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¿Que es lo que pasa Aqui? La Liga news with a CONCACAF Twist. La Liga Week 1 Part 1 News on Guillermo Ochoa, Keylor Navas, Raúl Jiménez and Javier Aquino     Ochoa Rides The Bench Keylor Waiting In The Wings Jimenez Starts, Aquino Shines     Ochoa Rides The Bench Guillermo “Memo” Ochoa, Mexican International and former Ajaccio goal keeper started his La Liga BBVA career on the bench. In a move that stunned everyone, especially since Memo was […]

Posted by Forza Futbol On Aug - 27 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

  Today we look at one particular Spanish player who recently made his second move abroad to London. This time instead of donning the Arsenal red this la Roja international is wearing blue, yes thats right we will be going over one Cesc Fabregas. Fabregas at the start of the summer made an incredible career decision to return to the English Premier League, but Fabregas went to Chelsea instead of returning to Arsene Wenger and the Gunners. Fabregas on his […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Aug - 25 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

    Real Madrid won their opening La Liga match of season with a 2-0 victory over Cordoba. It was the first match in the post-Angel Di Maria era for Carlo Ancelotti, but the Italian was able to call upon a fully fit Cristiano Ronaldo, and had Sami Khedira on the bench after it was confirmed the World Cup winner would be staying this season. Albert Ferrer’s side made their first top flight appearance in 42 years, but it certainly […]

Posted by Muddassir Hussain On Aug - 25 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

  This coming season sees the return of a former La Liga champion back to the top flight, after a season in the Segunda. Deportivo La Coruna are back in with the elite of the Spanish club game. They are looking to stay in the division for starters and kick on from there. It’s also the return of their grand old stadium the Riazor – which is heralded as one of the toughest away grounds to visit in the whole […]

Posted by Jamie Currie On Aug - 23 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
Atletico Madrid's Mario Mandzukic

  Atletico Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup after beating city rivals Real Madrid 1-0 on the night (2-1 agg). There was a blow for Real Madrid as Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t fit enough to start the game so he could only make the bench. Diego Simeone made two changes to the side that drew 1-1 at the Bernabeu, with Mario Suarez and Saul making way for Antonio Griezmann and Tiago. Ancelotti replaced Pepe with Raphael Varane and Marcelo with Fabio […]

Posted by Muddassir Hussain On Aug - 23 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
Real Madrid v Club Atletico de Madrid  - Supercopa: First Leg

  Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid drew 1-1 in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. The home team left James Rodriguez on the bench, whilst Diego Simone decided to leave out Antonio Griezmann from his starting eleven. It was a scrappy affair, Atleti typically made life very difficult for Real. The first shot on target came from a tame effort by Mario Mandzukic, and a minute later the chance of the first-half fell to Saúl Ñíguez, as he […]

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

  The first week of the English Premier League has officially ended and the only team to show its fangs in week one was Chelsea FC. Jose Mourinho’s side traveled to Turf Moor Stadium to take newly promoted Burnley. Many have speculated on which goalkeeper would start the match, with Thibault Courtois having returned from his multiple years on loan from Atletico Madrid and Peter Cech who was the long time veteran goalie for the blues. Chelsea supporters also have […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Aug - 18 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

  The Barclay’s Premier League was finally kicked off and surprisingly there is a lot of new Spanish influence amongst the English Premier League. The very first game to kick off the new campaign in England was between Manchester United and Swansea. Manchester United started with De Gea in goal, Ander Herrera in the midfield and Juan Mata amongst an attacking trio with Wayne Rooney and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez. Swansea boasted two Spaniards of their own with Angel Rangel and […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Aug - 18 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

    On Tuesday night, Real Madrid will look to lay the foundations to what could be trophy number two out of a possible six this season. The European Champions fresh from winning the UEFA Super Cup face Atletico Madrid in the first-leg of the Spanish Super Cup. The last time these two sides met was in the UEFA Champions League final in Lisbon, when Real Madrid came from a goal-down to win 4-1. But that game won’t have any […]

Posted by Muddassir Hussain On Aug - 18 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

  The Madrid born defender has signed a one year deal with Malaga CF with the option to extend said contract for another two years. Miguel Torres started his career playing for Real Madrid, making his debut as a right back for los Blancos in 2006/07 under then Merengues manager Fabio Capello. Torres remained with the Merengues for three seasons winning one league title with Real Madrid and the Spanish Supercopa. Miguel Torres played in 70 matches for Real Madrid […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Aug - 15 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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