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LaLiga Thoughts, Matchday 8: Valencia do it again, Atleti-Barça, BakamBOOM

Espanyol 0-0 Levante. The visitors had to scramble quite a bit to keep their clean sheet in one of the weekend’s two goalless games. Just the way I like it. Athletic Club 1-0 Sevilla. An ugly goal secured a huge … Continue reading

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LaLiga Thoughts, Matchday 7: Closed doors at Camp Nou, Valencia on fire, Villarreal recover

Happy international break!!!1! The table: Results:  Celta Vigo 3-3 Girona. Celta striker Maxi Gomez has been awesome since his arrival from Uruguay’s Defensor this summer, but his side have won just one of the four games he’s scored in. Big point … Continue reading

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LaLiga Thoughts, Matchday 6: Four-goal games galore

The table:  Results: Atlético Madrid 2-0 Sevilla. Atlético have kept three clean sheets in the last four and have held an opponent to zero shots on target twice in that span. I tipped Yannick Carrasco to notch 15 league goals this … Continue reading

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Atlético Madrid 1-2 Barcelona: “C’est la Vie,” Said the Champions

“I find that most people know what a story is until they sit down to write one.” A team not often praised for its work when backed into a corner sure did well when it was backed into a corner Saturday. … Continue reading

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The Man from LEBB

Aritz Aduriz’s long, winding road through Spanish football began at Athletic Club’s famed Lezama academy, continued through helping Mallorca get back into Europe and playing under Unai Emery’s orders in the Champions League at Valencia, and finally took a U-turn back to the … Continue reading

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In the Long Run

That game was supposed to be easy. That game was supposed to be done by the 60th minute. And yet, it wasn’t. Barcelona won the UEFA Super Cup yesterday on the back of a dispiriting performance, one in which seemingly two … Continue reading

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The Real Housewives of Catalunya

FC Barcelona, fresh off winning a second treble – a feat no other club in world football has ever accomplished – are having elections this summer. Here’s why you shouldn’t pay attention to any of it. If you thought Barcelona was … Continue reading

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