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Real Madrid Goals 26.05.07

May 27, 2007

Goals by Sergio Ramos, Raul, and Ruud Van Nistelrooy. David Beckham Man-of-the-Match performance.

Video Highlights: Real Madrid 3 – 1 Deportivo

Beckham Performances Allegedly Pressure McClaren

February 22, 2007

david-beckham-soccer-balls.gifBeckham’s Man-of-the-Match Performance Allegedly Pressures McClaren

David Beckham might well wonder what it would take for him to receive an England recall. A new England manager might be his only hope… (more)

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Article Claims McClaren Interested in Beckham Recall

February 18, 2007

david-beckham-soccer-balls.gifDavid Beckham – Mirror Reports McClaren Interest

In a story that falls under the category of “hard to believe,” the Mirror is reporting Steve McClaren having polled England players about a possible David Beckham recall… (more)

Beckham Receives Standing Ovation

February 18, 2007

david-beckham-soccer-balls.gifDavid Beckham Receives Standing Ovation and Straight Red

David Beckham was sent off in extra time as Real Madrid were drawn 0-0 by Real Betis at the Bernabeu. While his red card was widely reported, Beckham’s standing ovation from the home supporters was not… (more)

Riquelme Goes Back to Boca Juniors

February 13, 2007

boca-juniors-soccer-ball.jpgRiquelme Returns To Boca Juniors

Juan Roman Riquelme returned to Boca Juniors on Monday. The former Argentina international is on loan from Villarreal for €1.5 million…(more)

Becks Scores On Real Return

February 13, 2007

Beckham Goal – Becks Scores on Real Madrid Return

David Beckham rewarded manager Fabio Capello’s change of heart, scoring the equalizer in Real Madrid’s 2-1 victory at Real Sociedad on Saturday… (more)

Real Madrid’s Capello Takes Swipe at Beckham

February 5, 2007

Fabio Capello – Real Madrid Manager Blames Beckham

Fabio Capello is starting to show signs of a coach on his way out, as his new-look Real Madrid loses 1-0 to 18th place Levante… (more)

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Beckham Still Out of Capello’s Squad

February 4, 2007

David Beckham Left Out at Real Madrid Again

David Beckham has been left off the Real Madrid squad for their Sunday match against Levante… (more)

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Samuel Eto’o Back as Ronaldinho is Ruled Out

February 4, 2007

barcelona-soccer-ball.gifSamuel Eto’o, Barcelona Striker Returns Sunday as Ronaldinho Ruled Out

Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o returns for Barcelona on Sunday… (more)

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Marcelo, Real Madrid Sign Fluminense Left Back – Update

November 14, 2006

real-madrid-soccer-ball.jpgMarcelo passed his medical and will be presented Wednesday at the Bernabeu.

Marcelo to join Real Madrid, president says – FoxSoccer.com AP (new window)

Marcelo, Real Madrid Sign Fluminense Left-Back – 10.11.06

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Van Nistelrooy Goals

November 13, 2006

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Ruud Van Nistelrooy Scores 4 Goals

Osasuna 1 – 4 Real Madrid
Ruud 11′, Ruud, 27′, Ruud 44′, Ruud 83′. Ruud not named to Dutch coach Marco van Basten’s side that plays England on Wednesday. 13 goals in 15 appearances for Ruud as Real keep pace, just 3 points behind Barca.

Link to Video:
Goals – Match announcer should probably come with a warning label. (new window)

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David Beckham, Blackburn Interested in January Transfer

November 11, 2006

david-beckham-balls.jpgBlackburn Rovers boss, Mark Hughes has said he would consider an attempt to sign David Beckham if he were to come available in January.

Blackburn is the latest in a string of Premiership teams to show an interest in the former England captain.

Beckham scored in Madrid’s 5 – 1 rout of third division side Ecija in the Copa del Rey on Thursday.

Rovers may enter race for Beckham – by Andy Neild – Lancashire Telegraph (new window)

Goals at YouTube (new window)

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Weekend Fixtures/Results 11.11.06 12.11.06

November 10, 2006

epl-laliga-afa-seriea.jpgFeatured Weekend Matches in the English Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, and Argentina Apertura.

