De Pared

40 Episodes

By: Ed

A Spanglish Football podcast. Dissecting the weekly football games of Europe's biggest leagues to North and South America no so big and everything the football soccer world has to offer! A Madridista to the core, with an objective point of view. FUTBOL IS LIFE!

Messi Nominated to UEFA Men's Player of the Year, Why?

UEFA released their short list for the this year's UEFA Men's Player of the Year. To everyone's surprise. Lionel Messi is part of the top three in this list. Even though PSG was send home in the first round of 16th in last Season's Champions League.

Although, most of us can agree that Messi had an amazing World Cup. Messi was not influential in PSG's game and did not help move on in Europe.

Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne could not be absent in the top three. Haaland was the top scorer in last...

Bellingham Masterclass LaLiga Debut Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid

Real Madrid starts their 2023-2024 La Liga season on the right foot. Beating Athletic Bilbao 0-2 in San Mames. La Catedral is always a tough stadium for Real Madrid. Starting the season there and leaving with the 3 points is an excellent start to the season.

Ancelotti's team look really, really good. Despite some of the players still trying to find their place in the new system. The team connected really well.

Jude Bellingham was born to play for Real Madrid. The Englishman had a great La Liga debut. Scored his first official goal with Real...

Real Madrid is Back to Work | Victor Roque to Barcelona | Transfer Window Update

The latest roundup of football transfer news, featuring some of the most significant moves this week, exciting signings, and the kick-start of Real Madrid's training.

The highlight of the week is Vitor Roque's monumental move to Barcelona. The young Brazilian sensation swaps South American football for the glitz and glamour of the Camp Nou. Roque, a prodigious talent from Brazil, has taken a bold step in his career to join Barcelona, adding an extra layer of intrigue to La Liga this season.

Next, we dive into the seismic shift in Serie A, with American superstar...

New Offside Rule | Transfer Market Update | Arda Güler to Real Madrid

FIFA has approved new rules for the upcoming season. The OFFSIDE rule is going to be tested in Italy Serie A and a hand full of other countries. The rule proposed by Arsene Wenger's proposed changed was approved to be tested this new season.

The "anti-dibu" rule against goalies moving around during a penalty kick was also approved. This rule puts the goalies at a bigger disadvantage as they now can't try to play the psychological game.

The summer-transfer market is heating up. Real Madrid stole an 18 years old player from Barcelona. Declan Rice is...

Will Mbappe end up Playing for Real Madrid this Season?

The Rumors are in full swing. Is Kylian Mbappe going to end up playing for Real Madrid this season? Will Mbappe stay at PSG one more year and become a free agent next season. Aside from Real Madrid which other club can Mbappe pick as his new destination?

00:00 - Intro
00:21 - The Season came to an end
00:59 - The Mbappe Saga
01:58 - Mbappe's Letter to PSG
03:36 - Real Madrid's signings affected by Mbappe's decision
05:25 - What if Mbappe decides not to come to Real Madrid again?
06:22 - Where do you think...

Champions League Final Preview Manchester City vs Inter Milan

We are one day away from the Champions League Final. Manchester City vs Inter Milan will be facing each other in Istanbul for the European crown.

Can Pep Guardiola, Erling Haaland and the rest of the Man City team win their first treble? or will Inter Milan win their fourth Champions League trophy?

00:00  - Intro
00:12 - Champions League Final Overview
02:59 - Inter Milan overview and possible lineup
04:59 - Manchester City overview and possible lineup
11:04- Who is winning the Champions League?
12:32 - Outro

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Where is Messi Playing Next Season?

Barcelona wants Messi back. Saudi Arabia has made a 1 Billion offer. Inter Miami and Beckham would like to have Messi join the MLS.

Where is Messi going to play next season?

In the Sunset of his career does it make sense for the World Champion to go back home to Barcelona? Lionel Messi would have to endure a lot if he goes back to Barcelona and the team fails again.

00:00 - Intro
00:28 - Leaving Barcelona and the fail PSG Adventure
04:36 - Where is Messi going next season?
06:56 - Should...

Real Madrid Says Farewell to Benzema, Asensio, Hazard and Mariano!

Real Madrid closed the season with a tie against Athletic Bilbao at the Santiago Bernabeu. The Bernabeu said farewell to Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Eden Hazard and Mariano Diaz.

The Club did not reach a renewal agreement with Karim Benzema, who is rumored to be heading to Saudi Arabia or with Marco Asensio, who is going to play for PSG for the next 4 seasons.

