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Real Madrid Bests Barcelona in 3-1 El Clasico Win

35-year-old Luka Modrić has a record of 127 appearances and has played for Real Madrid for eight years. The Croatian has won Best FIFA Men’s Player, Best FIFA Player in Europe, and Ballon D’or. He did this all in 2018, to go along with many  team wins and titles.

Mimi Castellanos, Reporter

October 29, 2020

In a historical match, Barcelona and Real Madrid played their 245th El Clasico game this past Sunday at Camp Nou. As both teams lost their recent game, they were desperate for a win for their first El Clasico season 2020-2021. Having never lost three games in a row, Real Madrid’s manager Zinedine Zidane...

No Ronaldo, Messi in UEFA’s Player of the Year Nominations

Barcelona being the only club Lionel Messi has played for, he collected 732 appearances and 635 goals. After Cristiano Ronaldo's leave from Real Madrid with 438 appearances and 450 goals, he added 91 appearances with 68 goals to his record in the last two years with Juventus.

Mimi Castellanos, Reporter

September 30, 2020

Having created a historic rivalry, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi made history yet again. For the first time in ten years, Ronaldo and Messi have not been nominated for UEFA’s Player of the Year Award 2019-2020. Since 2010, both players have gone head to head for the UEFA POTY Award, Ballon D...

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019

Jesus Manriquez, Sports Editor

September 24, 2019

The Best FIFA football awards 2019 were held on Monday, Sep. 24, where the best players and coaches, both men and women, for the 2018/2019 season were awarded. National team coaches, national team captains, fans registered to FIFA and journalists from countries who are associated with FIFA , all took...

Messi Likely To Miss Valencia Clash

Jesus Marquez, Reporter

September 13, 2019

F.C Barcelona star Lionel Messi is in doubt for Saturday's game against Valencia CF due to a soleus injury. Messi has now been out for about 37 days without being able to play. Messi suffered a calf injury right after returning to training after his summer break back in Aug 5. He was expected to return...

Champions league draw

Gilberto Espana, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

The Champions league quarter-final draws were announced on Friday, March 15th. The UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland will be the venue for the draw. The draw will take place days after the end of the final 16 games. The tournament is now down to eight teams as four of them are representing the prem...

Champions League Round Of 16 Recap

Jesus Manriquez, Reporter

March 15, 2019

The UEFA Champions League round of 16 came to an end this Wednesday with four sets of matches finishing up the round. The English teams, Liverpool and Manchester City, dominated their German rivals, Bayern Munich and Schalke 04, as Juventus made a historic comeback against Atletico Madrid and Barcelona c...

New Cycle In El Clasico

Jesus Manriquez, Reporter

March 3, 2019

F.C Barcelona beat Real Madrid 1-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday March 2. It was the fourth meeting between the arch-rivals this season. Barcelona came from eliminating Real Madrid from the Copa Del Rey on Wednesday. Yesterday’s win might have ended Real Madrid’s hopes in La Liga. Both teams...

The Bernabeu Will Decide

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos celebrates with goal scorer Lucas Vasquez.

Jesus Manriquez, Reporter

February 8, 2019

The Santiago Bernabeu will decide who advances to the Copa Del Rey final after Barcelona and Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw in the first leg held in Barcelona’s Camp Nou. Barcelona will have to go out to the Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain looking for a win after drawing at home against a Real Madrid side that...

World Cup: France to face Argentina, Croatia anticipate Denmark

Lionel Messi piggy-backs Marcos Rojo (no. 15) after the latter's goal kept Messi from backing his bags. Photo credit: Richard Heathcote, Getty Images

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

June 26, 2018

In St. Petersburg, it took a Marcos Rojo 87th minute game-winner to identify Group D’s knockout contestants. The goal gave Argentina a 2-1 win against Nigeria. And thanks to Croatia’s victory over Iceland by the same score, a spot in the Round of 16. With the win in Rostov-On-Don, Croatia earned...

World Cup: The Curious Case of the Juggernauts

Lionel Messi on the brink of elimination after loss to Croatia in Nizhny Novgorod. Photo credit: cnn.com

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

June 21, 2018

Inside the first week of the FIFA World Cup in Russia, a handful of teams have began packing their bags. After two matches, three teams, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and Peru are eliminated from playoff contention with one game left. After Thursday’s games, even the likes of Argentina are hanging by a...

Argentina Looks Fragile and VAR Enters the Scene

Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson stopped Lionel Messi's penalty kick which ultimately earned Iceland a tie. Photo credit: washingtonpost.com

Ignacio Cervantes, Reporter

June 16, 2018

A pair of missed penalties and some Video Assistant Referee calls were the defining moments in Day 3 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Lionel Messi’s miss from the spot meant missed opportunity for Argentina meanwhile France managed a victory against Australia. Messi Unable to Influence Argentina A day of ...

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