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Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar had the strongest influence on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube; whereas David Beckham was the winner on Tencent.
The social media data compiled by our friends over at Starcount for the top ten footballers in June 2013 revealed that the Premier League still has some walls to scale when it comes to player popularity.
La Liga vastly garnered the most attention, with its superstars Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Kaka underlining the weight of Real Madrid and Barcelona’s online fan base, along with... Read the rest of the article »
Portugal's one goal victory over Russia will have given them a boost of confidence, while Croatia's shock home defeat against Scotland has Igor Stimac asking questions.
Croatia will meet in Switzerland on Monday, after both teams earned two very different results in their previous match on Friday. Igor Stimac's men were stunned at home 0-1 by a goal from Snodgrass in the first half. The Croats realistically only have themselves to blame after having 19 shots, with only two hitting the target.
Paulo Bento's side comes in fresh off a confidence lifting victory... Read the rest of the article »
Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates face a must win at the Estádio da Luz on Friday against Russia.
Portugal has not been all that impressive during their World Cup Qualification, but on Friday, they will have a chance to temporarily erase their mishaps up until now. From six matches played, the Portuguese have only managed three victories, two draws and one defeat.
Their three victories came twice against Azerbaijan, while the third came against Luxembourg in September of 2012, after Paulo... Read the rest of the article »
Friday night will determine which team, between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, will snatch away Barcelona’s Copa del Rey title.
Ahead of the big kick-off, we take you through five different angles related to the 2013 Spanish Cup final. We look into Real Madrid’s defensive line-up, Jose Mourinho’s obligation to win the title, Iker Casillas’ miserable time on the bench, Atletico Madrid’s incredible form in Cup Finals during the past three years, and the influence of their two super strikers – Radamel... Read the rest of the article »
Real Madrid will face Espanyol away from home on Saturday. Los Blancos seek victory for the sake of pride before Barcelona play away to Atletico on Sunday.
Espanyol team news
Espanyol will be without Cristian Alvarez, Felipe Mattioni and Samuele Longo. Goalkeeper Kiko Casilla expressed his horror at conceding three early goals against Sevilla last weekend. He described that as the team’s “worst 30 minutes under Javier Aguirre” in which the players “were very uncomfortable”.
Expect Espanyol to tighten up their... Read the rest of the article »
11 points separate Barcelona and Real Madrid with only 12 points to play for. Los Merengues host Malaga on Wednesday in a match that could finally hand the La Liga title to the Catalans.
The La Liga title has been all but confirmed for quite sometime, but a mid-week slip up from Real Madrid could finally confirm what many have known, or at least believed.
Although Tito Vilanova's side could already be crowned champions before their next match against Atletico Madrid, what started off looking like a brilliant campaign for the Blaugrana has slowly lost some of is bright spots.
From... Read the rest of the article »
After being swept aside by the two Bundesliga giants, both Ronaldo and Messi need to give a performance of a lifetime in a bid to steer their clubs out of dire straits.
As things stand, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich could be set to play each other in the final of the Champions League at Wembley. After dismantling their respective Spanish oppositions in the coldest of fashions possible, there is a high probability of seeing an All-German UCL final for the first time ever.
Bayern Munich beat Barcelona 4-0 in the first leg while Real Madrid were thrashed... Read the rest of the article »
Real Madrid praying to overturn heavy 4-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals of the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League
Miami Beach, Florida (April 28, 2013) – Millions of spectators worldwide will keep their eyes locked on their screen during Tuesday’s Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund match. Some are anti-Madridistas hoping to witness a confirmation of Los Blancos’ failure to reach the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley. Some are German football fans or, specifically, Borussia Dortmund supporters.... Read the rest of the article »
Down 4-1 from the first leg in Dortmund, can Real Madrid make the impossible comeback they have been talking about since Wednesday night?
Team news and analysis
The big news is that Cristiano Ronaldo is back after missing Saturday’s league derby against Atletico. The UEFA Champions League top scorer has been in the tabloids recently for issues concerning his relationship with girlfriend Irina Shayk. Ronaldo, who strongly refuted The Sun’s report via Twitter, will be hoping to rebuild his tarnished image with a perfect... Read the rest of the article »
Watch the ‘Only One’ guide Cristiano Ronaldo and co. in an attempt to end Real Madrid’s German hoodoo; Mourinho takes the Spanish giants to Dortmund where they last lost 2-1.
Miami Beach, Florida (April 21, 2013) – After Bayern’s home match against FC Barcelona, the eyes of UEFA Champions League lovers will remain in Germany on Wednesday. LiveSoccerTV.com (@LiveSoccerTV) offers you extensive listings to know where to watch Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid at 14:45 EST / 18:45 EST / 20:45 CET on April 24, 2013.
On Saturday, the Germans registered a 2-0... Read the rest of the article »
Tonight Dortmund play host to Real Madrid in the first-leg of the Champions League semi-final, among other things certain key battles on the pitch will decide who carries an advantage to the second leg.