The Club was not going to renew Mariano Diaz, his contract expired this season and he is leaving the club.

The biggest surprise out of all four was Eden...

Karim Benzema is Leaving Real Madrid for Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian government has made an extremely lucrative offer to Karim Benzema to leave Real Madrid and move Saudi Arabia for 2 years.

It seems like Real Madrid's captain is ready to leave the club after 14 years and 25 trophies.

Sunday could be the last time we see the current Ballon D'Or, Karim Benzema, wear Real Madrid's number 9 at the Santiago Bernabeu.

00:00 - Intro
00:34 - The Offer
02:54 - No reason for Karim Benzema to stay
04:34 - Karim should take the offer
05:11 - It should have happened last season

Europa League Final Sevilla vs Roma Preview

Who is going to lift the Europa League 2023. Sevilla vs Roma. Will Sevilla lift yet another Europa League trophy? Can Mourinho remain undefeated in European finals?

00:00 - Intro
00:31 - Europe League Final Preview
03:36 - Sevilla probable lineup
08:44 - Roma probably lineup
13:31 - Predictions
14:51 - Outro

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Can Borussia Dortmund win Bundesliga? | Season Final Sprint

The Season is coming to an end. The relegation battle in all major European Leagues are going to be fought until the last whistle.

The most exciting race to lift the league trophy is in Bundesliga. The German League Champions is going to be determine until the last whistle of the season. Can Borussia Dortmund final dethrone Bayern Munich after 10 long years of complete league dominance? Dortmund is close and need one more victory AT HOME to get the Germany crown.

00:00 - Intro
00:40 - Drama in La Liga
03:07 - Premier League Overview

Vinicius Junior Racial Abuse Gets Out of Hand Against Valencia

Valencia vs Real Madrid on Sunday for LaLiga was a very hot game. Valencia is in desperate need of points to avoid relegation. Vinicius was once again racially abuse by local fans. The game was stopped for a while, Vinicius was sent off with a red card due to an incidident, where the Valencia player should have also seen a red card but the ref in charge of VAR fail to show the full picture.

The game got completely out of hand and racial abuse by some Valencia fans got really out of hand. But they push...

Champions Semifinal Recap Manchester City vs Real Madrid | Real Madrid Disaster Class

Real Madrid played one of the most underwhelming games in a very long time. Manchester City gave the Spanish side a masterclass that will be hard to forget. Pep Guardiola and his boys OUTCLASS Real Madrid and Ancelotti from the moment the game started.

Bernardo Silva had an amazing game and scored 2 goals. He was too much against Camavinga on the left. Toni Kroos and Luka Modric showed signs of tireness.

Was this defeat what Real Madrid needed for Florentino Perez to go out to the transfer market and bring some new idols to the...

Champions League Semi-Finals Second Leg Preview

The Second Leg of the Champions League Semi-Finals are upon us. Another edition of the Derby della Madonnina will take place at the Guizzepe Meazza where Inter Milan will try to take advantage of the 2-0 they obtained at the first leg against AC Milan. Can AC Milan turn it around and defeat their city rivals and try to keep the dream of the 8th Champions League alive?

Real Madrid will be visiting hostile turf. The Etihad is one of the very few stadiums in Europe where Real Madrid is yet to win at. Can Real Madrid...

Champions League Semi-Finals Recap | Real Madrid vs Man City | AC Milan vs Inter Milan

The first leg of the Champions League semifinals are a wrapped! Real Madrid vs Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu did not disappoint us. We had an intense well played game by both teams. Vinicus Jr and Kevin de Bruyne scored one banger each and all will be resolved at the Etihad on Wednesday.

El Derby della Madonnina was everything expected from a life time city rivalry. Although AC Milan left the defense in the locker room. They came out alive of the first match at the San Siro. Tuesday Inter Milan will have the chance to...

Champions League Semi-Finals Preview

The Champions League Semifinals are upon us. We have Real Madrid vs Manchester City and Inter Milan vs AC Milan. Real Madrid and Inter Milan will be playing the first game at home.

Is this finally Manchester City's year? Will they be able to avenge last season's comeback by Real Madrid in the last minutes of the second leg?

El Derbi della Madonnina will have another edition in the Champions League. Can AC Milan go back to a Champions League final and try to win their 8th title?

00:00 - Intro
00:38 - Champions...

