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  • Sunday, February 14

    NEC vs. PSV, 10:45am ET, NGSN

  • Sunday, February 14

    Augsburg vs. Bayern Munich, 11:30am ET, FS2 & FOX Soccer 2GO.

  • Sunday, February 14

    Getafe vs. Atletico Madrid, 12:15pm ET, beIN SPORTS and fuboTV

  • Sunday, February 14

    Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo, 2:30pm ET, beIN SPORTS & fuboTV

  • Sunday, February 14

    Pachuca vs. Puebla, 8pm ET, NBC Universo

Messi Wins Fifa Ballon d’Or Award

Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi captured the inaugural Fifa Ballon d’Or award. This is the first time this award has been presented as the Ballon d’Or (former European Footballer of the Year award) and the FIFA World Player of the Year award have been merged. Messi beat out fellow […]

Barcelona Win La Liga

The Catalan giants have succeeded in defending their league title and will end the season on a high note despite losing in the Champions League semi-final to Inter and being eliminated from the Copa del Rey earlier in the season. One of the main catalysts behind the successful defending of […]

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 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 […]

La Liga Review: Has Barcelona Been Figured Out?

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 the same point last season?  Check.  Does Barcelona have the […]

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Champions League Tuesday Scores

Madrid Feel  “El Chorreo” At Casa De Anfield Liverpool 4-0 Real Madrid LIV: Torres (16′), Gerrard (27′ pk, 47′), Dossena (88′) LIV adv. on 5-0 agg. Drogba and Essien Are Money- Again Juventus 2-2 Chelsea JUV:  Iaquinta (18′), Del Piero (74′) CHE:  Essien (45’+1′), Drogba (83′) CHE adv. on 3-2 […]

Championship Talk Podcast Details

The Championship Talk podcast is scheduled to debut in June, and will be a weekly show (30-40 mins. in length). The program will involve myself, Brian Koski, as host, along with a cast of characters from England (correspondents, guests, etc.). Although I am physically based in the US (Seattle), the […]

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Chelsea boss Hiddink pleads for Friday night Euro relief

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First Pep, then Klopp: Augsburg relish ‘dream’ games

Bundesliga strugglers Augsburg insist they are relishing their forthcoming dream home ties against Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. Guardiola will bring Bundesliga leaders Bayern to Augsburg’s WWK Arena for a league clash on Sunday before Klopp’s Liverpool are the visitors next Thursday in the Round of 32, […]