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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FC Barcelona Loses Copa Del Rey Final To Real Madrid

It was a night to forget for the FC Barcelona faithful as they watched their team’s best hope for silverware dashed to pieces by a Gareth Bale goal. An “el clasico” match between Barcelona and Real Madrid is always an exciting affair, though some thought it surreal to see Cristiano Ronaldo unable to take part. As Barcelona found out, the …

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Champions League Results: Semifinals Set

With the conclusion of two more quarterfinal matches on Wednesday, the semifinals are set for the 2014 Champions League. And, for the first time since 2007, four-time champions Barcelona find themselves on the outside-looking-in. Barcelona lost its quarterfinal match Wednesday to La Liga leader Atletico Madrid, 1-0, resulting in a cumulative 2-1 aggregate loss. Unfortunately for Messi and company, Atletico’s …

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Real Madrid Squeaks Through To Semifinals

Real Madrid fans the world over were treated to one of the most tense matches they’ve likely ever endured. After safely dominating Borussia Dortmund at home, many anticipated that the Whites would cruise into the semi-finals. The German home team had been practically written off before the match even began. Perhaps they took it to heart, because the aggressive spirit …

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Borussia Dortmund Crushed By Rampant Real Madrid

Looking back at how things stood when these two Champions League competitors last met, the reversal is staggering. Borussia Dortmund had then been a formidable Bundesliga team on a single-minded mission. Real Madrid CF was a team divided thanks in large part to the antics of Jose Mourinho, the club’s former manager. Mourinho has since moved on to Chelsea FC, …

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Lionel Messi Now El Clasico’s All-Time Leading Goal Scorer

Lionel Messi has just become El Clasico’s all-time leading goal scorer, after scoring three goals in the game between Futbol Club Barcelona and Real Madrid Club de Futbol last Sunday. Messi is FC Barcelona’s forward and considered by many as the greatest footballer of all time. The El Clasico is any match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. The match, …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Goal Gifts Team Crucial Point

Cristiano Ronaldo is inarguably one of the best athletes in the world and he proved his worth on Sunday when his team Real Madrid played away to local rivals Atlético Madrid. Atlético Madrid has been enjoying a highly successful season, much to the chagrin of the Madridistas or supporters of the club Real Madrid. Real Madrid managed to leap frog …

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Real Madrid: 2 Late Goals Gave Them The Victory

Real Madrid was able to deliver 2 goals late in a game against Levante, in order to secure the victory. Real Madrid is one of the top teams and was able to keep their hopes of winning a La Liga title alive with their win last night. The team is led by star player Cristiano Ronaldo, who has also gained …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Writes Letter in Defense of Fan

On August 7th, a college student was jailed for a day and now faces charges for hugging Real Madrid soccer star, Cristiano Ronaldo. The over-zealous soccer fan rushed on to the Sun Life Stadium soccer field and proceeded to hug the soccer player during a match between Real Madrid and Chelsea. The fan is a 19-year-old Albanian native and Canadian …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Hugs Man Who Rushed Onto Pitch

In this post-9/11 world in which we live it is nearly impossible to walk into any major event without having to deal with endless security checks. That fact is what makes what happened Wednesday night in Miami that much more interesting. During the final of the Guinness International Champions Cup at Sun Life Stadium between Real Madrid and Chelsea superstar …

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