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How Barcelona built Real Madrid

To understand the rivalry between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid you must travel back to the Spanish Civil War and the dictatorship of Francesco Franco that followed the war. In July of 1936 Franco led a coup against The Second Spanish Republic that had been in power since 1931. During the following Spanish Civil War, […]


La Liga team of the week

igaIt was the round before El Clasico, and the big guns certainly didn’t disappoint. Real Madrid were away in Valencia against Levante and they hit 5 goals past their hapless host. Barcelona meanwhile showed supremacy at the Camp Nou versus newly promoted Eibar. In goal for this week’s team of the round is the man […]

Bilbao's kids are good but Sociedad's are alright too

The struggle at Sociedad

A painful last few minutes for Real Sociedad against Getafe have left them just outside the relegation zone with five points from eight games. It has been a dreadful start from the white and blue which they need to turn around quickly if they are to challenge for a place in Europe. Pablo Hervais’ tap-in […]


El Clasico Preview

Barcelona’s trip to the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday needs little introduction. The La Liga leaders travel to Real Madrid with a four-point lead over their fiercest rivals, and boasting an unbeaten record in the league so far this season. Adding to the intensity of this already fraught fixture is the prospect that Luis Suarez could […]


Madrid bag another 5

Madrid are on top form at the moment, two 5-0 wins in La Liga either side of the international break mean they are closing in on Barca who are in top spot. Carlo Ancelotti’s men strolled to victory against Levante. Another brace from Ronaldo takes his tally for La Liga this season to 15 goals, […]


10 of the best Messi moments from his Barca decade

Lionel Messi celebrates 10 years since making his full Barcelona debut this week, having broken all sorts of records in the decade in between. His career has been littered with trophies, goals, scintillating play and the occasional bit of heartbreak. However, here are 10 of the moments that stand out most of all. Debut vs […]


The Irish-Spaniard

Who is the only Irish manager to manager successfully in Spain? That man is Patrick O’Connell, also known as Patricio O’Connell, who managed successfully at both Real Betis and FC Barcelona. But, who was he? Where did he make his name? Patrick O’Connell was born on the 8th of March 1887 in Westmeath, Ireland, playing […]


Are Valencia back?

After a hugely disrupted season which ended with two managerial changes, an eighth place finish in La Liga, missing out on European football and losing key players in the summer transfer window, no one had really expected Valencia to achieve much this season. Despite all this, the club currently sit 2nd in the Primera Division […]


La Liga team of the week

Valencia were arguably the biggest winners of the round as they held on bravely for all three points in Saturday’s big La liga game against the champions, Atletico Madrid at Mestalla. Goalkeeper Diego Alves was surely responsible for keeping Los Che in contention for maximum points. The Brazilian time and again rose to the occasion […]


Rayo Vallecano v Barcelona match report

Luis Enrique’s men continued their winning ways against an eventual 9-man Vallecano side. The Catalans scored 2 goals within 78 seconds of each other to secure their 6th win of the season. A lovely lob by Lionel Messi meant the visitors went in front after 35 minutes. He is now within two goals of the […]

Diego Costa Chelsea

Chelsea hotshot Costa set to improve La Roja relationship

Diego Costa has been one of the most highly rated strikers in world football for the past 18 months, topping the scoring charts at Chelsea despite claims of injury from boss Jose Mourinho. With 9 goals in his first 7 games in England, Costa’s reputation has already begun to change from a one-season wonder at […]


Messi, Koke and Neymar make it into this week’s La Liga team of the week

La liga table-toppers Barcelona, Real Madrid and Champions Atletico Madrid all sealed crucial victories to maintain the pace at the top and therefore have contributed the bulk of our team for Round 6. Kiko Casilla wins the right to stay in goal after his sterling performance and saves meant Espanyol left Cordoba with one point […]


Atletico Madrid v Sevilla Preview

Can in-form Sevilla get all three points against the champions at the Vicente Calderon? Loading…

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Villareal v Real Madrid Preview

Villarreal hosts Real Madrid at ‘el Madrigal’ this Saturday, September 27th at 10 AM EST.  ‘Los Blancos’ have been scoring for fun in their last two matches and will be looking to finally begin their assault on La Liga after two straight defeats to Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad.  Villarreal currently sit in 7th after […]