10 of the best Messi moments from his Barca decade

Lionel Messi celebrates 10 years since making his full Barcelona debut this week, having broken all sorts of records in the decade in between. His career has been littered with trophies, goals, scintillating play and the occasional bit of heartbreak. However, here are 10 of the moments that stand out most of all. Debut vs […]


The Irish-Spaniard

Who is the only Irish manager to manager successfully in Spain? That man is Patrick O’Connell, also known as Patricio O’Connell, who managed successfully at both Real Betis and FC Barcelona. But, who was he? Where did he make his name? Patrick O’Connell was born on the 8th of March 1887 in Westmeath, Ireland, playing […]


Are Valencia back?

After a hugely disrupted season which ended with two managerial changes, an eighth place finish in La Liga, missing out on European football and losing key players in the summer transfer window, no one had really expected Valencia to achieve much this season. Despite all this, the club currently sit 2nd in the Primera Division […]


La Liga team of the week

Valencia were arguably the biggest winners of the round as they held on bravely for all three points in Saturday’s big La liga game against the champions, Atletico Madrid at Mestalla. Goalkeeper Diego Alves was surely responsible for keeping Los Che in contention for maximum points. The Brazilian time and again rose to the occasion […]


Rayo Vallecano v Barcelona match report

Luis Enrique’s men continued their winning ways against an eventual 9-man Vallecano side. The Catalans scored 2 goals within 78 seconds of each other to secure their 6th win of the season. A lovely lob by Lionel Messi meant the visitors went in front after 35 minutes. He is now within two goals of the […]

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Chelsea hotshot Costa set to improve La Roja relationship

Diego Costa has been one of the most highly rated strikers in world football for the past 18 months, topping the scoring charts at Chelsea despite claims of injury from boss Jose Mourinho. With 9 goals in his first 7 games in England, Costa’s reputation has already begun to change from a one-season wonder at […]


Messi, Koke and Neymar make it into this week’s La Liga team of the week

La liga table-toppers Barcelona, Real Madrid and Champions Atletico Madrid all sealed crucial victories to maintain the pace at the top and therefore have contributed the bulk of our team for Round 6. Kiko Casilla wins the right to stay in goal after his sterling performance and saves meant Espanyol left Cordoba with one point […]


Atletico Madrid v Sevilla Preview

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Villareal v Real Madrid Preview

Villarreal hosts Real Madrid at ‘el Madrigal’ this Saturday, September 27th at 10 AM EST.  ‘Los Blancos’ have been scoring for fun in their last two matches and will be looking to finally begin their assault on La Liga after two straight defeats to Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad.  Villarreal currently sit in 7th after […]


Barcelona v Granada Preview

Barcelona come into Saturday`s fixture unbeaten in La Liga and have yet to concede a single goal after five outings. This opening certainly seems impressive on paper, however the Catalans received heavy criticism in midweek for failing to register a goal against Malaga at La Rosaleda. A rather limp header from Gerard Piqué was as […]


La Liga Team of the Week

It was a Match-Round blessed with so many goals, with only one game, the clash at the San Mames between Athletic Club and visitors Granada the only fixture to produce less than two goals. It’s therefore not a surprise that most of our picks for the Team of the Round either scored, assisted, or had […]


FC Barcelona v Malaga – a brief history

As far as bogey teams go, this fixture takes some beating. Barcelona face Malaga tonight looking to continue their good start to the season, and will be confident of victory having won their last 12 games against them in the league. Malaga have beaten Barcelona just twice in their history, but not for over 10 […]


The mighty rise of little Eibar

It is not often in La Liga that you hear of a ‘fairy tale story’. Clubs from top to bottom of Spain’s top divisions are carrying huge burdens of debt, and many sides are subsequently not as strong as they used to be. However, in May 2014, the story of SD Eibar was reaching its […]


Can Madrid’s strikeforce fire them to the La Liga title?

Real Madrid have been on a scoring spree having notched 13 times in their previous two outings! The club has reinforced heavily throughout Carlo Ancelotti’s reign as manager, having brought in James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale for a combined £145 million. That’s not to mention the £80 million spent on Cristiano Ronaldo when he moved […]