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Real Madrid – Gareth Bale Makes the Most of a Missing Cristiano Ronaldo

Posted on 28 Nov, 2013, by in Soccer

The evening was about Cristiano Ronaldo and making a push to help him win the Ballon d’Or, although it looks like FIFA are doing their most to make that happen anyhow. Instead, it was about Gareth Bale showing just how good he can be even without the other Real Madrid superstar, while Alvaro Arbeloa provided a rare inspiration from the back, especially after Sergio Ramos extended his impressive record of red cards. More

Real Madrid – Cristiano Ronaldo Needs to Finish Better

Posted on 20 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

It might be absurd to ask Cristiano Ronaldo, already scoring 8 league goals this season, to do a better job at finishing than he has so far, but Real Madrid seem to be so bad this season when it comes to finishing the chances they are able to create, be it Alvaro Morata or Karim Benzema in the starting lineup, it once again falls on the shoulder of their best player. More

Real Madrid – Cristiano Ronaldo Looks Great Because of a Referee

Posted on 26 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

The refereeing in Spain has always been sub-par and worse, but the horror display from Cesar Muniz Fernandez that gave Cristiano Ronaldo the opportunity to score twice for Real Madrid was probably one of the worst that the La Liga has produced for quite some time. More

Real Madrid – Cristiano Ronaldo Still Wants the Pichichi

Posted on 15 Apr, 2013, by in Soccer

Individual awards mean something to Cristiano Ronaldo, especially when he keeps missing out on them. So while Real Madrid are still formally on the chase after the La Liga leaders, Cristiano Ronaldo himself remains in the hunt for the Pichichi, the scoring trophy for Spain’s top scorer, hoping that a late season surge while Lionel Messi remains benched and rested helps him narrow the gap. More

Real Madrid – Xabi Alonso Finally Figures it Out

Posted on 27 Feb, 2013, by in Soccer

Most of the spotlight goes, obviously, to Cristiano Ronaldo, for another incredible display of what a counter attacking finisher should be. But the foundation for the goals and everything Real Madrid did in a magical night for them was the defense, led by Xabi Alonso and Raphael Varane, in a nearly flawless performance against the most difficult of opposition. More

Lionel Messi, Suddenly a Bad Boy

Posted on 2 Feb, 2013, by in Soccer

Regardless of what the Real Madrid press are writing about Lionel Messi, the truth is meaningless. His persona won’t be damaged; on the contrary; seeing the Barcelona star add a little bit of venom to his act might not be such a bad thing. More

Real Madrid vs Barcelona – Post Clasico After Shocks

Posted on 31 Jan, 2013, by in Soccer

Things aren’t too quite between the biggest rivals in Spain after the Copa Del Rey Clasico – Lionel Messi allegedly got into some sort of clash with Alvaro Arbeloa after the match, Dani Alves claims Real Madrid fans are racists while Xavi thinks Barcelona conceded a goal that never should have been allowed while Cristiano Ronaldo gets protection from the referees. More

Real Madrid – Cristiano Ronaldo Makes Jose Mourinho Look Good

Posted on 8 Oct, 2012, by in Soccer

A new design in his hair to flaunt in front of the cameras, but also some rare bravery and playing through pain, scoring through it. Cristiano Ronaldo was the big star, along with his big rival, of yet another clasico, being the one good thing about Real Madrid in the second half as Jose Mourinho tried to spin the result off as a good one. More

What Rafa Benitez Bought For Liverpool

Posted on 18 Jul, 2010, by in Soccer

Reviewing Rafa Benitez’ 75 acquisitions and 229 million pounds spent trying to win a league title with Liverpool. More

Liverpool to Sell Arbeloa and Dossena

Posted on 29 Jul, 2009, by in Soccer

Liverpool are set to sell two of their full backs, Alvaro Arbeloa (to Real Madrid) and Andrea Dossena (to Napoli). More