Cristiano Ronaldo's Mad Again Because A Teammate Scored And Not Him

We’ve seen this story before, and you know what? We can’t even hate on this. Sure, this is some petulant behavior, but you’ve got to be impressed that Cristiano Ronaldo gives so few fucks about what anyone—even his teammates—thinks that he doesn’t even try to hide his frustration at not being the one to tap in a… » 4/30/15 12:15pm Thursday 12:15pm

Barcelona Are Unreal Right Now

Sweet mother of God, Barcelona are a force of nature. It’s currently about an hour into their match against Getafe. Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, and Neymar have all scored. And those goals make up just five of their six total, each scored with some of the most outrageous skill you’ll see this year or any other. » 4/28/15 3:20pm Tuesday 3:20pm

Antoine Griezmann Scored An Acrobatic Scissor Kick Because He's Amazing

Atlético Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann is playing out of his mind right now. In his first season in the incredibly demanding Diego Simeone system, playing in a new position as a central striker, he currently sits atop the non-Messi/Ronaldo La Liga scoring table with 20 goals. His 19th, scored on Saturday against… » 4/20/15 3:44pm 4/20/15 3:44pm

Antoine Griezmann Hitting Deportivo With The Bicycle Kick

There was at least one and probably two missed offside calls on this series from Atlético Madrid’s match today at La Coruña, but don’t let that take away from the athleticism Antoine Griezmann displays here as the Frenchman handles a knuckling header to deliver a bicycle kick off the half-volley. Griezmann has a… » 4/18/15 12:51pm 4/18/15 12:51pm

Suárez Puts Barça Up On Valencia Less Than A Minute Into The Match

Today’s La Liga battle at Camp Nou started off strong for the home side as Barcelona easily moved down the pitch—Sergio Busquets had a lot to do with this thanks to finding Messi on a long through ball—with Luis Suárez depositing the ball in the net, all in less than a minute. » 4/18/15 10:15am 4/18/15 10:15am

Lionel Messi And Cristiano Ronaldo Find Their Final Forms

For a depressingly large group of actuarial soccer fans, this season's thrilling edition of the duel between temporally and cosmically entwined superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi has mainly served as another set of cudgels to club down the other's reputation and legacy. Go deeper, because if you're… » 3/19/15 2:39pm 3/19/15 2:39pm

Why Would Gareth Bale Want To Go Back To England?

There's a battle for Gareth Bale's soul being waged in the media of two different countries. On one side, you have the Spanish press expressing the frustrations of their readers by bashing the player's lazy, timid displays on the pitch. On the other, the press in Bale's native Britain is using its pages to decry his… » 3/17/15 4:18pm 3/17/15 4:18pm

Messi Scores 3 But Suárez Leads Barça To Top Of La Liga In 6-1 Win

This is precisely the kind of game Barcelona were hoping to get out of Luis Suárez when bringing him in this summer, and the kind he's been delivering regularly as of late. With his combination of confidence, unceasing work, deadly finishing, and selflessness, he was able to will an unimpressive Barça to a blowout… » 3/08/15 10:23am 3/08/15 10:23am

Luis Suárez Is Back And He's Coming To Devour The World

It feels a little weird saying this about a known shithead, but we can't help but appreciate how Luis Suárez's hard work on the pitch is finally resulting in the goals his play has deserved. But even in the face of criticism earlier in the season, as Suárez struggled to mesh perfectly with his new Barcelona teammates,… » 3/06/15 1:37pm 3/06/15 1:37pm

Why I Love Coutinho, And How Real Madrid's Slip Gives Us A Great Clásico

With the fireworks of the last few days, it would be natural to look down the sights and champ at how those results set up a couple blockbuster head-to-head matchups in the coming weeks. But let's take a second to look back and appreciate what we saw this weekend, which was magnificent. » 3/02/15 5:20pm 3/02/15 5:20pm