Spain played Luxembourg in their Group C Euro 2016 qualifier & won 4 - 0. The victory assures the top spot of the Group for Spain & its ticket for next years European Championship in France.

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Spain began the night with the following 11 :
Casillas; Juanfran, Pique, Bartra, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Cesc, Cazorla; Silva (Mata), Pedro (Nolito) & Morata (Alcacer)
with Luxembourg taking on an aggressive approach, sidelined first was David Silva with a suspected knee strain, while shortly later Alvaro Morata was taken off with a possible bone (fibula) fracture. If the last is correct, Juventus FC will have their striker sidelined 4 months, something that still needs official comformation. 

As mentioned a rough 1º half with Spain dominating with up to 73% of ball possession but not effective upfront. It was not until the 44th min that Spain broke through the opposition defence through Santi Cazorla.

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The second half was also a slog until Cesc Fabregas managed a "surgical pass" that found Paco Alcacer in the 66th min to score. Nolito then came on shortly after & "handed" a pass to Alba who found Paco Alcacer in the 80th min for the Valencia player to score. The last & fourth goal also had the signature of Nolito but it was Cazorla who managed to score in the 85th min & get his second for the night.

Spain now flys over to Kiev to meet the Ukraine next Monday for another Group C qualifier. Should give Coach Del Bosque to give other players a run as Spain has the upcoming Euro 2016 secured.


Have you ever wondered how much money it takes to get yourself, or your brand, on the front of a major Football Club? I suppose it depends on the notoriety of the Soccer Club in question, but this post will given us some insights. 

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Spanish Football Club Valencia CF is offering  advertising space on the front of their shirt. That is, there looking for a sponsor & their price is 10,000,000 M€. Too much? Too little?

Valencia CF new owner Peter Lim has hired Football Marketing "guru" Peter Draper known for his exploits in the English Premier League. Draper comments that Valencia CF has as yet to shut a deal, which in itself says a lot. Draper however adds, independently its the right price.

Perhaps what the guru should know is that the price (& demand) is dependent on the Club success, as everything in Football. Valencia CF has not got off to a good start in Liga this season & their Coach Nuno is under pressure from the fan-base with an uncertain future. At this stage they do not have the upper places of the Liga table secured & least a place in Champions League next season.

Here is the factor, the answer to if 10M€ to much. If you win, keep winning & secure Champions League next season, its cheap. However, if you lose & cannot get into Europe for next season, if too much. 

Success, not the market rules here, & I think you don't need a "marketing guru" to repeat the obvious. 


The news locally from some Spanish Sports papers is the Spanish Football Club Real Madrid sent some observers over to Italy to "spy" on AC Roma midfielder Pjanic. Apparently they are not the only Soccer Club keeping an eye on the Roma player, another Spanish Club Atletico de Madrid is said to be watching very closely - there was a rumoured interest last summer - along with some English Premier League Clubs.

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Pjanic has however a high price tag, its speculated that a signing could cost around 35 - 45 M€. Current Real Madrid Coach Benitez is familiar with Pjanic from his period working in Italian Football & apparently is a big fan of the player. His words has strung an interest from Real Madrid "top brass" & thus are currently in the "observation stage". 

Stay tuned!


Spanish Football in full flight today with four Liga Round 7 games scheduled. Here are all the final results with all the goalscorers.

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Madrid Club Rayo Vallecano hosted Real Betis & lost 0 - 2. Not an accurate picture of things with Rayo playing well & creating numerous goal occasions but failing to penetrate a solid Betis defence.  Betis on the other-hand took their opportunities with Westermann opening with his goal in the 19th min & Castro sealing things in the 59th min with his goal.

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Athletic Club Bilbao defeated visiting Valencia CF 3 - 1. Valencia went into this match on a high after a good week of results but fell again into doubts with a forward line that does not create enough goal opportunities. Although Valencia went ahead first through Parejo in the 19th min, Bilbao turned things completely around starting with the equalizer in the 38th min from Laporte, followed by a second goal from Susaeta in the 59th min & the third from inform forward Aduriz in the 68th min.

