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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 »
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 Argentinian superstar also shared his thoughts about Luis Suarez's possible debut against their arch-rivals on Saturday.
Lionel Messi does not care about the goal scoring record for La Liga, or at least that's what he said yesterday. After their UCL match against Ajax, "La Pulga" spoke about the upcoming Clasico against Real Madrid and several subjects surrounding the most anticipated match in La Liga, at least this semester.
"I'm not worried about the record, it is the least important thing that... Read the rest of the article »
Wednesday's Champions League tie at Anfield hands the Portuguese ace the chance of beating Lionel Messi to the Real Madrid legend's all-time record of 71 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo knows that when he rolls up at Liverpool, he will be given the opportunity of forever etching his name into the UEFA Champions League history books.
Real Madrid are set to face last season's English Premier League runners-up on Wednesday, at Anfield, as Los Blancos look to record their third consecutive win in the group-stage.
The 10-time champions return to the field... Read the rest of the article »
The Barcelona star drew level with the Real Madrid ace's Champions League goalscoring tally in the 3-1 win over Ajax, and now aims at beating Raul's all-time record
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has drawn level with Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo in the race to become the greatest ever goalscorer in UEFA Champions League history.
The 27-year-old took his tally to 69 goals in European football's most coveted tournament after scoring in the Catalan giants clash with Eredivisie champions Ajax, a match which ended 3-1 in favor of Luis Enrique's side.
Messi... Read the rest of the article »
The two La Liga giants are set to lock horns in this season's edition of El Clasico. Here are some interesting facts and stats ahead of Saturday's highly-anticipated encounter
La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona gear up to lock horns this Saturday when the two sides meet at Santiago Bernabeu in the much talked about El Clasico encounters.
This season's edition of the epic fixture between the Spanish Primera Division's two most successful clubs is an even more special match as the two teams' star players Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who have split six of... Read the rest of the article »
The UEFA president, himself a three time winner of the much coveted prize has offered his opinion on who he feels should win it next year.
Although the next winner of the annual Ballon d'Or prize won't be crowned for yet another few months, two of the certain nominees--Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo--will be going head to head in what is for La Liga fans the most hotly anticipated game of the year: El Clasico. The star duo have either won or been nominated for every single award dating back to 2007, when former Milan and Real Madrid... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona's coach also spoke about the upcoming Clasico against Real Madrid and their mid-week meeting with Ajax
Prior to their UEFA Champions League match against Ajax, Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique clarified he did not want to fuel the controversy surrounding Lionel Messi's aborted substitution against Eibar. Apparently, Messi snubbed the coach, who only wanted him to rest after a busy International break with Argentina:
"I have a lot of faith in my rapport with the players. Having said that, everyone... Read the rest of the article »
The Uruguayan was full of praise for his Barcelona team-mate ahead of Saturday's highly-anticipated Santiago Bernabeu encounter, as the Argentine aims at entering La Liga record book
Barcelona's summer signing Luis Suarez has weighed his opinion on the Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo debate, and to no surprise, insisted that the Argentine attacker is better than the Portuguese ace.
The Uruguayan star made these comments ahead of Saturday's highly-anticipated El Clasico clash between the two La Liga giants when Luis Enrique's men travel to face Carlo Ancelotti's side, a... Read the rest of the article »
Brazil national team captain Neymar Junior scored his 200th career goal in Barcelona’s 3-0 triumph over minnows Eibar on Matchay 8 of La Liga.
This was the young star’s 50th appearance for FC Barcelona and he did not fail to mark the milestone in style. The visitors threatened to break the deadlock a few times but when Xavi opened the scoring on the hour mark, the Catalans found relief.
Ending Eibar’s hopes of getting back into the game, Neymar put his name on the scoring sheet with a low-drive goal after 72 minutes. A... Read the rest of the article »
El Clasico, the first of the 2014/15 club football season, is one Matchday away. Coincidentally, rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo find themselves on equal ground ahead of it.
