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Old August 26, 2007, 03:17 AM
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Default Season Thread- La Liga (Spanish Football League)- 2007-2008

La Liga Season started today. Defending champion Real Madrid bounced back from an early goal by Atletico Madrid to win its season opener Saturday, 2-1.Sevilla scored four second-half goals in a 4-1 win over Getafe, and Real Murcia edged Real Zaragoza 2-1.

August 26 Schedule:
19:00 Athletic Bilbao ? - ? Osasuna
19:00 Deportivo La Coruna ? - ? Almeria
19:00 Mallorca ? - ? Levante
19:00 Racing Santander ? - ? Barcelona
19:00 Recreativo Huelva ? - ? Real Betis
21:00 Espanyol ? - ? Valladolid
21:00 Valencia ? - ? Villarreal

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Old August 26, 2007, 12:14 PM
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what are the odds on madrid winning again?
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Old August 26, 2007, 04:34 PM
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what are the odds on madrid winning again?
Odds are very low this year IMO. Barcelona/Sevilla/Valencia - this year.
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Old August 26, 2007, 04:35 PM
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August 26
FT Athletic Bilbao 0 - 0 Osasuna
FT Deportivo La Coruna 0 - 3 Almeria
FT Mallorca 3 - 0 Levante
FT Racing Santander 0 - 0 Barcelona
FT Recreativo Huelva 1 - 1 Real Betis
FT Espanyol 0 - 1 Valladolid
FT Valencia 0 - 3 Villarreal
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Old August 26, 2007, 05:54 PM
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Yes Real Madrid won yday watched the second half if it, we played well and deserved the victory I felt, Sneijder played rly well and wat a great time to score ur first goal(the winner). Well Barcelona drawed today against Racing Santander, not looking well for the first game but I know the next game they are gonna score like 3-0 or 4-0. I am a Real Madrid supporter BTW. HALA MADRID!!!!!!!
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Old August 26, 2007, 07:11 PM
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Yes Real Madrid won yday watched the second half if it, we played well and deserved the victory I felt, Sneijder played rly well and wat a great time to score ur first goal(the winner). Well Barcelona drawed today against Racing Santander, not looking well for the first game but I know the next game they are gonna score like 3-0 or 4-0. I am a Real Madrid supporter BTW. HALA MADRID!!!!!!!
you played for real madrid?
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Yes Real Madrid won yday watched the second half if it, we played well and deserved the victory I felt, Sneijder played rly well and wat a great time to score ur first goal(the winner). Well Barcelona drawed today against Racing Santander, not looking well for the first game but I know the next game they are gonna score like 3-0 or 4-0. I am a Real Madrid supporter BTW. HALA MADRID!!!!!!!
Chhi chii.. Madrid ke HALA bole dake.. e ki rokom supporter!
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No not madrid again! Barca all the way.....Vamos Barcelona!!!!!
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No not madrid again! Barca all the way.....Vamos Barcelona!!!!!
yup same here i am with barcelona they rock but not as much as inter milan any ways good luck to all the teams in the spanish league specially barca lol
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Old August 27, 2007, 04:41 PM
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yup same here i am with barcelona they rock but not as much as inter milan any ways good luck to all the teams in the spanish league specially barca lol
you mean AC Milan
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Old August 28, 2007, 03:30 PM
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yup same here i am with barcelona they rock but not as much as inter milan any ways good luck to all the teams in the spanish league specially barca lol

you mean good luck to all teams BUT madrid
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Old August 28, 2007, 03:36 PM
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you mean good luck to all teams BUT madrid
yeah lol best of luck to all the spanish team accept real madrid lol.
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Sevilla's Puerta Dies

This is a very sad day man. Antonio Puerta of Sevilla died, he was a gud player and he died at such a young age. Well this just shows that death can come to u anytime. RIP Puerta and my best wishes go to Sevilla and his family.
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Barcelona ATW ... Real Madrid was historically supported by Franco and his Fascist regime BTW.
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Barcelona ATW ... Real Madrid was historically supported by Franco and his Fascist regime BTW.
Look just cos sum fascist supported them doesnt mean u cant support them. Wat abt those [] Barcelona fans hu dont think of themselves being Spanish they say Catalunya is like another country and not part of Spain, these sort of ppl piss me off.
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Old August 29, 2007, 12:35 PM
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Look just cos sum fascist supported them doesnt mean u cant support them. Wat abt those [] Barcelona fans hu dont think of themselves being Spanish they say Catalunya is like another country and not part of Spain, these sort of ppl piss me off.
Bro, don't get me wrong. Robinho is my favorite soccer player, and I think Casillas is the best GK in the world.

