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Soccer Break Wednesday

April 20, 2011

SOCCER-ENGLAND/Aren’t Manchester United supposed to be peaking at this time of the season? That’s what all the Red Devils supporters will be asking themselves and their friends on Wednesday after the 0-0 draw at Newcastle United.

Real in fine fettle ahead of four-game Barca showdown

April 11, 2011

SOCCER-SPAIN/In our latest Monday Spanish soccer post, Iain Rogers in Madrid looks at the calm before the “Clasico” storm, Johan Cruyff”s latest musings on the Real-Barca rivalry and the recent fine form of Valencia and striker Roberto Soldado.

Bravo for the unpredictable King’s Cup!

January 15, 2010

SOCCER/Spain’s much-maligned King’s Cup struggles to make an impression these days with La Liga and the Champions League squeezing it into a distant third in terms of prestige and matches poorly attended.

Pellegrini under fire after embarrassing Cup exit

November 11, 2009

Real Madrid and coach Manuel Pellegrini were on the business end of some damning newspaper headlines on Wednesday after their humiliating exit from the King’s Cup at the hands of third-tier Alcorcon.

from Left field:

One down, two more to come for Barcelona?

May 13, 2009

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There were nervous moments for Barcelona in the first half of the King's Cup final but a three-goal nine-minute burst from Lionel Messi, Bojan Krkic and Xavi helped them to a 4-1 win over Athletic Bilbao and the first leg of a possible treble.