We'll be taking a look at our first truly big game in La Liga as Real Madrid hosted city rivals Atlético at the Santiago Bernabéu on Saturday. Real Madrid 0-0 Atlético Madrid Before kick off the Real Madrid fans got to see Varane, Marcelo, Courtois, Ramos and Modrić display their trophies from the recent FIFA The Best Awards after … Continue reading Gameweek 7 in review
This weekend saw Spain's big two face tough away trips to the Basque Country, while Atlético Madrid welcomed another Basque team, Eibar, to the Wanda Metropolitano. This weeks roundup will focus on these three big matches, which became a tale of three goalkeepers. Atlético Madrid 1-1 Eibar Los Colchoneros' bad start to the season continued on … Continue reading Gameweek 4 in review
The 11th September is celebrated across Catalonia as a national holiday to commemorate the fall of Barcelona during the War of Spanish Succession and the subsequent removal of regional autonomy with the abolition of the Catalan constitution. The holiday is an excuse to express Catalan identity, with the streets lined with senyeres and estelades and … Continue reading La Pausa: What happened to the Hércules team who beat Barcelona at the Camp Nou?
As La Liga reaches the first international break of the 2018-19 season we'll take a look at the three big derbies that were played at the weekend. Real Betis 1-0 Sevilla In spite of their winless start to the season, the Betis fans knew that this would be the perfect opportunity to throw down a … Continue reading Gameweek 3 in review
Real Valladolid 0 - 1 Barcelona Of course the one headline from this match was the state of the pitch at the Estadio José Zorrilla. You've probably the seen the pictures of Jordi Alba and Luis Suárez replacing giant divots while labouring to a one nil on Saturday. The pitch was a total embarrassment to La Liga … Continue reading Gameweek 2 in review
Girona FC were founded 88 years ago and for 87 of those years bounced between the 2nd division (now known as Liga 123) and the regionalised Catalan 5th tier of Spanish football. Being a Girona fan has been an unrewarding task for most of their history, especially considering the fact that most people in the … Continue reading The View from Empordà: Girona and La Liga in the USA