TheHardTackle previews Barcelona's trip to the Vicente Calderon on matchday 25 of La Liga.
Real Madrid set the tone for the weekend by dispatching Racing Santander 4-0 in what seemed like a rather comfortable match for the capital side. Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Angel Di Maria found the back of the net to take their team to a 13 point lead over Barcelona (who played on the next night). Racing were playing with 10 men because Domingo Cisma managed to get two yellow cards, both for handball. Real Madridai??i??s Cristiano Ronaldo is the current Pichichi with 28 goals in the league. FC Barcelona responded in kind when they comprehensively destroyed Valencia C.F in the Camp Nou 5-1. Three time FIFA Balon Dai??i??Or winner Lionel Messi showed why heai??i??s considered by many as the best player to have played the sport when he celebrated his 200th league match with four goals. Barcelona are finding some great form after beating Bayer Leverkusen in the Championai??i??s League and then extending the lead over 3rd placed Valencia […]
It is almost like Mourinho and Guardiola are Kane and Abel. Very different and yet so very similar sharing a common bond.Despite the obvious differences if one scratches beneath the surface one sees remarkable similarities.
TheHardTackle analyses the reasons behind Barcelona's performance in this year's La Liga and why they are about to relinquish the title.
FC BARCELONA v VALENCIA CF . Camp Nou, Barcelona 20 February, 2012; 02:00 hours IST *** The current European and Spanish Champions find themselves in a bit of a predicament. In addition to all their other worries (injuries being one of them), the Catalans on finding themselves 10 points behind the leaders now need to question or alter their goals for the season. On the one hand, they could continue to fight for the league by playing their strongest XI in every game or they can consider the league a lost cause and concentrate on that one trophy that can redeem everything – the Champions League. Although Pep Guardiola will probably choose to fight on all fronts, wrapping certain players in bubble wrap might not be too bad an idea. Andres Iniesta, recently returned from injury, has shown how important he is to the success of this current Barcelona squad (that many consider the best there has ever been) by […]
With a lead of ten points over their bitter rivals, Barcelona, and the distant possibility of a pasilo hanging in the air, Real Madrid face off against a weak Racing Santander to sustain their lead and momentum. TheHardTackle previews the clash...
Ai?? Ai?? Ai?? Ai?? Ai??OSASUNA Ai?? Ai?? Ai?? Ai?? v Ai?? Ai?? Ai?? Ai??FC BARCELONA Stadium Reyno de Navarra February 11, 2012, 19:00pm CET *** On matchday 23 of La Liga, Barcelona will travel to the Reyno de Navarra to face one of the surprise packages of this season’s La Liga: Osasuna. JosAi?? Luis Mendilibar’s team is currently 9th in the league, only two points below the European spots, and they’ve made the Reyno de Navarra a fortress ever since they reached the first division in the beginning of the last decade, with even Barcelona and Real Madrid frequently dropping points there. Barcelona have just advanced to the Copa del Rey Final with a 2-0 home win against Valencia (after a 1-1 draw at Mestalla), thus being one step closer to realizing one of the season’s goals (winning the Copa del Rey). However, things aren’t going as smoothly in the league, with Real Madrid holding a 7-point lead […]
Real Madrid got a crucial 1-0 win at Getafe, with the solitary goal being scored by Sergio Ramos, and retained their 7-point lead over last season champions FC Barcelona.
Ronaldo is seemingly living the dream. Yet the things may not be as rosy as they seem. TheHardtackle takes a look at his biggest battles:Messi, hypocrisy and luck.
Real Madrid travel to the Coliseum Alfonso Perez to face Getafe and will look to consolidate their seven point lead over rivals Barcelona. TheHardTackle previews the upcoming encounter.