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Real Madrid completed a transfer with Tottenham Hotspur yesterday for forward Gareth Bale, paying 100 million Euros for the 24-year-old Welshman. That’s 20 million Euros more than Real paid for Ronaldo a few years ago. Basically, Gareth Bale is super rich now. How rich is super rich, you ask?
David Villa, No Longer Barcelona’s Second Fiddle, Scored A Stunningly Beautiful Goal Against His Old Team
David Villa didn’t get the love and minutes he deserved while playing in the shadow of Lionel Messi in Barcelona. So now he’s on Atletico Madrid, on a bargain deal, and he’s making the most of it already.
A La Liga squad is getting creative with their jerseys, putting fans’ names on their fronts. The details, after the jump.
Don’t get me wrong: all things being equal, soccer is a great sport. It’s thrilling, emotional, and bicycle kicks alone are reason enough to call it “the beautiful game.” But even soccer’s most ardent supporters will take one look at this flop by Real Madrid’s Pepe and say “Okay, well, I can see why you would hate that.” Broadway-level dramatics, after the jump.
Today Lionel Messi scored his 253rd goal for FC Barcelona, which makes him number one on the team’s all-time scoring list. And he scored said goal the way he has scored so many others: cool, calm, collected and downright nasty, with a beautiful chip over the goalkeepers head. Check out history after the jump.
A commercial by the Spanish soccer club Getafe, to ease the pain of a poor season, features a suicidal, singing koala.
Gol TV ran a graphic showing the amount of distance Real Madrid and FC Barcelona players had covered during their match. Ray Hudson thought this was stupid.