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Real Madrid News: Real Woes?

on September 17 2012 3:03 AM
Real Madrid News: Real Woes?

Real Madrid lost 0-1 to Sevilla, thus making it two losses out of four in La Liga this season. This is exactly the number of games they lost in all of last season. Their bitter rivals, Barcelona have notched up four straight wins and sit pretty atop the La Liga table. Worse still, Messi has been scoring as usual and has weighed in with eight goals in six matches for Barca this season. In contrast, Cristiano Ronaldo has huffed, puffed and whined into ineffectual displays for Los Merengues.

Jose Mourinho bitterly commented afer the loss that he did not have a team out there on the pitch and he could have substituted seven players if he were allowed to. This sums up exactly how a lot of Real fans must have felt after the game. Never have the cultured superstars of the Madrid based team misplaced so many passes and lost so many battles on the pitch. Sevilla fought for every ball and Trochowski's goal meant Real have endured a terrible start to the season.

Sevilla vs. Real Madrid Preview

on September 15 2012 5:50 AM
Sevilla vs. Real Madrid Preview

And club football is finally back.

After a short international break, Real Madrid will be looking to continue their stunning recent form against Sevilla on Sunday.

Even though there has been quite some drama going on at the Bernabeu due to Cristiano Ronaldo's apparent sadness, Mourinho and Co. would be rather concerned with keeping up with rivals Barcelona in the league standing.

The current difference between the two teams is of five points and could increase up to eight before Los Blancos play their all important game.

Madrid will be without Fabio Coentrao (suspended) and might rest some of their key players, considering the taxing upcoming weeks, including a Champions League matchup against Manchester City.

Kaka and Michael Essien might see some playing time and there are chances that Luka Modric might start the game.

Sevilla on the other hand, will be without Jose Antonio Reyes, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Diego Perotti, but 'keeper Diego Lopez will be back from suspension.  

Player to Watch: Jesus Navas

Sevilla vs. Real Madrid Preview

on September 15 2012 5:46 AM
Sevilla vs. Real Madrid Preview

And club football is finally back.

After a short international break, Real Madrid will be looking to continue their stunning recent form against Sevilla on Sunday.

Even though there has been quite some drama going on at the Bernabeu due to Cristiano Ronaldo's apparent sadness, Mourinho and Co. would be rather concerned with keeping up with rivals Barcelona in the league standing.

The current difference between the two teams is of five points and could increase up to eight before Los Blancos play their all important game.

Madrid will be without Fabio Coentrao (suspended) and might rest some of their key players, considering the taxing upcoming weeks, including a Champions League matchup against Manchester City.

Kaka and Michael Essien might see some playing time and there are chances that Luka Modric might start the game.

Sevilla on the other hand, will be without Jose Antonio Reyes, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Diego Perotti, but 'keeper Diego Lopez will be back from suspension.   

Player to Watch: Jesus Navas

Getafe vs. Barcelona Preview

on September 15 2012 1:39 AM
Getafe vs. Barcelona Preview

FC Barcelona will be looking to bounce back from their mediocre win against Valencia with an emphatic game against Getafe on Saturday.

The Catalans, however, have several fitness issues in the team with Andres Iniesta, Alexis Sanchez and Jordi Alba, all, ruled out of the clash.

Captain Carles Puyol's participation is still up in smoke, but David Villa could start his first game for Barcelona after more than eight months.

Former Gunner Alex Song too could find his name in the starting eleven, but that looks highly unlikely.

Getafe, on the other hand, have no injury concerns and with the home supporters cheering on for their team, a shock is very much a possibility. El Geta have already defeated Real Madrid this season and an usual double could well be a remarkable achievement for El Geta.

Player to Watch Out For: Pedro Rodriguez

After a horrendous last season, Pedro is finally back. The Spaniard is in excellent form so far and it appears as if Barcelona have finally found a player who could release some pressure off Lionel Messi for producing the goods in the final third.

Malaga CF - The ray of hope

on September 04 2012 5:12 AM

When Sheikh Abdullah Al-Thani became the new owner of the Malaga, back in 25th June 2010, it signaled the dawn of an exciting new project. A project that was supposed to eventually break the strangle hold of Real Madrid and Barcelona in the La Liga. The people at the club knew that this couldn't be attained in a single season; it would take patience and planning (for the future). What excited everyone most was the way the new owners went about executing this plan. They invested, but for the future. They made some shrewd deals in the transfer market, bringing in €150m worth of talents like Santi Cazorla, Isco, Joaquin and Toulalan, At times, when new owners come in they usually go on mindless spending streak, but Malaga were different. They were not after instant success, instead they wanted long-term success. Off the field they made some interesting signings as well. They signed Fernando Hierro as their director at the club.

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