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Does Juan matter to Spanish fans?

Does Juan Mata?
Under the radar: Juan Mata is an incredible player, but does he get the recognition he deserves in Spain?

Juan Matter has burst onto the Premier League scene with a flurry of performances worthy of his place in Chelsea’s league-leading starting line-up, and the Spanish playmaker has received rave reviews from English players, managers and fans alike for his sensational efforts so far. So why do some people in Spain not feel the same affection for the former La Liga player? Continue reading Does Juan matter to Spanish fans?

Cristiano Ronaldo the king of European goals

Cristiano Ronaldo the king of european goals
Cristiano Ronaldo: the king of European goals

Cristiano Ronlado is sitting pretty at the top of the goalscorer charts, not only in Spain, but across all of the top leagues in Europe. The Portuguese superstar has notched up 16 goals in all competitions this season, with an average of more than one per game, which makes him highest scorer of all major European leagues in Italy, Spain, England, France and Germany.

Real Madrid have played eight games in the Spanish La Liga championship, in which Ronaldo has scored nine goals. In the Champions League he is top of the table with five goals in three games.

CR7 will try to keep his streak going and remain seated on his throne, as Lionel Messi follows closely with 15 goals in all competitions this season. Chasing the two men considered to be fighting it out for the best player in the world is Radamel Falcao, who is forcing the world class strikers to keep looking over their shoulders with his 12 goals this season.

Barcelona v Celtic preview: Celtic boss Lennon fears Messi’s talent

Neil Lennon Celtic v Barcelona
Getting Messi: Celtic manager Neil Lennon claims that Lionel Messi and the rest of the Barcelona players could prove unstoppable in the Champions League

Celtic face their most difficult test of the season so far when they step out at Camp Nou in the Champions League tonight to face the almost impossible task of trying to pick up points away to Barcelona.

Usually a team will aim to learn the tactics of their opponents before a match to work out how they might set up and figure out a way to counter the oppositions’ plans, but Celtic may wonder if that is a waste of time. Continue reading Barcelona v Celtic preview: Celtic boss Lennon fears Messi’s talent

Man City looking to upset Real Madrid

Man City Looking to upset Real Madrid

Tuesday night’s clash between la Liga Champions Real Madrid and English premier League champions Manchester United is being relished by City boss Roberto Mancini after their rapid rise to the top since billionaire owner Sheikh Mansour to charge of the club four years ago this month.

The game at the Bernabeu represents just how far the club has come in such a short time with manager Mancini saying: “If you play against Real or Barca, you are up against 100 years of history. Continue reading Man City looking to upset Real Madrid