1. What Barcelona Should Fear Most from AC Milan in Champions League Last 16

    It was a case of old foes renewing ties when the great and good of the game pulled the balls out of the tombolas in Nyon , Switzerland. AC Milan and Barcelona. Two of the European giants...

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  2. Real Madrid: 5 Highs in Diego Lopez's Career so Far

    When the news that Iker Casillas ' injury would rule the Real Madrid captain out for up to three months, it didn't take the club long to draft in a replacement (per the club's official website ) , with key games fast approaching...

    Rob Train Written by Rob Train about over 1 year ago 5,872 reads 16 comments

  3. Malaga vs. Barcelona: A Cup Tie Fit for a King

    The two-legged King's Cup tie between Barcelona and Malaga has thrown up two of the best games of the Spanish season so far...

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  4. Why Athletic vs. Atletico Is the Liga Match to Watch This Weekend

    Picking the game of the week for this chilly January weekend was a toss-up. Rayo against Betis will be a well-matched tussle between two sides fighting for European action next ...

    Rob Train Written by Rob Train about over 1 year ago 198 reads 3 comments

  5. Iker Casillas: Are His Best Days Behind Him at Real Madrid?

    Everybody knows what's it like to get jaded in your job. Looking at the clock, thinking about what to have for dinner. That seems to be how Iker Casillas is passing the time between the sticks at Madrid this season...

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  6. Barcelona: What Does the Future Hold for David Villa?

    Things haven't been easy for David Villa since his return to action at the start of the season. The Barcelona forward fractured a tibia playing in the Club World Cup in December ...

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  7. Real Sociedad vs. Barcelona: Why Not in Anoeta?

    According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Periko Alonso believes Real Sociedad could take down Barcelona...

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  8. Valencia vs. Real Madrid: 5 Things for Madrid to Fear

    It's the time of year when the RFEF throws its hat into the ring of the scheduling mayhem in Spain, adding the King's Cup double-headers into an already packed program...

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  9. Barcelona: Why Vilanova's Version Can Surpass Guardiola's Vision

    It's fair to say that the transition at Barcelona has gone pretty smoothly. Eyebrows were raised when Pep Guardiola announced his retirement from Camp Nou last April...

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  10. Xabi Alonso: Real Madrid's Most Important Player?

    With all the talk of comings and goings at the Bernabeu at the moment—well, more goings than comings—one name is being quietly ignored by the Spanish media...

    Rob Train Written by Rob Train about over 1 year ago 3,976 reads 42 comments

  11. Malaga vs. Barcelona: 5 Things We Learned

    Another week, another win. Barcelona's inexorable march to the title continued in Malaga 's La Rosaleda stadium as Tito Vilanova 's side cruised to a 3-1 win over its host...

    Rob Train Written by Rob Train about over 1 year ago 6,003 reads 43 comments

  12. Tito's Back, but Can He Pull off an Unbeaten Season at Barcelona?

    Good news for Barcelona, and the football world at large was received when Tito Vilanova was successfully operated on to remove a tumor from his parotid gland in December...

    Rob Train Written by Rob Train about over 1 year ago 1,966 reads 7 comments

  13. Barcelona: 5 Ridiculous January Rumors with No Chance of Happening

    Just before the annual madness of the January transfer window began, Leo Messi was offered an escape route from his Barcelona nightmare by Anzhi Makhachkala ...

    Rob Train Written by Rob Train about over 1 year ago 2,894 reads 9 comments

  14. Real Madrid: Top 5 Candidates to Replace Jose Mourinho

    Assuming Jose Mourinho decides to cut his losses at Real Madrid , although financially he has a lot to gain from reneging on his contract or inviting the boot of Florentino Perez ...

    Rob Train Written by Rob Train about over 1 year ago 11,774 reads 31 comments

  15. Real Madrid: Five Key Areas to Decide Osasuna Match

    On paper, Osasuna 's match against Real Madrid on Saturday has only one outcome: the team propping up Primera against the reigning champion...

    Rob Train Written by Rob Train about over 1 year ago 1,416 reads 4 comments

  16. Barcelona: Why Signing Gareth Bale Would Take Vilanova's Team to a New Level

    It's pretty clear that Gareth Bale is destined for great things. A hat-trick against Aston Villa might not be the most difficult thing in world football at the moment, but the Welsh winger's performance again showcased his destructive potential...

    Rob Train Written by Rob Train about over 1 year ago 7,499 reads 29 comments

  17. Jose Mourinho's Defensive Problems Mark New Year in Madrid

    Jose Mourinho hasn't had a great deal to smile about of late. At odds with the world around him, the Real Madrid coach has again been railing at his club, his players, Castilla , the press and the fans at the Bernabeu ...

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  18. La Liga's Underrated XI of 2012

    There are plenty of world superstars plying their trade in La Liga but also a lot of lesser lights working in their shadows. Not every team can splash the kind of cash that makes Real Madrid and Barcelona so powerful...

    Rob Train Written by Rob Train about over 1 year ago 1,520 reads 15 comments

  19. Real Madrid: 5 Most Obvious Areas for Improvement in 2013

    Real Madrid have fewer reasons to welcome in the new year than most. Trailing Barcelona by 16 points, Jose Mourinho 's team faces a disconsolate second half to the domestic season ...

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  20. Why Thibaut Courtois Was La Liga Success Story of 2012

    Everybody knows that Chelsea want Radamel Falcao . Bad. It's also common knowledge that the Colombian goal machine intends to leave Atletico fans with broken hearts in the not-too-distant future ...

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  21. Real Madrid's Mesut Ozil to Start 2013 as He Ended 2012?

    To borrow one of the oldest football cliches in the book, it's been a year of two halves for Mesut Ozil . Last season, the German playmaker could do no wrong. Everything Ozil touched turned into white gold...

    Rob Train Written by Rob Train about over 1 year ago 10,140 reads 19 comments

  22. 5 Players Pushing for a Spain Place in 2013

    Vicente del Bosque has a job most managers would jump at. The World Cup-winning coach took over the Spain national team just after it had swept to victory at the 2008 European Championships, ...

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  23. Liga 2012-13: 10 Things We've Learned so Far

    Barcelona leads the table by quite a margin going into the winter break. Atletico sits in the top two, and Real Madrid has already lost two-thirds the number of matches it had over the past two seasons combined...

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  24. 5 New Year's Resolutions for Cristiano Ronaldo

    Give up smoking. Swap the McDonald's Arch card in your wallet for the gym membership that never got out of its plastic wrapping. Save a bit of cash for the financial apocalypse.....

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  25. Is Jose Mourinho Trying to Get Sacked from Real Job?

    Life with Jose Mario dos Santos Mourinho Felix has never been very easy for his employers. An early indication of the Portuguese manager's bloody-mindedness came at Benfica in 2000...

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