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UEFA revealed the list of those teams included in Pot one for the UCL draw next season, denying a top seed place for Los Blancos and the Gunners, among other teams.
Today, UEFA revealed which teams will have a top-seeded spot in next year's UEFA Champions League draw, with the confirmed news about Real Madrid not making the list. The European organization decided to change their ranking system, forcing Los Blancos to be out of the top seeded pot.
Last year, teams in Pot 1 were decided via a "European coefficient", a number based on their past... Read the rest of the article »
The Argentine superstar scored the only goal of the night to seal the title race, as La Pulga continues to add to his trophy-laden Barcelona career.
The numbers speak for themselves. His stats since making his debut back in 2004 speaks shear volumes. 22 titles in just over ten years with the Barcelona senior squad, none can deny Lionel Messi’s legendary status at the Camp Nou.
On Sunday, the four-time Ballon d’Or winner led the Blaugrana to the Vicente Calderon Stadium to clash with Atletico Madrid, knowing a win would be enough... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona can clinch la Liga with a win despite the outcome between Espanyol and Real Madrid.
It no longer seems a matter of how, but it is not mostly about when will Barcelona clinch their 23rd La Liga title. After the strike that threatened the last two weeks of Spanish football got suspended, everything is set for Atletico Madrid to host the leaders of the competition at the Vicente Calderon. Diego Simeone and his team are not planning on letting Barcelona celebrate in Madrid.
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If you thought La Pulga had trouble scoring past Los Rojiblancos, think again. The stats say otherwise.
On Sunday, La Liga leaders Barcelona will travel to Madrid to lock horns with third-placed Atletico. The trip to the Vicente Calderon will hand the Blaugrana a chance of sealing the title, if they match second-placed Real Madrid’s score from their fixture on the very same day.
Argentince ace Lionel Messi has a lot at stake in Sunday’s game, other than the league crown. The 27-year-old... Read the rest of the article »
The Blaugrana look to clinch their first title of the season, with the treble in sight, and it all begins at the Vicente Calderon Stadium.
La Liga giants Barcelona can wrap up the title race as soon as this Sunday if they win their weekend fixture. The Blaugrana are four points ahead second-placed Real Madrid as they look to put the sword to Los Blancos’ title hopes.
Of course, Sunday’s opponent is no easy one. Luis Enrique will guide his side to the Vicente Calderon Stadium with the aim of beating reigning champions... Read the rest of the article »
Diego Simeone could grant Real Madrid one more chance of winning La Liga next week. What could be the keys for a victory over Los Blaugranas?
When this year's La Liga calendar was revealed, Atletico and Barcelona fans marked the next-to-last week as one of their top priorities. With last year's title being decided between both teams, this seems like a chance to get even for Barcelona, but their hosts will not make things easy for them. One thing that Diego Simeone loves is crashing into another club's party, and this could be a good chance... Read the rest of the article »
El Barcelona con una victoria asegura el título de la Liga. El Atlético tiene prácticamente asegurado su lugar en la Champions del próximo año.
Tras haberse suspenido la amenaza de huelga, todo esta listo para que el Barcelona visite el Vicente Calderón con la posibilidad de salir campeón en territorio madrileño. Diego Simeone y sus jugadores son los únicos capaces de arruinarle la fiesta al equipo de Luis Enrique.
Los Culés llegan a la capital del país ibérico con 90 puntos y cuatro... Read the rest of the article »
As Fiorentina prepare to face off against reigning Europa League champions Sevilla, the Viola will need to overturn a long streak of bad luck in Spain if they wish to make it to the final in Warsaw.
This season's Champions and Europa League campaigns have been good ones - if one is a Serie A or La Liga fan, that is. Of the eight teams remaining in both competitions, six, or a whopping 75 per cent come from Italy and Spain, with Juventus, Fiorentina, Napoli, Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Sevilla all hoping to have a chance at the finals in Berlin and Warsaw next month.
Just two days ago, Juventus... Read the rest of the article »
As Serie A champions Juventus prepare to welcome last season's UCL winners to Turin, we take a look at how the Bianconeri and Real Madrid's numbers compare.
When the semi-finals of this season's Champions League was announced, one can certainly bet quite a few Real Madrid - and La Liga followers - were happy as they just might get what they have dreamed of for ages: an "El Clasico" final against perpetual rivals Barcelona. However, before Berlin, there are two other teams - Bayern Munich and Juventus - who are certainly no slouches themselves... Read the rest of the article »
In similar fashion to Barcelona’s penalization, the Madrid duo will be sanctioned by football's world governing body for the illegal signing of underage players.
La Liga giants Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid look set to be joining rivals Barcelona on the transfer ban list after allegedly signing underage players illegally. This is according to Jose Ramon de la Morena of radio station Cadena Ser (per Bleacher Report), who broke the news.
