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Tag Archives: FC Barcelona

La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for El Clásico: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The José Mourinho – Pep Guardiola headline and the Lionel Messi – Cristiano Ronaldo headline have been covered and written many times over, so this preview of El Clásico will try to avoid these subjects and focus on the other, … Continue reading

La Liga Champions League Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Matchday 5: Nov. 23 – Nov. 24

Posted on by Andy Pineda

With Real Madrid already qualified for the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League, Barcelona and Valencia could also seal their berths into the knockout round with wins in their group match this midweek.  Barcelona will travel to Athens to … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 12 Review: Real Sociedad on the Up and Up Despite the Loss to Atlético Madrid

Posted on by Andy Pineda

For a club with an illustrious history, a three-year internment in the purgatory of the Segunda División almost erased the San Sebastián club from the collective consciousness.  As with most historical clubs who end up falling to the second division … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 11 Review: Barcelona Produces a Complete Team Performance In Their Defeat of Villarreal

Posted on by Andy Pineda

A select few matches each season define the league in terms of pecking order and/or overall footballing ability.  Obviously, the two editions of El Clásico between Real Madrid and Barcelona usually determine the fate of La Liga’s crown.  More specifically, … Continue reading

La Liga European Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Matchday 4: Nov. 2 – Nov. 4

Posted on by Andy Pineda

UEFA Champions League While Real Madrid and Barcelona can earn their spots into the knockout round with wins against AC Milan and FC København, respectively, and will likely qualify even without victories in Matchday 4, Valencia does not have that … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 8 Review: Villarreal Announces Their Intentions For La Liga’s Crown

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The first year of the post-Manuel Pellegrini era commenced with a startling thud, as through seven rounds last season, Villarreal propped every other Primera División team up at the bottom of the table.  This smooth, plucky team from the Valencian … Continue reading

La Liga European Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Matchday 3: Oct. 19 – Oct. 21

Posted on by Andy Pineda

UEFA Champions League If judging by current form at this very minute, Real Madrid might be playing the best football in Europe.  After their opening few matches where they could not kick the ball into the Mediterranean Sea, their ten … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 7 Review: Did Barcelona Expose Valencia’s Faint Ambitions of Winning La Liga?

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Through the first six rounds in La Liga, Valencia CF led the way at the top of the ladder with sixteen points, one point ahead of Villarreal, two points ahead of Real Madrid, and three points ahead of FC Barcelona. … Continue reading

La Liga European Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Matchday 2: Sept. 28 – Sept. 30

Posted on by Andy Pineda

UEFA Champions League Real Madrid’s offensive woes will not be aided when they travel to the Stade de l’Abbé Deschamps on Tuesday and face an Auxerre squad who gave up the fewest goals in Ligue 1 last season with a … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 2 Review: Hércules Proves Its Strength Against Barcelona

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Before this current season, Hércules CF had tasted top flight football only twice in the past twenty-five years: the 1985-86 season, when their neighbors to north, Valencia, also suffered relegation for the first time in its illustrious history; and the 1996-97 … Continue reading

La Liga Fixtures for the 2010-11 Season

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The Real Federación Española de Fútbol (the Spanish FA) released the full schedule for the 2010-11 La Liga season, and Jornada 1 will be held on the last weekend of August.  Both Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will commence their … Continue reading

World Cup 2010: Spain Holds On For A 1-0 Victory Over Germany Despite Their Dominance

Posted on by Andy Pineda

David Villa became the talisman for the Spanish national football team, scoring five of Spain’s six goals in the tournament.  Xavi Hernández and Andrés Iniesta controlled the midfield with their incisive passing and ball possession.  Fernando Torres could not get … Continue reading

What David Villa’s Transfer to FC Barcelona Means For Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The rumors, for once, came to fruition, as FC Barcelona will pay a transfer fee of €40 million to Valencia for Spanish international striker David Villa.  This tango (or the sardana for a more local, Catalunyan flair) danced by the … Continue reading

Would Selling Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona Necessarily Be A Bad Thing for Arsenal?

Posted on by Michael Scallon

If, as is his reported wish, Cesc Fabregas is sold back to Barcelona, it would without doubt be a sad moment for the Premier League. Not only would it be a damning indictment of ‘The Best League In The World … Continue reading

Inter Milan Completes The Italian Job on Barcelona in the Champions League

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The sprinklers rose up from the pitch and sprayed the Inter Milan players and staff.  The Barcelona anthem, “Cant del Barça,” blared through the loudspeakers as the Culés did not know whether to clap off their Blaugrana heroes or vehemently … Continue reading

Open Letter to Jose Mourinho

Posted on by Jesse Chula

Dear Special One, Or, is it Mr. Special? Excuse my error in salutation, if in fact I committed one. I wish to take a fleeting moment to put pen to paper and congratulate you on your recent 0-1 loss to current … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 34 Review: Málaga Denied of a Shock Victory at Mallorca

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Juan Ramón López Muñiz brought Málaga into La Liga in 2008 after a two-year hiatus in the second division.  Throughout his playing career, he played on teams constantly scrambling either to stay in La Liga or to be promoted to … Continue reading