Drogba 3. Van Nistelrooy 4. Ronaldinho 2.5.

A great goal scoring weekend.

Saturday, 11 November 2006

Blackburn 0 – 1 Manchester United
Louis Saha’s 64th minute goal keeps United 3 points up on Chelsea.

Chelsea 4 – 0 Watford
Didier Drogba’s brilliant run of form continues with another hat-trick. The Blues sit second, three behind United and 7 up on Arsenal, Aston Villa, and Bolton.
Goals (new window)

Valencia 1 – 1 Athletic de Bilbao
Fernando Morientes’ 44th minute goal is not enough as the visitors steal a point with a 90th minute goal from Llorente.

AC Milan 1 – 2 Roma
Totti grabs two as AC Milan slips to 20 points off the pace. Roma now sit third, just 4 points behind Inter and Palermo.
Totti First Goal (new window)
Winning Goal (new window)

Estudiantes de La Plata 3 – 1 River Plate
A raucous atmosphere as Estudiantes give the home crowd even more to cheer about, jumping over River into second. Both trail Boca with only four to play. River are 7 back and Estudiantes are 6 back.
Goals (new window)

Sunday, 12 November 2006

Arsenal 3 – 0 Liverpool
The Gunners are now third, ten points off the pace, as the Reds are 9th and fading. A strange scoresheet reads: Flamini, Toure, Gallas.

Reading 3 – 1 Tottenham
Spurs win over Chelsea becomes a distant memory as they lose on the road. Tottenham now sit 12th, one point behind victors Reading.

Racing de Santander 0 – 0 Sevilla
Sevilla lose their chance to stay on top, dropping to second, one point behind new leaders Barcelona.

Osasuna 1 – 4 Real Madrid
Ruud 11′, Ruud, 27′, Ruud 44′, Ruud 83′. Ruud not named to Dutch coach Marco van Basten’s side that plays England on Wednesday. 13 goals in 15 appearances for Ruud as Real keep pace, just 3 points behind Barca.
Goals – Match announcer should probably come with a warning label. (new window)

Barcelona 3 – 1 Zaragoza
Ronaldinho knocks home a nice header, top corners one of his patented free kicks, and hits the post on another for Saviola to tap in. Barcelona and Ronaldinho back on top.

Parma 1 – 2 Inter Milan
Golazo for Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the 15th. Budan equalizes in the 26th. Julio Cruz steals the win in the 95th to keep Inter even at the top with Palermo.

Palermo 3 – 0 Torino
The hosts continue their stay atop Serie A with another impressive win. Goals from Eugenio Corini, David Di Michele, and Carvalho Amauri have Palermo even on points with Inter on 27.

Boca Juniors 3 – 1 Quilmes
Boca look in control as they don’t play a team higher than 10th in their remaining 4 matches. The leaders are now 6 up on Estudiantes and 7 up on River.

21′ Boca – Palermo
50′ Boca – Palacio
53′ Quilmes – Rusculleda
77′ Boca – Palermo penalty

Apertura Summary – FoxSoccer.com (new window)

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Marcelo, Real Madrid Sign Fluminense Left-Back

November 10, 2006

real-madrid-soccer-ball.jpgBreaking News:

As expected, Real Madrid have signed Fluminense left-back Marcelo for 6 million Euros.

Real Madrid Seal Marcelo Deal – Goal.com (new window)

Madrid to sign Brazilian Marcelo – Eurosport.com (new window)

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Fabio Capello, Real Madrid Manager Says Beckham Improving

November 8, 2006

david-beckham-balls.jpgReal Madrid manager Fabio Capello says David Beckham’s form is improving again and he hopes to keep the former England captain.

Capello seems to think Beckham’s lack of form is due to his England woes, telling Sky TV, “he has had bad times after being left out of England’s national team. Those are moments which produce psychological difficulties.”

Beckham’s contract expires at the end of this season.

Capello: England omission hit Beckham hard – FoxSoccer.com AP Report (new window)

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Ronaldinho, FIFPro Player of the Year – FIFPro World XI Named

November 8, 2006

brazil-soccer-ball.gifThe international players association FIFPro named Ronaldinho its Player of the Year.

This is the second year in a row the Brazilian superstar has won the award.

