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  1. How Bayern can slow Ronaldo-Bale

    Adrian Melville

    #INSERT type:image caption:Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale have scored a combined 42 La Liga goals this season. END# Throughout most of the 2013-14 season, Bayern Munich has been viewed as the best team in Europe. The results have backed up that ...

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2014
  2. Barca's dominant run could be over

    Adrian Melville

    #INSERT type:image caption:It's been an up-and-down season for Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez and Barcelona. END# With five games left in the La Liga season, Barcelona has already suffered its fifth domestic defeat, which matches the most losses the ...

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2014
  3. Diego Costa's big impact on Atletico

    Adrian Melville

    #INSERT type:image caption:Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has tallied 25 goals this season in La Liga play. END# There is arguably no bigger surprise this season than the rise of Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa. The 25-year-old striker beg...

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2014
  4. Auditing the club Power Rankings

    Adrian Melville

    #INSERT type:image caption:Are Eden Hazard and Chelsea underrated at No. 7 in the club power rankings? END# The weekly club power rankings compiled by Shaka Hislop are always a great source of debate among football fans, and there are always so man...

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2014
  5. Bigger impact: Bale or Neymar?

    Adrian Melville

    #INSERT type:video subtype:lead END# The "Clasico" match between Barcelona and Real Madrid is one that has developed many subplots over the last few seasons. Whenever these two teams play, there are almost always implications for ...

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2014
  6. Messi holds key to fixing Barcelona

    Adrian Melville

    #INSERT type:image caption:Would repositioning Lionel Messi help solve Barcelona's problems? END# On and off the field, rumors are swirling about Barcelona's demise. Some have proclaimed that the club's famed tiki-taka style is being phased o...

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2014
  7. Keys to Real Madrid's treble chase

    Adrian Melville

    #INSERT type:image caption:Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has tallied 10 goals and nine assists this season for the La Liga leaders. END# One of the key things to remember about the biggest football clubs in the world is that a team can field only...

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2014
  8. Is Atletico the top team in Spain?

    Adrian Melville

    #INSERT type:image caption:Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa has had a breakout season for the La Liga leaders.END# The last nine La Liga titles have been won by either Barcelona or Real Madrid, and given their talent and financial muscle it is easy to...

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2014
  9. Midseason grades for top transfers

    Adrian Melville

    #INSERT type:image caption:How have Real Madrid's Gareth Bale and Monaco's Radamel Falcao performed with their new clubs?END# The 2013 summer transfer window was one of the most exciting in recent memory, with some of the world's premier players mo...

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2014
  10. Soccer - Barcelona, Real Madrid rank as Europe's best teams

    Albert Larcada

    Albert Larcada analyzes the recent AP rankings of the world's best soccer players and teams. Given the rankings' controversial outcome, he creates a ranking system based on a mock European "Super League" to determine the continent's best teams.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2012
  11. Real Madrid and Barcelona play August 23 and August 29 for Spanis...

    Albert Larcada and Paul Carr

    In ESPN The Magazine's NFL Preview, Albert Larcada and Paul Carr write about Real Madrid and Barcelona, rivals who have dominated their league more than any other duo on the planet. They'll meet on Aug. 23 and Aug. 29 to battle for the Spanish Super Cup.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2012
  12. El Tri - Pablo Barrera and Efrain Juarez caught up in Zaragoza di...

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    Spanish club Real Zaragoza is in huge trouble on and off the field, and two members of El Tri are suffering as a result.

    Blog | Conversation | January 17, 2012
  13. Winger Pablo Barrera is making great strides for El Tri

    Jorge Arangure Jr.

    Jorge Arangure Jr. examines the journey of Pablo Barrera. The winger only played in 14 games for West Ham last season, but a transfer to Zaragoza in La Liga has given him more playing time and confidence.

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2011
  14. Soccer: Trends to watch for in EPL, Bundesliga and La Liga

    Albert Larcada

    Using next-level data from OPTA, Albert Larcada identifies some tactics and players we should be watching this year in the big European soccer leagues.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2011
  15. Soccer: The keys to the Barcelona-Real Madrid rematches

    Albert Larcada

    Barcelona and Real Madrid will meet four times in the next month, and Albert Larcada uses next-level data to explain how the matches will play out.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2011
  16. Peter Keating: The post-World Cup evolution of soccer metrics

    Peter Keating

    Advanced metrics have often been unwieldy when it comes to the soccer pitch. But after this World Cup, Peter Keating has found several that appear to correlate well with soccer success.

    Blog | Conversation | July 15, 2010