La Liga

A Look at FC Barcelona's Fixtures for the 2016-17 Season

David Leigh | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Sport
David Leigh

FC Barcelona's domestic fixture list was revealed on Friday when the draw for the 2016/17 Spanish League took place in Madrid.

FC Barcelona: History of the Joan Gamper Trophy

David Leigh | Posted 01.07.2017 | UK Sport
David Leigh

On Wednesday FC Barcelona confirmed the 2016 Joan Gamper Trophy will be played on 10th August against Italian club Sampdoria. As usual this annual competition is to be played at Barça's Camp Nou stadium and although the match isn't the most important in Barcelona's calendar, it does give supporters a chance to see the players before the real work gets underway.

El Clasico and the Rivalry Between Spain's 2 Biggest Clubs

David Leigh | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Sport
David Leigh

This Saturday sees one of the biggest sporting events globally as FC Barcelona takes on Real Madrid at Camp Nou. After their humiliating 4-0 home defeat in November, Madrid will be looking to restore their self-esteem in the return leg.

Are We Ignoring Cristiano Ronaldo's Gradual Decline?

Abhinav Kini | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK Sport
Abhinav Kini

It's not only the goals that have become a worry - Ronaldo just doesn't seem to be offering much when he's not scoring either. A player who thrived at dribbling at the opponent and cutting through defense after defense, Ronaldo's dribbling has also seemed to deteriorate while he's not creating much chances either for his teammates.

Gareth Bale: Why a Positional Move Is More Likely Than a Move Home

Scott Saunders | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Sport
Scott Saunders

Something needs to change for our beloved Welshman. If it's not going to be a move away, Real Madrid need to do more to accommodate him. He'll always have that price tag hanging over him otherwise.

Graphic Video Shows Mateo Musacchio's Horror Leg Snap Against Getafe

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Sport

Villareal defender Mateo Musacchio is currently recovering from surgery after snapping his leg in a botched tackle during Sunday's La Liga match again...

Cheeky Ballboy Owns Ronaldo

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Sport

Cristiano Ronaldo maybe the best player on planet earth but he just got humiliated by a cheeky ballboy. The Portuguese star was on the wrong end of...

The Premier League Silly Season Is Over and the Cream Is Coming to the Top

Chris Deeley | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

As much as it's always claimed that anybody can beat anybody in the Premier League, that's never true over the course of a full season. It's part of what makes league competitions so much better in many ways than cups - it's entertainingly open from week to week, while still ensuring that the winning team at the end of the season is almost always the best one.

Is the Globalisation of Football Killing Atmosphere?

Jamie Currie | Posted 17.01.2015 | 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 16.01.2015 | 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.