All posts tagged "Spain"

  • Karim Benzema embracing role as Cristiano Ronaldo’s understudy

    No one will soon outshine Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. Not the record breakers, poster boys and unparalleled legends; not the men who have split the FIFA Ballon D’Or award for the past seven years; especially not...

    • Posted August 3, 2015
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  • Real Madrid’s managerial cycle stars anew

    The moment the whistle hit Jonas Eriksson’s lips at the Santiago Bernabeu, closing a fantastic, if exhausting night of football at the Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid’s history entered yet another new managerial chapter. They might as well...

    • Posted May 25, 2015
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  • New look Spain get shot at revenge

    Spain, at the peak of their prowess around 2010, were never quite perfect; they lost, even on the biggest stage. In their first match at World Cup 2010, which they would of course go on to win,...

    • Posted March 30, 2015
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  • Why El Clasico trumps all

    England’s horrid week in football will only get more embarrassing; two great derbies are set to take place this weekend, Liverpool-Manchester United and El Clasico, but once again England will be trumped by their foreign counterparts in...

    • Posted March 20, 2015
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  • MOTD: Atletico Madrid 2-3 Barcelona (2-4 agg)

    Atletico Madrid’s shirt sponsor is fitting: Azerbaijan – The Land of Fire.  Vincente Calderon was tonight the stadium of fire.  Nine yellows, two reds, and multiple skirmishes in the club’s Copa Del Rey semi-final against Barcelona. By the eighty-fourth minute...

    • Posted January 28, 2015
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  • Nothing in Martin Odegaard’s path to greatness but himself

    Not even a year ago Martin Odegaard was a youth team player at Stromsgodset, and it was only last May that the then 15-year-old signed his first professional contract.  It stands testament to his astronomical rise that...

    • Posted January 22, 2015
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  • Tables turned on Messi as Barcelona dip

    Let’s imagine, for the sake of example, that Lionel Messi were playing at, say, Norwich City, while Cristiano Ronaldo remains at Real Madrid. No matter who is the “better” player, Ronaldo would score more, would he not?...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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  • MOTD: Real Madrid 3-1 Barcelona – El Clasico delivers again

    Its expectations keep getting higher and higher, but somehow, El Clasico keeps meeting them. The match’s television ratings smash even those of the Champions League final, with an estimated half billion tuning in around the world, and...

    • Posted October 25, 2014
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  • Where will Ronaldo and Messi be in 5 years?

    Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are arguably the best two players the world has ever seen. Certainly, as their careers begin to wane, it is up for debate whether they matched those careers of namely Diego Maradona...

    • Posted October 13, 2014
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