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

Real Madrid show fighting spirit Barcelona ease to win — Five thoughts gleaned from the weekend's action, as Barcelona eased past Espanyol and Real Madrid showed some fighting spirit against Celta Vigo. 1. Barca focus spot on The Catalan capital derbi at Espanyol looked a potentially tricky one for Barcelona.

Dermot Corrigan's La Liga Betting: Real Madrid To Drop Points At Celta — Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez's late winner for Real Madrid against Atletico Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg sent Los Blancos through to the last four, while also disguising that Madrid had not played too well, and really missed injured players Luka Modric, Karim Benzema and [to a lesser extent perhaps] Gareth Bale.

Barcelona stay focus to claim derby win at Espanyol — Three quick thoughts as Barcelona take another step towards the La Liga title with a 2-0 'derbi' win at Catalan capital neighbours Espanyol. 1. Barca keep focus and get job done early This Catalan capital 'derbi' game looked like a potential banana skin for Barcelona.

Dermot Corrigan's La Liga Betting: Barca Will Be Too Hot For Espanyol — The Barcelona machine rolls on, with Tuesday's 2-0 Champions League quarter-final second leg win over Paris Saint Germain taking them to to 33 wins in their last 37 games in all competitions, and 12 victories in their last 13 games.

Almeria points deduction saga expected to be resolved — The general secretary of La Liga has said he expects the issue of whether or not Almeria are docked three points by FIFA to be resolved before the end of the season. A potential legal battle over which three teams are relegated from Spain's top flight this season looms after FIFA announced last month that Almeria were to have the points removed.

Real Madrid want Bernabeu fans Whites Flash Mob Quedada Blanca Atletico Madrid Champions League — Real Madrid have called on their supporters to come together for a "Whites Flash Mob" at the Bernabeu ahead of Wednesday's Champions League quarterfinal second leg against neighbours Atletico Madrid. The tie is finely balanced after last week's goalless first leg across town at Atletico's Calderon, and Real's chances have since been hit by injuries to Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.

Toni Kroos - Atletico Madrid will put referee under pressure v Real Madrid - ESPN FC — Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos says he expects Atletico Madrid's players to put the referee "under pressure" in Wednesday's Champions League quarterfinal second leg at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic not surprised by PSG Champions League exit to Barcelona — Zlatan Ibrahimovic has acknowledged it is too soon for Paris Saint-Germain to win the Champions League after their exit to Barcelona. Ibrahimovic, 33, is one of a wealth of big-name, big-money signings PSG's owners, Qatari Sports Investments (QSI), have made since taking over the club in 2011 with a view to making the French champions a continental powerhouse.

Barcelona star Andres Iniesta on form after assist against Paris Saint-Germain — Barcelona playmaker Andres Iniesta said he "never went away" after he produced a magical run reminiscent of his brilliant best in Tuesday's 2-0 Champions League quarterfinal second-leg win over Paris Saint-Germain at the Camp Nou.

Andres Iniesta and Neymar help Barcelona advance to UCL semifinals after win vs. PSG — BARCELONA, Spain -- Three things from the Camp Nou as Barcelona qualify for the Champions League semifinals by beating Paris Saint Germain 2-0 in the second leg of the quarterfinals [and 5-1 on aggregate]. 1. Iniesta and Neymar put on show Barcelona got off to a slow start at the Camp Nou until about 14 minutes in.
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Apr 27, 2015

Today @ExaminerSport on Pep back to Camp Nou. It'll be emotional, which prob suits the less sentimental Luis Enrique:…

Apr 26, 2015

Ancelotti bang on at press conference: "We suffered in many moments, but up front we were very effective.”

Apr 26, 2015

RT @GarethBale11: Cracking game, top effort from the lads!! Got to keep this pressure on til the end #VamosReal

Apr 26, 2015

Good protest from Ramos there as he picks up yellow which means he sits out Almeria midweek, and sure to be available for Sevilla next week.

Apr 26, 2015

Madrid seem to be playing 5-4-Ronaldo now. Ancelotti with another surprise tactical trick [which is hard to understand].

Apr 26, 2015

Ancelotti takes off Chicharito! And sends on Pepe, who was holding up three fingers...

Apr 26, 2015

Madrid goal came after they finally kept the ball for a while, coolled things down, and were able to pick holes in Celta back line.

Apr 26, 2015

4-2 Madrid. Brilliant goal again. Ramos with lovely ball over top, Chicharito one touch to kill it, and another to fire low to net.

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