Today's classic clash between the Spanish giants Real Madrid and FC Barcelona was not as exciting as previous matches. Before the match, nobody had scored against Barcelona during this season, and perhaps some were expecting Barcelona to have an advantage when Neymar brought them ahead 1-0. But truth is that Barcelona's goalless record has been against other teams in a league where only Atletico
Real Madrid defeated or rather mauled Barcelona to death 3-1. It could have been , should have been, something like 6-1 for Real Madrid but Real Madrid just did not look like the side which scored 3 goals previously. Champions League game midweek might have taken out a bit too much from Real Madrid as [.
First straight up facts. Neymar scored the first goal of the game. A cheeky long ball from Suarez (the kinds he was famous for at Liverpool) saw Neymar take on Carvajal and Pepe. Quite inexplicably, both defenders felt like they had hit quicksand and Neymar got away from them with a single touch on [.
La Liga all time top scorers: Will Lionel Messi break the record in El Clasico? is a post from: Just Football
Tonight's El Clasico is a big one for Barcelona, huge in fact. Not only is Luis Suarez set to make his debut for the Catalan giants, Lionel Messi is poised to either equal or break Telmo Zarra's all-time record of 251 La Liga goals.
More than 400 million people around the world will watch today's el Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona, which will feature the world's biggest stars including Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez and many more.
Real Madrid:Casillas, Pepe, Ramos, Ronaldso, Kroos, Benzema, James Rodriguez, Marcelo, Carvajal, Modric, Isco
When:Saturday, October 25, 2014 Pre-game show:Begins at 11am ET/8am PT Start time:Game kicks off at Noon ET/9am PT TV coverage:beIN SPORTS (English language), beIN SPORTS Español (Spanish language) Online coverage:DishWorld (English and Spanish languages are both available).
It's that time again, Spanish heavyweights Barcelona and Real Madrid lock horns at 6pm local time in the first clásico of the season.
"The best game in the world", proclaims soccer daily Marca without much irony. 400 million people will be watching, says rival AS, with the kick-off time primed for South American and Middle Eastern markets.
Después de una década, este sábado 25 Real Madrid y Barcelona se enfrentarán por la Liga sin que el campeón esté en la cancha. Las dos potencias de España chocan en el Bernabéu. Qué esperar del derby más fuerte del fútbol mundial. Artículo publicado en ESPN Magazine, en octubre de 2014 Por PABLO ARO GERALDES En todo clásico, de barrio, estadual, nacional o mundial, como es este Real Madrid – Barcelona globalizado, los pronósticos duran lo mismo que el pitazo inicial.
Saturdaymarks the first Clásico of the 2014-15 campaign with the match perfectly set up to provide us with many moments of controversy, entertainment and downright footballing artistry. The main talking point prior to kick-off is just how FC Barcelona will fit the returning Luis Suarez into their starting line-up whilst the hosts Real Madrid will look to build on their emphatic victory over Liverpool at Anfield in the week.
There are some players and some games that are no stranger to intense speculation and raucous hyperbole.
Players like Luis Suarez, who is line to make his first ever appearance for the Blaugrana this weekend. And games like Barcelona versus Real Madrid, el Clasico, a titanic spectacle that'll be staged at the Santiago Bernabeu this weekend, one in which the effervescent Uruguayan will play a part in.
3 To See: El Clasico, Manchester United v Chelsea and the derby of eternal enemies is a post from: Just Football
The biggest club fixture in the world will be given some extra bite this weekend by the most anticipated debut of the season, but it's far from the only grudge match taking place in Europe, with Greece's biggest derby also joining El Clasico on the agenda.
With el Clásico kicking off this Saturday at Noon ET, speculation is rife as to team selections, tactical tweaks and possible individual brilliance that could determine who will take the spoils in the first meeting of Spain's big two of the 2014-15 campaign.
It is one of the few matches in world soccerwhich engages the masses.
Ronaldo and Messi set for Bernabeu showdown - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Luis Suarez, Karim Benzema, Andres Iniesta, Toni Kroos, Neymar, Luka Modric, Xavi, James Rodriguez, the list goes on. It is quite some cast list for this Saturday evening's match-up between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
The first el Clásico of the season kicks off on Saturday at Noon ETwith both Real Madrid and Barcelona looking to take the first set of points off their most fierce rival. The match itself comes quite early in the campaign with neither team having settled into a rhythm just yet. However this clash is like very few others in that the back-story involving a certain Luis Suarez is likely to dominate the back pages over the coming days.
