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The group stage is now more than halfway done and Atletico Madrid have put one foot firmly in front of group A. Much has been questioned of Diego Simeone’s sides resilience when playing away from home in the Champions League. Especially after the Colchoneros defeat in the Port of Pireaus Greece against Olympiakos on match day one in the Champions League 3-2. Today was match day four for group A which saw Atletico Madrid travel to Malmo Sweden to take […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Nov - 5 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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On Saturday Real Madrid defeated Granada 0-4 to climb to the top of La Liga for the first time this season. Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and a brace from James Rodriguez bagged the three points at the stadium where Madrid lost 1-0 last season. Having defeated Barcelona in the previous league game, it was vital for Madrid to continue and consolidate the Clasico triumph with back-to-back victories. Deserved leaders of the league, a point away from qualifying for […]

Posted by Muddassir Hussain On Nov - 3 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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Many would have been forgiven in the summer if they thought James Rodriguez’s arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu as the newest galactico would spell the end of Isco’s career in the Spanish capital. Instead, Angel Di Maria was the victim; he joined Louis van Gaal’s new-look Manchester United. It has been a blessing in disguise, for Isco and Ancelotti as the baby-faced playmaker’s recent form is making sure Di Maria is not missed as much as he may have been. […]

Posted by Jamie Currie On Oct - 30 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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“Ein Prosit Ein Prosit Ein Prosit,” its nearing the end of Oktoberfest and Bayern Munich as always look strong and effective in both attack and defense. After the first nine games in the Bundesliga and three games in the UEFA Champions League, Munich has scored a total of 30 goals in both competitions. Contrary to their high goal scoring record at the moment Munich has also only conceded three goals in their 12 games in the league and the Champions […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Oct - 28 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  Real Madrid defeated Barcelona 3-1 in the first El Clasico of the season, courtesy of goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Karim Benzema having gone a goal down in the early stages of the match. Barcelona came into the game having won all eight games and not having conceded a single goal in the process, whilst Madrid kicked-off four points behind their arch-rivals. Luis Enrique decided to start Luis Suarez to give this already massive game an extra bite, […]

Posted by Muddassir Hussain On Oct - 26 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  The Colchoneros sit in first place of group A in the UEFA Champions League after a very convincing 5-0 victory against Swedish champions Malmo FC. Atletico Madrid at the start of the match looked very slow in their attack which was reminiscent of their game last sunday against Espanyol. In fact the Swedes were able to go into the half time interval holding the Spanish Champions to a 0-0 draw. Malmo also had the better opportunity going into half […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Oct - 23 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  Liverpool were blown away by a first-half masterclass from the European Champions Real Madrid, as goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and a brace for Karim Benzema helped Los Blancos to a comfortable 0-3 victory. Prior to this game, the Spanish giants hadn’t scored against Liverpool, but that trend wasn’t about to last much longer. The home side started valiantly, playing with high intensity and had Madrid on the back foot. But the positive start only lasted 23 minutes, as Los […]

Posted by Muddassir Hussain On Oct - 23 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  On Wednesday night, Anfield will host two teams which have 15 Champions League titles between them, as Liverpool play the current European Champions Real Madrid. The Spaniards are yet to achieve a positive result against Liverpool, having been defeated in all three past encounters. The latest meetings were in the 2008-09 season, as Rafa Benitez led his team to a 5-0 aggregate victory over Los Blancos, beating them 0-1 at the Bernabeu and thumping them 4-0 in the return leg […]

Posted by Muddassir Hussain On Oct - 20 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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    The international break is finally over and we are back to the “normal” regular club football grind. In other words the UEFA champions league returns this midweek and the game Wednesday between Atletico Madrid and Malmo will be crucial for los Rojiblancos. Diego Simeone’s side will be going into the match Wednesday coming off a much needed victory in La Liga. Los Colchoneros entertained Espanyol in the Sunday morning game at the Vicente Calderon. The breakthrough came in […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Oct - 20 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  In recent games, Real Madrid have looked very impressive. Individually and as a unit, the entire squad seems to be gelling really well. So much so that it’s rather difficult to believe that this is the same squad that was criticised for a poor start to the season, having allowed Xabi Alonso and Angel Di Maria to leave so easily, Madrid and its president Florentino Perez were the laughing stock of Europe. The European Champions, similar to last season, […]

Posted by Muddassir Hussain On Oct - 20 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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