All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘real madrid’

Cristiano Ronaldo: Is He Headed Home To Save Manchester United?

There is no denying that Cristiano Ronaldo is a man of extraordinary talent and determination. Perhaps he is far too driven at times. It’s hard not to cringe at the recent memory of the Portuguese captain playing through the World Cup while injured. Despite this, he played a crucial role in keeping Portugal in the mix a while longer. It’s …

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La Liga Returns This Weekend: Will It Be Business As Usual?

The first week of the La Liga season kicks off Saturday, and yet it feels as if the 2013-14 season has only just ended. In a surprising turn of events, neither Real Madrid CF or FC Barcelona was awarded the league trophy at the end of it all. Atlético Madrid was the third horse in the race that won it …

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Real Madrid Celebrates “La Decima”

Real Madrid made history on Saturday when they beat local rival Atlético Madrid 4-1 in extra time to claim the Champions League title. To be fair to Atlético, it was a scoreline that heavily favored Real Madrid, perhaps suggesting a level of dominance that simply did not occur for most of the game. For the full 90 minutes of the …

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Atlético Madrid: Fairy Tale Ends With “La Decima”

Atlético Madrid and local rival Real Madrid both made history on Saturday simply by stepping onto the same pitch. It was not the first time that rivals from the same country faced each other. However, the Champions League final in Lisbon, Portugal marked the first a derby involving rivals from the same city had been played at this final stage…and …

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Champions League Final: A Tale Of One City

This weekend the rivalry between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid will come to a head when the two teams meet in the Champions League final. The event goes down in Lisbon, Portugal on May 25th, but the results could have far reaching implications for both teams. For many years, Real Madrid has been the dominant football team in Madrid, Spain. …

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Champions League Final: Who Gets A Double?

Even as Atlético Madrid celebrates their first league title since the 1970s, there is little doubt that the current La Liga champions have an eye firmly fixed on May 24th. If they don’t, they probably should. That’s the date that they will face local rivals Real Madrid in the Champions League final. The game will be played in Lisbon, Portugal. …

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FC Barcelona Blows League Title In Final Game

Well, that’s that! La Liga is over and a champion other than Real Madrid or FC Barcelona has been crowned for the FIRST time in ten years! Atlético Madrid never really had to do much…other than not lose away to Barcelona on the last day of the Spanish football season. No pressure. In seasons past, holding their own against Barça …

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La Liga: How Will The Season End?

This past La Liga season has been the most interesting that many football fans have witnessed in a long time. That’s because we’ve FINALLY been gifted a true competition at the top of the Spanish league’s table rather than the usual “two horse race”. Though Atlético Madrid leads the league with 88 points, they have to win their next two …

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Chelsea FC Loses To Dominant Atlético Madrid

After upsetting the long undefeated Liverpool FC over the weekend, many British media publications lined up to declare Jose Mourinho a genius and hail the Chelsea FC tactics at Anfield as the “death of possessive football”. Wise observers have always known that possessing the ball means nothing if you do nothing with it going forward. Despite this, it seemed to …

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FC Bayern Munich Falls To Real Madrid CF In Semifinal Match

FC Bayern Munich cannot exactly say that they put up a brave fight when they lost Tuesday to Real Madrid CF. In fact, quarter-finalists Dortmund would serve as a better example of a Bundesliga team that truly fought to get to the next stage. Both teams fell to Real Madrid, but Bayern’s performance was decidedly anemic for defending champions. Perhaps …

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La Liga Title Race: Atletico Four Points Clear

La Liga had long been called a “two horse race”, meaning that only two teams out of the entire league were typically in the running for the title. In fact, until this season, all the drama of La Liga centered on the rivalry between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona. Then something happened that few could have predicted: Atlético Madrid …

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Gareth Bale Is Man Of The Hour Following Winning Goal

Since moving to Real Madrid C.F. from Tottenham Hotspur FC, Gareth Bale has been a man with a heavy weight on his shoulders. That weight would be the $140 million it cost for Madrid to buy the Welsh winger. It is a sum of money blamed for the departure of fan favorites like Gonzalo Higuaín and Jose Callejón to S.S.C. …

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