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It was another sun-splashed May afternoon in the coastal town of Benicassim, Spain. A slightly hobbled Giuseppe Rossi was still recuperating from Villarreals match the night before against Real Madrid. The New Jersey native, sore from a Marcelo first-half tackle, eased into his chair, ordered an apple juice and gazed out onto the Mediterranean. Looks like paradise, right? he said. On that day, life was good for Rossi. Villarreal had clinched a berth in the Champions League for the next […]

Posted by Arch Bell On Jul - 20 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST

They are one of the most intriguing stories of the past season and will continue to be so throughout the upcoming season in La Liga. Many experts are even throwing them into the race for a European Cup spot next season. What a change if you back track to just six months ago when they were fighting for their relegation lives. Talking about Málaga has been rather sexy this season. From extreme lows losing to Real Madrid 7-0 or […]

Posted by Juan Arango On Jul - 15 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST

I would be remiss if I did not update you all on the goings on in Spains lower levels as the Segunda B and Tercera divisions continue with their post-season play. In the Segunda B, it all comes down to four teams fighting over the last four spots. Real Murcia and Sabadell have already clinched their tickets to the 2011-2012 Segunda after winning the Group Winners phase of the playoffs. Murcia went on to win the outright Segunda B title […]

Posted by Arch Bell On Jun - 13 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Originally my plan was to do just one preview that encompassed both legs of the Segunda semifinals but after the first two matches Im finding thats just impossible. The second legs get started with Celta heading south to Andalucia to face Granada at Estadio Los Carmenes on Saturday holding a 1-0 advantage on the aggregate. The rallying point coming from the Granada camp is the face of goalkeeper Roberto and more specifically, his swollen left eye that absorbed the boot […]

Posted by LaLigaWeekly On Jun - 10 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Its time to start seriously looking at the possibility of Barcelona B winning the Segunda. If you think Im nuts, consider the evidence: A swift 4-0 win over Granada on Friday night has brought Barca to within six points of co-leaders Rayo and Betis. Granted, the referee gave a PK in favor of Barca B and a red card to Granada in the first half, but still, I think Barca B would have won that match at even strength. Keep […]

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Posted by LaLigaWeekly On Apr - 12 - 2011 Comments Off READ FULL POST