Reuters Soccer Blog

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.

Bojan, Canales suggest La Liga no longer a teenage wasteland

January 12, 2010

SOCCER-SPAIN/Lionel Messi hogged most of the headlines thanks to his wonderful hat-trick at Tenerife, but it was the performances of a pair of teenagers who had pundits, coaches and team mates purring following the weekend’s La Liga action.

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.

Thinking the unthinkable: should Liverpool sell Torres?

November 3, 2009

It is a little glib to suggest that Liverpool have a one-man strike force in Fernando Torres.

Can Ibrahimovic fit in at Barca after Super Cup showing?

August 24, 2009

Barcelona’s new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic was given a glowing report by Pep Guardiola after their Spanish Super Cup victory over Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

Why are Barcelona paying so much for Ibrahimovic?

July 27, 2009

If your first reaction on hearing about the Samuel Eto’o-Zlatan Ibrahimovic deal was “How much?” then I can assure you you weren’t the only one.

Great teams evolve … they’re never bought off the shelf

June 11, 2009

One of the cruellest insults thrown at Florentino Perez during his first spell at Real Madrid was that the president had turned a great team into football’s version of the Harlem Globetrotters.

Wenger makes his point with customary elegance

May 22, 2009

“Highly intelligent” and “Arsene Wenger” sit neatly together in countless newspaper columns outlining the exploits, achievements and travails of the cerebral Arsenal manager.

Game, set and match: Real 2 Barça 6

May 2, 2009

If Chelsea were cautious in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Barcelona, what will they do after seeing this display?

Pepe’s Zidane moment could cost Real dear

April 22, 2009

Real Madrid’s Portuguese defender Pepe faces a lengthy ban that could extend to the end of the season after he had an astonishing Zinedine Zidane moment against Getafe on Tuesday.