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Barcelona and Real Madrid are symbolic of Spain’s pain |

The Champions League maulings have forced La Liga to take a long, hard look at a deeper malaise The Spanish are fond of seeing football through a political prism, with what happens on the field often said to mirror what happens off it. So when Real Madrid and Barcelona conceded eight goals between them in […]
May 4, 2013 0
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Spanish media angry at José Mourinho’s behaviour after Real Madrid’s elimination

El País described the manager as the master of spinning failure into ‘personal aggrandisement and self-promotion’ Spanish and German media struck entirely different chords on Wednesday morning after Borussia Dortmund held off Real Madrid‘s late rally to reach the Champions League final at Wembley. … Source: The Guardian – Real Madrid     
May 1, 2013 0
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It’s Spain v Germany in football as in life | Francesc Tomas

The Champions League semi-final clashes mirror Europe’s political tensions in uncomfortable fashion for Spain After many years of untenable economic growth, the current crisis is slowly but surely turning my home country of Spain into a place where average families struggle to get to the end of the month due to a deadly combination of […]
May 1, 2013 0
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Real Madrid v Dortmund In pictures

Having lost the first leg 4-1 last week, Real Madrid host Dortmund tonight needing a resounding win to claim a place in the Champions League final in May. Dortmund are hoping to set up an all German final with Bayern, who are the overwhelming favourites in the other semi-final. Here we bring you all the […]
April 30, 2013 0
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Five things Real Madrid must do to overcome Borussia Dortmund | Sid Lowe

José Mourinho must play Mesut Ozil in the middle and hope his team plays at a higher intensity than in the 4-1 first-leg defeat José Mourinho complained that his team played the first leg “as if it was a friendly”. “We only do licit things,” he said. “We’re so pure, so innocent, so naive that […]
April 30, 2013 0
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Barcelona 1-0 Levante | La Liga match report

Cesc Fábregas scored late to give Barcelona a hard-fought 1-0 win over Levante at Camp Nou and keep them on track to reclaim the Spanish title. They now have a 13-point lead in La Liga with six games to play. With top scorer Lionel Messi out, trying to recover from a hamstring injury in time […]
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