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The Team to be Drawn Against – Are Barca Now the Underdogs?

Barcelona Coach Tito Vilanova (since July 2012) Winners 4 Last five years (most recent last): SF – W – SF – W – SF Astonishingly, the team everyone has feared for the last five years may be the one to be drawn against. Barcelona started with eight of the all-conquering Spanish XI against Paris Saint-Germain but still trailed […]

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All in the mind – Is the brain the new frontier in football training?

Today’s soccer professionals have a battery of physios, fitness trainers and doctors all striving to fine-tune their players’ physique for optimum performance. But are football clubs missing a trick in overlooking dedicated training for the most important organ of all — the brain? Scientists at London’s Brunel University believe the game’s top talents, such as […]

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Real Madrid go missing again as Barcelona effort takes its toll

Four times Real Madrid have visited Andalucia in La Liga this term – and on each occasion they have left Spain’s southernmost province with nothing. Indeed, if the capital club can draw comfort from one thing after Saturday’s lacklustre loss in Granada, it is that they do not now have to return to the region […]

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Runaway Train – Unbeaten Barcelona on course to obliterate record point haul

It was an astounding achievement. Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid lost only twice in La Liga last season and claimed an unprecedented 32 victories on their way to winning the Primera Division with a historical high of 100 points. No team had ever reached three figures before in Spain’s domestic competition, but just eight months on, Barcelona seem set not only […]

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Málaga teach Real Madrid a lesson but cannot fathom Uefa’s punishment

There is disbelief at the decision to ban the club from Europe next season because of ‘significant overdue budget balances’ Manuel Pellegrini told his players he would see them back in work on 2 January, wished them a Happy Christmas and left the Rosaleda carrying a suit and wheeling his case behind him. It wasn’t […]

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Mourinho Intent on Summer Move and Other News

MOURINHO LOOKING TO LEAVE THE BERNABEU IN JUNE The Portuguese coach is definitely not enjoying his best spell since moving to Spain. In a purely sporting sense, Mourinho’s men are 11 points behind Barcelona in La Liga, something which had not happened in the trainer’s career since his early days at Porto, and such a […]

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Guardiola in Chelsea Picture

Former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola is again being linked with a move to Chelsea after intimating that he could make his return to football in London. … It is thought the Gunners are monitoring his situation in the event that Arsene Wenger opts to call time on his long career in North London. … But […]

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