Atlético Destroyed Real Madrid, Proving Their Continued Greatness

November 29, 2010 remains infamous for all who remember what took place in the soccer world that day. The date itself probably doesn't ring a bell, but if I showed you a picture of an elated, triumphant Gerard Piqué stabbing the air with his raised hand, each of his digits spread wide, it'd probably come to you. If… » 2/09/15 10:21am 2/09/15 10:21am

How Atlético Will Rely On Their New-Look Attack To Beat Real Madrid

Here we stand, on the eve of what will be the sixth Madrid derby of the season, and it's still a little weird acknowledging that perennial little brother Atlético Madrid should be considered favorites. After their devastating late defeat in last year's Champions League final, Atléti have beaten Real three times and… » 2/06/15 4:55pm 2/06/15 4:55pm

Your January Transfer Window Roundup

Another January past, and another transfer window closes as the rumor mill, hype machine, and hope-mongering all come to screeching halts. For a little while, at least. But this window did have some fascinating moves, so let's take the opportunity to break down all the transfers that caught our eye during the only… » 2/03/15 5:28pm 2/03/15 5:28pm

Barcelona Respond To Chaos With Best Win Of The Year

In the picture above, which captures a scene from Barcelona's 3-1 victory over Atlético Madrid last night, you can see Barcelona's entire season. It shows Luis Suárez, Neymar, and Lionel Messi—the three players whose individual brilliance has kept the team in the hunt for all the major trophies despite the turmoil » 1/12/15 3:13pm 1/12/15 3:13pm

Barcelona Are A Complete Disaster

Barcelona is burning. A glance at the horizon in the direction of Spain and you can see the flames licking the sky, centered on the city's biggest attraction, FC Barcelona's Camp Nou. The fire, which has been smoldering quietly for years now, has already caused considerable damage: the play on the field is curiously… » 1/08/15 11:15am 1/08/15 11:15am

Fernando Torres Set To Rejoin Boyhood Club Atlético Madrid

Just when it was looking like no one wanted to host the once great Fernando Torres's final years in the sport, the club that gave him his start, Atlético Madrid, has come in to rescue him. As the headline from Madrid sports daily AS reads, El Niño—the kid—returns as a man. » 12/26/14 11:04am 12/26/14 11:04am

Both Of Lionel Messi's Feet Must Be Made Of Glue

Let's ignore the video of Lionel Messi's second goal today for a minute, and just stare at the picture above. That's the world's best left foot plucking a screaming ball out of the air as casually as a frog would an unexpecting fly, or Odell Beckham would a lobbed duck of a pass in pregame warm-ups. How does he make… » 12/20/14 12:17pm 12/20/14 12:17pm

Spanish Soccer Official Bails On Meeting To Go To Real Madrid Game

One of the most pressing concerns in Spanish soccer today is how to deal with fan violence. Apparently, a more pressing concern is whether Real Madrid will win the Club World Cup that takes place this week, since the president of Spanish Soccer blew off a meeting addressing the violence to watch Los Blancos. » 12/16/14 5:48pm 12/16/14 5:48pm

17 Real Madrid Fans Banned From Stadium For Chants Of "Messi's A Retard"

You can understand, in light of the recent violence in Spanish soccer, why La Liga officials are a little sensitive to negative fan behavior, but this might be a bit much. Marca has reported that the league has banned 17 Real Madrid for chants aimed at Lionel Messi—"Messi's a retard"—and Catalonia—"Fucking Catalonia." » 12/08/14 11:37am 12/08/14 11:37am

Spanish Hooligans' Murderous Brawl Meant To Imitate "Russian-Fights"

The more info that comes out about that huge brawl between Spanish soccer ultras that killed one participant, the crazier the whole ordeal seems. Apparently, the fight was pre-planned by the two ultras groups, and was intended to imitate the growing trend of "Russian-fights," where rival fans meet up for the express… » 12/03/14 3:59pm 12/03/14 3:59pm

New Footage Of Spanish Hooligan Brawl Shows Murdered Man Thrown In River

The 200-person battle between Atlético Madrid and Deportivo La Coruña ultras that resulted in one death has understandably been a huge story in Spain. We now have additional footage of the event. Above is video of the murdered Depor fan as he is thrown into the Manzanares River. » 12/02/14 12:56pm 12/02/14 12:56pm