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  Atletico Madrid sent out a signal of intent to their two biggest rivals in Spain and indeed the rest of Europe, after defeating Real Madrid 1-2 at the Santiago Bernabeu. It was the third meeting between the two clubs this season already and the seventh meeting in 2014, but both sides were merely sparring for the first ten minutes. Atleti drew first blood and typically it came from a set-piece. Alvaro Arbeloa was at fault to give a cheap […]

Posted by Muddassir Hussain On Sep - 14 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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    Real Madrid take on Atletico Madrid on Saturday night in what will be the third meeting between the two clubs this season already, and the seventh meeting in 2014. Both Madrid clubs are behind Barcelona in the league table, having already squandered points. Last season’s league winners Atleti played out a 0-0 draw away at Rayo Vallecano on the opening day and Real somehow blew a 0-2 lead against Real Sociedad to lose 4-2. Having played so many […]

Posted by Muddassir Hussain On Sep - 12 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  It’s an era of optimism for the Rojiblancos as Diego Simeone’s side has returned to the Champions League. The Colchoneros made it to the final of the large European club competition in the 13/14 season and were defeated by their city rivals Real Madrid in the final in Lisbon Portugal. Currently last year’s runners up have been grouped with the Italian champions Juventus, Greek champions Olympiakos, and Swedish champions Malmo. The defending Spanish champions who recently have spent money […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Sep - 9 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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Athletic have been drawn in Group H for the forthcoming Champions League campaign. It will be their first crack at the European elite competition since 1999. The players and fans will relish the chance to see their team and to play at Europe’s top table. The Basques have been drawn in the most open of all the groups; all four clubs will fancy their chances of making the last 16. FC Porto Year Formed – 1893 Stadium – Estadio Dragao […]

Posted by Jamie Currie On Sep - 8 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  Real Madrid have been drawn with Liverpool, Basel and Ludogorets as the Uefa Champions League group stages return. The Kings of Europe survived a potential group of death, but the encounters against Liverpool will inevitably be mouthwatering. Here’s my opinion on what this means for Los Blancos.   FC Basel Where: Switzerland When: September 16th (Home) | November 26th (Away) Distance: 975.28 miles 2013-14 League position: Champions   Liverpool Where: England When: October 22nd (Away) | November 4th (Home) […]

Posted by Muddassir Hussain On Sep - 8 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  Real Sociedad stunned Real Madrid at the Anoeta Stadium, as they secured a 4-2 victory having been 0-2 down. The away side started very brightly and were playing incredible football. Luka Modric made a positive run before his dangerous cross was headed for a corner. From the resulting corner, Toni Kroos whipped in a cracking cross that was met by Sergio Ramos to score with a header, and it took just six minutes. Moments later it could have got […]

Posted by Muddassir Hussain On Sep - 1 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  Friday’s Supercopa saw Atletico Madrid victorious over their city rivals Real Madrid, but there were many talking points taken from friday’s second leg at the Vicente Calderon. One big talking point was the fact that Atletico Madrid’s manager Diego Simeone was sent off for dissent in the 25th minute. El Cholo’s actions after he received his walking orders was under scrutiny. The Spanish Football Federation announced further punitive actions to Simeone in form of a eight game ban. The […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Aug - 30 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  If any other team in Europe would allow their two most important midfielders to leave, they’d struggle to pick themselves up for the new season, but it seems both Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso were surplus to requirements at Real Madrid. Lets start with Di Maria. The Argentine completed his €75million move to Manchester United to become the most expensive transfer in the history of English football and the most expensive sale in Real Madrid’s history. El Fideo […]

Posted by Muddassir Hussain On Aug - 29 - 2014 2 Comments READ FULL POST
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Athletic Club Bilbao will be back in the Champions League after a 15-year absence, as they defeated Napoli 3-1 on the night at the new San Mames and 4-2 on aggregate. Marek Hamsik gave the Neapolitans a lead in the Basque country, but his goal was cancelled out by an Aritz Aduriz double and a cool finish from Ibai Gomez. The loud San Mames crowd waited in an expectant manner. Despite Athletic coming quickly out of the blocks with their […]

Posted by Jamie Currie On Aug - 28 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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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
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