Tag Archives: Coentrao

Portugal vs Ireland: Analysis & Player Ratings

This article first appeared on Soccerly.com Follow Eric Krakauer on Twitter @bigsoccerheadny   Cristiano Ronaldo’s return and the dismantling of Ireland provided a much-needed psychological boost for Portugal. After underwhelming in their previous friendlies against Greece and Mexico, the Portuguese showed just how much of a threat they could be in the World Cup. With… Read More »

Fabio Coentrão’s Renaissance

Follow Eric Krakauer on Twitter @bigsoccerheadny This article first appeared on Soccerly.com If the report in Portugal’s Record newspaper is to be believed, Fabio Coentrão was left in tears at the close of last summer’s transfer market. Coentrão’s much anticipated loan move to Manchester United from Real Madrid was dead, with the Spanish giants having allegedly… Read More »

Euro 2012: Bigsoccerhead 1st XI

Line-up based on a 4-3-3 formation   Iker Casillas: While certainly not overlooked as the leader of the Spanish team, Saint Iker’s contribution to the team’s success is often overlooked. All the plaudits have been directed at Spain’s brilliant ball possession and exhaustive defensive pressure; yet, Casillas’ timely saves were integral to the team’s march… Read More »