The heavyweights from the Spanish capital could be facing a two-window ban, with Marca reporting both sides “will... Read the rest of the article »
Former player Karl Heiz Rummenigge also blasted Diego Simeone's tactics for considering them to be 'too careful'.
Bayern Munich's President Karl Heinz Rummenigge revealed today he felt "happy" not having to face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals. The German executive and former striker for Die Mannschaft stated that Atletico's football under Diego Simeone has nothing to do with being spectacular, and that their absence is something that should be thanked by everyone.
"I... Read the rest of the article »
Simeone claims other coaches are jelous of his players. Oblak feels the best team won made it to the semi-finals.
The seven-game undefeated streak against Real Madrid ended in the worst moment for Atletico Madrid who wanted to make a statement and knock out the team who prevented them from winning La Orejona last year. Now Diego Simeone and his players are hurting, but walking away with their heads held high.
"I'm proud of my team for competing as we did. I have a team of men," Atletico's... Read the rest of the article »
Without Bale, Benzema, Modric and Marcelo, many changes were made to his ideal XI. He decided to stick with his 4-3-3.
Carlo Ancelotti faced a tough situation with his team headed into the second leg of the Quarter-Final knowing Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Marcelo Vidal were not available for the second game. To think the Italian manager would be able to end a seven-game winless streak against Atletico Madrid at the Bernabeu sounded nothing short of impossible.
It was time to work with what was... Read the rest of the article »
Four Bayern Munich players made the list of the best 11 footballers in the Quarter-Final second leg. Both Ronaldo and Messi did not make the list.
Two days ago, Bayern Munich was expected to exit early from the UEFA Champions League in their draw against FC Porto. On Thursday, UEFA.com released its Team of the Week and the Bavarian team dominates the list with four players. Despite already being eliminated, Jan Oblak from Atletico Madrid and Geoffrey Kondogvia from Monaco made this very exclusive list.
Oblak was a wall for most of... Read the rest of the article »
The Mexican striker scored the only goal of the series to make Real Madrid defeat Atletico for the first time this season.
Real Madrid's new unsung hero happens to be Mexican. After almost 180 minutes without being able to score a goal against Atletico, Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez put to good use an assist by Cristiano Ronaldo to defeat Los Colchoneros in a breath-taking end to a quarter-final clash between Madrid's most followed teams. After being snubbed all season, Hernandez did not waste his chance as Los... Read the rest of the article »
Los Merengues have not been able to beat Atletico in the last seven games. Last time they played at the Bernabeu the game ended 2-2.
The 210th edition of the Madrid Derby is coming up and if Real Madrid wants to move on to the next stage it must end a seven-game winless streak against Atletico Madrid this Wednesday. Los Colchoneros step into the Santiago Bernabeu will try to take advantage of Los Merengues limited roster due to injuries and suspensions.
Without Marcelo out for an accumulation of yellow cards and Karim Benzema... Read the rest of the article »
They have not been able to defeat Los Rojiblancos all season, but stats prove Les Merengues are still favorites to win in Wednesday's clash.
Wednesday night will see Madrid’s two biggest clubs, Real and Atletico, clash for a spot in the Champions League semi-final.
Having tied the first-leg encounter 0-0, Los Blancos will need a win to secure progression to the next round. However, given their horrible record against Los Rojiblancos this season, many favor Diego Simeone’s crew to move on to the next round.
Think... Read the rest of the article »
Madrid’s two biggest clubs will lock horns on Wednesday, with a spot in the UCL semis up for grab, and the Italian manager’s future at the Bernabeu at stake.
Wednesday is crunch time for Champions League holders Real Madrid. The Liga BBVA giants will lock horns with city rivals Atletico Madrid, with progression to the semis up for grabs for both side.
For Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti, though, much more is at stake than a spot in the last 4. La Liga’s second-placed team have not enjoyed a good track record against Los Rojiblancos, this term... Read the rest of the article »
Will Carlo Ancelotti switch his formation in order to have a better chance of defeating Atletico Madrid, or will he keep his 4-3-3 formation despite the absence of Bale and possibly Benzema?
When the first leg of the "Euroderby" between Real Madrid and Atletico ended, things seemed to be in place for Los Blancos to finally defeat Diego Simeone and his men at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. After one week, an injury-plagued team will have to shift its tactics in order to stand a chance against the feisty Atletico side, while Carlo Ancelotti still fights to maintain his spot as Real... Read the rest of the article »
The manager sees more solutions than problems with the squad available for Wednesday's game. Madrid's players trust the leadership skills of Ancelotti.
The last person to lose faith in what Real Madrid is capable of doing this season is the manager Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian tactician believes that despite the many problems in his roster due to injuries, the rest of the players can get the job done.
No Gareth Bale, no Karim Benzema, no Marcelo, no Luca Modric and no Fabio Coentrao means no problem for Ancelotti. He is not planning on making... Read the rest of the article »