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2018 FIFA World Cup: Hosts Russia off to flying start

At last, the wait for the 2018 World Cup is over. While the ceremony opened with British singer Robbie Williams controversially flipping off a camera during his opening performance, in truth, it was one of the only things that went wrong for the Russians on a special day. The host …

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El Clásico of the Football World

It has been eight seasons since the biggest rivalry in Spanish football expanded its ratio of excitement to the rest of the world. The world has witnessed mythological battles between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid in that timespan. A rivalry that has offered us moments of contrast and antagonism: Lionel Messi and Cristiano …

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La Liga Round 29

Málaga CF 0-2 Atlético de Madrid Lineups: Málaga CF: Kameni; Rosales, Llorente R., Luis H., Torres; Camacho, Rodríguez; Keko, Fornals, Juankar; Sandro. (4-2-3-1) Atlético de Madrid: Oblak; Juanfran, Savić, Lucas, Luis; Thomas, Gabi, Saúl, Koke; Griezmann, Torres. (4-4-2) Atlético de Madrid arrived to La Rosaleda with the mission of extending their …

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La Liga Round 28

UD Las Palmas 1-0 Villarreal CF Lineups: UD Las Palmas: Lizoain; Simón, Bigas, Lemos, Castellano; Goméz, Mesa, García; Viera, Boateng, Tana. (4-3-3) Villarreal CF: Fernández; Mario, Musacchio, Ruiz, Costa; Dos Santos, Trigueros, Bruno, Castillejo; Soriano, Sansone. (4-4-2) Round 28 started on Friday with an attractive game between UD Las Palmas and Villarreal …

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La Liga: Round 26

SD Eibar 1-4 Real Madrid Lineups: SD Eibar: Yoel; Capa, Mauro, Ramis, Luna; García, Escalante; León, Adrian, Peña; Enrich. (4-2-3-1) Real Madrid: Navas; Danilo, Ramos, Pepe, Nacho; Modrić, Casemiro, Rodríguez; Vázquez, Benzema, Asensio. (4-3-3) It has been a rough couple of weeks for Real Madrid. In just three games, they have allowed …

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La Liga Round 23

Real Madrid 2-0 RCD Espanyol Lineups: Real Madrid: Casilla; Carvajal, Pepe, Varane, Nacho; Kovačić, Kroos, Isco; Vázquez, Morata, Ronaldo. (4-3-3) RCD Espanyol: Lopez; Reyes, Lopez, Duarte, Aaron; Fuego, Diop; Reyes, Jurado, Piatti; Gerard. (4-2-3-1) After a solid 3-1 victory in Uefa Champions League against SSC Napoli during the week, Real Madrid …

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La Liga Recap: Round 22

Deportivo Alavés 0-6 FC Barcelona Lineups: Deportivo Alavés: Pacheco; Vigaray, Alexis, Laguardia, Theo; Llorente, Torres, Krstičić; Sobrino, Katai; Santos. (4-3-2-1) FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Vidal, Umtiti, Mathieu, Digne; Rakitić, Busquets, Gomes; Messi, Suárez, Neymar. (4-3-3) After the yearly marathon for the domestic cup in the month of January, FC Barcelona found the …

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La Liga: Round 21

FC Barcelona 3-0 Athletic Club Lineups: FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Vidal, Piqué, Umtiti, Mathieu; Rafinha, Gomes, Turan; Messi, Alcácer, Neymar. (4-3-3) Athletic Club: Iraizoz; De Marcos, Yeray, Laporte, Balenziaga; San José, Iturraspe; Lekue, García, Muniain; Williams. (4-2-3-1) This past week was like a roller coaster for FC Barcelona. Last Sunday, they …

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La Liga Recap: Round 20

Real Betis 1-1 FC Barcelona Lineups: Real Betis: Adán; Piccini, Mandi, Pezzella, Tosca, Durmisi; Pardo, Petros, Ceballos; Alegría, Castro. (5-3-2) FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Vidal, Piqué, Mathieu, Digne; Turan, Rakitić, Suárez; Messi, Suárez, Neymar. (4-3-3) FC Barcelona qualified once again to the Copa del Rey semifinals. A stage that they are …

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La Liga: Round 19

  Real Madrid 2-1 Málaga CF Lineups: Real Madrid: Navas; Nacho, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modrić, Casemiro, Kroos; Vázquez, Benzema, Ronaldo. (4-3-3) Málaga CF: Kameni; Rosales, Villanueva, Muñoz, Juankar; Camacho, Recio; Juanpi, Fornals, Castro; Peñaranda. (4-2-3-1) It has been a difficult month of January for Real Madrid in terms of not getting …

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