Tag Archives: Real Madrid

Verzweifelt und Verflixt

by Rick Joshua

On the way to work this morning I’d be stuck in traffic, and and after fiddling a bit with the car’s in-built MP3 player I’d randomly spin the control to a random track. It would land on the Tyrolean folk group Die Ursprung Buam – and a typically foot-tapping ditty called Verzweifelt und verflixt – crudely translated, “desperate and […]

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Real Madrid Brush Aside Disappointing Bayern Munich

by Daniel Jefferson

Real Madrid produced a master class in how to play total football as they totally dismantled a rather embarrassing Bayern side Tuesday in the second leg of their Champions League semifinal meeting, ending the Bavarians’ dreams of a second consecutive treble with a 4-0 humbling at the Allianz Arena. No real chances were produced in […]

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Champions League Preview – Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid

by Daniel Jefferson

Real Madrid will travel to the fortress that is the Allianz Arena tonight to take on current European champions, Bayern Munich which should be a clash between two Goliaths of European football. The Galácticos currently have the ascendancy in the tie due to 1-0 victory in Spain last week. The winner was scored by the […]

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In Defense of Pep Guardiola and Bayern Munich’s “Tiki-Taka”

by quazi zulquarnain

Maybe, just maybe, I am frequenting the wrong corners of the internet, but ever since Real Madrid edged out Bayern Munich at home in the Santiago Bernabeu last Wednesday, all my usual cyberspace abodes seem to have conspired together to develop a singular narrative – “Tiki-Taka does not work.” There are several slight tangents to […]

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Dortmund exit Europe on high after emphatic win against Madrid

by Mark Lovell

Not quite the wondrous miracle that few actually expected but high-drama all the same. Real’s players joyfully celebrated the 2-0 defeat at the final whistle as they might when winning ‘El Clasico’ in the Nou Camp, Barcelona. Games can change on fine margins and Real clearly struggled to come to terms with Angel di Maria’s […]

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Dortmund not quite ready to throw in the towel

by Mark Lovell

Borussia Dortmund retains a small glimmer of hope of overcoming a 3-0 Champions League quarterfinal deficit heading into this week’s home leg, despite last week’s mauling in Madrid. In order to progress to the semifinals, Dortmund must better their magical 4-1 win at home over Real nearly 12 months ago when Polish striker Robert Lewandowski […]

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Sami Khedira – Looking ahead to the World Cup

by Niklas Wildhagen

November 15th 2013 is a date which Sami Khedira is unlikely to forget. In Germany’s friendly match against Italy the midfielder put in a challenge on the Italian playmaker Andrea Pirlo and remained on the ground. After a closer look at the right knee, Germany’s team physician Dr. Müller-Wohlfahrt found out that the Real player […]

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Champions League Quarter-Final Draw: Mixed fortunes for Bayern and Dortmund

by Aleix Gwilliam

The draw for the Quarter-Finals of the Champions League took place in Nyon today with two German teams among the eight balls being drawn. Luis Figo’s innocent hand resulted in mixed fortunes for Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund and it will be hard for both teams to be in the semi-finals like they were last […]

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Champions League Roundup: the Bundesliga in the Round of 16, Leg 1

by Travis Timmons

Our favorite football league came out at .500 during the first leg of the Champion League’s round of 16. Two wins, thanks to Bayern and Dortmund. And two (UGLY!) losses, curses be upon Leverkusen and Schalke. However, it wasn’t like we were expecting Leverkusen (losing 0-4 against Paris Saint-Germain) and Schalke (losing 1-6 against Real […]

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Champions League Preview – Schalke 04 vs. Real Madrid

by Alex Chaffer

Schalke v Real Madrid (26th Feb-18th Mar) Both teams are in their best run of form this season going into this tie.  Madrid under Ancelotti are on the second-longest unbeaten run in club history while Schalke are undergoing their best spell since Jens Keller took over as coach. Schalke started this season in inconsistent form […]

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