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Spain go into this World Cup Qualifier joint top of Group I with France on seven points from three games. Their opponents tonight sit bottom of the group having played a game less but already World Cup qualification looks beyond them. It also gives Spain a chance to get three points in the bag and maybe even rotate the squad slightly ahead of Tuesday night’s top of the table decider away to France. Spain will most likely be without Xavi […]

Posted by Simon Heptinstall On Mar - 22 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

For many people (myself included) the Spanish league was over as a competition was once Real Madrid went ten points clear at the top. It wasn’t that Barcelona were any less of the great side that they were back in May when they had lifted the Champions League, it was simply that a Real Madrid team managed by Jose Mourinho would not relinquish a ten point lead. And yet after conceding late goals against Malaga and Villareal, their lead has […]

Posted by Simon Heptinstall On Mar - 26 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Diego Simeone’s resumé leaves little doubt as to why he was the one appointed to the job at Atlético Madrid. Two league titles in Argentina with Estudiantes as well as River Plate give any coach a stage where he can explore options in other parts of the world. His results and his playing style have always guaranteed offensive aggressiveness with lots of defensive liability. His second stint at Racing Club saw him tweak his defensive map much better as La […]

Posted by Juan Arango On Jan - 6 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

On Saturday night Barcelona once again stood at the top of world football. Once again they went toe to toe with their greatest advisory and once again they come out victorious, standing tall above the rest of world football. This was more than just another El Classico. This seemed different, a genuine turning point in modern Spanish football. Real Madrid went into this match on top of the league and for the first time too, on top psychologically. Cracks has […]

Posted by Simon Heptinstall On Dec - 16 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

For better or for worse Spanish football these days seem to be defined by only two matches. This weekend we see the first of these matches, the first El Classico. For the past three seasons Barcelona have got the better of Real Madrid both in terms of the El Classico and over the course of a season. This season feels different however. Maybe this will finally be the season that Real Madrid strike back and take first blood in their […]

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Posted by Simon Heptinstall On Dec - 8 - 2011 3 Comments READ FULL POST

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