But ...

The Spanish Civil War and Fascism was a very big deal that continues to influence Spain even to this day, La Liga is not excluded from the influence.



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The Spanish Civil War was a major conflict in Spain that started after an attempted coup d'état committed by parts of the army against the government of the Second Spanish Republic. The Civil War devastated Spain from July 17, 1936 to April 1, 1939, ending with the victory of the rebels and the founding of a dictatorship led by the Nationalist General Francisco Franco. The supporters of the Republic, or Republicans (republicanos), gained the support of the Soviet Union and Mexico; while the followers of the Rebellion, also called Nationalists (nacionales), received the support of the major European Axis powers of Italy and Germany. The United States remained officially neutral, but sold airplanes to the Republic and gasoline to the Francisco Franco regime.

Wikipedia link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_civil_war
Please feel free to explore the link and have a clear idea why it remains such a big deal.

Catalan is a different language from Castilian Spanish, as Bangla is different from Urdu, with all the cultural differences that follow. The multicultural elements of Republican Spain, which included other nationalities such as the Basque, had little trouble getting along with one another until the Spanish Republic and its Democratic institutions were brutally destroyed by Franco's Fascists and their Nazi allies, and Castillian dominance was enforced over all. During which time, Real Madrid was directly sponsored by Franco. Castilians who secretly supported democracy and multiculturalism, supported Atletico, their Basque allies supported Bilbao, Andalucians Sevilla, and Catalans supported Barcelona. Imagine if the Pakistani generals won in 1971 and brutally forced Urdu and Punjabi culture on us, sponsored Rohmotgonj Muslim Friends Society with money and power, and then assess Catalan and Basque sentiments and their relationship with Real Madrid and other "Real" outfits in La Liga.

Here's a couple of links you may wish to explore: -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalan_people

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalan_language
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Old August 29, 2007, 05:15 PM
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Thanks SNR bhaiya for clearing up that whole issue...........
Anyways I don't think that those political issues should have an influence on what team you support in today's time. Don't support Barcelona just because you agree with their Catalan pride. And don't stop supporting Real Madrid just because Franco used to support them. Judge them on their game not on everything else.
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Thanks SNR bhaiya for clearing up that whole issue...........
Anyways I don't think that those political issues should have an influence on what team you support in today's time. Don't support Barcelona just because you agree with their Catalan pride. And don't stop supporting Real Madrid just because Franco used to support them. Judge them on their game not on everything else.
Thats it bro/sis exactly wat I was thinkin, I just rly like the way Real Msdrid play their football and I have been supporting them for a vry long time which is why I support them. The info was vry useful though from Sohel NR bhai, thanx a lot.
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I was watching the game live when he collapsed on GOLTV. Very sad. He walked up and went inside only to have another cardiac arrest later..
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La Liga Week 2 Fixtures - Saturday 1st September
22:00 Levante ? - ? Real Murcia
22:00 Zaragoza ? - ? Racing Santander

Sunday 2nd September
19:00 Almeria ? - ? Valencia
19:00 Barcelona ? - ? Athletic Bilbao
19:00 Getafe ? - ? Recreativo Huelva
19:00 Real Betis ? - ? Espanyol
19:00 Valladolid ? - ? Deportivo La Coruna
21:00 Atletico Madrid ? - ? Mallorca
21:00 Villarreal ? - ? Real Madrid

BTW RIP Puerta

Come on Real Madrid, they have got a vry hard game against Villareal hu beat Valencia 3-0 last weekend so I fink it mite be a draw or loss for Madrid, Real Madrid usually lose or draw against them away
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RIP Puerta, 22 year old fit male getting cardiac arrest.... very saddening news....
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Final Scores La Liga Week 2 - Saturday 1st September
FT Levante 0 - 0 Real Murcia
FT Zaragoza 1 - 1 Racing Santander

