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La Liga: Espanyol’s Pochettino falls on his sword

Mauricio Pochettino.

Coach says he has reached “sell-by date” as team struggle at bottom of la liga. Mourinho’s Real Madrid fall further off the pace after Betis loss.

November 27th, 2012 | Posted in Spain News, Sports | Read More »

The Pep Paradox

The Catalan football team. Photo: FCB.

FC Barcelona aims for Catalan independence yet still wants to play in the Spanish football league. How would this work?

September 21st, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Spain News, Sports | Read More »

Pep’s legacy

Guardiola bows out.

Guardiola leaves Barcelona having managed a record-breaking trophy haul. But over the last four years he has faced plenty of challenges off the pitch as well as on it.

April 30th, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

La Liga: Guardiola keeps Barcelona guessing

Pep Guardiola: Will he stay or will he go?

Once again, the Barcelona coach’s apparent reluctance to sign a new contract is fuelling speculation about his future and that of his much-lauded team.

February 28th, 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 »

Hands up if you find Barça’s beautiful game boring

FC Barcelona: too much tiki-taka?

They may be Spanish and European champions, but whisper it: Pep Guardiola’s team can run the risk of leaving us indifferent.

September 16th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

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