Cristiano Ronaldo VS Neven Subotic
The biggest threat of the night for Jurgen Klopp will come from Cristiano Ronaldo. Although the Portugal international has always been overshadowed by Lionel Messi, his statistics are equally astonishing and mind-boggling.
This season, he has already scored 46 goals in 45 games, with 11 of those coming in 10 Champions League outings. During his... Read the rest of the article »
Real Madrid have a chance to bounce back from the mistakes that saw them lose 3-2 away to Galatasaray. Los Blancos will play Bilbao on Sunday. Will Casillas finally be the man in post?
Team news and analysis
This season, Athletic Bilbao are nowhere near equalling the achievements they had in 2012. By this time, last year, the team had life in Europe. The 2011/12 UEFA Europa League runners-up are suffering from inconsistency in La Liga this season. Bilbao have very little to play for as they rank 14th in the table. Staying clear from the relegation zone is definitely not sufficient... Read the rest of the article »
Real Madrid possess a three-goal cushion over Galatasaray and goalkeeper Iker Casillas may finally return to his side’s starting line-up for the first time since January 2013.
Although Real Madrid will step onto the pitch with great confidence following last Saturday’s 5-1 triumph over Levante, “the tie against Galatasaray is not decided,” as Cristiano Ronaldo told the press.
Adding to the pre-match hype was coach Jose Mourinho who noted that “Galatasaray need a miracle, but there are miracles in football. The history of football is full of... Read the rest of the article »
Whoever said that Real Madrid got an easy draw in the form of Galatasaray must think again. These Turkish giants cannot be taken for granted, not even for a second.
Real Madrid were far from impressive over the weekend, drawing 1-1 away to Real Zaragoza. They needed a first-half strike from Ronaldo to pick up a point. In truth, do they rely too much on the Portuguese winger who scored two of the team’s three goals against Manchester United in the Champions League Last 16?
The work rate of Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema is questionable.... Read the rest of the article »
A draw against Israel on Friday has put Portugal in a tough situation in their group. With their next match away to Azerbaijan, Paulo Bento's side cannot afford anything less than a victory.
Everything started so well for Portugal on Friday when they took an early lead over Israel. That one goal lead quickly turned into a one goal draw, then a 2-1 deficit and then a 3-1 deficit, leaving Portuguese fans frustrated and annoyed, but most of all, some fans were not very surprised.
Luckily for Paulo Bento, the Portuguese were able to rally late and tie the match at three goals, but that... Read the rest of the article »
Both Israel and Portugal share identical records heading into Friday's match. Can Cristiano Ronaldo help his country jump into second place in Group F?
With another World Cup Qualification round, comes more nervous moments for a Portuguese side that tends to only hit their stride on the big stage. Time after time Portugal goes through qualifying with some trouble, but they somehow manage to get through.
Even on seven points, Portugal and Israel can earn themselves a three point cushion with a victory on Friday.
Paulo Bento knows that... Read the rest of the article »
Early 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying action for soccer viewers in Canada and USA with the live broadcast of Israel vs Portugal on multiple channels this Friday
Miami Beach, Florida (March 20, 2013) – The 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers resume on Friday, March 22, 2013. The action begins with the live broadcast of Israel vs Portugal at 14:45 local time. LiveSoccerTV.com (@LiveSoccerTV) has listed 19 countries where this European World Cup qualifier will air live.
Israel and Portugal share the second spot in Group F but Friday’s hosts have... Read the rest of the article »
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo cannot stop scoring in 2013 and this is exactly what Portugal need ahead of two huge World Cup qualifiers away to Israel and Azerbaijan.
Last Saturday, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brilliant header in a league match to equalize for Real Madrid after visitors Mallorca had gone 2-1 up. This was his 350th strike in 611 appearances for club and country. The number 7 icon is only 11 goals from hitting the 200-goal tally for Los Blancos.
It all looks good for the record breaker who has 43 goals in 43 matches this season. In the year... Read the rest of the article »
Last year, Ronaldo sparked controversy by stating he was ‘sad’ at Real Madrid. Now, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is the one ‘lacking spark’ with ‘his head down a bit more than usual’ according to Dani Alves.
Lionel Messi is adored for his quiet behaviour. The diminutive Argentine often shies away from cameras and his private life is not something that is talked about in tabloids, unlike close rival Cristiano Ronaldo. That said, the world might never know if Messi is really sad at the moment as his Barcelona team mate, Dani Alves, suggests.
Of course, no one should expect Lionel Messi - with his... Read the rest of the article »
The prodigal son finally returns home, as Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid take on Manchester United. Ahead of the tie, let’s shed light into the history of this amazing fixture and some other interesting facts.
1. The last match between the two sides was the first leg of the Champions League round of 16, when a Ronaldo header cancelled out Danny Welbeck’s opener. The match ended 1-1 providing United an away goal advantage.
2. Manchester United and Real Madrid have clashed four times in European Cup ties, prior to this year’s match. With the European encounters consisting of two legs, this makes... Read the rest of the article »