The furling eyebrow. The non-abrasive press conferences. The jovial laugh. Carlo Ancelotti is definitively not Jose Mourinho. Thanks in large part to signings, he's re-made the Real Madrid roster into an attacking 4-3-3 with little regard for, say, defending. Gone is the counter-attacking 4-2-3-1, the crossfield switches of Xabi Alonso, the darting runs of Di Maria, the lackadaisical drifting of Ozil.
Our world has been saturated by the media's constant attention to the wars and rivalries between nations, many of which have existed for centuries. This is a truth that most of us have simply learned to accept and a few have even embraced, but for others, these never-ending battles between the people of this small, pale blue dot is not fought on the seas, in the air, or on hallowed grounds, it is fought on a 100-yard grass field by twenty two of the most athletic and respected footballers of today's modern game.
"Sheer madness" that is the descriptive phrase Mark Lawrenson has selected after watching Liverpool lose 3-0 to Real Madrid. Surely a reaction like that can only be warranted by the poor defensive performance? No? ... No. Apparently it is "sheer madness" that Mario Balotelli would swap his shirt with an opposition player at half time, forgive me for thinking Lawro has pushed the 'overkill' button here.
"APOLOGISE" read the headline on the back page of the Liverpool Echo, as the newspaper demanded that Mario Balotelli says sorry to the Liverpool supporters after swapping shirts with Pepe at half time against Real Madrid.
It's a sensationalist claim, and taking a quick glance at the back page of the paper, you probably wouldn't have immediately noted the score from the game, such is the focus on the antics of the £16 million man.
Last season Liverpool came as close to winning the Premier League as they have come for a long time, and this had led to hopes rising among Liverpool fans for this season. So far, they have been disappointed, and the 0-3 trashing they received by Real Madrid in the Champions League only showed how far Liverpool are from reaching the levels of the world's best teams.
Mario Balotelli is facing a ticking-offfrom Brendan Rodgers today after riling his managerby swapping shirts with an opponent at half-time during Liverpool's 0-3 defeat against Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
With Liverpool alreadythree goals down at the time, Balotelli swapped shirts with Pepe as the two teams made their way down the Anfield tunnel at the interval which, if the general reaction is anything to go by, was and is the ultimate affront to all that is holy in this world.
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GIF Balotelli Pepe Video- Balotelli swaps shirts with Pepe at half time, angers Rodgers is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter This Mario Balotelli Pepe shirt swapping (VIDEO BELOW) took place at half time during Liverpool's 3-0 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League on 22nd October, 2014.
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Liverpool vs Real Madrid 0-3 Highlights 2014 Champions League Ronaldo Benzema Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter It was supposed to be THE clash of the round, but Liverpool vs Real Madrid at Anfield on 22nd October, 2014 turned out to be disappointingly one sided.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a sublime goal for Real Madrid against Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday to open up the scoring at Anfield.
Ronaldo netted the goal in the 23rd minute at Anfield to score his first-ever goal at the stadium. With Liverpool looking more threatening in the first 20 minutes, Real Madrid's goal was against the run of play, but who other than Cristiano Ronaldo would score the goal to open up the scoring?
Remember the 1-3 loss to Manchester City? That, but worse, because the defending on the second and third goals was vastly worse, and Real Madrid are even better than Manchester City, and Liverpool were at home, and there was no own goal late consolation.
The UEFA Champions League returns with eightmatchesthat will be shown live across US television and Internet starting off with CSKA Moscow playing behind closed-doors versusManchester City.
Forviewersin theUnited States, the games will be shown across several channels. In addition to ESPN sublicensing some of the games from FOX, you can also follow the games onFOX Soccer Plus's MultiMatch 90service (which is offering a free trial this week).
David de Gea has denied rumours that he is set to join Real Madrid after several rumours linking him with a move back to Spain.
"Just rumours," he said. "I'm happy here. Starting problems are quite normal under a new coach with a completely new concept. That's a process and Van Gaal always says that we will improve, but it takes time.
Pele. Franz Beckenbauer. Giorgio Chinaglia. Carlos Alberto. Shep Messing. Legendary players who helped the New York Cosmos version one fill up New Jersey's Giants Stadium in the 1970s. By the early 80s, Mick Jaggerand Henry Kissinger stopped popping in for post-match champagne and the most famous soccer club in American history folded.