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League Focus: Spain's Superior Passing Game A Myth?

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League Focus: Spain's Superior Passing Game A Myth? Passing football is an art, and in the modern era there have been no better masters of that art than Barcelona. Their dominance at domestic level has unsurprisingly coincided with that of Spain on the international front, but is the free-flowing football so quickly associated with the nation really ...

Player Focus: September All Star Team of the Month

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Player Focus: September All Star Team of the Month With September now having come and gone there were a number of standout performances over the top 5 leagues during the last 30 days. Here we compile our team of the month with those with the best average WhoScored ratings since 1st September making the grade.Those to perform consistently well over t...

Player Focus: Weekend Stats Round Up

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Player Focus: Weekend Stats Round Up After the previous round of fixtures across Europe's top 5 leagues this weekend there were, as ever, a number of standout statistical performances to catch the eye. Here we look at the players that led the way across Europe over a number of categories, starting with those to impress in attacking are...

Player Focus: Records Surpassed this Weekend

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Player Focus: Records Surpassed this Weekend After a somewhat tedious international break for club football fans, the full compliment of action returned this weekend, with a number of standout statistics. With it being so early into the new season there are more opportunities to record new campaign high figures, with a selection of players man...

League Focus: Possession Means Little in La Liga

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League Focus: Possession Means Little in La Liga If this summer's European Championship seemed to tell us anything it was that Spanish teams and Spanish players love possession. Having the ball and being in control of the game is when they feel most comfortable.Even if it wasn't always dazzling up until the demolition of Italy in the final, it was...

League Focus: La Liga Team of the Season

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League Focus: La Liga Team of the Season An incredible last few minutes to the season which saw two goals in two minutes in two different stadiums relegate a Champions League regular in the shape of Villarreal, masked a Spanish league campaign split in two.Real Madrid and Barcelona have dominated in recent years, but this time the gap was ...

Team Focus: Racing Santander

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Team Focus: Racing Santander La Liga’s first casualty of the season was confirmed on Saturday as Racing Santander were handily beaten 3-0 by Real Sociedad to mathematically ensure they were relegated.Their failure isn’t much of a surprise given the unrest and instability at the club on and off the field this season....

Player Focus: Santi Cazorla (Malaga)

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Player Focus: Santi Cazorla (Malaga) As Santi Cazorla stepped up to bend in a truly sensational free-kick into Iker Casillas’ top left-hand corner late on Sunday night many would have been surprised.Xavi Hernandez, though, wouldn’t have been among them, only last week when asked about other midfielders he admired he said, &...

Team Focus: Valencia

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Team Focus: Valencia The final whistle was met by boos and waving of the white handkerchiefs at theMestallaon Sunday as Valencia squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Mallorca. This sort of crowd discontent is usually the sign of a club in crisis and spells trouble for the manager, but at Valencia it is pretty muc...

Team Focus: Real Madrid Success Built on Solidity on the Road

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Team Focus: Real Madrid Success Built on Solidity on the Road Real Madrid's 1-0 victory at Rayo Vallecano on Sunday was Jose Mourinho's men's ninth consecutive league win on the road.It also kept up Real's amazing record of having only dropped eight points all season through 24 games (2.66 points per game), however that run has been amassed in two very differe...