Also named were the FIFPro World XI.

Along with Ronaldinho were:

Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon
Defenders: Fabio Cannavaro, Gianluca Zambrotta, Lilian Thuram, John Terry
Midfielders: Zinedine Zidane, Andrea Pirlo, Kaka
Forwards: Samuel Eto’o, Thierry Henry

Ronaldinho named FIFPro player of the year – FoxSoccer.com AP Report (new window)

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David Beckham Not Yet Signed

November 8, 2006

david-beckham-balls.jpgAs expected, David Beckham is now hesitant to sign a new contract at Real Madrid.

After weeks of Real president Ramon Caulderon saying the deal would be done shortly, it now appears that a deal is not imminent after all.

Beckham has struggled for playing time as Madrid have played well with new winger Jose Antonio Reyes.

Reyes has added some much-needed speed to the Bernabeu outfit, as has Robinho.

The United States league MLS has shown interest in the former England captain, as have several English Premier League teams, most recently being Tottenham.

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Fernando Belluschi, River Plate Midfielder “Proud” of Real Madrid Interest

November 8, 2006

River Plate midfielder Fernando Belluschi says he is “proud” of the interest Real Madrid have shown in him.

Both Belluschi and Boca Juniors midfielder Fernando Gago are rumoured to be transfer window targets of the the Spanish giants.

River Plate’s Belluschi wants Real Madrid move – TribalFootball.com (new window)

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Fernando Gago Interested in Real Madrid Move

November 7, 2006

boca-juniors-soccer-ball.jpgBoca Juniors star midfielder Fernando Gago is interested in playing for Real Madrid.

In recent weeks, rumours have linked the 20 year-old to Fabio Capello’s side.

River plate midfielder Fernando Belluschi has been mentioned as a possible Real target as well.

Gago Eager for Real Switch – SportingLife.com (new window)

Real Madrid in advanced talks for Boca Juniors ace Gago – TribalFootball.com (new window)

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Nike T90 and Total 90 Yellow and Purple Footballs Used in La Liga and Premier League

November 7, 2006

Nike T90 and Total 90 Yellow and Purple Footballs Used in Spain’s La Liga and English Premier League.

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Nike T90 Spectra Hi-Vis Soccer Ball – $24.99

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Nike Total 90 Aero II Hi-Vis Soccer Ball – $129.99

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David Beckham, MLS LA Galaxy Admit Interest

November 7, 2006

david-beckham-balls.jpgIn the ever growing speculation about what David Beckham will be doing next, add a possible move to the LA Galaxy of the United States’ league, MLS.

Galaxy boss Alexi Lalas said if Beckham was no longer under contract at Real Madrid, “we’d be interested.”

LA Galaxy admit Beckham interest – by Matt Slater BBC (new window)

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Carlos Tevez, Agent Says No Barcelona Offer Received

November 4, 2006

Carlos Tevez’s agent, Adrian Roucco is reportedly denying claims of a Barcelona offer for the West Ham striker.

Nearly from the moment Tevez and teammate Javier Mascherano arrived at the London club, rumours have run rampant linking the Argentine superstar to other European clubs.

Tevez’s agent rejects Barca claims – itv.com Report (new window)

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Gossip and Rumours, Hargreaves, Tevez, Crouch, and Beckham

November 3, 2006

The BBC’s football gossip has Owen Hargreaves, Carlos Tevez, Peter Crouch, David Beckham and more.

Owen Hargreaves:
Bayern warn Manchester United off midfielder.

Carlos Tevez:
West Ham reject Barcelona bid.

Peter Crouch:
Says Liverpool can still win the Premiership title this season.

David Beckham:
Was fined for being 10 minutes late for training on Thursday.

Friday’s football gossip – BBC (new window)

Weekend Fixtures/Results 04.11.06 05.11.06

November 3, 2006

epl-laliga-afa-seriea.jpgFeatured Weekend Matches in the English Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, and Argentina Apertura.

Champions League hangover as many of Europe’s top teams lose or draw.

