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Espanyol: The other team in Barcelona

clock March 31, 2014 14:53 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Barça almost don't deign to regard their cross town neighbours Espanyol as a genuine rival. [More]


La Liga's no longer a two-horse race

clock February 10, 2014 13:57 by author Irish Examiner Sports
The last side to split the big two was Villarreal back in 2008; the last of the other sides to claim the title was Valencia under Rafa Benítez. It’s not quite ‘Scotland in the sun’; the performances of the other sides in Europe hints that they’re not all lame ducks. [More]


Atlético v Barca: Who will blink first?

clock January 20, 2014 17:14 by author Irish Examiner Sports
It couldn’t have been any clearer. Atlético Madrid have been locked in a game of chicken with Barcelona all season, and both went into the second half of the season on course for a record points tally [More]


Big two continue title march as Valencia cede further ground

clock January 6, 2014 16:44 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Managerial merry-go-round at the Mestalla not helping Valencia's plight, writes Joseph Sexton [More]


Champions League contenders, pretenders and outsiders

clock October 23, 2013 18:56 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Who are this season’s Champions League contenders, pretenders and rank outsiders? Ger McCarthy casts his eye across Europe for answers. [More]


La Liga: The world's most unequal league

clock August 19, 2013 13:46 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Disparities in incomes meant La Liga was always played on two levels but it's got even worse this year [More]


What now for the four Champions League semi-finalists?

clock May 2, 2013 11:16 by author Terry
Barcelona, Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich experienced varying emotions at the conclusion of this week’s Champions League semi-finals. So what now for the four clubs? [More]


From a game that offered nothing to a game that had it all

clock April 29, 2013 11:47 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Two games in La Liga gave two very different outcomes to spectators [More]


How Bayern can counteract Barcelona

clock April 23, 2013 16:32 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Ger McCarthy outlines how Bayern can counteract Barcelona in tonight's Champions League semi-final [More]


Can Barca and Bayern be frustrated again?

clock April 2, 2013 13:58 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Can PSG halt Barca? Will Juve frustrate Bayern, will complacency catch Madrid against Gala? Ger McCarthy poses the Champions League quarter-finals questions. [More]




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