Posts Tagged ‘valencia’

  1. The Resurgence of Valencia CF

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    January 21, 2015 by Rami El Chamaa

    Valencia

    For a long time, no one seriously believed that Real Madrid and Barcelona would ever be challenged at the top of La Liga. However, the 2013/2014 season defied the odds as Diego Simone’s Atletico Madrid sealed the league title by drawing at Barcelona on a dramatic final day. Four or five years ago, Atletico was not a contender for the title in most people’s eyes. If any club was going to break the duopoly at the top of La Liga, it was going to be Valencia.


  2. The Importance of Width in the Premier League

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    April 15, 2012 by Joshua Broomfield

    Despite the success of “inverted wingers” over the past few seasons, the more “traditional” wingers have not become redundant in the modern game. The recent form of Gareth Bale and Antonio Valencia demonstrates that players that can provide width are still a real asset to their team. 

    Over the past two or three seasons, teams have started deploying wide players on the opposite wing to their strongest foot, or allowing wide players to drift into central positions. This is what is meant by “inverted wingers”. Wide players who stay on their wing and don’t tend to drift but look to get crosses into the box are referred to as “traditional” wingers.       


  3. Rafael Benitez: Football’s Forgotten Man

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    March 30, 2012 by Sean Charles

    Rafael

     

    Honours:

    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

    Individual awards:

    Don Balón Award (1): 2001-02

    UEFA Manager of the Year(2): 2003-04, 2004-05

    FA Premier League Manager of the Month (5)

     


  4. UEFA Europa League – Round of 32

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    February 17, 2012 by Rami El Chamaa

    Here are a couple of beautiful goals from the first leg of the round of 32 in the Europa League. You can check all the final results of the games by clicking here.


    Valencia’s Mehmet Toppal missile versus Stoke:

     

    Beautiful Chip by Twente’s Ola John:

     


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