Napoli and Manchester City will fight for a place in the next stage, in a matchday where almost everything will be decided in all groups.
Real Madrid now enter into its most crucial phase in La Liga with their first stop being Mestalla.Valencia will like to avenge their humiliation last year while Real Madrid will strive to retain their winning momentum.
It is a question that can be posed to players and fans alike: do they really love the club? How does the average fan define that love and what are his/her expectations of a player with respect to their club? This would be better appraised (by the fan) by looking at individual events instead of generalising, before a judgement can be passed. The only real certainty is that, in the end, a judgement will definitely be passed! Would a fan be right in expecting loyalty from a player towards a club? If the monetary point of view is taken into consideration, it’s easy to see that players will almost always be inclined to move to a higher paying club. Loyalty just might be overrated Football clubs are similar in that, although there are small differences with regards to culture and history, their main goal is to win trophies. Players want money and trophies, and sometimes it doesn’t matter which club […]
La Liga fans were witness to a great match in Basque country when champions Barcelona were held to a 2-2 draw with torrential rain to add a new element to a brilliant game. Lionel Messi saved Barcelona the blushes with an injury time strike that earned the Catalans a point. Rivals Real Madrid played the first midday match of the league to cater to the Asian audience with what seemed like an exhibition match by thrashing Osasuna 7-1. Levante went on to lose their second match in a row 0-2 in the Valencian derby. Finally, Atletico Madrid continue their erratic ways and lost to Getafe in the mini-Madrid derby 3-2. Goal of the week Gonzalo Higuain vs Osasuna Gonzalo Higuan’s curling shot to the right of the net against a hapless Osasuna finished the game and showed the quality of the Argentinian striker. Match of the week Athletic Bilbao vs FC Barcelona. In a match that kept the Catalans on […]
Sami Khedira remains an enigma. For seemingly no reason, Real Madrid play better with him than without him. TheHardTackle tries to demystify Khedira and Diarra along with their main man Xabi Alonso.
Osasuna grounded the high-flying and then table toppers Levante last week. Can they do the same to Real Madrid? TheHardTackle previews the clash in which Osasuna travel to Santiago Bernabeu
The dream run of Levante finally came to an end at Osasuna while Messi silenced his critics with a brilliant hattrick against Mallorca.Real Madrid moved to the top of the table as THT reviews the weekend games
La Liga table toppers, Levante, were already a point ahead of Real Madrid before the midweek matches but went on to gain another 3 points and held on to the top spot with an exciting 3-2 win over Basque side, Real Sociedad. The ai???otherai??? Valencians were host to the Basque side in what ended up being an open match where a dramatic injury-time winner by Ruben Suarez ensured the home side another week on top. They might think that they are ai???ugly,poor and rubbishai??? but that hasn’t stopped the dream run. Juan Ignacio Martinez will be looking to maintain the best start in Levante’s history and stay top as long as possible. European Champions FC Barcelona stayed within striking distance of rivals Real Madrid and surprise package Levante by beating new boys Granada 0-1 with a strike from midfield veteran Xavi Hernandez, who now holds the record for most league appearances for the club. The midfielder affectionately reffered to as […]
Madrid visits Sociedad with the home team not in the best of forms. TheHardTackle previews the match and provides the team news, injury updates and probable formation.
Midweek action returns once more to La Liga where the teams will give their all for the precious three points. TheHardTackle analyzes the upcoming matches featuring Real Madrid and Barcelona.