While their respective avid fans spend much time arguing against each other, Opta has revealed that both players have something in common: the number 349! It represents the total amount of goals and assists they have made in the last 10 years.
Opta’s stats range from October 16, 2004 to October 16, 2014. The chart, which presents data from the Top 5 European competitions, reveals the following... Read the rest of the article »
The Argentinian was left without a nomination in favor of Mexican wingman Carlos Vela, Diego Costa and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo,the league's top scorer.
Despite scoring more goals than two of the nominees, Lionel Messi was snubbed by La Liga for the Best Striker award for the 2013-2014 season.
Messi scored 28 goals last year, one more than Atletico's Diego Costa (now with Chelsea) and a shocking 12 more than the other nominee, Mexican Carlos Vela, who plays for Real Sociedad. It would have been fair for Messi to get a nomination, since he was... Read the rest of the article »
Despte being rated as one of the top talents in the Premier League, Chelsea's Hazard feels that there are only a few players better than him.
Chelsea fans will certainly rate Eden Hazard among the top footballers on the planet, despite his young age.
Ever since arriving from Lille in 2012, the Belgian star has been in sparkling form for the Premier League giants and received the much-coveted PFA Young Player of the Year award for his efforts.
However, the 23-year-old doesn't rate himself in the top five, at least not just... Read the rest of the article »
Cristiano Ronaldo will make a return to the Theatre of Dreams in November! It’s not for a Champions League clash or a record transfer but for the highly-anticipated Portugal vs Argentina friendly match.
It is official. For the eighth time in history, Portugal and Argentina will clash. The former has a poor record against the latter. And now 42 years after Eusebio and Dinis powered the Seleccão to a rare 3-1 win over the South Americans at the Maracaña stadium, Cristiano Ronaldo will be tasked to boost the Portuguese fans' confidence with victory at Old Trafford.
During this month’s... Read the rest of the article »
As fans honored what was the beginning of a legendary career, the 27-year-old Argentine took to Facebook to express his gratitude in a heartfelt message
Argentine superstar Lionel Messi took to Facebook to post a heartfelt thank you message to all his fans and supporters on the 10 year anniversary of his Barcelona debut.
On October 16, 2004, the then Blaugrana boss Frank Rijkaard handed a 17-year-old attacker by the name of Lionel Messi his first game in the Catalan giants' famous red and blue jersey in a clash with Espanyol.
Fast forward... Read the rest of the article »
Lionel Messi complied with his fan's request shortly after coming off the bench during the second friendly match for Argentina in this Asian tour.
Argentina seized the opportunity to redeem themselves against a much inferior opponent when Gerardo Martino's men staged a 7-0 game against Hong Kong. Without his usual starters, Martino gave some players the chance to debut with La Albiceleste, including goalkeeper Nahuel Guzmán.
Ever Banega scored the first goal of the game just after 19 minutes of playing time. Gonzalo Higuaín... Read the rest of the article »
The friendly match had the added bonus of watching Lionel Messi and Neymar, two of Barcelona's superstars against each other
Brazil celebrated another victory in a friendly match against Argentina in their 100th match ever. With two goals by Diego Tardelli, the team led by Brazilian legend Dunga earned their 40th victory against their historic rivals.
Argentina dominated the first half hour of the match, but it was Tardelli who scored after 28 minutes, when a miscoordination between Zabaleta and Fernandez ended up... Read the rest of the article »
The Argentinian star returned to La Albiceleste after missing their last two matches due to an injury to his thigh.
Besides the end result, Lionel Messi has to be mad about another poor performance on his part with his National Team. Barcelona's superstar could not shine at all against Brazil, missing every opportunity he had to score.
The worst moment for Messi was, without a doubt, when number 10 missed another penalty kick. After 40 minutes, a controversial penalty kick was awarded to Argentina, and Messi... Read the rest of the article »