Sunday 2nd September
FT Almeria 1 - 2 Valencia
FT Barcelona 3 - 1 Athletic Bilbao
FT Getafe 1 - 1 Recreativo Huelva
FT Real Betis 2 - 2 Espanyol
FT Valladolid 2 - 2 Deportivo La Coruna
FT Atletico Madrid 1 - 1 Mallorca
FT Villarreal 0 - 5 Real Madrid

I watched the whole match of Real Madrid live, it was a beautiful match real played sum beautiful football and that Sneijder guy is rly gud, he scored an excellent free kick and a gud solo goal. If Real continue to play like dis dey will definitely win da league.COME ON REAL MADRID
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Latest La Liga results:

September 15
FT Real Madrid 3 - 1 Almeria
FT Valencia 2 - 1 Valladolid
FT Athletic Bilbao 1 - 1 Zaragoza

September 16
FT Deportivo La C. 1 - 0 Real Betis
FT Espanyol 1 - 0 Getafe
FT Mallorca 0 - 1 Villarreal
FT Racing Santander 1 - 0 Levante
FT Real Murcia 1 - 1 Atletico Madrid
FT Sevilla 4 - 1 Recreativo Huelva
FT Osasuna 0 - 0 Barcelona
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Real Madrid forward Javier Saviola points to the heavens after scoring his first goal for the club in their Primera Liga match against rivals Almeira at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. Photo: AFP























Real Madrid's flawless start to the season continued with a 3-1 win over Almeria on Saturday as the Spanish champions warmed up for Tuesday's Champions League opener against Werder Bremen.

Man of the moment Wesley Sneijder continued his record of scoring in every league game curling in a trademark free-kick on 68 minutes for his fourth goal of the season.

Earlier Javier Saviola, starting in place of the rested Ruud van Nistelrooy, had opened the scoring with his first league goal for Real before Sneijder doubled their advantage.

Kalu Uche pulled one back for ten-man Almeria on 73 minutes but substitute Gonzalo Higuain scored late on to clinch another win for Real.

Real now have a perfect nine points under new German coach Bernd Schuster and, although it is early in the season title rivals Barcelona, five points adrift, are certainly under pressure to win their game in hand against Osasuna on Sunday.

"We had to work hard and we lacked that match sharpness after a complicated week with players away on international duty," said Schuster.

"We gave away a silly goal and made it hard for ourselves but we won and if we want to win titles at the end of the season we have to win games like this."

For Real the Champions League is up next with their opening match a tricky home tie against resilient German side Bremen on Tuesday.

Schuster has hinted that he will rotate his team again believing Real now have the strength in depth to rest key players.

"This year it makes more sense to rotate players because the squad is well balanced," Schuster explained.

"Everyone is capable of playing in the league, cup or the Champions League. We have a squad for competing in all competitions."

Club president Ramon Calderon said Real were the best team in Europe in midweek and they now have a chance to prove it against Europe's elite.

Nine-time European champions Real were beaten by Bayern Munich at the last 16 stage last year and Schuster will be under pressure to do better than his predecessor Fabio Capello.

Valencia needed an 89th minute strike from winger David de Silva to secure their first home win of the campaign with a 2-1 victory over Valladolid.

Cameroon midfielder Daniel Kome put Valladolid ahead on ten minutes before Spanish international Fernando Morientes equalised on 23 minutes.

A draw looked on the cards until de Silva popped up with a winner close to the end and Valencia climb to second, three points behind tabletoppers Real.

Valencia are also in action in midweek facing Schalke 04 in the Champions League on Tuesday.
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all scores:

September 29
FT Zaragoza 2 - 0 Sevilla
FT Levante 1 - 4 Barcelona

September 30
FT Almeria 0 - 1 Racing Santander
FT Atletico Madrid 2 - 0 Osasuna
FT Espanyol 1 - 0 Deportivo La Coruna
FT Real Betis 3 - 0 Mallorca
FT Valladolid 1 - 4 Real Murcia
FT Villarreal 1 - 0 Athletic Bilbao
FT Getafe 0 - 1 Real Madrid
FT Recreativo Huelva 0 - 1 Valencia
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