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'No tension between Real, Barca team'

Posted Saturday, September 03, 2011 by Supersport.com95 hits

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque said on Friday that conflict between Real Madrid and Barcelona has not spilled over into the national team. Tensions between the two sides boiled over during last month's Spanish Super Cup. Barcelona beat Madrid 3-2 in the second leg of the tournament on August 18 to secure a 5-4 aggregate victory after the match ended in a mass brawl that saw three players sen...Full Story »

Gago a go-go to Roma - Real Madrid misfit loaned to Roma with view to permanent move

Posted Thursday, September 01, 2011 by skysports.com107 hits

Gago: Loaned to Roma, who have an option to buy Roma have confirmed the loan signing of Argentina midfielder Fernando Gago from Real Madrid. The Serie A outfit were closing in on the player despite interest from English clubs, while the 25-year-old was also linked with a move to Palermo this summer. But Roma have now won the race to sign Gago, whose move could be made permanent next summer wi...Full Story »

Are Real and Barca killing Spanish football?

Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by Supersport.com205 hits

With Real and Barcelona reducing the league to a two-team race and a bunch of also-rans, they are slowly killing the Spanish game to the point that fans will stop watching. Anybody expecting anything other than a two-horse race in La Liga this season would have been swiftly deflated after the first round of fixtures. Real Madrid's trip to Zaragoza was destined to have just one outcome, and on...Full Story »

Barcelona's Pep Guardiola 'very happy' as changed system paid off in victory over Villarreal

Posted Tuesday, August 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport188 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is delighted with his team's comprehensive defeat of Villarreal in its opening game of the Primera Division campaign on Monday evening. A Lionel Messi brace and debut league goals from Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez combined with a Thiago Alcantara strike saw the defending Spanish champions register a 5-0 win at Camp Nou. The Catalan giants faced defensive pro...Full Story »

Forlan bids Atletico farewell - Striker sad to leave Madrid but excited about imminent Inter move

Posted Tuesday, August 30, 2011 by skysports.com142 hits

Forlan: Will never lose his affection for Atletico but is looking forward to joining Inter Diego Forlan has expressed his sadness at leaving Atletico Madrid as he prepares to finalise a switch to Inter Milan. The Uruguayan striker is set to travel to Italy on Monday afternoon to put pen to paper on a two-year contract with the Serie A giants. Inter were keen to lure Forlan to the Giuseppe Mea...Full Story »

Barcelona 5-0 Villarreal - Fabregas scores in rout

Posted Monday, August 29, 2011 by PA288 hits

Barcelona began their bid for a fourth successive Primera Division title with a spellbinding 5-0 victory over Villarreal at the Nou Camp. Having been forced to wait to start their title defence, and after Real Madrid's 6-0 win at Real Zaragoza on Sunday, Pep Guardiola's side picked up where they left off last season to leave Juan Carlos Garrido's visitors dazed and confused. Emerging midfiel...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo scores hat-trick for Real Madrid

Posted Monday, August 29, 2011 by The Sun220 hits

CRISTIANO RONALDO hit a hat-trick as REAL MADRID began La Liga season with a 6-0 win at REAL ZARAGOZA.The ex-Manchester United ace scored in the 24th, 71st and 87th minutes — the EIGHTH time he has netted at least three in a game for Real. Marcelo, Xabi Alonso and Kaka also scored as Jose Mourinho's men ran riot. BARCELONA have a crisis in defence ahead of tonight's clash with VILLARRE...Full Story »

Zaragoza 0 : 6 Real Madrid - Ronaldo inspires Real rout

Posted Sunday, August 28, 2011 by PA163 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo struck a hat-trick as Real Madrid started their Primera Division campaign in ominous fashion with a thumping 6-0 away victory over outclassed Real Zaragoza. Ronaldo, who won the European Golden Shoe last season after netting 40 times in La Liga, netted in the 24th, 71st and 87th minutes to complete yet another treble for Madrid - the £80million man scored at least three g...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Villarreal preview - Barca set for title defence

Posted Monday, August 29, 2011 by PA1039 hits

Barcelona begin the defence of their Primera Division title against Villarreal on Monday night in buoyant mood after adding two more crowns to their increasingly overcrowded trophy room in the last fortnight - but coach Pep Guardiola is remaining grounded. After winning the Champions League and La Liga double last season, Barca defeated arch rivals Real Madrid to win the Spanish Supercopa 5-4...Full Story »

Atletico de Madrid 0 : 0 Osasuna - Atletico problems mount after stalemate

Posted Sunday, August 28, 2011 by PA24 hits

No Sergio Aguero, no Diego Forlan, and no goals for Atletico Madrid despite a dominant performance as they drew their opening match of the Primera Division season against Osasuna. With Aguero having swapped the Vicente Calderon for Manchester City, and Forlan nearing a move to Inter Milan, Atletico lacked the firepower to sink Osasuna. Falcao has been brought in from Porto at great expense to ...Full Story »

