April 16 - 4:00 PM ET
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
April 20 - 3:30 PM ET
Copa del Rey Final
April 27 - 2:45 PM ET
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
May 3 - 2:45 PM ET
Let the sh*tstorm begin.
Well, the most lopsided of the matchups on paper, but Paraguay has said up front that they plan to play defensively and use fouls to disrupt the Spanish passing game. I expect this to be a dirty, low scoring affair given Paraguay's strategy.
1-0 Spain, Iniesta
I hope Del Bosque scraps the...
I don't feel like making a fancy first post, but there was no thread for this with the final only a couple of days away, so I thought I'd start one.
I predict a 1-0 win for Inter or a 0-0 match ending in PK's.
Well, we're at that point in the season where major injuries could be devastating with the World Cup on the horizon. We've already had some players who are definitely missing the WC (Bosingwa, Owen, Anderson) and others who are likely to miss the WC due to injury (Cole, Pepe).
Here goes nothing. La Liga threads have historically been a failure, but with all of the new faces on the SG forums, I thought maybe it was worth another try. It would be nice to discuss what I consider to be the best league in the world outside of just the Real Madrid and Barca threads.
Match fixing so bad, you have to see it.
As I understand it, Viana and Moto were tied at the top of the table in some lower-tier Brazilian league. With both of the teams winning, Viana needed a landslide to be champions. They "miraculously" scored 9 goals in the final 9 minutes of the...
Great news for those of us in the US. Beginning this season, ESPN2 will be broadcasting a Premier League match on Saturdays and a La Liga match on Sundays.
- About 20 live matches
- At least 95 league matches on ESPN Deportes
- At least 114 league matches on ESPN 360
- Will also have...
Since some leagues are already beginning and others will begin shortly, I thought it would be a good time to predict and discuss how things will look in May. I've limited this to major competitions, but feel free to discuss others. I've left the code off so that you can copy paste this format...
If I may be so bold, I thought it would be fun to open up a thread for predicting/debating/bitching about who will win each league, who will qualify for Europe, and who will be relegated. There hasn't been a thread like this for a while and they used to be a lot of fun.
I'm going to limit my...
I thought it was pretty weak that only one CL game thread was created so far, so I thought a general CL thread for the round might generate more discussion.
Lyon 1 - 1 Barcelona
Inter 0 - 0 Man U
Arsenal 1 - 0 Roma
Atletico 2 - 2 Porto
Madrid - Liverpool
BUENOS AIRES, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Fans of an Argentine second division club hijacked two public buses and ordered the drivers to take them to their team's game, police said on Friday.
Police official Carlos Durante said...
Disclaimer: Much of this post is biased and meant to be in good humor and should not be taken very seriously... and yes I was quite bored when I wrote this.
The perpetual underachievers vs the luckiest sons of b*tches alive.
(barring further injuries or suspensions...
Didn't see a thread for this yet....
Goals by Torres and Ibrahimovic
Spain dominated the first twenty minutes or so of the match until Puyol left injured. Now we've lost posession of the ball and seem to be resorting to long balls.
For the second match in a row, Sergio Ramos...
Why is it still legal to make substitutions in the 89th minute when the purpose is clearly to waste time? This seems to me like an extremely easy thing to fix; just make a rule that you can't make substitutions after 80 or 85 minutes. I'm sick of these shenanigans where the game stops, a...
I am shocked that Kanoute won... not because he didn't deserve it (he did), but because Drogba plays for a more prestigious club. Congratulations to Kanouté... he has played his heart out for Sevilla. When he's not scoring goals...