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Spain And Soccer

It's no coincidence that two Spanish teams are playing in the Champions League semifinals this week. Simon Kuper sniffs out their secret.
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Your Real Madrid-Barcelona Tercero Clásico Open Thread [Video]

Sports : Deadspin (4 years ago)

Lots of really awesome and famous soccer players will play soccer against each other in Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal. Cristiano Ronaldo will wow. Lionel Messi will wow. And the two team coaches, er, ma... Read Post

Bad Spanish blood boils over into Champions League “Clasico”

Sports : Reuters Soccer Blog (4 years ago)

In our latest Monday post on Spanish soccer, Iain Rogers in Barcelona muses on the ill-tempered Champions League clash between arch rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid and the possible repercussions for the Spanish national team and lo... Read Post

Barcelona and the Champions League: Will Saturday's final be the last hurrah for soccer's greatest team?

Sports : Slate - Sports Nut (4 years ago)

For the past three years, soccer has been dominated, utterly and ruthlessly, by a reign of Spanish prettiness. Spain's national team won Euro 2008 with a rapturous mix of intricate passing and outrageous goal-scoring, then repeated ... Read Post


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