Barcelona v Real Madrid, Game 4: Of Heroes & Villains, El Clasico Style

Barcelona are through to the Champions League final but Jose Mourinho, forced to watch from a hotel for security reasons, did not get his wish. Pep Guardiola cannot claim credit for his managerial genius as the Blaugrana were aided by yet another controversial officiating decision.

Ottmar Hitzfeld Blindsides Jose Mourinho

Ottmar Hitzfeld is putting his glass house on the market.

European Lights: Champions & Europa League Semi-Final First Legs

The first legs of the Champions and Europa League semis are in the books. As with the quarter-finals, most of the results have left little doubt as to who will be heading to Wembley and the Aviva Stadiums at the end of May.

Real Madrid v Barcelona, Game 3: Advantage Messi!

Wednesday’s third installment of El Clasico finally went Barcelona’s way but despite two excellent goals from Lionel Messi, the Catalans had to use less than scrupulous methods to achieve the result.

WFC’s Weekend Catch: The World’s Best Fixtures For 23-24 April, 2011

Things are getting tight everywhere in the football world, except, of course, the USA. One MLS side, Real Salt Lake, are even getting a pass on early games as they pursue the CONCACAF CL Final. Everywhere else, seasons are winding down. Bolton and Arsenal look to turn around recent adversities against each other on Sunday, Marseille look for a trophy in the Coupe de la Ligue on Saturday, Real Madrid play another match at the Mestalla, this time against Valencia, Feyenoord look for 10 goals worth of pay back against PSV and QPR seek a win against Cardiff that, barring the intervention of the FA, will have them planning for a Premier League season in August.

Enjoy!

Real Madrid v Barcelona, Game 2: Advantage Ronaldo!

Second verse, same as the first. Real and Barca dueled to a ninety minute draw at the Mestalla on Wednesday evening. This was a Cup Final, however, and Pep Guardiola was again dismayed to find that Jose Mourinho was well prepared to face him in a knockout situation.

Real Madrid v Barcelona, Game 1: The Battle Lines Are Drawn In The El Clasico War

Real more than held their own at the Bernabeu, with the only embarrassing performance in El Clasico coming from the referee. Next stop, a Copa del Rey suddenly without a clear favourite.

Real Madrid v Barcelona: Is This UEFA Or The Stanley Cup?

With four matches in so short a time, the Barcelona/Real Madrid rivalry takes on a new dimension.

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