Tag Archives: Barcelona

Champions League Final set….

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After dominating the Italian league for the last couple of years, winning comfortably again this year, it was no surprise that Juventus competed well in the Champions League this season.  However, when they made it to the semis, the staff here at Draftsoccer certainly felt they may have reached the end of their campaign.  After […]

Transfers, transfers, transfers…

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With the season starting to reach its most exciting point, the talk seems to be unusually focused on summer transfers. Chelsea and Juventus seem to be in pole position for the English Premier League and Italy’s Serie A, though Barcelona still have Real Madrid hot on their heels, with Atletico just a little further back. […]

Week 5 Preview

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After the international break, we’re back with Week 5, and there are some big domestic leagues games this weekend! In England, the Premier League gets back going again with a thrilling early Saturday game as Manchester City head south and take on Arsenal at the Emirates.  With seemingly no new injuries for either side from […]

La Liga – Countdown to Camp Nou

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With just 6 weeks to go in the Spanish La Liga season, we still believe everything is going to come down to the final match of the season in the Catalan capital. May 18th, the final day, sees Atletico Madrid head east to take on the defending champions, Barcelona, at the Camp Nou.  While there’s […]

A Classic Classico

Blog Post  - La Liga Review (2.2.14)

A 4-goal first half.  A 3-penalty second half.  The world’s 2 greatest players scoring 4 of the goals, their nerves rock-solid as they slotted home penalty after penalty.   85,000+ fans.  A red card and 7 yellow cards.  The game had everything. As the blaugrana entered the Bernabeu in front of an over-capacity crowd, the […]

Champions League Elite 8

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With the NCAA tournament getting underway, we take a look at the Elite 8 teams left in the Champions League.  This is point where the randomness really kicks in as the Quarter Finals are where the Association protection is removed.  i.e., there could be a Classico, Manchester United could play Chelsea, or the top 2 […]

Spanish La Liga – 3 Races

Blog Post  - La Liga Review (2.2.14)

We’ve now passed the half-way point in the season and there are three races taking place in Spain’s La Liga. 1. The Top.  This is undoubtedly going down to the wire.  We at Draftsoccer believe it will come down to 2 things to determine whether Barcelona regain the title, whether Real Madrid win their 33rd, or […]

How Much for Messi?

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Could it be possible – Lionel Messi leave Barcelona for massive-spending PSG?  Reports are out that the Paris club, owned by the Qatar Investment Authority, are contemplating an offer that we at Draftsoccer can only imagine to be equal to  the GDP of a small nation. This opens up a couple of questions.  First and foremost, how […]

Cristiano Bale…Madrid Batman!

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Well, you may have wondered if it would work when Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid this year, I know that we are DraftSoccer were certainly curious.  44 goals and 16 assists in 43 total games played would lean us towards a resounding yes….so far. The real proof will be in the ever-critical second half of […]

Mid-Season Analysis – Spanish La Liga

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With half the season completed in all 3 major leagues, Draftsoccer  takes a look at where the reigning champions are and what their chances to repeat are… Spanish La Liga – following their 15-point winning margin last year, Barcelona is keeping the pressure on the rest of the league and currently in first place.  However, […]