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Tag Archives: Karim Benzema

La Liga Jornada 20 Review: Real Madrid Struggles Yet Again and Wins Unconvincingly Yet Again

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Maybe Florentino Pérez might start to appreciate Gonzalo Higuaín now. The man that Pérez wanted to offload since he returned for his second stint as Real president sits in the stands because he is recovering from surgery that repaired a … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 9 Review: Real Madrid Passes Herculean Test

Posted on by Andy Pineda

With the reinstitution of the Galáctico policy following Florentino Pérez’s return as President of Real Madrid last summer, Pérez wasted no time in the second construction of his universe-beating side.  Lost in the shuffle of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaká, and Xabi … Continue reading

Getafe Fails to Capitalize Against a Ten Man Real Madrid

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The fashionable district.  The working-class south.  The established.  The disrespected.  Commerce.  Industry.  A comparison between the two top Madrid clubs.  Getafe just wants to be in the conversation.  They are in the city too, they say.  Real Madrid does not … 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

La Liga in the UEFA Champions League: A Recap

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Tuesday and Wednesday brought about Match Day 2 in the UEFA Champions League, and the four representatives from Spain had interesting ties that helped shape their respective groups.  On Tuesday, Sevilla FC visited Rangers FC at the Ibrox Stadium, where … Continue reading

Another Impressive Scoreline Conceals Real’s Frailties

Posted on by Emilee Woods

Real Madrid 5-0 Xerez 1-0 Ronaldo, 1′ 2-0 Ronaldo, 75′ 3-0 Guti, 78′ 4-0 Benzema, 82′ 5-0 Van Nistelrooy, 89′ Real Madrid moved to the top of the table Sunday, ahead of Barcelona on goal differential, after a 5-0 rout … Continue reading

Que Mal Que Marca El Madrid

Posted on by Emilee Woods

Espanyol 0-3 Real Madrid 0-1 Granero, 39’ 0-2 Guti, 77’ 0-3 Ronaldo, 90’ This was a constant refrain from the Spanish language announcers and the theme of most of the match, as the Merengues struggled to hold their nerve at … Continue reading

First Impressions of Real Madrid and the Second Galacticos Era

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The much-anticipated return of La Liga began with a scintillating match between the new galácticos of Real Madrid and the pesky Deportivo La Coruña, who always gives Madrid a run for their money, literally.  Because of the continued suspension of … Continue reading

Friday Links: Benzema Admits Turning Down United

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Just a few news stories that caught my interest over the last couple of days. Enjoy! Karim Benzema admits turning down Manchester United and Barcelona Jonathan Wilson’s article on the ties that existed between Romanian secret police and Dinamo Bucharest Ever … Continue reading

Manchester United: Summer Transfer Targets

Posted on by David Schiavone

With the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo adding £80 million to Sir Alex Ferguson’s usual £25-30 million yearly budget. A summer spending spree is surely on the cards. Looking at the side, it would appear to me a winger and some … Continue reading

Serie A Matchday 14 Schedule

Posted on by Kevin Walker

I’ll be watching Juventus vs. Reggina on Saturday and of course the big one, Roma vs. Fiorentina, come Sunday morning. Should be interesting to see how Fiorentina respond after dropping out of further Champions League action mid-week with the defeat to … Continue reading