Jose Mourinho sees improvement as Real Madrid looks to catch Barcelona

Posted Sunday, August 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport108 hits

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho claims his side is playing better soccer than last season and says he is looking forward to Sunday's La Liga opener against Zaragoza at La Romareda. The Portuguese coach saw his team win all seven of its pre-season friendlies, only to lose narrowly to fierce rival Barcelona in the two-legged Spanish Supercopa 5-4 on aggregate following epic encounters at the Sant...Full Story »

Zaragoza vs Real Madrid preview - Callejon cheerful before Zaragoza trip

Posted Sunday, August 28, 2011 by PA182 hits

Real Madrid new boy Jose Callejon is in optimistic mood heading into the new Primera Division season as the capital club look to end Barcelona's reign of dominance. Madrid start their league campaign with a trip to Real Zaragoza on Sunday as Jose Mourinho's side try to improve on last term when they won the Copa del Rey but finished runners-up to Barca in La Liga and lost to their arch rivals...Full Story »

Atletico de Madrid vs Osasuna preview - Torres backing new-look Atleti

Posted Sunday, August 28, 2011 by PA188 hits

Winger Juanfran Torres hopes new-look Atletico Madrid can build on their impressive Europa League play-off mauling of Vitoria with another triumph in their Primera Division opener against his former club Osasuna this weekend. Following a memorable 2009-10 campaign when they won the Europa League and reached the final of the Copa del Rey, Atletico were brought crashing down to earth last term ...Full Story »

Granada vs Real Betis preview - Granada ready for elite return

Posted Saturday, August 27, 2011 by PA49 hits

Granada return to Primera Division football for the first time in 35 years when they entertain another newly promoted side in Real Betis. Both sides have had their troubles off the field in recent months after being placed in administration but due to the complexities of the Spanish system this has not prohibited them from brining in a raft of new players ahead of their return to top flight foo...Full Story »

Sporting Gijon vs Real Sociedad preview - Botia revels in Spain call

Posted Saturday, August 27, 2011 by PA53 hits

Sporting Gijon and Real Sociedad were both happy just to consolidate their place in the Primera Division at the end of last season and both begin the new campaign with an air of optimism. Sporting defender Alberto Botia has become the first player in 15 years from the Asturian club to be called up to the Spain squad and he believes his performances in the victorious Spain Under-21 side at this ...Full Story »

Real Madrid fans firmly back embattled Mourinho

Posted Friday, August 26, 2011 by YAHOO Sport72 hits

MADRID (AP)—Despite the recent displays of abrasive behavior that has Jose Mourinho facing harsh criticism and a possible 12-game ban, Real Madrid supporters are firmly backing their coach. Madrid fans were out in force Wednesday to support their embattled coach at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium during a 2-1 friendly win over Galatasaray, one week after Mourinho poked Barcelona assistant c...Full Story »

Real react to Jose probe - Los Blancos disappointed to learn of RFEF's decision

Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by skysports.com329 hits

Mourinho: Real boss has caused controversy after his actions against Barca Real Madrid have offered an angry response to the news that the Royal Spanish Football Federation are to investigate Jose Mourinho. The authorities have confirmed that they are study the actions of Real's boss during their recent Super Cup tie against Barcelona. Mourinho clashed with Barca assistant coach Tito Vilanova...Full Story »

Jose Mourinho forced to deny TV claim he is leaving Real Madrid

Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by theguardian.com149 hits

• Mourinho agent retracts comments and blames subterfuge• Portuguese feels isolated after shame of Camp Nou Real Madrid's José Mourinho has been the victim of a vindictive hoax, according to his spokesman. José Mourinho stood at the centre of yet another controversy on Tuesday when the Portuguese manager was forced to deny he was about to leave Real Madrid despite his of...Full Story »

Rossi’s double puts Villarreal in Champions League

Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport63 hits

GENEVA (AP)—Giuseppe Rossi’s pair of second-half goals took Villarreal into the Champions League group stage by clinching a 3-1 aggregate win over Odense on Tuesday. The goals from the New Jersey-born Italy forward and Carlos Marchena’s late strike gave Villarreal a 3-0 win that overturned a 1-0 first-leg deficit in the playoff round. “(It was) a difficult game but we p...Full Story »

Bayern canter through, Rossi rescues Villarreal

Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport39 hits

ZURICH, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Bayern Munich cantered into the Champions League group stages after a 1-0 victory at FC Zurich on Tuesday while two goals from Giuseppe Rossi rescued Villarreal against Odense. Former European Cup winners Bayern, who will host the final at their Allianz Arena stadium in May, never looked in danger after Mario Gomez’s seventh-minute goal completed a 3-0 aggregate...Full Story »

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