Football is clearly the most popular and loved sport in Spain among fans, viewers and aspiring athletes! Unsurprisingly, Spain has to offer some of the most famous football clubs and some of the indisputable leading teams in the world. Barcelona and Real Madrid need no introduction or special reference - they are Spanish teams that have conquered the world of football, known for their quality performance, top football players and unique styles. No wonder, why the Spanish football league- La Liga -is also one of the top leagues in the world, attracting the attention and catching the interest of the sport’s lovers around the globe. If you are one such football lover or punter, you have certainly come across the La Liga tournament, the high profile participant clubs and the top of the notch, big-star football players. Betting-wise, La Liga is amongst the top events, concentrating huge amounts of bets every year, being strongly preferred by both regular and new punters and being … [Read More...]
La Liga Goes After PSG, Manchester City, and UEFA
The Spanish La Liga decided to wage war against Manchester City and PSG, lodging a complaint against these two teams due to continuous breaching of the Financial Fair Play rules. President Javier Tebas and Real Madrid's chairman, Florentino Perez, called out both teams on several occasions, nicknaming them "state clubs" and claiming they have support from certain political factors in their states. La Liga and most of its clubs have raised their voice against unfair competition over the last few years, which puts the above-mentioned teams in a better position. Some say it is like having the best online casino, but without internet access, while your competition has far less quality but active broadband. Tebas Files Complaint Tebas already filed one complaint to UEFA and other state courts earlier this year, after Erling Haaland ended up in Manchester City. The second and the most recent complaint, against PSG, came after Kylian Mbappe's new deal with the French … [Read More...]
Prospects of La Liga Teams in 2022-23 UEFA Competitions
When looking at the results in the past 10 or 15 years, La Liga is arguably the most successful national league in Europe. Teams from this competition dominate on the international stage, and Real's latest win over Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League is the best proof of that claim. The UCL final is arguably the most prominent event outside the US and carries the most significance for football fans and punters. Some compare it to the Super Bowl. Though, after analyzing these two spectacles, we must admit that there are more people who bet on UCL finals than those who bet on Super Bowl matchups. Over the previous three years, Spanish teams didn't win a single Champions League title, with two heading to England and one to Germany. Their honor was saved in the UEFA Europa League, where Sevilla and Villarreal lifted trophies, reminding everyone that La Liga teams are still playing one of the most important roles in European football. Yet, Real's win over Liverpool, and … [Read More...]
Financial Fair Play accusations from La Liga Against Manchester City
At the moment, Mbappe, Haaland, and esports betting are some of the popular news across the globe. La Liga has escalated its battle against Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain by launching a complaint with Uefa on alleged Financial Fair Play violations. The president of La Liga, Javier Tebas, has frequently attacked the two teams, which he refers to as "state clubs." In May, he was especially critical of PSG for re-signing star player Kylian Mbappe to a lucrative contract. Erling Haaland, formerly of Borussia Dortmund, has since been acquired by Premier League City for $51.2 million. How it Started La Liga stated in an official statement that both Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City had been accused of possibly violating Financial FairPlay regulations. Real Madrid attempted to acquire Kylian Mbappe, a top player for Paris Saint-Germain, and Erling Haaland, a former attacker for Borussia Dortmund, but neither transaction materialized. The French … [Read More...]
Barcelona vs Sevilla Preview & Team News
Sunday's La Liga live football action rounds off with a blockbuster encounter between third-placed Barcelona and current runners-up Sevilla at Camp Nou. Barca headed into March's international break on the back of a scintillating 4-0 romping of bitter rivals Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted a double, while Ronald Araujo and Ferran Torres chipped in with a goal apiece to sink La Liga leaders in the capital. As for Sevilla, a run of three successive league draws, including an uneventful 'nil-nil' stalemate with Real Sociedad last time out, has curtailed their title bid. Coming into the final nine rounds of fixtures, Julen Lopetegui's men trail table-topping Madrid by nine points and will need a miracle to lift their first La Liga crown since 1945/46. Match Preview Barcelona Barcelona's resounding success at the Bernabeu took their unbeaten La Liga streak to 13 matches (W9, D4), including five wins in a … [Read More...]
La Liga Matchday 29 Preview
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 points clear of the drop zone. But since three of their last five top-flight H2Hs have ended level, including a goalless draw in the reverse fixture, this could be another evenly-contested affair. Deportivo Alaves vs Granada Saturday's La Liga action kicks off with a relegation six-pointer between Deportivo Alaves and Granada at the Estadio Mendizorrotza. The hosts currently … [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 even against all odds; he has done it before in quite some remarkable ways, and the fierceness of his teams is one, if not the biggest, of their qualities. Now, let’s underline the “before” because, as it stands, the Colchoneros have the best squad in the League. Nobody is truly an underdog when their attack is composed by Suárez, Griezmann and wonderboy Félix. And if that isn’t enough, Correa can … [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 who have dominated the tournament for a few years, but overall it is an incredibly open competition, with each of the 32 teams who enter it at the beginning of the season hoping they will be the ones to lift the trophy at the end of the campaign. The current holders of the Champions League are Chelsea, who lifted the trophy for the second time in their history in June 2021, defeating Manchester … [Read More...]
Welcome to La Liga Blog!
Thanks for stopping by! La Liga Blog was founded in 2011 by a Spanish football enthusiast and has gone from strength-to-strength until this very day! Check back regularly for the latest la liga news, views and opinion from our team of experts. With the La Liga season always tightly contested between the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, La Liga Blog always endeavours to deliver you the best spanish football coverage on the net.
When was La Liga formed?
La Liga, or the Primera Division as it's also known was founded in 1929. The league is contested by 20 teams with Spanish capital side Real Madrid, generally considered to be its most successful with 33 Championship titles to date.
Who is La Liga's Top Scorer?
Goal machines Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo currently lead the way for the most goals scorer in La Liga. Legendary Athletic Bilbao striker Telmo Zarra sits third after scoring 251 goals in 278 appearances in the 1940's and 1950's.