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Barca, Real Madrid fans to wait till Monday
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Barca, Real Madrid fans to wait till Monday

Aug 22 2013, 9:06am CDT | by IANS

Madrid, Aug 22 (IANS) Fans of the big two in Spain's La Liga will have to be patient this weekend as Barcelona don't play until Sunday night while Real Madrid don't kick off until Monday when they face a difficult trip to Granada.

Madrid, Aug 22 — Fans of the big two in Spain's La Liga will have to be patient this weekend as Barcelona don't play until Sunday night while Real Madrid don't kick off until Monday when they face a...

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Barca, Real Madrid fans to wait till Monday

Aug 22 2013, 9:06am CDT | by IANS

Madrid, Aug 22 (IANS) Fans of the big two in Spain's La Liga will have to be patient this weekend as Barcelona don't play until Sunday night while Real Madrid don't kick off until Monday when they face a difficult trip to Granada.

Madrid, Aug 22 — Fans of the big two in Spain's La Liga will have to be patient this weekend as Barcelona don't play until Sunday night while Real Madrid don't kick off until Monday when they face a difficult trip to Granada.

The action kicks off at 8 p.m. Friday when Getafe, who were soundly beaten away to Real Sociedad in their opening game, entertain an Almeria, whose return to the top flight was blighted by a home defeat to Villarreal, reports Xinhua.

The action then turns to Real Sociedad's Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastian but it is not Real Sociedad who are the home side but neighbours Athletic Club Bilbao, who are playing in Anoeta while their new San Mames Barria Stadium is being prepared to host its first ever game.

Athletic travel with the support of 30,000 fans cheered by the 2-1 win in Valladolid and this week's signing off midfielder Mikel Rico. Rivals Osasuna will also count on numerous travelling fans but knowing they need to improve after kicking off after a defeat against Granada.

Real Sociedad are away to Elche Saturday as the home side play the first La Liga game in the Martin Valero Stadium for 30 years. Real Sociedad will however be a tough nut to crack as they showed with their win at home to Getafe and an even better display against Olympique Lyon in their Champions League qualifying round; two displays which imply its business as usual despite the departure of Philippe Montanier over the summer.

Espanyol and Valencia play in Cornella el Prat where they will try to build upon opening day results which saw Espanyol draw away to Celta Vigo and Valencia defeat Malaga 1-0.

Finally Saturday sees the La Liga return to El Madrigal as an optimistic Villarreal entertain Valladolid. Villarreal kicked off with a win in Almeria while Villarreal showed moments of good football despite their defeat to Athletic.

Moving on to Sunday and without doubt the standout game is FC Barcelona's trip to Malaga. Barca wiped the floor 7-0 with Levante in the opening game but Atletico Madrid worked hard to show they are mortals in the first leg of the Supercup Wednesday.

That game saw Neymar open his account for Barca and he could well make the starting 11 against Malaga, which has seen changes this summer.

Levante meanwhile will try to recover from their opening day hammering at home to Sevilla but lost 1-3 at home to Atletico in their first match.

Meanwhile there's bad news for any Betis fan who need to get up early for work on Monday morning. Their match against Celta doesn't doesn't kick-off until 2300 hours which may be partly excusable due to the heat in Seville but which shows that at times Spanish football should take fans more into consideration.

The round of matches finishes Monday night when Real Madrid travel to Granada. Carlo Ancelotti's side were unconvincing at home to Betis last Sunday and will be without Xabi Alonso, who broke a toe Wednesday, and Asier Illaramendi, through injury. That could give a chance to Casimiro, while everyone in Spain waits to see if Gareth Bale will finally become a Real Madrid player.

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Real Madrid vs. Elche: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Sep 23 2014 1:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Fresh off a massive 8-2 win over Deportivo la Coruna, Real Madrid will return to the Santiago Bernabeu to host Elche on Tuesday in Week 5 of the 2014-15 La Liga season. Elche have never won a match at Madrid's famed home ground and shouldn't present much of a threat for Los Blancos on paper. But following a difficult start to the season, Carlo Ancelotti won't be willing to overlook any opponent at this stage. That difficult ...
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Arsenal Set To Miss Out On Hugely Talented Real Madrid Star

Sep 23 2014 12:13am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Liverpool were also interested in signing Isco. Arsenal and Liverpool have had their hopes of signing Spanish starlet Isco dashed by Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, the Daily Star reports. SEE MORE: Adrien Rabiot Arsenal - Check out the latest news on the Gunners next transfer target. Worst Premier League XI - Take a look at the players who haven't performed so far this season. Neymar's Ex-Girlfriend - Check out this incredibly sexy former WAG. Both Premier League ...
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Awesome football tournament - Ryder Cup style! With the 40th Ryder Cup set to begin at the end of this month, CaughtOffside takes a look at how a football tournament played in a similar fashion could pan out, with a comparison of the best XI's of Europe and the rest of the world. SEE ALSO: Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United - poll predicts return Mario Balotelli Car: Liverpool Striker Lets Young Fans Drive His Ferrari! Top 100 Sexie ...
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(Image) Meet Real Madrid Star Luka Modric’s Stroppy Young Son

Sep 22 2014 2:53pm CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric with his family... The Modric family was all smiles this afternoon as they celebrated the second birthday of their youngest member. The only exception was the son of Real Madrid star Luka, who was looking less than impressed with his lack of attention. SEE ALSO: Mario Balotelli Car: Liverpool Striker Lets Young Fans Drive His Ferrari! Top 100 Sexiest Football WAGs In The World 20 ...
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Tracking Performances of Real Madrid, Barcelona Superstars After Weekend Sept 21

Sep 21 2014 5:15pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

After another weekend of La Liga action, we continue our regular focus on the star names of Spain's Big Two sides, Real Madrid and Barcelona. The former were in action away to Deportivo La Coruna and racked up a terrific 8-2 win, with the stars of our focus, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez, all on the scoresheet. Barcelona played away to bottom-of-the-table Levante and took a little time to get going ...
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Five Midfielders Manchester United Could Sign Instead Of Over-Priced £60m Target Including Arsenal Targets

Sep 21 2014 1:02pm CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Five midfielders United should consider over £60m Serie A star.With Manchester United being told that AS Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman will cost a staggering £60m this January, CaughtOffside looks at five other midfield players who could make better signings and cheaper targets than the over-priced Dutchman. SEE ALSO: Strootman Man Utd - £40m team-mate also linked Man Utd team news vs Leicester City (Hot W ...
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FACT: For the 1st time since 1964, Real Madrid have scored 13 goals in less than 100 hours

Sep 20 2014 11:56am CDT | Source: 101 great goals

Real Madrid’s 8-2 win away at Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday sparked a string of amazing stats for Los Blancos. For the first time since 1964, Real Madrid have now scored 13 goals in less than 100 hours of football. To recap, befor ethe Deportivo game, Real Madrid beat FC Basel 5-1 in the Champions League. There was also an interesting stat related to Real’s goalscorers on Saturday at Depor.Cristiano Ronaldo (3), James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale ...
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