The Hard Tackle brings you our pick of top five best tackles in the calendar year 2017, featuring the likes of Sergio Ramos, Diego Godin, Eric Bailly and more
Luis Enrique's Barcelona were held to a 1-1 draw by Atletico Madrid side at the Nou Camp, in a tie which saw them give up a 1-0 lead after losing Sergio Busquets and Lionel Messi to injury.
League leaders FC Barcelona host Diego Simeone's Atlético Madrid at the Nou Camp on Saturday, looking to put a significant dent in the title hopes of their rivals from Madrid.
Atletico Madrid and Uruguay defender Diego Godin says Lionel Messi plays better with FC Barcelona because he is shown too much respect by his La Liga opponents who are more interested in taking selfies than tackling him. Lionel Messi’s performances with Argentina have been under scanner again following the loss of Argentina to Chile in the Copa America final. Messi was a shadow of the player who took FC Barcelona to a treble glory as the Spanish side won all the trophies they participated in thanks to some magical performances by the Argentina captain. Diego Godin reckons that defenders in South America tackle Lionel Messi more, unlike La Liga defenders who are only looking to click selfies with the FC Barcelona super star. “It’s different in South America. There they mark him a lot more,” Godin told Uruguay television Teledoce. “Sometimes we mess around, among teammates, and we say: In Spain before playing the games they take a photo with […]
In a quirk of fate, Atletico Madrid won the historic La Liga title at the Camp Nou after securing a 1-1 draw on the last match day in 2014, and now, FC Barcelona can do likewise at Vicente Calderon tonight by winning all three points.
Atletico Madrid’s Diego Godin has established himself as one of the best defenders of world football in last couple of years and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is eager to sign him as a long term successor of club legend John Terry.
2014 was a memorable year for football fans. Real Madrid winning the highly awaited La Decima, Germany winning the World Cup in Brazil and Robin Van Persie flying headed goal were few of the highlights of 2014. The year gone by gave football fans moments that will be difficult to forget. Here are some of the best moments of 2014 which made the year as special as it was. Robin Van Persie goal vs Spain Spain and Netherlands kick-started their World Cup campaign with a bang. Defending champions Spain were toppled off their perch and written off in the first game itself when they suffered an embarrassing 5-1 defeat at the hands of Netherlands. No one saw the defeat coming and it showed how good Netherlands are. Robin Van Persie netted a magnificent goal which no one expected. The Dutch captain literally flew on the ball which was crossed in from the left and headed it into the back of […]