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Living in Madrid, writing on football for ESPN, Irish Examiner, WSC, Whoscored & Unibet and talking about football for Newstalk and others.

Dermot Corrigan's La Liga Betting: Madrid & Barca To Earn Routine Wins

Copa del Rey - Barcelona vs Atletico Three Points by Dermot Corrigan - ESPN FC — BARCELONA -- Three things from the Camp Nou as Lionel Messi's late penalty saw it finish Barcelona 1-0 Atletico Madrid in Wednesday night's Copa del Rey quarterfinal first leg. A surprisingly fast and intense start from Barcelona blitzed Atletico in their La Liga meeting here 10 days ago.

Chinese conglomerate buys 20 percent share in Atletico Madrid — Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group is to invest 45 million euros to take a 20 percent share in La Liga club Atletico Madrid. The move is part of a push by Wanda's billionaire owner, Wang Jianlin, to grow football in China, while Atletico are seeking to help promote their brand globally as well as to shore up their financial position.

Team Focus: Could Goal-Shy Athletic be Dragged into a Relegation Battle? — Although it is not unusual for the team which finishes fourth in La Liga to have difficulties handling Champions League commitments the following year, Converting these chances into goals has been difficult. Injury issues for the team's senior centre-forward and top scorer Athletic Club's struggles this season are still quite startling.

Diego Simeone wants 'intensity and pressure' from Atletico Madrid v Barcelona — Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has targeted a fast start and scoring an away goal ahead of Wednesday's Copa del Rey quarterfinal first leg at Barcelona.

Luis Enrique: La Liga win will not influence Barcelona Atletico Madrid Copa de Rey — Luis Enrique says he does not believe Barcelona's recent La Liga win over Atletico Madrid will have a big bearing on Wednesday's Copa del Rey quarterfinal first leg between the teams at the Camp Nou.

James Rodriguez credits fighting spirit for wonder World Cup goal in exclusive interview — MADRID -- Opponents who might be tempted to kick Colombia and Real Madrid superstar James Rodriguez have not really been paying attention. James, who won the "FIFA Puskas Award" for scoring world football's best goal of 2014, a wonderful turn and volley in the last-16 clash with Uruguay at the summer's World Cup, has been dealing with such aggression and physical attention for a long time now.

Is Fernando Torresone of the best strikers in world? — La Liga: This January's transfer window has been a relatively quiet affair, especially in Spain. But one big name has made a huge, and not widely expected, impact since switching clubs earlier this month. On Thursday night, Fernando Torres completely upstaged newly crowned 2014 Ballon D'Or Cristiano Ronaldo, scoring twice as his Atletico Madrid bundled Ronaldo's Real out of the Copa del Rey.

Dermot Corrigan's La Liga Betting: Madrid To Bounce Back At Getafe — Real Madrid remain La Liga leaders, but they've yet to really get going in 2015, and on Thursday night were eliminated from the Copa del Rey after only managing a 2-2 draw in their last 16 second leg at home to other neighbours Atletico Madrid.

Real Madrid struggle against Getafe before quality tells in second half — MADRID -- Three thoughts from the Coliseum Alfonso Perez as Real Madrid win 3-0 at Getafe in Sunday's early La Liga kickoff. 1. Madrid up tempo in second half to grind out win While the final 3-0 result was pretty comprehensive, this was not one of Real Madrid's most fluent performances of the season to date.
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Jan 25, 2015

Diego Alves asked on TV if he said anything to Bacca before second penalty "That's a secret," he laughs. "These things happen in football."

Jan 25, 2015

Just the 38 fouls, 55 tackles & 11 yellow cards over 90 minutes in Valencia 3-1 Sevilla.

Jan 25, 2015

Sevilla pretty good at beating most every one else, but lost 0-4 at Atletico, 1-5 at Barca and now 1-3 at Valencia. At Bernabeu in 10 days.

Jan 25, 2015

FT Valencia 3-1 Sevilla. Fortress Mestalla again as Los Che move up into fourth after just about out-battling & out-playing Sevilla.

Jan 25, 2015

Just about time for Iago Aspas to stand on Otamendi after pulling him over. Then get involved in shoving match after.

Jan 25, 2015

@drrrop that's fair. has kept going despite it being tough out there...

Jan 25, 2015

Pretty amazing by Krychowiak to be the last defender who got back to block Rodrigo shot there! Considering he's been hobbling lately.

Jan 25, 2015

Rodrigo goes himself for goal his performance deserves, but hammers shot off last defender.

Jan 25, 2015

Krychowiak's been pretty good while being well outnumbered in midfield. Him back stopping latest Valencia break just now.

Jan 25, 2015

No goal against Sevilla for Negredo, who was pretty good in first half but faded out of it. Paco Alcacer for last few mins.

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