Cristiano Ronaldo, who celebrates his 29th birthday today, learned some disappointing news on Wednesday morning.
The Real Madrid star learned on Wednesday that his red card against Athletic Bilbao was confirmed by the Spanish Football Federation's Competition Committee, and that he's been handed an additional two-match ban due to his actions as he left the field.
Rahul, Kaushik and I got together once again after the match to talk about Real Madrid's bitter draw at the new San Mames vs. Athletic Bilbao. We also spoke about Sergio Ramos' growth in lieu of his 10 years in La Liga, the new 'shoe-like' Microsoft (?), Coca-Cola (?) Bernabeu as well as the legacy of the late, great Luis Aragones.
There was finally a shift at the top of La Liga as Atletico Madrid thrashed Real Sociedad to go top, while Barcelona were beaten by Valencia. Real Madrid were held to a draw by Athletic Bilbao and remain third.
Atletico Madrid went top of La Liga for the first time since 1996 after an impressive 4-0 victory against Real Sociedad at the Vicente Calderon.
What a wonderful footballing weekend in Spain: Valencia beat FC Barcelona and Real Madrid managed 1-1 with Athletic Bilbao. This meant that for the first time in a long time, neither of the teams are in first spot in the Spanish league; that honour was taken by wonderful Atletico Madrid, who trashed Real Sociedad 4-0 and are now four points clear of the two favourites.
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid 2014 Highlights 1-1 Ronaldo Red Card Jese Ibai Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid 2014 Highlights 1-1 Ronaldo Red Card Jese Ibai Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid 2014 ( Bilbao Madrid VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid 1-1 ( Ibai/ Jese) San Mames, Bilbao- 2 February, [.
The last time a serious La Liga title contender entered the new San Mames stadium for a league match, it left with a streak-breaking loss.
Now that they trailing top rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid by just one point in the race for the league lead, third-place Real Madrid will face fourth-place Athletic Bilbao on the road this weekend, looking to extend their 11-match unbeaten run in La Liga play.
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"Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be. - John Wooden "
How fast time changes? Last week we were talking about the possibility of this Barca side emulating the "Arsenal Invincibles"; right now we all have our favourite word on our mouth "THE CRISIS". Now, we jumping on to the word Crisis may not be a big thing, we tend to go for that at the drop of the ball.
Barca lost their unbeaten start to the La Liga season after going down 1-0 at San Mames. Without Messi we looked really below our par, even though the performance was better than what we saw against Ajax. Now in a space of week we have lost twice! Time for Martino to get the boys back on track!
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Barcelona fell to their first Primera defeat of the season at Athletic Bilbao allowing Atletico Madrid, who won at Elche, to draw level on points with the leaders. Gareth Bale hit a hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Valladolid convincingly to trail the top two by just three points.
Barcelona had the lion's share of possession at San Mames, but could must barely a chance in front of goal as Athletic Bilbao deservedly inflicted a first defeat in La Liga on the Catalans.
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The £15m Midfielder Manchester United Must Sign - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United might have paid a ridiculous dosh for midfielder Marouane Fellaini but everyone must have understood by now that he is not the answer to United's midfield woes. He might have Premier League experience, he might play for one of the would-be-heavyweights in world football, if not already but he is simply not the solution.
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Promoted Villarreal are the surprise team in La Liga after three rounds of games, joining last season's top three on maximum points after the weekend's matches. Lionel Messi hit a hat-trick as Barcelona overcame Valencia 3-2, while Real Madrid defeated Athletic Bilbao 3-1 with an Isco double.
Manchester United look set to sign Athletic Bilbao standout Hecter Herrera as the transfer window comes to a close. The exciting 24 year old midfielder will bring Spanish flair, creativity, and technical ability into David Moyes side if the deal is completed.
Despite missing out on Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas and Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara, it looks as if David Moyes have finally convinced one Spaniard to join his side from La Liga.
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo found himself on the receiving end of somebody going down too easily during his side's game against Athletic Bilbao. The boot was on the other foot as the former Manchester United man was sent-off for violent conduct after doing very little wrong. He reacted to a shove by Carlos Gurpegi [.
