La Liga

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

Ben McAleer | Posted 30.07.2014 | 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 30.07.2014 | 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 23.07.2014 | 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 12.06.2014 | 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.

UEFA Europa League: A Competition Losing Credibility That Desperately Needs Rescuing

Raj Bains | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK Sport
Raj Bains

A competition that once played host to historic, esteemed, huge clubs from across the continent, showcasing a fantastic standard of competitive football with fans creating an atmosphere to match is now being sold as the attractive Champions League's ugly, fat friend.

Are Barcelona Really the Best Team Ever?

Matt Clough | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Sport
Matt Clough

Those same voices who so revelled in the inevitability of the the San Marino rout take it in turns to lavish praise on Barca, to turn to the bottomless well of superlatives and dub them "the greatest side ever". But are they?

Adiós? Why Spanish Football May Be About to Implode

Matt Clough | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Sport
Matt Clough

The upturn in Spanish football's fortunes has been little short of remarkable, having spent most of the '90s enviously watching the seemingly inexhaustible conveyor belt of talent playing in England and Italy. However, two crucial developments in recent weeks have threatened to plunge Spanish football, both at club level and internationally, into an unprecedented disaster.

Under the Needle, but Above Suspicion?

Luke John | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Sport
Luke John

A prevailing topic is the suppositional death of the 'old fashioned full-blooded tackle', yet the one thing football discussion hasn't tackled itself is the continuing existence of one of football's other old-time traditions: doping.

Arda Turan and Theo Walcott - Complimenting or Replacing?

Abhinav Kini | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Sport
Abhinav Kini

Whatever happens, we are in store for one of the most important and exciting January transfer windows in Arsenal history. Let's hope it has an even bigger magnitude than the 2009 winter window where a certain Andrei Arshavin was signed on deadline day.

'Bottler' Messi Bids to Cement His Legacy With Barça

Andrew Williams | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Sport
Andrew Williams

If Messi sees out his career at Barcelona - joining the likes of Casillas, Scholes, Schweinsteiger, Maldini, Totti, De Rossi, Adams, Gerrard, Le Tissier, Xavi and Iniesta, to name but a few - he will be in exalted company.

Ballon d'Or Finalists Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK Sport

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta are the contenders for this year's Ballon d'Or prize, Fifa has announced. With a spectacular 82 ...

Atlético Thrash Sevilla and Dare to Dream of Toppling Real

Richard P Martin | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK Sport
Richard P Martin

It says a lot about the duopoly in Spanish football that the three point gap between Barcelona and Atlético is rarely mentioned, but that might change if Simeone ends the derby curse and Atleti finally beat Real Madrid. Now, for once, they have a chance of doing so.

Benzema's glorious Return Gives Mourinho a Selection Conundrum

Richard P Martin | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Sport
Richard P Martin

When Benzema is on form, there is no doubt that Madrid play better. Higuaín may have a superior goals-to-game ratio but the Frenchman offers much more and, if given a run of games, will no doubt follow it with a run of goals.

Have Barcelona Forgotten What 'Mes Que un Club' Means?

Ben Crump | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Sport
Ben Crump

Whilst things may be brilliant on the field for Barcelona at present, those fans that have been a part of the club through its incredible history will get the sense of feeling that their club is no longer 'More than a club' but more so 'Just another club'.

What to Expect in La Liga This Weekend

Ben Crump | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Sport
Ben Crump

Round 12 in La Liga kicks off in Pamplona with Osasuna facing Champions League side Malaga. The hosts will go into this game after beating Espanyol last week but still sitting rock bottom of the table, while Manuel Pellegrini's side have struggled to balance their European exploits and league form