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Sevilla’s 4-1 Victory Proves Magic of La Liga

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What a shame that the inaugural televised match of the new La Liga season was not shown worldwide due to disputes between TV companies in Spain. Let’s hope they get their issues resolved quickly so we don’t miss any quality soccer.

So instead of seeing the Madrid derby between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, the first televised match of the 2007/2008 season we witnessed was Sevilla against Getafe. After watching a morning full of Premier League soccer, it was soon very apparent how much of a gulf there is between the talent in the English league and La Liga.

Without a doubt, the first half of the Sevilla match was far more entertaining than the three EPL matches combined that I watched earlier that day (Sunderland v Liverpool, Arsenal v Man City and Everton v Blackburn). The Spanish league game was much more open, skillful and more beautiful to watch than the Premier League variety.

In the first half of the match, Getafe took a shock lead with a fantastic free kick that swept over the defensive wall and into the back of the net. Later in the first half, two Getafe players were shown the red card and before the half-time whistle blew, one Sevilla player collapsed and swallowed his tongue causing a panic among the players and medical staff on the pitch.

It was also a pleasure to hear the return of GolTV’s Ray Hudson and Lindsey Dean behind the mics as they delivered a solid commentary.

Sevilla, despite no Dani Alves and a poor start to the match, quickly overcame Getafe in the second half with some wonderfully taken goals (most of which were carbon copies of each other — crosses coming in from the left wing by Duda for Sevilla attackers to meet the ball by head or foot in the box.

Sevilla’s manager, Juande Ramos, will undoubtedly sleep easy tonight after his side’s 4-1 victory against Getafe.

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013. View all posts by Christopher Harris →
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2 Responses to Sevilla’s 4-1 Victory Proves Magic of La Liga

  1. The Scout says:

    You beat me to it! I've posted my thoughts on the match anyways but I do agree with you that this match was better than any of the EPL matches this weeekend. The ManUtd – Spurs game was entertaining but only in bursts.

  2. The Scout says:

    You beat me to it! I’ve posted my thoughts on the match anyways but I do agree with you that this match was better than any of the EPL matches this weeekend. The ManUtd – Spurs game was entertaining but only in bursts.

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