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The New York Red Bulls started a developmental squad against defending Premier League champions Chelsea CF Wednesday night in their International Champions Cup match at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. It didn’t matter, as four second half goals gave the hosts a 4-2 victory over the champs. The pro-Chelsea crowd didn’t care who started for New York. They weren’t there to support the MLS side. They came to cheer on their champions, players such as John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic […]

Posted by Forza Futbol On Jul - 26 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST

    Osasuna is fighting to avoid relegation to the Segunda Division when they go against Real Betis this Sunday. They need a win badly and a fortunate result at Valladolid, so they can stay in the Primera Division. Check out their odds below for their match against Bets. Visit FC Bodog for more La Liga odds and the latest news updates. Handicap CA Osasuna – 1-1.5 @ 1.8 Real Betis – @ 2.12 Over/under CA Osasuna – over 2.5-3 […]

Posted by Forza Futbol On May - 16 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

  This, the second of a four part article where ForzaFutbol examines the best players from each team in La Liga. In the previous part we looked at Real Betis, Rayo Vallecano, Valladolid, Almeria and Celta Vigo – but let’s now turn our attention to the next five teams.     15) Elche – Edu Albacar The 34 year old Spanish left-back has certainly been one to watch for an Elche side that have won only once from their previous […]

Posted by Muddassir Hussain On Jan - 24 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

      As the popular saying goes; when the going gets tough, the tough get going, this describes the situation of the galacticos on saturday when the lads of Osasuna took them to the cleaners and deprived them of the highly desired 3-points to keep them in the fierce title contention. Oriol Riera led his team to outright dominance in the first half, but big thanks to Isco and Pepe as they both rose to the occasion and got […]

Posted by Forza Futbol On Dec - 16 - 2013 Add Comments READ FULL POST

      Just when you thought El Clasico was happening all too frequently, here we go again. AC Milan and FC Barcelona go head to head for the third season running in the Champions League, and the second season out of three in the group stages. First up this season is Tuesday’s trip to San Siro, where all of Milan’s Serie A victories have come so far.   Barcelona go into the game on the back of La Liga disappointment. […]

Posted by James On Oct - 21 - 2013 Add Comments READ FULL POST

      It was 1968. Franco still ruled in Spain and England were the World Champions. The Beatles were still together and on the verge of releasing the now heralded ‘White Album’. La Liga was a different place too. Instead of being a two-horse race, it was an era of Real Madrid dominance. Los Blancos had won 7 out of 8 leagues so far and would had one more before the decade was out. The 68-69 season saw Real […]

Posted by Garreth Nunn On Oct - 21 - 2013 Add Comments READ FULL POST

  Villarreal have made a wonderful return to the top flight of Spanish football, but a trip to Osasuna looked like the sort of awkward fixture which might burst their bubble, especially as Giovani Dos Santos, who has looked so impressive in the first two games, was only fit enough for a place on the bench. Osasuna’s traditional doggedness, plus a need to start cashing in on their usual robust home form after a pointless opening two rounds, meant this looked […]

Posted by Mark Griffiths On Sep - 2 - 2013 Add Comments READ FULL POST

            Money’s tight in Spain, and outside the big two that’s very true in La Liga so when a side which has to be careful with its cash splashes out, it’s important they know exactly what they’re getting. You’d think Granada’s purchase this week of Yacine Brahimi for €4 million is a good example of this: it’s a tidy sum for them to spend, but as he’s been on loan with them all season, surely […]

Posted by Mark Griffiths On Jun - 10 - 2013 2 Comments READ FULL POST

          Real Sociedad v Real Madrid (Primera vuelta: 3-4)   This should be something! Jose Mourinho’s last away match as Real Madrid coach is a tough assignment against a side which desperately needs three points to maintain their push for the Champions League.   Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad 4-3 MATCH… by foogoals   The clash between the two sides earlier this season was an epic, of course. A 4-3 victory for Los Merengues, achieved despite […]

Posted by Mark Griffiths On May - 24 - 2013 Add Comments READ FULL POST

      Granada v Osasuna (Primera vuelta: 2-1)   A proper relegation six-pointer, and the final match of the season between teams in the bottom six. This will be a real test of nerve.   Of course, both sides currently stand just outside the bottom three, which might play tricks with their minds as they weigh up their options. A draw could be seen as mutually beneficial, offering as it does a chance for both to scratch out an […]

Posted by Mark Griffiths On May - 17 - 2013 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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