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Living in Madrid, writing on football for ESPN, Irish Examiner, WSC, Whoscored & Unibet and host of new @coveringfutbol podcast.

Dermot Corrigan's La Liga Betting: Barca To Secure The Title At Atletico — Atletico Madrid - Barcelona - Sunday 18.00 GMT Barcelona can clinch the La Liga title with a win at Atletico Madrid on Sunday evening - after a Spanish court suspended a strike planned for this weekend by the players' union.

Juvetus outlast Real Madrid to reach Champions League final — MADRID -- Three quick things from the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu as it finishes Real Madrid 1-1 Juventus in Wednesday's Champions League semifinal second leg, and Juve go through 3-2 on aggregate to face Barcelona in next month's final. 1. Juve do it Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri on Tuesday predicted his team would face "95 long and interminable minutes".

Barcelona may win title without playing due to Liga strike — Barcelona could be crowned Spanish league champions without kicking a ball this weekend if a planned players' strike goes ahead, according to La Liga chief Javier Tebas. Spain's players union, AFE, has called the strike due to its issues with new legislation mandating how TV revenues are collected and shared out in Spanish football, while the Spanish federation, RFEF, has also said that no referees will be made available for games.

100 million reasons the pressure is on at Real Madrid for Gareth Bale — Not for the first time in his almost two seasons at Real Madrid, Gareth Bale goes into tonight's Champions League semi-final second leg with debate raging over his talents. Bale's performance in Real Madrid's 2-1 defeat in last week's first leg at Juventus did not impress many pundits.

Player Focus: Is It Right for Bale to Bear The Brunt of Madrid's Problems? — It is fair to say that Gareth Bale's performance in Real Madrid's 2-1 Champions League semi-final first leg defeat at Juventus last week did not impress many pundits. "It's very difficult to win a big game like this when you're only playing with 10 men," ex-Manchester United midfielder and current Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane said on ITV.

Zinedine Zidane Real Madrid Castilla miss out promotion — Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid Castilla team have failed in their bid to get promoted from Spain's third tier this season. Real's B team, which Zidane coaches and also features teenage starlet Martin Odegaard, have no chance of escaping from the Segunda B division following Sunday's 1-1 draw at home to Guadalajara.

Copa Libertadores preview - ESPN FC — South America's top teams went into the group phase of the Copa Libertadores some three months ago and come Thursday night, only eight of them will be left standing. This is the week when the competition defines its quarterfinalists. One team is already there.

Real Madrid blink first in title battle — Following a decisive weekend at the top of La Liga, it seems a matter of when rather than if Barcelona will win the league. Here's what we learned ...

Mourinho hails Lionel Messi — For all the differences in philosophy between Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho, the Chelsea manager has revealed they are in agreement about one grand aspect of the modern game: Leo Messi is unstoppable, and the best anyone can do is just try and make it as difficult as possible for the Argentine.

Dermot Corrigan's La Liga Betting: Magical Messi To Maul Moyes' Boys, Who Might Win On Corners

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May 20, 2015

So, apart from that, all pretty clear at bottom of La Liga going into last round of games...

May 20, 2015

Also, Marca today reckon both Getafe & Elche in big danger of being forced down anyway for financial issues:…

May 20, 2015

Which reminds me to plug this week @WhoScored on how random fixture list to play huge role in who goes down:

May 20, 2015

TAS wont rule on Almeria case til next Tuesday, which is bit awkward with relegation supposed to be decided on Sat:…

May 19, 2015

This week @WhoScored on probable key role of the randomly assigned fixture list in La Liga's relegation battle:

May 17, 2015

RT @SergioRamos: A team with talent and passion who deserved to win the Euroleague. Congratulations @RMBaloncesto, 'La Novena' is home. #HalaMadrid

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