Barca All The Way

Barcelona edged their way into the Copa del Rey semi-finals with a 2-2 draw over Real Madrid. The cup holders, who were reduced to 10 men late on, lost 4-3 on aggregate in a pulsating affair. Despite Real Madrid looking the better side for the majority of the first-half, the home side grabbed the lead in the 43rd minute when Pedro coolly slotted home after an excellent Lionel Messi run….

January 26, 2012

Chelsea’s Juan Mata Defends Torres

Juan Mata has leapt to the defence of his Chelsea team-mate Fernando Torres after he was criticised for not scoring again for Spain. The misfiring striker has already been reassured of his place by coach Vicente Del Bosque, who is set to keep faith with the Blues hitman for their final Euro 2012 qualifier against Scotland tomorrow in Alicante. Torres hasn’t found the back of the net for his country…

October 10, 2011

Real Madrid Aim For La Liga Revival

Stuttering Real Madrid will hope the comforts of home can help get their La Liga campaign back on track this weekend. The La Liga giants host Rayo Vallecano, while at the Nou Camp Barcelona meet Atletico Madrid and their red-hot striker Radamel Falcao. Real Madrid started their season in impressive fashion, netting 10 goals in victories over Real Zaragoza and Getafe, but in the last two rounds Jose Mourinho’s men…

September 22, 2011

Xabi Alonso: We Are Progressing

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso believes his team have been constantly improving over the course of the last few seasons. Alonso completed a £30million move to the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer of 2009, but has so far only been able to land a Copa del Rey winners’ medal in his two seasons at the club. In that same time, he has had to watch arch-rivals Barcelona achieve much success…

September 17, 2011

Xabi Alonso: I Wish To Touch The Trophy This Year

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso is desperate to win the La Liga title this season. The 28-year-old has yet to taste success in the league – both at Liverpool and now at Madrid And Alonso has admitted he is growing impatient and hopes to end his wait. “I need a league, I wish to touch the trophy this year,” Alonso told the Spanish sports daily Marca. “I have been runner-up…

September 2, 2011

Karim Benzema Believes Real Madrid Can Beat Barcelona

Karim Benzema is confident Real Madrid can strike the first blow of the season against fierce rivals Barcelona and win the Spanish Supercopa. Madrid head to Catalonia for the second leg knowing they will most probably need to beat their rivals after being held to a 2-2 home draw on Sunday. Jose Mourinho’s side were, however, the dominant team on their home turf as Barca were cast into an unfamiliar…

August 16, 2011