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La Liga Wrap Up: Barca campeones while relegation battle goes to final day

Mark Houston May 22, 2015

Matchday 37 saw the La Liga title race come to an end – despite a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick for Real against Espanyol – as Barcelona triumphed 1-0 over Atletico Madrid. At the other end of the table, it’s still the great unknown as Deportivo La Coruña and Granada scored massive victories to lift themselves out… Continue Reading »

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A tribute to the AAMI Park A-League Grand Final

Joey Ratcliffe May 20, 2015

It was the lowest attended A-League Grand Final ever but it will go down as one of the greats. Not necessarily because of the on-field spectacle, but because of the atmosphere generated by the boutique stadium and the rival fans inside, writes Joey Ratcliffe. The FFA and the A-League will take the blame for the… Continue Reading »

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Real Madrid 1-1 Juventus (agg: 2-3): Morata returns to deny consecutive Champions League titles

Inside Spanish Football May 14, 2015

Álvaro Morata returned home to haunt his former team at the Bernabéu this morning, as his second half strike gave Juventus the vital away goal they needed to progress to the Champions League final, write Inside Spanish Football’s Jamie Kemp and Tom Conn. The Bernabéu faifthul had pulled out all the stops to help push… Continue Reading »

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Bayern Munich 3-2 Barcelona (agg 3-5): Catalans book place in Champions League final

Inside Spanish Football May 13, 2015

Despite losing 3-2 in Munich on the night, Luis Enrique’s Barcelona sealed their place in the Champions League final thanks to a pair of away goals from Neymar, write Inside Spanish Football’s Jamie Kemp and Tom Conn. Things started well for Bayern on the night incidentally, but the optimism around the Allianz Arena wouldn’t last… Continue Reading »

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Champions League: Second-leg is Real Madrid’s season-defining match

Inside Spanish Football May 13, 2015

Inside Spanish Football’s Real Madrid correspondent Alex Kirkland breaks down what Carlo Ancelotti’s side must do if they have any hope of making it to the Champions League final in Berlin. A nail-biting, exhausting and ultimately heart-breaking draw that all but concedes the title to your fiercest rivals is not the best preparation for a… Continue Reading »

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Barcelona 3-0 Bayern Munich: Messi’s Champions League record strikes dagger in Guardiola’s heart

Inside Spanish Football May 7, 2015

Barcelona were coming into Wednesday evening’s first leg Champions League semi-final against Bayern with the best form in Europe and while they were faced with a determined and excellent Manuel Neuer, Bayern couldn’t deal with the lethality of Leo Messi. Below is Inside Spanish Football’s match report by Tom Conn. Barcelona and Bayern Munich had… Continue Reading »

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Juventus 2-1 Real Madrid: Morata haunts Madrid in Champions League semi-final

Inside Spanish Football May 6, 2015

Juventus shocked the defending champions Real Madrid as their former youth product Alvaro Morata leading the charge with Carlos Tevez’s goal trumping his former Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo as the Old Lady take a crucial win into the Santiago Bernabeu. Here is Inside Spanish Football’s Tom Conn’s match report. Real Madrid were looking to… Continue Reading »

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The Melbourne Derby lacks heart

Joey Ratcliffe May 6, 2015

With a Melbourne Derby set in stone for the A-League semi-final, Joey Ratcliffe reflects on his experience at Etihad Stadium for the season’s second derby, and why it still doesn’t quite feel like it should. While working in Melbourne late last year, I took the opportunity to venture to Etihad Stadium to experience the Melbourne… Continue Reading »

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Champions League semi-finals throw up plenty of plot lines

Mark Houston May 6, 2015

The football media love narratives, never afraid to draw a long bow to add drama or to sensationalise. The Champions League semi-finals, kicking off in the morning, offer plenty of plot lines without the need to embellish, however, as Pep Guardiola returns to Catalonia when Barcelona play Bayern Munich on Thursday, and Italian heavyweights Juventus face Real… Continue Reading »

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The fall of Barcelona B: Where did it all go wrong?

Inside Spanish Football May 5, 2015

Inside Spanish Football’s Barcelona correspondent Alexandra Jonson takes a look at the dramatic downfall of Barcelona’s B squad, as they stand on the brink of relegation to the Segunda B Division, while their counterparts, comprised of many Barcelona B alumni, are on the verge of winning another treble. This season, FC Barcelona B-team have hit… Continue Reading »

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