Messi Suspended by PSG | Haaland Breaks PL Scoring Record | Chelsea's Horrible Season

Lionel Messi has been suspended for 2 weeks by PSG. Messi went on a business trip to Saudi Arabia, apparently without PSG permission. He missed training on Monday and that is the reason why PSG has suspended Messi for 2 weeks.

It is clear that Messi will not be part of PSG's football project next season. His time in France has come to an end.

Erling Haaland has broke the Premier League's scoring record. He scored his 35th goal of the season with 5 games left. Can he make it to 40 goals?

Manchester City is probably...

CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers for The 2026 World Cup

CONCACAF released the process the Central American and Caribbean Nations have to go through to qualify for the 2026 World Cup and join, the already qualified, host nations. Mexico, USA and Canada.

The process will be long a bit complicated but with Mexico, Canada and the US already qualified. It gives other nations like El Salvador, Honduras, Panama a bigger change to finally make it out to a World Cup.

Let me explain to you how this process is going to work!

00:00 - Intro
00:44 - 2026 World Cup first Qualified Nations
01:56 - 1st...

Messi and Argentina Win FIFA The Best

FIFA The Best awards took placed on Monday. Argentina won in the 4 cathegories they were competing in. This goes to show up that the World Cup will forever reign in these individual awards. It was always like this and it will alway be like this. Messi picked up his 3rd The Best award. Emiliano "El Dibu" Martinez picked up best goalie, Lionel Scaloni picked up The Best coach and The Argentina fans picked up The Best fans award!

For some reason, some Real Madrid fans are not content about Benzema and Thibaut Courtois being left out from...

Champions League and Europa League Recap | Real Madrid scores 5 goals in Anfield and Barcelona is OUT of Europe again

Real Madrid is taking strong steps to the next round of this year's UEFA Champions League by beating Liverpool 5-2 at Anfield. Pep's Manchester City struggled against RB Leipzig in Germany. Without KDB they couldn't beat the german team and tie 1-1.

Barcelona with their yearly early exit from Europe lost against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Xavi's team cannot stay alive in Europe once again. Xavi has managed to eliminate Barcelona from European competitions 4 times in the last year and some months.

00:00 - Intro
00:21 - European Football Week!
01:01 - Champions League Recap...

Barcelona PAID to Influenced Referees

Barcelona paid over 1.5 million Euros to influence referees between 2016 and 2018.

The Cules paid the Vice President of the Spanish Committee of Referees over 1.5 Million Euros while Bartolome was president.

00:00 - Intro
01:18 - Barcelona Referee Consultant
04:21 - Barcelona hired CTA President to Influence Referees
09:38 - How did they find out?
10:50 - What are the consequences for Barcelona?
14:07 - Barcelona Penalty Stats 2016-2018 and beyond
15:20 - Barcelona's Red Cards Stats 2016-2018 and beyond
15:54 - What do you think?
16:40 - Outro

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European Super League is Back | Matias Messi and Barcelona Feud

European Super League is back with a new and improve proposal. Super League Clubs are trying to fight Premier League market dominance. How will this all end up? They are looking to replace Champions League as a whole.

Matias Messi had a lot to say about Barcelona and why Lionel Messi will not go back there. He was live with his son and his friends and one too many things that have Barcelona fans really angry!

2030 FIFA World Cup host will be pick this year. All the Host Nations interested on hosting the World Cup...

The Premier League Keeps Breaking the Transfer Market | Chelsea Spent 600 Million This Season

Football Transfer has gone overboard. Chelsea spent 300 million in the Winter Transfer Window, to add to their over 300 million spending during the summer. In just 6 months Todd Boehly has spent very close to a Billion Euros in the transfer market. Chelsea sits 10th in the Premier League 10 points away from Champions League positions.

For clubs in Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga etc. a Super League would a solution to compete with Premier League Clubs. The other leagues do not have the luxury to inject the amount of money the premier league does into the market. What can...

Vinicius Junior Racist Abuse| Real Madrid Game Recap | Weekend Recap

Let's discuss Real Madrid current team situation. Recap Real Madrid's performance this week in Copa del Rey and LaLiga.

Let's dive into Atletico Madrid's Radical Fans racist acts towards Vinicius Jr. Prior to the Copa del Rey game.

Real Madrid faced Real Sociedad this weekend and drop important points that help Barcelona put a 5 point lead on the table. What needs to be fixed to start winning and playing better games.

Weekend recap of FA CUP, Serie A and Bundesliga. Napoli is getting and closed to lifting Serie A after the 1990s.