Valencia Coach Nuno will be grateful for the Liga week break so things can calm down again back at Valencia were supporters patience is wearing thin.

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Levante stopped the winning ways of Villarreal after winning their game 1 - 0. Levante was a sticky outfit & made Villarreal fell uncomfortable all match with close marking & good tactical positioning. The winner for Levante came in the 82nd  min through Deyveron.

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Atletico de Madrid drew 1 - 1 with Real Madrid in the big City of Madrid derby. Intense encounter as expected with plenty of yellow cards as both teams went all out to win. The first half was for Real Madrid & they opened the scoring in the 9th min through Karim Benzema after a great Carvajal pass. However, Carvajal injured himself later & with a "slower" Arbeloa having to take his place this gave Atletico de Madrid a chance to exploit the right flank. Atletico won themselves a penalty after Ramos fouled Thiago but Griezmann failed after Real Madrid goalie Keylor Navas saved. The Real Madrid goalie would later be vital for his team later.

In the second half Atletico de Madrid took over, & finally Coach Simeone made some changes, including Jackson Martinez for Torres. It was the Colombian who found the pass from team-mate Carrasco (sub) & won with pace Arbeloa & crossed to have Vietto (sub) slam home the equalizer in the the 84th min. The game was end to end & Atletico nearly went ahead but Real goalie Keylor Navas made another great save from a Jackson Martinez shot. 

In the end shared points for both teams, with a regular Real Madrid just managing to get through tonight, & thanks to their goalkeeper Keylor Navas.


La Liga celebrates Round 7 games with an intense schedule of Spanish Football today before next weeks International games break. Here are all the final results along with the goalscorers.

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La Liga Round 7 kicked off Friday night with the Celta de Vigo & Getafe match. The final result was a 0 - 0 draw with chances going to both sides with the posts & the goalkeepers working overtime. Entertaining match of Football with the Getafe goalie Guaite leaving the Celta ground as the protagonist & the Getafe hero. The goalie stopped everything Celta fired at him. Shared points! 

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Sevilla FC defeated FC Barcelona 2 - 1 with the locals putting in a very serious & intense game. As many suspect Barcelona is not the same without Messi, apart from this luck was not on their side either with up to 3 posts-bar being hit by Barça players (Neymar, Suarez & Sandro). 

Sevilla got ahead in the 51st min through Krohn-Dehli, followed quickly by another goal through Iborra in the 57th min. Two knock-out punches that floored Barça until they picked themselves up & looked ahead to try & save the day. The visitors were given a penalty in the 73rd min which Neymar converted, but the comeback was halted with a solid & determined Sevilla wanting the 3 points. 

Sevilla will be very happy with the win , getting back some needed confidence & lifting on the Liga ladder, while nerves & doubts enter "Camp Barça" thanking the week break due to International games. 

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Granada which is sitting at the bottom end of the Liga ladder hosted Deportivo A Coruña to have it end in a 1 - 1 draw. Deportivo will be relatively glad to scratch a point away from home, while Granada would have wanted more. 

However the draw was just as neither team imposed themselves over the other during the entire encounter. The opener came through Deportivo player Fijar in the 25th min & the equalizer for Granada came in the 65th min through Piti.

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Cliff hanger between RCD Espanyol & Sporting de Gijon which ended in a 1 - 2 final result. Gijon scored first in the 8th min through young Halilovic & later Espanyol was given a penalty but Caicedo missed. Caicedo made up later with the equalizer in the 62nd min with his goal, but Sporting de Gijon grabbed the victory with a 93rd min goal from Menendez!

Las Palmas 0 - Eibar 2 (Berjon 6m, Borja 61m)

Malaga 3 (Charles 3m, 6m 90m) - Real Sociedad 2 (Agirretxe 13m). Malaga FC forward Charles scores a HAT-TRICK!

More Round 7 Liga games scheduled tomorrow including the big city of Madrid derby between Atletico de Madrid & Real Madrid!

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