Manchester United could be ready move for Benfica centre-back Ezequiel Garay at last. The 26-year-old has been scouted by the champions for years, which means he has been a regular name in the Premier League rumour mill over the last few seasons. Now, David Moyes is set to bring the player long considered to be [.
Manchester United are set to revive their interest in Athletic Bilbao's midfielder Ander Herrera, with club scouts due to monitor the 24-year-old in action this weekend, as David Moyes looks to make sure the January transfer window doesn't bring the same disappointment United had to face at the beginning of the month.
Manchester United are planning to step-up their scouting of Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera with a view to launching a new attempt to sign him in January. The champions bid €30m for the 24-year-old at the end of the summer transfer window. It was also reported that they tried to activate his €35m buy-out clause [.
According to theDaily Mail, Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrara is open to a Manchester United move during the January transfer window. The Spaniard was the subject of a late bid from the Premier League champions on transfer deadline day, but when the Red Devils failed to meet the player's£30 million release clause the deal fell through.
News of Manchester United's scattergun approach to transfer activity this summer continues with Turkish side Galatasaray claiming they rejected a bid for midfielder Wesley Sneijder a fortnight ago. It is not clear how much the champions bid for the Netherlands international, but the timing of the offer suggests that he was above Athletic Bilbao's Ander [.
English newspaper The Daily Mail is reporting that Premier League champions Manchester United are already lining up bids for two of their missed summer targets. According to the report, new United manager David Moyes is keen on bidding for Leighton Baines and Ander Herrera again after seeing late transfer attempts fail for both players.
There are few worse times to write an article than transfer deadline day. By the time you read this, the footballing landscape may - and probably will - have changed in any number of ways.
It might be a bit much to suggest this is the day when "literally anything could happen" - that will be true when Lionel Messi goes on a free transfer to Hull - but let us assume that by the time these words are online the long-running pursuit of Marouane Fellaini and the sudden bid to sign Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera will both have been successful.
For the first time since March, Spanish giants Barcelona are on a losing streak.
Five days after their road Champions League loss to Ajax, the first defeat since Gerardo Martino took over the managerial post at Camp Nou, Barcelona were defeated 1-0 Sunday in their first trip to Athletic Bilbao's new San Mames Stadium.
Iker Muniain Athletic Bilbao's struggling star at an early crossroads is a post from: Just Football
There was a time in which he was hailed as the golden boy of Spanish football, but since then many names have passed him by.
Isco arose from the shadows of Valencia's 'B' team to make his way to the heights of Real Madrid, Thiago dazzled at Barcelona and outgrew his status as bit-part player there while a new batch of youngsters including Gerard Deulofeu will threaten to surpass him in a year or so.
The Daily Mirror is reporting that Arsenal is lining up a loan swoop of Juventus centre-forward Fernando Llorente. The Spanish international joined the Bianconeri over the summer on a free transfer but has failed to make much of an impact in the Serie A.
A long time Athletic Bilbao stalwart, a falling out with former coach Marcelo Bielsa left the towering striker to explore other options.
Spain international Fernando Llorente is a January transfer target for Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea. The former Athletic Bilbao striker has failed to make an impression since joining Juventus on a free transfer earlier this summer. He finds himself behind Carlos Tevez and Mirko Vucinic in the Old Lady's pecking order and is also rumoured to [.
Aritz Aduriz Fantastic Goal ~ Athletic Bilbao 2-0 Granada (Liga BBVA) 28/02/2014 HD by Sport Channel
Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz grabbed a hat-trick as his side thumped Granada 4-0 last night with the pick of his goals his second a screamer from outside the box which rebounded in off both the crossbar and post.
16.09.2013 - A cien años de haber visto la luz (21.08.1913), el nuevo San Mamés se inaugura (en ¾ de construcción) con el Athletic enfrentando al Celta de Vigo por la 4º jornada de la Liga española 2013-14. San Mamés fue un estadio de fútbol ubicado en la villa de Bilbao, (País Vasco,España), donde jugó sus partidos como local el Athletic Club desde 1913 hasta su clausura y posterior demolición al término de la temporada 2012/13.