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Osasuna foil Barca's consecutive win record bid

clock October 21, 2013 14:19 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Barcelona and Atletico both fluffed their lines with La Liga win records in their sights [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]


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]


Europe's papers united in praise for Spain

clock July 2, 2012 18:29 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Respect, admiration and sheer awe are in plentiful supply ith Europe's newspapers united in their praise of Spain's historic Euro 2012 triumph [More]


Five things we learned from the first round of group games

clock June 13, 2012 17:42 by author Darren Norris
The group phase has thrown up some shocks, home truths and some bizarre tactics. Darren Norris looks at the top five moments. [More]


La Liga: played by geniuses, run by idiots

clock May 14, 2012 17:34 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Joseph Sexton  It was a cruel end to a wretched season for Spain’s best run club. With a number of sides in administration and many more struggling with debts and poor management, Villarreal represented something of a beacon of hope. Yes, it is true this small-town club from a neighbourho... [More]


Two styles clash at San Mamés

clock November 7, 2011 18:02 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Joseph Sexton SUNDAY night, 7pm. As the teams entered the field, a feverish atmosphere engulfed the San Mamés. Any visit of Barcelona to Bilbao is a special occasion, and this is a special stadium.Soon, Athletic will decamp to a new 55,000 seater adjacent to this cathedral. There is somethin... [More]


Levante rack against Real

clock September 19, 2011 17:01 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Joseph Sexton reviews the weekend's Spanish league [More]


If England fail, then Russia will probably get it

clock December 1, 2010 22:34 by author Irish Examiner Sports
David Shonfield on the battle to host the 2018 World Cup [More]




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