Tag: la liga

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Barcelona’s April fall

Spring has well and truly rained on the Barcelona parade and the abundant 38-game unbeaten streak has withered to three consecutive league defeats for the first time since 2003 and a quarter-final exit from a Champion

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Gary Neville and his never-ending Spanish nightmare

I have the utmost respect for Gary Neville, a fabulous pundit, excellent businessman and an all round good guy. I really feel for him during his wretched time in Spain with Valencia. As a captain he played for the best

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What’s wrong with Real Madrid this season?

The season of festive spirit is in full swing and so far in football it’s been a season of falling giants. Premier League champions Chelsea are in a relegation battle, Champions League finalists Juventus have had a rocky start

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Atletico Madrid – the Manchester United of this season

As much as results are the key to a successful tenure as manager, performance has got to be up there too and if your team are putting on performances more boring than a midget’s day out at a theme park

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Watch: Barcelona’s Neymar scores delicious volley vs Villarreal

Barcelona comfortably saw off Villarreal on Sunday evening, with Brazilian trickster Neymar stealing the show with two well taken goals in a 3-0 win. His first goal was tasty enough, but his second strike for Barca was extra

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European suicide mission

Time and time again when talking to football fans from around the UK I hear the same old cry; why don’t English teams win more European competitions? Because they don’t, it gives those with a certain agenda cause to

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Record breaker Messi’s first goal for Barcelona

If you were living under a rock over the weekend you might not be aware of the incredible record breaker that is, Lionel Messi. The little magician from Argentina shot himself to the top of La Liga’s all-time scorers’ tab

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Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz denied a perfectly good goal

A goalkeeper scoring a goal is a rarity in football but when it does happen it’s special. During the opening round of La Liga fixtures on the weekend, Athletic Bilbao’s Gorka Iraizoz had that special and rare moment tak

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End of season predictions

As it’s nearing what’s known as ‘the business end’ of the season I thought I’d take a look at the run in across Europe, both in the leagues and the major knockout tournaments and see who’s in with a realistic

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Levante are rising again

If former or current locations of Ian Harte’s glorious left foot being utilised on set-pieces is your forte, (you’re now a Bournemouth fan) or you just like keeping track of the clubs that nobody really notices, then the current form of

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Jese – another Real diamond to lose?

The dominance of Barcelona in recent seasons has especially irked the Real Madrid fans because the Barca faithful take so much joy and pleasure out of their home-grown superstars outshining the galacticos at the Bernabeu.