La Liga

Is the Globalisation of Football Killing Atmosphere?

Jamie Currie | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Sport
Jamie Currie

Football has become a massive global brand over time. With the almost daily coverage of Europe's top leagues beamed around the world for multi-million pound TV deals, from here in the UK all the way to the United States, the UAE, China, and South Korea...

Player Focus: Neymar Discovering His Goalscoring Touch in Spain

Ben McAleer | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Four goals for Brazil at the 2014 World Cup convinced the world that Neymar can carry the goalscoring burden for his country and it's evident that his absence in the eventual 7-1 defeat to Germany affected his teammates. The pressure that comes with shouldering such a responsibility is enough to see any player crumble, but Neymar did so effortlessly...

Team Focus: Athletic Floundering in the Wake of Herrera's Departure

Ben McAleer | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Losing your best player will always have an adverse effect on a team. Liverpool have struggled this season following the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona, while Tottenham failed to sufficiently replace Gareth Bale after his record breaking move to Real Madrid. Athletic Club are following suit having floundered through the first 6 weeks of the campaign on the back of Ander Herrera's big money move to Manchester United.

Where Could Mata Return To?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Sport

Juan Mata could be set for an upturn in fortunes after Wayne Rooney's red card but the Manchester United attacker continues to be linked with a move a...

'Come Home Ronaldo' - United Fans Organise Fly-By For Madrid Game

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Sport

A huge banner urging Cristiano Ronaldo to return to Manchester United will be flown over the stadium during Real Madrid's next La Liga game. Follow...

Team Focus: Enrique's Faith in Youth Easing Concerns Over Barca's Transfer Ban

Ben McAleer | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Barcelona may not be able to sign anyone until January 2016, but the youngsters have come into the side and shown why La Masia is so highly thought of. Enrique would have helped a number of the players' development having managed Barcelona B between June 2008 and June 2011 and the team are now reaping the benefits.

Banned! Fifa Reject Barça Transfer Ban Appeal

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Sport

Fifa have rejected Barcelona's appeal against a one-year transfer ban which will now come into effect in January 2015. The world football governing...

Something To Chew On: Suárez Makes Barça Debut

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Sport

Luis Suárez came off the bench to make his first appearance for Barcelona in a 6-0 thrashing of Leon in Monday night's friendly match at the Camp Nou...

Five Premier League Players Under Immense Pressure to Perform This Season

Graham Matthews | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Sport
Graham Matthews

Every player in the Premier League is under pressure to be at their best all the time, but each club always has those one or two players whom the fans expect that little bit extra from... this season's Premier League has a few players who will need to be firing on all cylinders from the off to win over the fans and help their team succeed.

Team Focus: Would the Signing of Falcao Render Madrid's Attack the Strongest?

Ben McAleer | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

After finishing third in La Liga last season, Real Madrid are hell bent on reclaiming what they feel is rightfully theirs... With Madrid rumoured to be closing in on the signature of Falcao, their attack will have rivals cast envious eyes over the Bernabeu.

Does Suárez's Barça Contract Include A 'Biting Clause'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Sport

Luis Suárez's Barcelona contract does not include a biting clause even though he has bitten Otman Bakkal, Branislav Ivanović and Giorgio Chiellini. ...

Team Focus: Atlético Neither Stronger Nor Weaker Following Recent Summer Activity

Ben McAleer | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

The signings of Mandzukic and Griezmann in particular are a real statement of intent by the club, while Simeone has acted accordingly in bringing in defensive reinforcements. With Madrid and Barcelona attempting to outspend one another however, as is customary each summer, Atlético will find it a lot harder to defend their La Liga crown, regardless of the signings made.

Diego Costa: The Man to Solve Chelsea's Striker Nightmare

Jamie Currie | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Sport
Jamie Currie

Can Diego Costa buck the trend of failing Chelsea strikers? He can, he is a Mourinho-type player and able to spearhead the Blues' attack next season. He will give them the physical presence they have been sadly lacking since Drogba's departure.

Team Focus: Madrid's Midfield Yet Stronger for Signing Kroos and Rodríguez

Ben McAleer | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Kroos had the best pass success (91.9%) in the Bundesliga last season, and has experience playing for a team who dominates in their domestic league... Rodríguez is expected to be the headine-hogging signing for Madrid this summer. His form in Ligue 1 and at the World Cup saw elite teams take an interest in the attacker...

Sky Sports 5? Try Going to a Game

Aaron Gratton | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Sport
Aaron Gratton

Yippee, just what we need - more live football. Don't get me wrong, I love football. I love watching football, but there is nothing better than getting out there and attending a game, no matter the level.

WATCH: Heroic N'Diaye Cradles Young Injured Fan As Fence Collapses At La Liga Ground (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Sport

Alfred N'Diaye reacted heroically when he carried a young injured fan from the pitch after a fence collapsed during Real Osasuna and Real Betis' La Li...

The Demise of Competition: Why Atletico Deserve Our Support

Hamish Mackay | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Sport
Hamish Mackay

Plenty of English fans delighted in the schadenfreude of Liverpool's late-season collapse but it's to the detriment of the sport the underdogs don't succeed more often. Regardless of club loyalties we should be able to enjoy the unlikely success of clubs with significant financial disadvantages.

How the Title Race Is Shaping Up in Europe's Top Leagues

Joe Difford | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Difford

The Premier League title race is incredibly different to those we've seen before and the absence of Manchester United is the biggest factor behind this. Liverpool are also having a very different season to last and are real contenders for the title, although they face stiff competition from Manchester City and Chelsea.

Consistent Vela Crucial to Sociedad's Top Four Hopes

Ben McAleer | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Vela never lived up to the hype during his time in north London and was loaned to Real Sociedad in 2011 before signing permanently 12 months later. In Spain though, the 24-year old has exhibited the qualities that saw him garner such a reputation at his tender age and his form has helped push the Txuri-urdin towards the Champions League places.

In-Form Griezmann the Catalyst in Sociedad's Recent Run

Ben McAleer | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Sunday's Basque derby between Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao was in the 133rd league meeting between the two teams. As anticipated, the encounter was an entertaining affair, full of attacking flair and verve...

Simeone's Atlético Madrid Mirroring His Playing Style

Ben McAleer | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

As Diego Simeone was thrust into the air by his players at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu following Atlético Madrid's 2-1 Copa Del Rey win over rivals Real Madrid last May, it marked a remarkable turn in fortunes for Los Rojiblancos...

VIDEO: The Next Ronaldo?

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Sport

Real Madrid have made a sensational signing in nine-year-old wonder kid Takuhiro Nakai. Madrid chiefs believe they could have found the next Lionel...

The World's Most Frustrated Player?

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Sport

Gareth Bale was recently unveiled by Real Madrid as the world's most expensive player in football history. But he failed to make an impact in Tuesd...

The Most Boring League In The World?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Sport

The Premier League's unofficial ambassadors inform viewers on what feels like a daily basis it is "the most exciting league in the world". That is not...

Isco Inferno

Kevin Blundell | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Sport
Kevin Blundell

There aren't too many club legends to talk of in the history of Malaga CF, most notably because of their chaotic rise to the top of Spanish football. Since adopting their current name, however, their fans have seen a gradual improvement at La Rosaleda and this year was no exception.