Juventus Gets Deducted 15 Points | Arsenal Will WIN the League

Juventus is in huge troubles due to their prior board manipulating the club's financials to made their 2020 loses not be as big as they actually were.

Matthias DeLight might be the one that alert the authorities of the financials misshandlings.

Arsenal is a serious candidate to win the Premier League after almost 20 years.

LaLiga and Premiere league recap and this week's games previews.

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Real Madrid Copa del Rey Come Back | Ronaldo vs Messi Last Dance | Chelsea over spending

Real Madrid performed a huge comeback in Copa Del Rey against Villarreal in La Ceramica. After being down 2-0 at the half and a horrible display of "football" in that half. Ancelotti had a talk with the team and made the changes that helped the team remain alive in the Copa del Rey tournament. The draw for the quarter-finals is this Friday and we can possibly see a Real Madrid vs Barcelona game again!

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi faced each other once again. In a friendly this time PSG faced an All Star team from the...

Real Madrid was a DISASTER in El Clasico vs Barcelona

Real Madrid and Barcelona played for the Spanish Super Cup Final. Barcelona displayed great football and dominated Real Madrid from beginning to end. Real Madrid was a complete disaster tactically and intensity wised.

Arsenal takes advantaged of Manchester United win over Manchester City in the Manchester Derby.

Napoli scores 5 passed Juventus and puts a nice lead in his hunt for Serie A.

00:00 - Intro
00:28 - Real Madrid vs Barcelona El Clasico
12:08 - Defensive Midfielder is Needed
15:19 - Serie A Recap
19:09 - Premier League Recap
23:16 - Chelsea is over...

Le Graet's Controversial Comments on Zidane Spark Outrage

Noël Le Graët comments about Zinedine Zidane were completely out of place. Kylian Mbappe, Real Madrid and many others pushed Le Graet to publicly apologize to the French idol.

Zinedine Zidane was offered the USMNT manager job but he respectfully turn it down. Portugal Appoints their new coach and the Weekend Recap, all in today's episode of De Pared Podcast!

00:00 - Intro
00:43 - Noël Le Graët Comments about Zinedine Zidane
07:43 - Zidane turned down the USMNT job
10:44 - Portugal's new Manager
12:40 - Gareth Bale Retires (Officially)
17:26 - Wh...

USMNT's Latest Controversy: Berhalter and Gio Reyna's Family at Odds

Gio Reyna's parents had a tantrum because of the tantrum Gio Reyna had before the World Cup after Gregg Berhalter communicated to Gio Reyna he was not going to have much minutes in the USMNT World Cup Squad.

That sparked Danielle Reyna, Gio's mother, to made comments about Gregg Belhalter passed altercations he had with his then girl friend 30 years ago.

If we were trying to write a script, we couldn't have done it any more juicer, ridiculous and embarrassing to US Soccer as this is.

The World Cup Champions are welcomed back...

Pele Changed The Game | Ronaldo's Signing is Deeper Than We Think

Pele was such an icon of the game that not only players of today imitate every single move he did back then. But new rules were introduced because of him. FIFA created rules that we see today to protect the integrity of players like Pele.

Cristiano Ronaldo will be introduced as the new Al Nassr super start this week. But is this move deeper than only going to the Saudi Arabia football league? This huge investment might have a lot to do with the 2030 World Cup Bid Saudi Arabia is going to submit to FIFA later this...

Was Qatar 2022 the BEST FIFA World Cup? | Messi is the undisputed GOAT

The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar came and went. I have been watching the FIFA World Cup tournaments since 1998 and I can confidently say that the 2022 Qatar World Cup has been the BEST World Cup of all time. Not only because Argentina finally lifted the World Cup after 36 years of drought. Lionel Messi proclaimed himself as the Greatest of All Time by leading an extraordinary Argentina team to Glory.

After Diego Armando Maradona, Lionel Messi has proven himself worthy of being part of the Olympus of football.

The Qatar World Cup not only left us...

Argentina World Cup Champions | Messi the undisputed GOAT?

Argentina has done it! Messi has done it! They have won the 2022 FIFA World Cup in QATAR! 

What a final we had. What an amazing battle between two amazing teams. Mbappe leading France into Extra Time was one of the most amazing football displays I have ever witness. Because of Mbappe, France kept alive and took to penalties. Where Messi and Dibu Martinez again with a huge saves, finally won it for Argentina. 

After 36 years of wait time. La COPA is back to Diego Armando Maradona's land.

How much did you enjoy the Qa...

