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La Liga: At Valencia, Soldado finally feels at home

Soldado feels right at home in Valencia.

The Valencia-born striker has made an impression at several clubs, but at the Mestalla he is now pushing for a place in the national team.

January 17th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Spain News, Sports | Read More »

Spain’s tax hike threatens La Liga’s appeal

Kaká (right) signs on the dotted line for Real Madrid. But Spain's new tax system makes playing in La Liga less attractive for the big earners.

The government’s decision to raise income tax will have a very high-profile casualty: Spain’s soccer teams, which must now negotiate contracts with players under vastly different terms.

January 16th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Barcelona still in charge, but they’re driving Madrid in the right direction

Positives from defeat in El Clásico outweigh the negatives for Real Madrid.

December 15th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

La Liga: Real Madrid still in thrall to Barça’s brilliance

Karim Benzema (left) scored in the first minute but Barcelona were too strong in the second half. Photo: Real Madrid.

José Mourinho’s men went into the Clásico in superb form. They came out of it humbled once again by the Catalans.

December 13th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Spain News, Sports | Read More »

El Clásico offers Mourinho a glimpse of glory

Plenty is at stake in Real Madrid’s Liga meeting with Barcelona on Saturday, but the Portuguese coach has a reason to want to win this game more than anyone.

December 9th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

Late-blooming Benzema the apple of Real Madrid’s eye

Shooting straight: Karim Benzema has been on target of late.

The Frenchman had a difficult start to his career in Madrid, but the advice of Zinedine Zidane and the cajoling of coach José Mourinho have helped transform him.

December 6th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Spain News, Sports | Read More »

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