Once again the top three in La Liga all registered wins at the weekend. Despite making hard work of beating Levante, Barcelona remain 13 points clear of Real Madrid with only 18 more points to play for.
With their impending Champions League semi-final first leg against Bayern Munich on his mind, Barca coach Tito Vilanova again rested key players and his depleted side struggled to break down a stubborn Levante at Camp Nou.
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Barcelona vs Levante 2013 Highlights 1-0 Fabregas Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Barcelona vs Levante 2013 ( Barca Levante VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Barcelona vs Levante 1-0 ( Fabregas) Camp Nou, Barcelona- 20 April, 2013- 19.
FC Barcelona kept on with their march to the La Liga title with a 1-0 victory at home against Levante. We did left it pretty late with the deciding goal from Cesc Fabregas coming in the 84th minute. The scoreline did not exactly tell the story of the game as we dominated it from the beginning. We were sloppy in the second half, but Vilanova was smart enough to make the necessary substitution in order to secure the important three points.
"Ho?geldiniz!" You're looking at the lavish 'Sultan-esque' bedrooms of the Real Madrid players who arrived in Istanbul earlier to face Galatasaray in the second-leg of their Champions League encounter tomorrow. Indeed, Jose Mourinho and his players will be resting their million-euro feet at the Ciragan Palace hotel ahead of their "visit to hell", as dubbed by the Turkish media.
Real Madrid turned things around at home and crushed Levante 5-1 after Michel gave the visitors an early lead. Gonzalo Higuain scored a magnificent goal to bring things level before Kaka gave the home side a 2-1 lead from the spot. Substitute Ronaldo made it 3-1 before Mesut Ozil scored the fourth and fifth goals to secure all three points.
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Former Inter and Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins has reportedly paid €3 million to buy out his contract with Levante so he can join the Seattle Sounders. Martins joined Levante in September on a free transfer and signed a two-year deal before becoming the club's leading scorer this season with seven La Liga goals in 21 appearances.
Unsurprisingly Barcelona and Real Madrid dominated Spanish football in 2012. Barca accumulated over 100 points, whilst Real Madrid were ten points behind their bitter rivals. Interestingly during 2012 Valencia and Rayo Vallecano picked up the same number of points as each other, however Valencia drew 10 of their games, Vallecano drew just one a goalless game with Sevilla in September.
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Iniesta scored one and assisted all three other goals of the night.
FC Barcelona kept their three point lead on top of the league with a brilliant 4-0 victory against Levante. The three point lead is brilliant but many Barca fans had another statistics in their mind - 11 points.
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Barcelona v Levante Highlights: Cesc Fabregas scored in the 83rd minute to give Barcelona a 1-0 victory over Levante and three more crucial points in La Liga. The victory keeps Barcelona 13 points clear of Real Madrid on top of La Liga. David Villa missed a penalty in the first half but Fabregas was able to make up for the chance after he combined with Alexis Sanchez and found the back of the net himself.
Barcelona encabeza con 34 puntos la clasificación de La Liga Española seguida por el Atlético de Madrid con 31 puntos, un poco mas retirado el Real Madrid con 26 puntos, este fin de semana el Barcelona visita al Levante que marcha en 4o con 20 puntos y aunque es mucha la diferencia en puntos todo indica que no la tendrá fácil el Barcelona.
Europa League Round of 16 First Leg Review: Spurs beat Inter, Newcastle hold out Eto'o as Chelsea stunned by Steaua - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The first leg of the Europa League Round of 16 was played last night. There were three teams from Premier League and the Russian Premier League each, two from Serie A and one each from eight other European leagues.
Europa League Round of 16 Preview: Newcastle, Chelsea head east; Spurs host Inter - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Shakhtar Donetsk was brushed aside by Borussia Dortmund as a 10-man Manchester United conceded two goals within ten minutes of the sending off. Celtic did not cause much trouble for Juventus while PSG's two away goals were too much to cope for Valencia and the final four fixtures of the Champions League Round of 16 will be played next week.
Europa League: The Round of 32 Review - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In the Round of 32 of the Europa League, we saw some straightforward results while some were just unbelievable.
After Joe Allen hinting that Liverpool will be focusing on the competition as their Premier League campaign is far from their own standards, we saw them succumb to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Zenit St.
Steve Cherundolo got the start for Hannover 96 in a 2-1 win over Levante at AWD-Arena. Hannover played a man down from the 9th-minute and trailed when Levante converted the ensuing penalty. Szabolcs Huszti equalized from the penalty spot in the 21st and Didier Ya Konan scored Hannover's winner in the 49th minute.
Both Sounders GM Adrian Hanauer and Coach Sigi Schmid talked briefly about the potential Designated Player signing of former Levante player Obafemi Martins when practice at Starfire wrapped up today. While neither was willing to confirm the deal, their words make the deal seem quite close to being done.
Obafemi Martins has confirmed over Twitter that he is leaving Levante and signing with the Seattle Sounders. This comes on the heels of Levante announcing that Martins had paid his exit fee and been released by the team. The last piece of the puzzle is for the Sounders to confirm the move themselves.
Depending on how you choose to interpret the information leaking out of Spain, it's either just a matter of time before Obafemi Martins joins the Seattle Sounders or the deal is completely dead. The onus seems to be entirely with the Sounders at this point, as they've reportedly come to personal terms with Martins and only need to decide if they are willing to pay his approximately $4 million exit fee plus about $800,000 in VAT.
The Obafemi Martins-transfer saga looks like it will drag on for at least a few more days, as the latest reports suggest nothing will be finalized until Monday at the earliest. Nothing from the Seattle Sounders' end suggests they are preparing to walk away, but it does appear as though Levante is doing everything in their power to drag this out as long as they can.
Former Newcastle United striker Obafemi Martins says that he hopes to beat Real Madrid tomorrow when Jose Mourinho's men clash against Martins' Levante. The defending La Liga champions failed to beat Levante in Valencia last season, and Martins is expecting a war asLos Blancos aim to exact revenge.
I know, it sounds ridiculous. Arsenal would not pay €70 million for anybody, nevermind a young striker who cannot get into the Real Madrid team, but the amount of the clause does not necessarily mean that Real Madrid would not accept any less for their 20-year old striker, Alvaro Morata.
The Mirror broke the story yesterday, and Spanish newspaper AS reports today about the clause in the contract.
Cristiano Ronaldo received an elbow to the face just two minutes into Madrid's 2-1 win over Levante at the week-end which had his eye pouring with bllod, however he played on until half-time and even scored a volley in the 21st minute before Jose Mourinho subbed his superstar at half-time after he revealed Ronaldo had lost sight in both eyes and will undergo tests at a Hospital in Madrid.
Spain has been good to Arsenal in the last two seasons, with Mikel Arteta and Santi Cazorla adding flair to the midfield, and the financial problems encountered by most of the clubs in the Spanish Primera liga mean that they are likely to receive lots of offers for players in January. Arsenal, Newcastle, Sunderland and Wigan have been scouting the defensive midfielder Pape Diop who plays for Levante, according to Talksport.
Uma das coqueluches deste blog - responsável por um dos posts com maior número de visualizações (3.837) – mudou nesta época de clube. A espanhola Ana Buceta transferiu-se do El Olivo, onde foi uma das melhores apesar da despromoção da equipa da Iª Divisão, para o Levante, onde está a ter um excelente desempenho.