La Liga

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...
Cristiano Ronaldo

La Liga: from the sublime to the ridiculous

Hectic days in Spanish football: illegal line-ups, official complaints, VAR issues, Cristiano pleading guilty & leaving the court with a big grin on his face Foreign fans usually don’t believe us Spaniards when we claim that, under the surface of...
Ernesto Valverde

La Liga’s weekend: Barca in limbo, Villarreal in trouble

The second half of La Liga returns with Barcelona in limbo over their Copa del Rey future, Villarreal in trouble and Valencia hoping not to draw again Barça defend their advantage with the Copa del Rey scandal still warm Thursday’s relatively...
VAR

VAR blame game for La Liga’s cry babies

Rather than learning the VAR rules or accepting some blame, teams like Real Madrid are struggling to accept the reality of a level playing field in La Liga The Spanish Referee Committee staged a press conference on Tuesday to explain...
LaLiga

La Liga reaches halfway house on Super Sunday

La Liga reaches its halfway mark with a Sunday full of thrilling showdowns including a Real Madrid side now fighting for its spot in the top four A Real showdown in Seville for Betis and Madrid Real Betis – Real Madrid...
Real Madrid

Desperate Real Madrid play VAR blame game

Despite statistics showing that Real Madrid have been bad all season, the club is blaming refereeing for being fifth and hopes that the fans follow along Real Madrid’s humungous crash at home last Sunday to a previously-struggling Real Sociedad has...
Barcelona

A super title showdown Sunday in La Liga

The latest round of La Liga sees Barcelona winning even if they lose and Real Madrid having to prove that they are still up for a fight in front of their fans Valencia visit the impenetrable Mendizorroza fortress Valencia are first...
Real Madrid

Real Madrid begin desperate Barcelona chase

While Spain celebrates the Three Wise Men, Real Madrid begins the frantic job of chasing down Barcelona at the top of the table with a trip to face Villarreal While much of the world still recovers from the wildness of...
Abelardo Fernandez

Spanish football’s 2018 winners and losers

Real Madrid won the Champions League again and Leo Messi was magnificent, but there's no room for them in the 2018 La Liga winners and losers from Paco Polit 2018 Losers  3) Javier Tebas I don’t actually know if ‘losing’ is the...
La Liga

4 Christmas wishes to make La Liga number 1

An end to bickering, realizing La Liga is more than Real Madrid & Barcelona & not boiling fans in the stands. Paco Polit has a wish list for the game in Spain With Christmas already behind us, it’s time to...
LaLiga

4 brilliant battles this weekend in La Liga

A final round in La Liga before a short winter break could see the title race getting even closer as well as spell trouble for a struggling Valencia side Barça want to finish 2018 in pole position In what should come...
Santiago Solari

Is more misery to come for Real Madrid?

Barcelona’s revenge mission, no Christmas cheer for Real Madrid and Villarreal’s reboot - four big match day matters in La Liga this weekend Real Madrid, only one match away from being set ablaze (again) Real Madrid might have sacked Julen...
Luis Garcia

Luis García handed rescue mission at Villarreal

After a two-year exile, Luis García has returned to Spain to save the sinking Yellow Submarine of Villarreal and keep the side in La Liga Villarreal’s board is well-known for its legendary patience. Both president Fernando Roig and sporting mastermind...
Ernesto Valverde

3 titanic tussles to come in La Liga

A Catalan derby, a showdown between Valencia and Sevilla and a clutch fixture for two big teams suffering sorry seasons - here’s match day 15 in La Liga It’s a match ball for Valencia: to win or the kiss the...
Athletic Bilbao

Is soccer romance dying at Athletic Bilbao?

After a century of defying the odds with a local players-only policy, Athletic Bilbao faces a crisis which could lead to a first ever relegation from La Liga It finally happened. ’El Toto’ was sacked on Monday after another lackluster...
LaLiga

Can Sevilla stay strong at La Liga summit?

Sevilla has reached the summit, but can the side stay there? Will history repeat for Real Madrid and Valencia? All this and more in 4 big matches in La Liga Will Sevilla hold on to top spot in La Liga? It’s...
Pablo Machin

Sevilla – the ‘Machin’ leading La Liga

From supporters calling for the sacking of the club president, to leading La Liga - the campaign has been a turnaround and then some for Sevilla September 17th 2018. Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán stadium, Seville, Spain.  Once the final whistle was blown,...
Lionel Messi

A four-way table-topping tussle in La Liga

La Liga returns with a bang in a weekend where four teams could top the table and a giant could fall into the relegation zone  Alavés can finally make it…for one night only After a couple of missed opportunities, Alavés will...

Why is Dembele on borrowed time at Barca?

Ousmane Dembele is providing Barcelona with plenty of headaches this season both on and off the pitch, but Valverde seems to be backing him...for now In a season where Barcelona have been relatively calm to date (even after losing against...
Santiago Solari

Solari becomes Real Madrid’s inside man

With no other option, Real Madrid called on Santiago Solari to become their next manager - luckily the Argentinean might be the perfect fit for El Presidente Early on Monday, the machinery was ready and the paperwork was swiftly filled....

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