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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

With only a handful of matches with the Spanish national team, is it time for Vicente Del Bosque to end the Diego Costa experiment? There clearly is a clash of styles and one has to wonder if Costa’ presence is a hindrance on the team as they plan on getting over their recent World Cup fiasco. Diego Costa is a dangerous forward that many teams would be lucky to have. He commands the attention of opposing team defenders and is […]

Posted by Forza Futbol On Sep - 11 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

  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

  ¿Que es lo que pasa Aqui? La Liga news with a CONCACAF Twist. La Liga Week 2 Part 2 Two Saints Is Still One News on Giovani dos Santos and Raul Jimenez   Two Saints Is Still One Raul and Atlético Hang On     Two Saints Is Still One Giovani “Gio” dos Santos, Mexican International and Villarreal Winger, played the full 90 minutes in Villarreal’s weekend match against FC Barcelona. It was a tough match for Villarreal. Villarreal […]

Posted by Forza Futbol On Sep - 5 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

  ¿Que es lo que pasa Aqui? La Liga news with a CONCACAF Twist. Week 2 Part 1 And Then There Were 8, Mexicans That Is News on Chicharito, Vela, Aquino   Chicharito’s Dream Comes True Vela Hands It To Real Madrid Aquino Continues To Shine     Chicharito’s Dream Comes True Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, Mexican International and former Manchester United forward, joined the ranks of Mexicans playing in La Liga. Chicharito joins Carlos Vela, Giovani dos Santos, Guillermo Ochoa, […]

Posted by Forza Futbol On Sep - 3 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

  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

¿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
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
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