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Copa del Rey final promises epic end to Spanish football season

Copa del Rey

Barcelona go into Friday’s game against Athletic Bilbao as firm favourites. But Marcelo Bielsa’s team is one of the few in Europe that dare face the Catalans with an uncompromising approach.

May 24th, 2012 | Posted in Spain News, Sports | Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

Barcelona and Real Madrid’s rivalry has been particularly fierce in recent months, due in great part to the tense relationship between the soccer teams’ coaches, Pep Guardiola and José Mourinho. But an equally fascinating contest has been played out between the two teams’ biggest stars: Leo Messi for Barça and Cristiano Ronaldo for Madrid. Barcelona’s [...]

December 12th, 2011 | Posted in Iberians 2011 | Read More »

The red-and-white underdog roars

It’s not easy being an Atlético Madrid fan. There’s the administrative and boardroom chaos, the unbalanced books and the revolving door of coaches, each hailed as a saviour before being dismissed as a false prophet. There are the financial scandals from the years when Jesús Gil was president, leading to his arrest in 2000 for [...]

February 15th, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Halftime for Real Madrid’s neo-Galácticos

What do you buy with €250 million? If you’re Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez, you acquire a handful of the world’s most highly valued football players in a bid to create the best team on the planet. After his uncontested election as club president last summer, Pérez went shopping for a gaggle of superstars. Cristiano [...]

January 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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