While Real Madrid appear to be running away with the title, the La Liga top-four race is picking up pace going into the final ten rounds of the 2021/22 fixtures. Let's take a look at the ten La Liga matches and the major La Liga news surrounding the games this weekend. Athletic Bilbao vs Getafe Friday's showdown between European-bidding Athletic Bilbao and bottom-half Getafe at San Mames will serve to get La Liga Matchday 29 underway. Both sides would benefit from winning as Bilbao trail sixth-placed Real Sociedad by seven points while the Madrilean visitors sit only four … [Read more...]
Are La Liga’s Royalty ready for the Throne? Real Madrid’s Chances
Real Madrid seems to have found a redemption arc after all came tumbling down following Ronaldo’s departure. To see their foes Atlético Madrid winning LaLiga must be a hard blow on the Merengues, but they weren’t exactly exempt of fault in the entire process. Now, with Carlo Ancelotti, the engineer of the Décima, back on the steering wheel, and Benzema leading the team like a true captain – and arguably one of the best strikers and playmakers in the world – Real Madrid might finally have a true chance to sit on the throne once again. The True Foes Simeone seems to find strategies to win … [Read more...]
How will the La Liga sides fare in this season’s Champions League?
The UEFA Champions League is, without doubt, the most enjoyable and exciting club soccer tournament in the world. Some loyalists and hipsters might claim the Copa America is more entertaining, but nothing can rival the Champions League in terms of the quality of both individual players and the teams that participate in the tournament. Originally known as the European Cup, it was rebranded in 1992. In that time, there have been 13 different winners, with the clubs coming from seven different nations; Italy, Portugal, Netherlands, Germany, France, England and Spain. Yes, there are some teams … [Read more...]
What could be the reason behind La Liga viewing figures being down in 2021?
The last 18 months have been tough on us all. The majority of the world has seen people having to spend large portions of time indoors, unable to go outside and spend time with friends or family. It frustrated us all, as getting some fresh air and socialising is a key part of keeping our mental health in check. Instead, our sofas became our new best friends, as with nothing else to do, it forced people to spend more and more time in front of the television. Streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime saw a huge number of people sign up to their services, to watch shows like Tiger … [Read more...]
How will La Liga fare without the world’s biggest players?
When TV shows lose their main characters, usually things start to fall apart quite quickly, and fans bemoan the fact that the show is no longer as good as it used to be. The US Office is more than just a remake of The Office, made famous by British comics Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant in the early 2000s. With Steve Carrell playing the lovable but hopeless branch manager Michael Scott, millions of people tuned in each week to watch the (US) Office, to see what Michael would get up to next. When Carrell left the show in its 7th season, it was notable how quickly the overall quality of the … [Read more...]