Qatar World Cup SEMI-FINAL Preview: FRANCE vs MOROCCO

Morocco has shocked the World Cup by becoming the first African team to reach a FIFA World Cup semifinal. After leaving behind the like of Spain and Portugal and topping their group against Belgium and Croatia. Morocco now faces France for a ticket dance with Messi in his last World Cup big stage.

Will France and Kylian Mbappe leave behind a 60 year curse that has not allow the defending champ to repeat the World Cup Champ title? Or will they fall short in the Qatar World Cup Semifinal. A solid defensive team and a well structure talented...

Messi's Masterclass Takes Argentina to The World Cup Final

The Messi most Maradonian of his career drops a master class against Luka Modric's Croatia. Messi and Argentina learned their lesson from the prior two games and ensure they scored more than 2 goals to seal the win agains Croatia to book a spot in 2022 FIFA World Cup Final in Qatar.

This will be Messi's last final and we will HOPEFULLY see him finally reach eternal glory. Not that he needs to prove anything to anyone. Lionel Messi will want to give Argentina and its people the outmost football happiness by lifting the World Cup trophy on Sunday.<...


We are almost at the end of our journey. Argentina and Croatia will battle it out in Qatar for the first ticket to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final in Qatar. Which of these two nations will come up on top. Will Messi and Argentina get another chance to glory? Or will Modric and Croatia go to back to back World Cup Finals to try and revenge the lost final in 2018? We will find out in just a few hours.

Let's see what Scaloni could come out with and how Dalic will try to kill the dream of 45...

World Cup Quarter-Finals Preview: England vs France

The last game of the Qatar World Cup Quarterfinals could very well be a final. England vs France promise to be a show down. Kilyan Mbappe is in amazing form in this Qatar World Cup. He is trying to take his nations in a back to back glory ride by becoming the first nations to reapeat after more than 60 years. 

England on the other hand has their golden generation to fight Mbappe and company for the last ticket to the World Cup Semi-Finals.

Will the #threelions have enough in their arsenal to defeat #lesbleus in t...

World Cup Quarter-Finals Preview: Portugal vs Morocco

Second day of quarter finals game. Portugal vs Morocco up first as the preview to the big match.

Will Cristiano Ronaldo start for Portugal in this do or die match. Or will Fernando Santos start Ramos again? Coming off a Hat-trick and assist, seems doubtful he's left on the bech.

Can Morocco make history and drop another upset in the Qatar World Cup or  will they dream run end in the Quarter Finals stage?

00:00 - Intro
00:14 - First World Cup Semi-Final is set
02:03 - Morocco Quarterfinal Preview 
05:27 - Portugal Quarterfinal Pr...

World Cup Quarter-Finals Preview: Argentina vs Netherlands

Argentina and the Netherlands face each other one more time. This time for a ticket to the Semifinal of the Qatar World Cup. The most recent match between these was in the 2014 World Cup Semifinal, Where Argentina came up on top with the ticket for the Brasil World Cup Final.

Can Messi and the rest of this Argentina Team get a step closer to lifting their third World Cup?

00:00 - Intro
00:15 - One more sleep to the World Cup quarterfinals
00:57 - Argentina vs Netherland Head to Head
02:33 - The Netherlands

Spain exits the World Cup and Portugal plays better without Cristiano Ronaldo

Spain exits the Qatar World Cup in tragic fashion. Morocco forced the extra time and brought Spain to a penalty shootout that would see Spain MISS their 3 Penalties to give Morocco the ticket to the Quarter-Finals.

Fernando Santos, cashed out Portugal's ticket to the quarter finals in a masterclass display that we had never seen before. Portugal dominated Switzerland from begging to end WITHOU Cristiano Ronaldo in the starting 11. This is the first time since 2004 that Ronaldo is absent from the starting 11 is a major tournament with Portugal. Gocalo Ramos gave us this World Cup first Hat-Trick...

Brazil is the Candidate to Win Qatar | Croatia Sends Japan Home and books a dance with Brazil

Brazil faced South Korea for a ticket to the Qatar World Cup Quarter-Finals and passed through them with a demolishing 4-1 win. Neymar was back on the squad after his injury in the first game. Vinicius Jr. Scored his first world cup goal. Tite's Brazil is looking extremely solid and are a Serious Candidate to lift the Trophy in Qatar 2022.

Croatia took a page from their 2018 run and ran Japan all the way to Penalties where their goalie, Livakovic, stopped THREE penalties.

We need to define one more match for the Quarter-Finals of the FIFA...