1. Why La Liga Needs More Teams Like Manuel Pellegrini's Malaga

    Early last year, Jos é Mourinho couldn't resist a little dig at his predecessor in the Real Madrid job...

    Rob Train Written by Rob Train about 2 years ago 1,401 reads 9 comments

  2. Where Real Madrid vs. Manchester United Will Be Won and Lost

    The old saying that to win the Champions League you have to beat the best will be little comfort to Jos é Mourinho after Thursday's draw...

    Rob Train Written by Rob Train about 2 years ago 3,732 reads 22 comments

  3. 5 Things We Learned from Barcelona vs. Atletico Madrid

    Barcelona's victory over Atletico Madrid was far from unexpected; La Liga may not be an entirely two-horse race this season, but there is still more than a nose between the ...

    Rob Train Written by Rob Train about 2 years ago 9,415 reads 18 comments

  4. Rating Barcelona's Starting 11 Against Atletico Madrid

    Barcelona's 4-1 win over Atletico Madrid was the final nail in the coffin of this season's Liga title chase...

    Rob Train Written by Rob Train about 2 years ago 2,895 reads 8 comments

  5. Ronaldo, Messi and the Liga Team of 2012

    Ah, Christmas. The season of goodwill to all men (and women, children and animals presumably, but that never seems to get mentioned)...

    Rob Train Written by Rob Train about 2 years ago 8,170 reads 14 comments

  6. 8 Reasons Spain's International Dominance Is Set to Continue

    Double European champions, world champions, a squad of reserves that would walk into most other international teams, a coach who can apparently do no wrong.....

    Rob Train Written by Rob Train about 2 years ago 4,980 reads 75 comments

  7. Leo Messi and Radamel Falcao Make Barça vs. Atletico the Match to Watch

    There is a fascination with the clasico in Spain. Every meeting of Barcelona and Real Madrid is preceded by a week of preview slots on television and inexorable analysis in newspapers...

    Rob Train Written by Rob Train about 2 years ago 1,846 reads 6 comments

  8. 5 Brightest Prospects in La Liga This Season

    It has not been a stellar year for emerging talent in La Liga, despite Spain's under-19s retaining their European Championship crown in Estonia and the under-20s qualifying for next year's showdown in Turkey...

    Rob Train Written by Rob Train about 2 years ago 2,509 reads 7 comments

  9. Cristiano Ronaldo's Top 10 Moments of 2012

    It's been a pretty decent year for Cristiano Ronaldo . He might not have smashed Gerd Müller's 1972 record for goals in a calendar year, but he did win the league. And the Supercup...

    Rob Train Written by Rob Train about 2 years ago 15,330 reads 40 comments

  10. 5 Defenders Who Have Shackled Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo

    It isn't easy to stop Cristiano Ronaldo . The Real Madrid and Portuguese international winger is one of the fastest players in the game, able to cover the length of the pitch in a flash to finish off a counter-attacking move...

    Rob Train Written by Rob Train about 2 years ago 11,386 reads 40 comments

  11. Why Barcelona Would Still Be La Liga's Best Without Lionel Messi

    When Lionel Messi was stretchered off the pitch in Wednesday night's Champions League Group G match between Barcelona and Benfica , it initially did not look good. Silence descended over Camp Nou ...

    Rob Train Written by Rob Train about 2 years ago 3,596 reads 8 comments

  12. 5 Left Backs Who Are as Good as (if Not Better) Than Real Madrid's Marcelo

    "I think I am the best left-back in the world because I have to believe in myself," said Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Marcelo recently (as per ESPNFC )...

    Rob Train Written by Rob Train about 2 years ago 1,311 reads 30 comments

  13. Cristiano Ronaldo Makes La Liga Team of the Week

    The big news in Spain this week was the throbbing vein in Cristiano Ronaldo 's neck—it hadn't been seen pulsing quite like that since his last goal from a free kick, against the same opposition and goalkeeper, back in April...

    Rob Train Written by Rob Train about 2 years ago 4,378 reads 3 comments