La Liga Roundup Gameweek 27: Messi Reaches 40 as Barca Bounce Back
La Liga Roundup Gameweek 27: Messi Reaches 40 as Barca Bounce Back

  Lionel Messi scored his 40th goal of the Primera Liga campaign as Barcelona beat basement boys Deportivo while Atletico Madrid’s hundred per cent home record was ended, allowing Real Madrid  to usurp them in second place. A below-strength Barca bounced back from successive Clasico defeats with a routine win […]

La Liga Roundup Gameweek 26: Cracks Appearing at Barcelona
La Liga Roundup Gameweek 26: Cracks Appearing at Barcelona

For the second time in a week, Real Madrid emerged victorious from El Clasico as the form of runaway leaders Barcelona continued to stutter. The Blaugrana’s lead over Atletico was reduced to 11 points as Los Colchoneros were held at Malaga, while Los Blancos are now just two points behind […]

La Liga Roundup Gameweek 25: Top Three March On
La Liga Roundup Gameweek 25: Top Three March On

Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid all won again at the weekend, with the Catalans maintaining their 12-point lead at the top of La Liga and the two capital clubs vying for the runners-up spot. A more intriguing drama is the unfolding battle for the fourth Champions League place with […]

La Liga Roundup Gameweek 24: 300 Up For Messi
La Liga Roundup Gameweek 24: 300 Up For Messi

Lionel Messi hit his 300th goal in a Barcelona shirt as the runaway leaders of La Liga came from a goal behind to defeat Granada on Saturday. Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid both won on Sunday to maintain second and third place respectively on a weekend when all of the […]

La Liga Roundup Gameweek 23: Barca’s Six of the Best
La Liga Roundup Gameweek 23: Barca’s Six of the Best

Six different players got on the score sheet for Barcelona on Sunday as the runaway leaders thumped Getafe 6-1, while Real Madrid had a convincing win over Sevilla but remain 16 points behind the Catalans. With coach Tito Vilanova convalescing following his recent cancer surgery, technical assistant Jordi Roura had […]

La Liga Roundup Gameweek 22: Madrid Crash, Barca Stumble
La Liga Roundup Gameweek 22: Madrid Crash, Barca Stumble

Real Madrid’s dismal showing at Granada on Saturday, capped by Cristiano Ronaldo’s own goal, encapsulated all that has gone wrong in a disastrous season for Jose Mourinho’s side. Barcelona could only draw at Valencia, while Atletico Madrid won 1-0 against Real Betis, meaning that Los Blancos now trail Atletico by […]

La Liga Roundup Gameweek 21: Ronaldo 3 Messi 4
La Liga Roundup Gameweek 21: Ronaldo 3 Messi 4

Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick on Saturday saw Real Madrid to a comfortable 4-0 win over Getafe but, just as Los Blancos have spent the season in Barcelona’s substantial shadow, so CR7 was outdone by Lionel Messi. The magical Argentine hit four in Barca’s 5-1 demolition of Osasuna as Tito Vilanova’s men […]