LA LIGA:REAL MADRID VS FC BARCELONA

The catalans made to pay for a poor defensive showing in the first half. Trust Leo Messi to try to score directly from a corner kick against arguably the best keeper in the world. 3-5-2 formation from Barcelona was read like a book by Zidane who found an avenue for attack down the flanks. OnlyContinue reading “LA LIGA:REAL MADRID VS FC BARCELONA”

LA LIGA:FC BARCELONA VS REAL VALLADOLID

When think of FC Barcelona you automatically think goals. Last night against Valladolid they were uncharacteristically blunt in front of goal they needed a whole 90 minutes to find the all important winner. Valladolid gave a good account of themselves, their best chance coming from Kodro who struck the post with 9 minutes on theContinue reading “LA LIGA:FC BARCELONA VS REAL VALLADOLID”

LA LIGA:SEVILLA VS ATLETICO DE MADRID

Atletico Madrid in the space of a month have played so badly that they have seen their lead at the top chopped down from 10 points at one point to 1 point (if Barca wins today against Valladolid). The defensive, low block counterattacking style has been figured out already Diego Simeone. Time to change tactics.Continue reading “LA LIGA:SEVILLA VS ATLETICO DE MADRID”

LA LIGA:REAL MADRID VS EIBAR

One must never count out Los Blancos. They stay in touch with leaders Atletico and FC Barcelona with a handy 2-0 win over Eibar. What made me cover this match was the back pass that nearly resulted in a comical own goal against Courtois. In football two things happen during back passed. Either the goalieContinue reading “LA LIGA:REAL MADRID VS EIBAR”

LA LIGA:REAL MADRID VS ELCHE

Los Blancos leaving it late here. If I was a Real fan I would be worried not because the team struggled here. The match was basically one sided with the home side getting more shots and having more possession, but because of the over reliance on Karim Benzema for goals.The Frenchman is deep now intoContinue reading “LA LIGA:REAL MADRID VS ELCHE”

LA LIGA:VALENCIA VS VILLARREAL

Two penalties, for Moreno and Soler here provoked my interest. Why haven’t the soccer law makers come up with a distance,a standard distance in which a ref can say if the ball travels such a distance and hits the opponent’s hand in their own box then it’s a penalty. This is subject of course toContinue reading “LA LIGA:VALENCIA VS VILLARREAL”

LA LIGA:ATLETICO DE MADRID VS CELTA DE VIGO

On paper this one looked a foregone conclusion even before the game was played. I am glad I stayed up to watch this one resisting the temptation to write off Celta. 2-2 was the fairest result for two almost evenly matched teams. The first goal for Celta came after only 13 minutes from Santi Mina.Continue reading “LA LIGA:ATLETICO DE MADRID VS CELTA DE VIGO”

LA LIGA:BARCELONA VS ATHLETIC CLUB

Leo Messi got a measure of revenge for the Super Cup defeat and red card last month with his 650th goal for Barcelona. The free kick was well taken but how about Athletic using a taller player to cover the post next time. Pjanic is proving to be an able replacement for Rakitic raking inContinue reading “LA LIGA:BARCELONA VS ATHLETIC CLUB”