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Tag Archives: Lionel Messi

Real Madrid vs Barcelona: More Than C. Ronaldo against Messi!

Posted on by Rami Soufi

The titans of Spanish football will face off next weekend at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in the traditional El Classico which will carry an even greater importance this time because it could decide the league title’s destination. The two clubs are tied on … Continue reading

Barcelona, We Meet Again

Posted on by Jordan Acker

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. Continue reading

La Liga in the Champions League: Sevilla Stumbles While Barcelona Bedazzles

Posted on by Andy Pineda

With the advantage of the away goal, Sevilla looked in prime position to advance to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League.  Unfortunately, Manolo Jiménez’s team played as though they were already in the next round.  A 0-0 score line … Continue reading

La Liga Review: Has Barcelona Been Figured Out?

Posted on by Andy Pineda

A ridiculous question with what should be a simple answer.  First, a cursory investigation.  Is Barcelona on top of the standings in La Liga?  Yes.  Has Barcelona obtained sixty-one points from twenty-four matches, one more point than it had at … Continue reading

Villarreal Spoils Barcelona’s Party at the Camp Nou

Posted on by Andy Pineda

A festive atmosphere enveloped the Camp Nou on Saturday evening as the boys of the Blaugrana celebrated their unprecedented six-trophy year with their Barça faithful.  Villarreal was a mere afterthought as the Barcelona players deservedly received their plaudits for a … Continue reading

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

FC Barcelona Falls Behind Real Madrid Before El Clásico

Posted on by Andy Pineda

In American sports, pundits and journalists throw around the phrase “trap game” when describing a game that would be looked over in anticipation of more important matters in the immediate future.  With a pivotal UEFA Champions League fixture with Inter … Continue reading

With Rubin Kazan’s Deserved Victory, FC Barcelona Suffers a Minor Setback

Posted on by Andy Pineda

After a workmanlike 1-0 victory against Almería and a mediocre showing in their 0-0 draw at the Mestalla against Valencia CF on Saturday, FC Barcelona looked to reverse their form in the Champions League against a supposed weaker team in … 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

Did Barca or Inter Milan Get The Better Player?

Posted on by Rami Soufi

The summer’s Blockbuster trade involved Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Samuel. Eto’o swapping clubs and Inter also received a boat load of cash. The first Champions League clash between the two clubs failed to give a decisive edge as to which team gained the most from … Continue reading

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: A Mixed Bag in Barcelona’s 3-0 Victory over Sporting Gijón

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Writer’s Note: Unfortunately, WordPress does not recognize the “c” with an accent mark, so Bojan Krkic and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s names will not include an accent mark above the ” c.” It is easy to overreact and overanalyze after one match … Continue reading

Messi Named Tops in Europe, Intriguing Returns for Zlatan, Kaka and Eto’o

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

The draw for the group stage of the 2009-10 UEFA Champions League was held Thursday in Monaco. Last season’s finalists face some tough going but they are not alone in that regard. FC Barcelona will begin their trophy defence in … Continue reading

La Liga team of the decade

Posted on by Matt Langille

Since we are approaching the end of a decade, and since it’s summer,I thought I would offer up my La Liga Team of the decade. I set my team based on the best actual season had by a player in … Continue reading

Manchester United Finally Decide To Sell Ronaldo

Posted on by Paul Bestall

So its official, Manchester United’s board have accepted a world record shattering bid of £80 million this morning from Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo. I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t face another summer of every news outlet boring … Continue reading

This Year’s Champions League Final Will NOT Be Ronaldo vs Messi

Posted on by Sebastian Shepard

If you would believe various pundits, the annoying debate that many football fans have been subject to this year and last – Ronaldo vs. Messi – will come to its conclusion in the UCL final in Rome.  On the biggest … Continue reading