Saturday 04 November 2006

Manchester United 3 – 0 Portsmouth
3′ United – Louis Saha penalty
10′ United – Cristiano Ronaldo
66′ United – Nemanja Vidic

Liverpool 2 – 0 Reading
14′ Liverpool – Dirk Kuyt
73′ Liverpool – Dirk Kuyt

Bolton 0 – 1 Wigan
79′ Wigan – Lee McCulloch

Deportivo La Coruna 1 – 1 Barcelona
40′ Barcelona – Ronaldinho penalty
73′ Deportivo – Antonio Juan Rodriguez
Goals 1:08 (new window)

Velez Sarsfield 0 – 1 Estudiantes de La Plata
8′ Estudiantes – Alayes

Sunday 05 November 2006

Tottenham 2 – 1 Chelsea
15′ Chelsea – Claude Makelele
25′ Tottenham – Michael Dawson
52′ Tottenham – Aaron Lennon

West Ham 1 – 0 Arsenal
89′ West Ham – Marlon Harewood

Real Madrid 1 – 2 Celta de Vigo
36′ Celta de Vigo – Anderson Nene
43′ Madrid – Emerson
83′ Celta de Vigo – Larena-Avellaneda Jorge
Match Highlights 1:47 (new window)

Sevilla 2 – 0 Osasuna
50′ Sevilla – Frederic Kanoute penalty
87′ Sevilla – Adriano Correia
Match Highlights 6:22 (new window)

Espanyol 1 – 1 Valencia
23′ Espanyol – Alberto Riera
43′ Valencia – Silva

Inter Milan 2 – 0 Ascoli
41′ Inter – Javier Zanetti
53′ Inter – Mirko Cudini own goal

Palermo 2 – 0 Sampdoria
35′ Palermo – Eugenio Corini
70′ Palermo – Cristian Zaccardo

Roma 3 – 1 Fiorentina
15′ Fiorentina – Tomas Ujfalusi
38′ Roma – Daniele De Rossi
49′ Roma – Rodrigo Taddei
66′ Roma – Rodrigo Taddei

Atalanta 2 – 0 AC Milan
50′ Atalanta – Nicola Ventola
90′ Atalanta – Andrea Soncin

River Plate 5 – 0 San Lorenzo
6′ River – Victor Zapata
7′ River – Ernesto Farias
61′ River – Victor Zapata
78′ River – Ariel Ortega
90′ River – Ernesto Farias
Match Highlights 7:49 (new window)

Arsenal Sarandi 1 – 2 Boca Juniors
61′ Arsenal – Raymonda
70′ Boca – Mauro Boselli
77′ Boca – Rodrigo Palacio

Wednesday 08 November 2006

Gimnasia La Plata 1 – 4 Boca Juniors (1 – 0 Halftime)

Apertura Summary – FoxSoccer.com (new window)

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Jose Antonio Reyes, Real Madrid Star Not Returning to Arsenal

November 2, 2006

real-madrid-soccer-ball.jpgReal Madrid winger Jose Antonio Reyes says he will not return to Arsenal when the current loan deal is up.

The transfer-deadline-day swap saw Reyes go to Madrid and Julio Baptista go to the Gunners.

Reyes has made no secrets about his dissatisfaction with England and his inability to adjust to English culture.

Referring to English nighlife, he told FourFourTwo magazine, “Everything in England is shut at 5pm, there is nothing to do, nowhere to go. I just got bored.”

Reyes will not return to Arsenal – BBC Report (new window)

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David Beckham Interview – BBC

October 31, 2006

david-beckham-balls.jpgBBC – David Beckham Interview 1:04 (new window)

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David Beckham: “I am not going anywhere.”

October 31, 2006

david-beckham-balls.jpgDavid Beckham says he will not leave Real Madrid in January, even if no contract is in place.

The former England captain is no longer a starter at the Spanish club and he has been linked with moves back to the Premiership and MLS in the United States.

Beckham rejects Madrid exit talk – BBC Report (new window)

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Didier Drogba, Andriy Shevchenko, Make Trip to Barcelona

October 30, 2006

uefa-champions-league.jpgChelsea strikers Didier Drogba and Andriy Shevchenko both made the trip to the Nou Camp for Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Barcelona.

Shevchenko missed Saturday’s match with a leg injury. Drogba came off after being kicked in the foot.

Match Preview at the BBC (new window)

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