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Barça’s elimination from the Champions League coupled with the disappearance of their once insurmountable lead over Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid has been unfathomable. A handful of league matches remain for the Blaugrana to clinch their 24th league title with the possibility of adding a 28th Copa del Rey trophy. They just need to wake up before they end up empty handed. This is not a “Wake Up” call. The “Wake Up” call was the Clásico loss to Real Madrid […]

Posted by Ibrahim Ayyub On Apr - 20 - 2016 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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Spaniards Abroad: David Villa. The Night David Villa came to Saint Petersburg, Florida. David Villa is a Spanish football legend. His accomplishments for club and country are exceptional. A winner with four different clubs along with a European and World Cup medal with Spain, David Villa has had a marvelous career. He is now in the twilight of his legendary playing career here in the United States with New York MLS side, NYCFC. When I learned that David Villa would […]

Posted by Ibrahim Ayyub On Mar - 14 - 2016 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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Qué Pasa La Liga is a quick roundup about what’s going on with La Liga. Barça are still in the driver’s seat for success as they set the record for longest unbeaten run; 29. Barça are still in the driver’s seat for success. The quest for a consecutive treble is still possible and they just clinched a spot in the Copa del Rey Final for the third straight year. Arsenal is the first obstacle towards repeating as Champions League winners. […]

Posted by Ibrahim Ayyub On Feb - 12 - 2016 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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Carlo Ancelotti was relieved of his duties last week, the news hit the public officially on Monday when club President Florentino Perez revealed that he, along with the board of directors, decided to fire the La Decima winning coach. If you look at the decision on its own, well, Real Madrid won nothing this season and the coach gets canned – that is the normal course of action for a big club. But on the face of it, Perez’s poor choice […]

Posted by Jamie Currie On Jun - 2 - 2015 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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  With Vicente del Bosque set to step down from the Spanish national team after Euro 2016, the choice of his successor is still up in the air. Today, Spain and Holland renewed acquaintances for the first time since the 5-1 drubbing the Oranje gave La Roja in Brazil during their opening World Cup match. Many thought that Vicente del Bosque would step down after that disappointing World Cup where the defending champions exited without qualifying from the group stage. […]

Posted by Ibrahim Ayyub On Mar - 31 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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    There is another Derbi upon us and it could not have come in the most fascinating times. The Derbi Madrileno is around the corner and it is in the Copa del Rey on this occasion. Tomorrow’s match will be at the Vicente Calderon and it will be the first time the Merengues will face Atletico Madrid in their home stadium. The last three meetings of these two rivals from Madrid ended in a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Jan - 6 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  This week we will look at one Spaniard that plays his professional football in London. Santiago Cazorla plays for Arsenal FC and recently Santi has been enjoying a stellar bout of form. The former Villarreal and Malaga midfielder found has been able to answer the call for Wenger’s side to show a bit of character. Arsenal won the match against Dortmund 2-0 and both goals were assisted by Santi Cazorla. Cazorla has found a way to fight into Wenger’s […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Dec - 1 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  Barça’s trip to Madrid under first year manager Luis Enrique was a nightmare for both team and manager. Mistakes in tactics and his reaction in the aftermath has some Blaugrana fans concerned about the team’s future. The good news is that Barça is still in first place but the question is for how long? Luis Enrique’s first visit to the Santiago Bernabéu as a Barça manager made for great stories. However, his past was irrelevant since he managed at […]

Posted by Forza Futbol On Oct - 30 - 2014 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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Eyebrows were raised when the Valencia hierarchy surprisingly dismissed Pizzi at the end of last season; the Argentine had done a solid, if not spectacular job after stepping into the Mestalla hot seat in December. Consequently leading the out-of-form side to a modest eighth-place finish. It was the first time in 16 years that the club had failed to qualify for European competition. The summer was a strangely exciting one for the club, backed by Singaporean businessman Peter Lim and […]

Posted by Jamie Currie On Oct - 9 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  Valencia will be hoping their continental luck can strike twice when they face off Thursday against Sevilla in the Europa League semifinal second leg at the Mestalla.   Los Che lost their quarter final first leg to Basel 3-0 in Switzerland before putting five goals past the Swiss in the return leg at the Mestalla.   They’re now facing a 2-0 hole. Can history repeat itself?   The first match against Sevilla was a case of bad luck for […]

Posted by Forza Futbol On Apr - 30 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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