‘La Liga’ Category
April 17, 2012 by Mike Platania
Often times, it’s easy to tell who’s fighting for good and who’s fighting for evil. It doesn’t take a genius to realize Obi-Wan is a force for good, and that Vader is evil. Show me someone who thinks that Voldemort is the protagonist and Harry is the antagonist and I’ll show you a liar.
But this isn’t the case in sports. Every team has fans; how could one be viewed as evil if they have good-willed supporters? Instead of the good versus evil story, we love to obsess over the tales of the underdog versus the favorite.
April 2, 2012 by Ricardo Sanchez Esquivel
Real Madrid is known for the quality of its players, the magical moments that the great white legends have brought to their audiences. The list of names is endless and filled with true artisans of the craft. Di Stefano and his 5 European trophies, Zinedine Zidane and the legendary volley that gave the 9th European title to the Merengues, Butrageño’s breath taking dribbles in the box, Hugo Sanchez and the 38 first touch goals in a single season. Real Madrid has cultivated a long tradition of exquisite players that gave the Club its fame with feats of skill, endurance and will. Yet among the galaxy of stars that fills the club’s history, there is one star that has left an impression so great in the hearts of the Madridistas that it is still remembered in every match, the one player that left an impression so profound that every 7th minute the Santiago Bernabeu stadium still roars with his name, Juan Gómez González “Juanito”.
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.