SD Eibar stengthen ahead of debut La Liga season

Fresh from promotion and subsequent financial battles, SD Eibar hope to have made moves in the transfer window that ensure that they at least give...

 

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Despite his team falling at the group stages, Croatia’s midfield maestro Ivan Rakitic has been one of the standout performers of this World Cup so far. And signs are good for fans of Barcelona, that he can carry this form onto the La Liga season. The midfielder has joined the Catalans on a five-year deal […]...

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If you trawl back through the record books to the inception of the tournament in 1930, you will find only four reigning champions that have suffered defeat in their first match at the following World Cup; Italy in 1950, Argentina in 1982 and 90 and France in 2002. None however, were beaten by such as […]...

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Last week, when the news of Barcelona’s plan of selling Cesc Fabregas came to light, many would have expected plenty of suitors for the midfielder, who is well renowned as one of football’s most technically gifted and creative players. However as the week has gone on, clubs have one-by-one run themselves out of contention for […]...

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A couple of weeks ago Vicente Del Bosque named his final 23-man squad who will endeavour to bring the country back-to-back World Cup triumphs in Brazil. Such has been their domination in recent years, La Roja who were once considered perennial underachievers on the international stage, are now expected to come home from Brazil still […]...

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Of all the Spanish footballers smarting over their non-inclusion in Vicente Del Bosque’s World Cup squad, nobody has more reason to complain more than 32-year old goalkeeper Diego Lopez. As La Roja prepare to defend their crown, Captain Iker Casillas must be thanking his lucky stars that Del Bosque isn’t another one of his managers […]...

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Just about 24 hours, and 500 miles, removed from the biggest game in European club football, a Basque derby kicked off between S.D. Eibar and Deportivo Alavés in the 5,500 capacity Ipurua stadium, resulting in the former earning the chance to rub shoulders with the finalists Real, and Atlético, Madrid. By the time kick off […]...

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What a week for Spanish football. After Real and Atletico set up a mouth-watering all-Madrid Champions League final, the footballing fiesta continued on Thursday night when Sevilla overcame Valencia in a nail-biting Europa League semi-final. Seven days after sauntering through the first-leg at the Sanchez Pizjuan, it was hearts in mouths right at the death […]...

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While the majority of media focus has been at the summit of the La Liga table, the battle to avoid playing in Segunda next season is very nearly reaching the point of no return. Indeed last weekend, Real Betis were the first team to have their fate sealed last weekend when they lost at home […]...

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Watching Barcelona pass their way to nowhere and struggle to break down a stubborn Real Madrid defence last Wednesday night, we could have been forgiven for thinking we’d seen this all before. At first, under the guidance of Pep Guardiola, the Barcelona ‘tiki taka’ style of football was admired from all over the world. Teams […]...

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Campeonato de Espana Copa de S.M. El Rey 14 April, 2014 Barcelona v Real Madrid – Copa Del Rey Final 2014

On Wednesday night the eyes of the footballing world will fall upon the Mestalla stadium in Valencia as ‘El Clasico’ dishes up its third offering of the season as the two giants of Spanish football compete for The Copa Del Rey trophy. Barcelona are the most successful club in the competitions 111 year history, winning […]...

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Martin Montoya the young Barcelona right back has recently put pen to paper by tying down a contract extension with the club, amid recent transfer speculation linking him with a move to English Premier League side, Liverpool. Securing the services of such a promising talent has been music to the ears of the Barcelona faithful, […]...