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Sevilla lead the way in La Liga’s derby day

With a floundering Real Madrid relegated to the Monday night doom zone, a set of demolition derbies stood proud in La Liga With the championship race already settled (it’s only a matter of when and how, even if Barça continue...
Iago Aspas

Iago Aspas – the living legend of Celta Vigo

Why Celta Vigo fans would fund a statue of Iago Aspas outside their stadium after this season's relegation-battling heroics The weather was awful on Sunday when Celta and Real Sociedad duked it out at a stormy Balaidos, with quite different...
Real Madrid

A dream comes true for Real Madrid’s main man

A decades-long dream come true was announced by Florentino Perez and Real Madrid this week - a stunning new signing for the club...but it wasn't a star player  In a sense, it resembled the proverbial cutting of an inauguration ribbon,...
Gerard Pique

Gerard Pique stars in homage to Catalonia

Spain loves an argument, so when an international friendly for Catalonia cropped up the chance to mix politics, sport (and Gerard Pique) was too good to miss For some time now, Spain has been a place where you can find...
Valencia CF

Valencia: a century of blood, sweat and tears

From incredible highs to ridiculous lows, Valencia, celebrated its 100th birthday this week with the team fighting to save a soporific centenary season It is challenging to write about one of the biggest sides in LaLiga and one of the...
Real Madrid

Is the reign of Spain in Europe over?

Spanish sides have been dominating the Champions League and Europa League, but English clubs have been taking both LaLiga's tricks and talent Spain might only have three teams amongst the best 16 in the whole continent this season, but there...
Real Madrid

Zizou answers Real Madrid prayers in second coming

Zinedine Zidane has returned to Real Madrid for a second coming after pleas from the club President, but can a glorious history repeat for the Frenchman? I would actually pay quite a hefty sum of money for someone to explain...
Getafe

Getafe: kicking ass, taking names, winning games

If Real Madrid think that matters can't get any worse - they can. Getafe are the no-nonsense, ass-kicking team of the year looking to push the club into fourth Times of mayhem usually provide the perfect environment for grinders to...
Arthur Melo

How Arthur became king of Barcelona’s midfield

Despite a slow start and early detractors, King Arthur Melo has become a must-have piece of Barcelona's midfield puzzle as they continue a quest for the Treble Arthur Melo arrived at Barcelona last summer with very high hopes, but the...
Real Madrid

White House down – the fall of Real Madrid

Resignation rather than outrage - that has been the reaction of Real Madrid fans after a disastrous week that brought down the White House of La Liga There’s a strange beauty in watching a big building being demolished. It’s horrific...
Barcelona

How Real Madrid lost the history battle to Barcelona

Busy doing nothing - how Real Madrid squandered historical supremacy over Barcelona in four lackadaisical days at the Santiago Bernabeu  For decades, winning a football match at the Santiago Bernabeu was a supernatural event for Barcelona, something only remotely possible...
Gareth Bale

Gareth the Golfer hits a bunker at Madrid

A golf-obsessed loner who has shunned his teammates - that's the image being portrayed by the Real Madrid media of Gareth Bale. But what is true, and what is insidious spin? Sunday wasn’t the best day for Gareth Bale. At...
Lionel Messi

Ernesto Valverde: why ‘boring’ is best for Barcelona

While critics hail Ernesto Valverde as boring and brand his Barcelona team as dull, no-drama stability is just what the league leaders and Leo Messi need Sure, the general consensus will be that Lionel Messi is simply the greatest, the...
Barcelona

Infighting hits Spanish Super Cup final four plans

Agreeing to disagree - that’s the default position in Spain as another plan to move games abroad with the Spanish Super Cup hits the winds of controversy On Tuesday, Luis Rubiales - the Spanish FA’s (RFEF) president - held...
La Liga

Four untold weekend stories from La Liga

A near neighbour is looking to ruin Diego Simeone's party for Atletico Madrid while the great Hue-scape continues in La Liga this weekend Rayo want to rain over Simeone’s parade ‘Cholo’ Simeone just announced his renewal of contract with Atlético de...
Barcelona

Should Barcelona be sounding alarm bells?

While ‘crisis’ might be too serious a description, Barça have gone three games without winning - so what is causing a late winter slump for the league leaders? It was only ten days ago when FC Barcelona absolutely obliterated Sevilla...
reus deportiu

Reus rolls out of La Liga after tough times

Expelled from Spain’s second division and with no players left, the story of Reus Deportiu is a huge cautionary tale for clubs who don’t play by the rules The 18-19 season had already began with something fishy floating in the...
Celta Vigo

Big weekend in La Liga to avoid the drop

Bottom of the table, Huesca, kicked off the La Liga battle in the drop zone with a 4-0 win - here are some other teams to follow their inspiration Calleja needs to take advantage of his second chance at Villarreal This...
Real Madrid

Are Real Madrid back in business?

After a tumultuous start to the season which saw a change in coach and faltering form, Real Madrid are finally getting into gear under Santiago Solari Something seems to have changed in Solari’s Real Madrid, a hot mess before Christmas...
Lionel Messi

Title tussles in La Liga’s title weekend

Three regional derbies will monopolize the conversation in the La Liga weekend, while Copa del Rey means both hope and hassle to the surviving teams Barça tackle Girona with a pending Copa comeback Barça lost last Wednesday, but it wasn’t as...

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