble as Barcelona became the 1st Spanish … Continue reading

Copa Del Rey – Round of 16 Draw

Posted on by George Metellus

  1st Leg – January 7, 2nd Leg – January 14 [Home Team - 1st Leg Listed First] Racing Santander – Valencia winner VS. Sevilla FC – Deportivo La Coruña winner Osasuna – Athletic Bilbao winner VS. Sporting Gijón – … Continue reading

Schalke Draw Atletico Madrid in CL 3rd Qualifying Round

Posted on by Mark

Yesterday was the draw for the 3rd qualifying round of the Champions League, the last hurdle before the group stages commence. There are plenty of interesting ties (Steve McClaren’s FC Twente vs. Arsenal topping the list), but in pure footballing … Continue reading