‘La Liga’ Category
March 30, 2012 by Sean Charles
La Liga (2): 2001-02, 2003-04
UEFA Cup (1): 2003-04
UEFA Champions League (1): 2004-05
UEFA Champions League Runner Up (1): 2006-07
FA Cup (1): 2005-06
FA Community Shield (1): 2006
UEFA Super Cup (1): 2005
Supercoppa Italia (1): 2010
FIFA Club World Cup (1): 2010
Don Balón Award (1): 2001-02
UEFA Manager of the Year(2): 2003-04, 2004-05
FA Premier League Manager of the Month (5)
March 30, 2012 by Rami El Chamaa
March 5, 2012 by Mike BruskiReal Madrid are on course to break 3 major all time records this year, some even by a big margin. All while Mourinho just became the fastest La Liga coach ever to win 50 league games, and Cristiano Ronaldo is on track to better his record breaking goal tally from last season.
When José Mourinho was appointed manager of Real Madrid in June 2010, he stated that his teams are always better in his second season. It appears he was right, because his Real Madrid is currently the runaway leader of La Liga, and on course to break 3 major historical records.
March 3, 2012 by Rami El Chamaa
As we can see from the above table, Real Madrid are top of La Liga with a goal difference of +59 and Barcelona are second with a GD of +52. The team with the next highest goal difference is third-placed Valencia with a GD of +8. Moreover, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are leading the goal scoring chart with 29 and 28 goals respectively. It is interesting to note that 12 La Liga clubs (highlighted in yellow) haven’t managed to score as much goals as either players.
What more can be said? The numbers speak for themselves, Real Madrid and Barcelona are far ahead of the competition.
February 28, 2012 by Rami El Chamaa
This video shows Athletic Bilbao’s impressive defensive game plan against Barcelona in their league game. Led by their Argentinian coach Marcelo Bielsa, commonly known as Loco Bielsa, Athletic have been employing innovative tactics. Known for embracing youth, Bielsa’s first move was to dismiss three older players. He then brought in three youngsters to replace them: De Marcos (22 years old), Iturraspe (22 years old) and Jon Aurtenetxe (20 years old).
This video shows you exactly how his man-marking system works. Against strong sides he relies on good defensive performances which results in a more counterattacking approach, while against weaker sides he plays a tiki-taka possession style.
February 25, 2012 by Grayson Turner
Xabi Alonso is a player who probably doesn’t come up in conversations as often as he should. This is no surprise given the quality of the team he plays for, Real Madrid. As a veteran of the sport, Alonso has had a wonderful career and has already garnered a number of trophies but there’s more to this man than his statistics imply.