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  The Colchoneros will be in Germany Wednesday evening taking on Bayer Leverkusen in the UEFA Champions League. Atletico Madrid will going into this match on a relative high note after defeating Almeria on the weekend 3-0. The Rojiblancos although the weekend before Almeria suffered a humiliating defeat away to Celta Vigo, 2-0. Atletico Madrid will likely play very physical in the BayArena in Leverkusen Germany. The home fans in Germany are capable of creating an atmosphere that can make […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Feb - 24 - 2015 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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After years of being the underdog and living in the shadows of their great cross-city rivals, the red and white half of Madrid are the ones who had smiles from ear to ear this week. The 4-0 victory over Real Madrid at the Vicente Calderon was more than just three points, it was the day the champions came out of their shell and proved they can live with the rival who once gave them the fear. The Rojiblancos created another […]

Posted by Jamie Currie On Feb - 11 - 2015 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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Atletico Madrid humiliated Real Madrid at the Estadio Vicente Calderon, beating the current league leaders 4-0. The home side ran riot with goals from Tiago, Saul Niguez, Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale were mere spectators. The last time Real Madrid lost at the Calderon in the league was June 12th 1999, and hadn’t lost three straight games (in all competitions) at the ground in the last 64 years. Surely Atleti would fear their mega-rich […]

Posted by Muddassir Hussain On Feb - 8 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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He looked a pale shadow of his former self, unhappy, out of form and devoid of hunger. That is just some of the ways in which you could describe Fernando Torres’ career since his £50 million move from Liverpool to Chelsea. Even when he finally departed Stamford Bridge to join Milan, he didn’t look like a man who really wanted to be in Italy. Torres scored a total of 21 goals between his time at Chelsea and Milan, but more […]

Posted by Jamie Currie On Feb - 2 - 2015 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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After a 7 game winning streak, some were thinking Barça were back. This nice winning streak has Barça back on the right tracks but there’s still room for improvement for Luis Enrique and his players. Ignoring the need for improvement though could be costly. Barça’s resurrection, or rejuvenation, came after their last loss away to Real Sociedad right after the winter break. The days following that loss turned into a hurricane for the Blaugrana after Messi did not show up […]

Posted by Ibrahim Ayyub On Feb - 1 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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La Liga has found itself in another ridiculous situation when it comes to players’ lack of self-control and the league’s failure to properly discipline them. If the league wants to set an example by punishing players, then they need to wake up and revamp its disciplinary committee. January saw the return of La Liga football after the winter break and we already have seen some players commit terrible acts on the pitch that are worthy of a lengthy ban. Yet, […]

Posted by Ibrahim Ayyub On Feb - 1 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  Atletico Madrid’s Copa del Rey hopes have been snuffed out in a fiery encounter at the Estadio Calderon. The first half of the second leg would be the main talking point and perhaps one of the best halves played in football in Spain this year. The first leg at the Camp Nou ended in a 1-0 victory for Barcelona against Atletico Madrid. The lone goal came from a penalty from one Lionel Messi, fortunate too since the Atleti goalkeeper […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Jan - 30 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  Chelsea continue to show their run of dominance in the English Premier League this following weekend after defeating Swansea City 5-0 in Wales. This week in Spaniards abroad we will continue to praise two “blue” Spaniards and give accolades to the young man who was once considered to Lionel Messi’s replacement at Barcelona. Much to the chagrin of many “furia roja” fans Diego Costa still provides the goods for his club as opposed to his newly adopted country. Jose […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Jan - 23 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  Atletico Madrid Wednesday go back into the frying pan at the Camp Nou to take on Barcelona in the Quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey. The previous occasion this new year Atletico Madrid traveled to Barcelona for the league and the Colchoneros were defeated 3-1. Barcelona’s attacking triumvirate of Messi, Suarez and Neymar each tallied a goal pass Moya and the Colchoneros to take home all three points back on the eleventh of January. Hopefully this time around Atletico […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Jan - 21 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  Last year when the Derbi Madrileno was played in the Copa del Rey tie Real Madrid emerged the victor and with some ease too defeating the Colchoneros 5-0 on aggregate. This time in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey los Rojiblancos exacted a sort of revenge that could be best described by a Guy Ritchie character from his film “Snatch.” Alan Ford’s character “Brick Top”  had a  very popular monologue, “do you know what Nemesis means? A […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Jan - 16 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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