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Los Blancos Are La Liga Champions

Real Madrid won it’s 32nd Spanish league title and their first in four season after a 3-0 win at Athletic Bilbao on last night. The win leaves Los Blancos seven points clear of their biggest rivals FC Barcelona with two games remaining.

Goals from Gonxalo Higuain, Mesut Ozil and a 44th goal of the La Liga season for their superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

Since winning the title in 2008 Madridistas had to endure watching their rivals Barcelona lift the La Liga title. The players, coaches and fans celebrated their triumph in traditional fashion at Cibeles fountain and will continue their celebrations at the Granada over the weekend.

“I won the league title in Portugal, Italy and England, but this one has been the toughest. I’ve won seven league titles overall and I know what it feels like.

“Barcelona won all their games, as befits the great team that they are. They’ve been winning to the very last day.

“They are a club with great tradition that knows we deserved to win this title.”- Jose Mourihno

Despite winning his first La Liga title Mourihno knows his club cannot lose focus as next season they’ll have to fight even harder next season if they are to retain their title.

“We have to celebrate this championship, we have to continue working after tomorrow because next season will also be tough and we have games to play still in this campaign.

It was a tough ans strenuous season for Jose Mourihno and his men and they deservedly won the title that not even their biggest rivals should envy.

 

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Racism In Football

The beautiful game of football is tainted with racism.
Racism has no place in football!

It’s hard enough to deal with the diving and dirty play that exists in football, when races gets involved it makes matters even worse. A few leagues that struggle with players being racially abused by opposing fans and sometimes their own fans are Spain’s La Liga and the Italian Serie A.
Samuel Eto’o who played for FC Barcelona was the target of racism in every stadium he played in during his time in La Liga.

Earlier this year In an eight day span four incidents of racism took place.

  • Roberto Carlos who once played for Real Madrid and Brazil had a banana waved in his face while in Russia.
  • In a Brazil v Scotland friendly which took part at the Emirates Stadium 19 year old Neymar was subject to racial abuse as a banana skin was thrown in his direction.
  • Exodus Geohaghon who is a defender at Port Vale was called the “N” word by fans of his own team.
  • Real Madrid’s Marcelo was called a monkey by fans of Atletico Madrid.

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Fàbregas: Deal Or No Deal

I’m sure Arsenal fans all around the globe have grown frustrated with the ongoing transfer speculation of midfielder and captain Cesc Fàbregas joining FC Barcelona.

Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger is determined to keep his star player and has said he’s not for sale at any price, although his manager is keen to keep him at the club the lure of winning league titles and the UEFA Champions League as Barcelona did recently at Wembley Stadium where they defeated newly crowned Barclay’s Premier League Champions Manchester United may play a key part in Fàbregas leaving the Gunners and joining the Catalan giants in the summer.

Recently the midfielder was quoted as saying: “Barca is the best team in the world and going there guarantees titles”. Continue reading Fàbregas: Deal Or No Deal

Luis Fabiano Commits Future To Sevilla

Brazilian striker Luis Fabiano has decided that he’s not leaving La Liga side Sevilla this summer despite numerous speculations that he will. The 29 year old expressed his desire to join Manchester United because he admires the club and knows he will win silverware there.

United wasn’t the only team Fabiano was reportedly linked with during the 2010 World Cup, the likes of AC Milan, Tottenham & Chelsea were all interested in acquiring the servies of the Brazilian.

In a recent interview with his club radio station Fabiano said “During my time at the World Cup I was very calm because I knew that I was going to stay at Sevilla. Much was said but nothing true. I couldn’t talk because I was with the Brazil team but I have a year left on my contract with Sevilla and I am very happy. I really want to defend once again the Sevilla badge and I would love to help lift a trophy in August.”