The Catalans have been in supreme form this season but they face their toughest challenge yet when they go against the defending European champions.
Life at new club has been pleasant for Luis Enrique so far having guided his side to seven victories in the eight league games they have played. Having played in the high intensity Clasico games during his playing days on numerous occasions, the 44 year old is now set to participate in the fiery fixture for the first time as a manager.
He will need special assistance from the following five... Read the rest of the article »
Brendan Rodgers is slowly running out of patience with the mercurial Italian due to his poor performances and attitude.
Suffice it to say, Mario Balotelli has been a huge disappointment thus far in his spell at Anfield.
The former Milan striker was signed this summer for 16 million, which interestingly is the same amount paid by Arsenal to Manchester United for Danny Welbeck. However, unlike the English international, the Italian has failed to justify why Liverpool brought him in to help bolster their attack... Read the rest of the article »
La única escuadra invicta, sensación en la Liga Premier y dirigida por José Mourinho, el Chelsea visita a un Manchester United plagado de estrellas, este domingo 26 de octubre a las 11:55AM/10:55C/8:55PT, por Telemundo
Deportes Telemundo presenta el encuentro más atractivo de la novena fecha de la Liga Premier, el líder absoluto Chelsea visita al Manchester United, este domingo 26 de octubre, en vivo a las 11:55AM/10:55C/8:55PT. La gran experiencia de Sammy Sadovnik y el amplio conocimiento del fútbol de Inglaterra del exfutbolista mexicano Manuel Sol, estarán presentes en la narración... Read the rest of the article »
Throughout the ages, Real Madrid and Barcelona have staged epic battles. Some of the world's greatest players are depicted in this collection of historic images.
History has told us that Real Madrid and Barcelona have held matches that lasted through the ages. With Barcelona dominating their first matches, Real Madrid started getting top quality players, being able to fight for Spanish dominance against Los Culés.
Los Blancos dominated through the 50's and the 60's with Alfredo Di Stefano leading the pack. During the 70's, Johan Cruyff returned... Read the rest of the article »
The Spanish defender will return to the starting lineup after missing Real Madrid's recent matches, while the Colombian midfielder wishes to make a statement in his first Clasico
Good news for Real Madrid before Saturday's big game against Barcelona. Spanish defender Sergio Ramos returned to Los Blancos' training facilities and is likely to start against their arch-rivals.
Ramos came down with an injury to his right leg during their league match against Athletic Bilbao, forcing Real Madrid's co-captain to miss his club's game against Levante. Furthermore, Ramos... Read the rest of the article »
The Chilean goalkeeper will risk his clean sheet record of 720 minutes against the top scoring offense in La Liga.
Claudio Bravo is eager to show what he can do in next Saturday's Clasico. The Chilean goalkeeper, who has already entered Barcelona's history with his clean sheet record, claims he is as calm as ever to play his first game with Barcelona at Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
“Stage fright? I don’t think so. Rather than the Santiago Bernabeu being imposing I’m more motivated than ever... Read the rest of the article »
Weekly Saturday Show on NBCSportsRadio.com and the NBC Sports Radio Mobile App; The Show Includes Insight and Analysis on Premier League and International Soccer
NBCSportsRadio.com debuts its first-ever digital-only show, The 2 Robbies “Football” Show, a Premier League-focused program starring NBC Sports Group analysts Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe, this Saturday, October 25 at 5 p.m. ET.
The weekly one-hour Saturday show follows NBC Sports Group’s live Premier League match coverage, and will stream live from NBC Sports Group’s... Read the rest of the article »
Un encuentro por Telemundo que nadie se debe perder: dos equipos con circunstancias muy diferentes se enfrentan este sábado 25 de octubre a las 9PM/8C/6PT, el subcampeón Pachuca busca afianzar su boleto a la liguilla, mientras que Leones Negros luchan por alejarse del abismo del descenso
Deportes Telemundo presenta el encuentro correspondiente a la fecha 14 del Torneo Apertura de la Liga MX: el subcampeón Pachuca recibe a los Leones Negros de la Universidad de Guadalajara, en vivo desde el estadio Hidalgo, este sábado 25 de octubre a las 9PM/8C/6PT. Sammy Sadovnik y su vasta experiencia, así como el tres veces campeón de goleo del fútbol mexicano... Read the rest of the article »
The Spanish player missed Chelsea's last games against Crystal Palace and Maribor after sustaining a series of injuries while playing for Spain's National Team
It seems Spanish striker Diego Costa has run into a bad luck streak. Following his participation with Spain's National Team, the current Premier League's leading striker sustained a couple of injuries that have sidelined him from playing in Chelsea's last matches against Crystal Palace and Maribor. To make matters worse, reports indicate Costa was hospitalized today due to a stomach illness. Hours... Read the rest of the article »
NBCUniversal’s Hispanic cable network mun2 continues its coverage of the 2014/15 season of the Barclays Premier League with three exciting matches this weekend and Monday.
