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Are Barca and Real killing Spanish football?

August 30, 2011

In our latest post on Spanish soccer, Mark Elkington in Madrid ponders the opening round of matches in La Liga and what it underlined about the growing domination of the big two.

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.

Future looks bright for ambitious and deep-pocketed Malaga

June 6, 2011

In our latest post on Spanish soccer, Iain Rogers in Madrid looks at Qatari Sheikh Abdullah al Thani’s ambitious plans for Andalusian club Malaga and an impressive victory for Spain over United States that underlined the world champions’ strength in depth. 

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.

Mourinho begins strengthening for next season

May 9, 2011

In our latest Monday post on Spanish soccer, Iain Rogers in Madrid looks at Real’s first signing for next season and the return of “The Beast” to save Malaga.

Soccer Break Monday – season already over?

May 9, 2011

Anyone else feel as though all the excitement and potential late drama for this season has disappeared?

Soccer Break Friday – titles at stake

May 6, 2011

The week is ending but the drama is just cranking up. Yes, the weekend is almost upon us, and that means loads more football action around Europe where there is still plenty at stake.

Soccer Break Tuesday – Bad omens for United

April 26, 2011

The semi-finals of the Champions League are upon us and the omens are not good for Manchester United ahead of their double-header against Schalke 04.

Real bristling with confidence before Champions League semi

April 25, 2011

In our latest Monday Spanish soccer post, Mark Elkington in Madrid looks at the state of play ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final between arch rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona, Diego Forlan’s relegation to the bench at Atletico Madrid and the curse of the balls on the pitch.

Good Soccer Break Friday

April 22, 2011

NBA/It’s Easter weekend but there’s no rest for the world’s football players with another hectic schedule of matches.