la liga 2012-13
Who is better, Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? The two greatest living soccer players not only compete in the same league but for rival squads.
Real Madrid and Barcelona face off in the first of three matches in early 2013 this Wednesday.
Barcelona has had a forgettable week. The team drew 2-2 in its Copa del Rey match against Malaga at home last week before falling 3-2 to Real Sociedad in league play. Furthermore, the team had to deal with the distraction of goalkeeper Victor Vales announcing his desire to leave the club at the end of his contract. The players are likely fuming as they prepare for their tilt with Malaga and a chance to secure a spot in the semi-finals of the Copa Del Rey.
The most anticipated matchup in the upcoming Champions League is the battle between Real Madrid and Manchester United. A number of major stories have surrounded the two clubs over the last few weeks and some speculate that the teams may swap goalkeepers prior to the heavyweight tilt. With less than one month before the big match, which team has the advantage?
Jose Mourinho's problems with Real Madrid are well documented. Many rumors insisted that the team had been divided into two factions: one that was headed by some of the Spanish players who opposed Mourinho and another led by the Portuguese players on the squad who supported their countryman and coach.
The Spanish league championship has essentially lost its suspense with Barcelona holding a tremendous 18 point lead on rival Real Madrid. The main suspense that remains is whether this team can end the season undefeated.
Real Madrid's chances of winning the Spanish League title are dwindling every week, but the team can still take pride in the idea that the Copa Del Rey is still very much a possibility for it. The team looks to take a step forward in this tournament on Tuesday when it takes on Valencia.
On Tuesday, Real Madrid faces off against Valencia in the first leg of the Copa Del Rey quarter finals. The team's recent form is a reason for concern, but the major story coming out of the Bernabeau surrounds the goalkeeping controversy.
Barcelona has essentially sealed the Spanish league title, but they have a prime opportunity to create more distance with their greatest rival Real Madrid when they take on Malaga on Sunday.
Real Madrid is 16 points behind first place FC Barcelona and is essentially out of the running to repeat their Spanish League title. However, Cristiano Ronaldo has started off 2013 on a tear and will likely look to continue doing that when Madrid takes on Osasuna on Saturday.
Cristiano Ronaldo's name has been running around the rumor mills as the Portuguese super star has been linked with such clubs as Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.
As Latinos Post compares both players, let us look at what the two superstars accomplished during the 18th week of La Liga and attempt to determine who had the better performance.
A few days ago, news broke that Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez had entered the pursuit of Barcelona striker David Villa. The news was surprising because many believed that Chelsea's prime target was Radamel Falcao.
Real Madrid has been in the rumor mill for the upcoming January transfer window and it seems that Los Merengues are looking to lure in a big fish.
Fernando Torres' reign as Chelsea's top striker looks to be over. The English club has already been linked to bids for Colombian Striker Radamel Falcao, but it seems that their search to replace Torres and find depth at the forward position has extended beyond the Atletico Madrid striker.