The action begins Saturday, October 25 at 7:40 a.m. ET / 4:40 a.m. PT with West Ham United vs Manchester City; followed at 9:55 a.m. ET/ 6:55 a.m. PT with Sunderland vs Arsenal. Capping off the action on Monday, October 27 at 3:55 p.m. ET/ 12:55 p.m. PT will be Queens Park Rangers vs Aston Villa.
mun2 continues to offer re-airs of each match in addition to its continued unprecedented coverage... Read the rest of the article »
Two of the most important players for Real Madrid and Barcelona shared their thoughts about playing El Clasico on Saturday, with Barcelona having one more day to rest.
Cristiano Ronaldo is not happy with El Clasico's date. Following their 3-0 victory against Liverpool for the UEFA Champions League, CR7 criticized the Spanish league's decision to program the most important game for the two sides with so little rest for one of the contenders.
"I don't understand why they did it. Everybody knows that a footballer needs to rest properly, since we are always... Read the rest of the article »
Real Madrid will welcome Barcelona for the first El Clasico meeting of the 2014/2015 season. Here is a quick run-down of their past few meetings ahead of Saturday's game.
For La Liga fans, any match between Barcelona and Real Madrid is as big for them as the Champions League final. Due to the two clubs' long-standing rivalry, each season's edition of El Clasico is always an eagerly anticipated clash and has gotten more intense in recent times as a result of the perpetual competition between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The duo's dominance over the past six years... Read the rest of the article »
Los dos equipos más ganadores de la Liga de España buscan establecerse como la fuerza dominante, después de un año en que ninguno de los dos pudo obtener el título.
Los gigantes de la Liga Española, Real Madrid y Barcelona, se preparan para chocar de Nuevo este sábado en el estadio Santiago Bernabéu en una edición más de “El Clásico que divide al mundo”, siendo este probablemente uno de los más anticipados de los últimos tiempos.
Como siempre que se enfrentan merengues y culés, el... Read the rest of the article »
Real Madrid’s eternal rivalry with Barcelona continues on October 25, 2014. Los Blancos are under pressure to close the gap on the Blaugrana. Who will be Ancelotti’s heroes on Saturday?
There is a four-point gap between the two sides. While Saturday’s visitors remain unbeaten with Claudio Bravo yet to concede, Los Blancos have been scoring goals for fun. As the home crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu aims to enjoy El Clasico, we look at five Real Madrid players who will have no right to flop against Luis Enrique’s powerful men.
1) Iker Casillas – Perfection and... Read the rest of the article »
Tottenham vs Asteras Tripoliswill will go live in the Europa League this Thursday at the White Hart Lane.
Tottenham suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of defending English champions Manchester City and will now be looking to make amends when they face Asteras Tripolis at home. Sergio Aguero scored four times and Soldado missed a penalty as Spurs suffered yet another big loss at the hands of the citizens.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino expressed his disappointment over the result and... Read the rest of the article »
The 29-year-old Los Blancos ace also promised to break Raul's all-time goalscoring record, with fierce rival Lionel Messi hot on his heels
Cristiano Ronaldo claims he is confident Real Madrid can become the first side in history to retain there UEFA Champions League title, whilst promising he will beat Los Blancos legend Raul's all-time goalscoring record, as rival Lionel Messi ramains in hot pursuit.
The Portuguese star made these comments after he lead his side to a convincing 3-0 win over English Premier League giants Liverpool... Read the rest of the article »
The October 2014 FIFA World Ranking has been released. USA have been kicked out of the Top 20, Spain have suffered another blow and Portugal have surprisingly been promoted.
The FIFA World Ranking is perhaps the most hated chart in world football. However, as long as it affects the seeding ahead of tournament draws, fans continue to be concerned about it. The October 2014 edition of the ranking is not less controversial than last month’s.
The biggest talking point is the fall of reigning European champions Spain. They are now out of the continent’s top... Read the rest of the article »
Brendan Rodgers reveals that the Italian striker will face punishment for his decision to trade jerseys with the Blancos defender during the break in Wednesday's 3-0 defeat
After a lackluster performance from summer signing Mario Balotelli during Liverpool's 3-0 home loss to Real Madrid on Wednesday, one which garnered a lot of criticism on Twitter, the Italian striker could now be facing punishment from his club.
Balotelli was seen swapping shirts with Real Madrid defender Pepe at half-time during their clash with the defending champions, at Anfield.
The... Read the rest of the article »
The Red Devils have been keen on bringing him to Old Trafford, and they just might finally be able to sign Vidal from Juventus.
Like a soap opera, the transfer speculation surround Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has many parts. It was widely reported that Manchester United were really looking to sign him from the reigning Scudetto champions this summer, only to be thwarted by a combination of the Bianconeri's asking price and Louis Van Gaal's uncertainty about the player's fitness due to a knee problem.
The Chilean... Read the rest of the article »
Despite just arriving at the Serie A side, the Spaniard could be offloaded in a shock departure this January.
Although he just arrived at Milan on loan from Chelsea, Fernando Torres could be on the move again.
The 30-year-old Spanish international, once heralded as one of the game's best strikers due to his exploits with Atletico Madrid and Liverpool, had departed Stamford Bridge after a miserable term there following his mega-money arrival in January 2011.
The switch to Serie A from the Premier... Read the rest of the article »