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And Porto will play…..Europa League draw provides some stardust

December 16, 2011

There was the usual hushed silence and then sudden intake of breath heard in Nyon on Friday, though not for the Champions League Round of 16 draw but the first two ties of the Europa League Round of 32.

from Mark Meadows:

Real’s psychological barrier key to Barca’s 3-1 win

December 11, 2011

By Drazen Jorgic

Annoyingly for Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho, the supposed plot line of  El Clasico on Saturday did not follow the script. The much-anticipated power shift from Catalunya to Madrid did not take place and his team are back to the drawing board as far as playing against Barcelona is concerned.

Champions League predictions

September 26, 2011

Well the first round of Champions League group results were fairly predictable, except for Trabzonspor winning at 2010 champions Inter Milan of course.

Champions League kicks off but is there only one winner?

September 12, 2011

Can any team steal Barcelona’s Champions League crown this term?

The easy answer is no.

They were so strong last season that even the final against a good Manchester United side was a stroll.

La Liga’s great divide

August 2, 2011

The red carpet was out in the VIP lounge at the Bernabeu last week and four immaculately-dressed Emirates air hostesses helped usher in the dignitaries as Real Madrid presented a new sponsorship agreement with the Dubai-based airline.

Xavi’s Wembley tears turn to triumph

May 30, 2011

In our latest post on Spanish soccer, Iain Rogers in Madrid muses on the brilliance of the peerless Xavi and Real Madrid’s decision to hand more power to coach Jose Mourinho at the expense of sacked director general Jorge Valdano. 

Soccer Break Monday – Manchester united?

May 16, 2011

A united Manchester after both football sides won major honours on Saturday? No chance. Both City and United will parade the streets in open-top bus parades, just a week apart.

Soccer Break Thursday – How to stop Barca?

May 12, 2011

Just another night of footballing action and another trophy for the all-conquering Barcelona, who on Wednesday clinched their third successive La Liga title despite a laboured 1-1 draw away to Levante.

Soccer Break Wednesday – Money buys success

May 11, 2011

Cash, dollars, bucks, dough, call it what you want, it paves the way for football clubs to be successful.