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For Lucas Perez, home is where the heart is
19:02 Thursday 21st November 2019

Lucas Perez was part of West Ham's summer clear-out. He dashed to Spain, rejoining boyhood club Deportivo Alaves. Lucas isn't just catching up with old friends there; he's enjoying the game once again. After initially firing…

Iago Aspas' Celta Vigo dream proves La Liga still has life
16:00 Monday 8th April 2019

La Liga’s often perceived as this dystopian land fought over between two kings. Often a gritty warrior in Atletico Madrid comes along to rule the roost, yet are largely overpowered by Barcelona and Real Madrid. The interest level for…

Pressure everywhere as free-falling Alaves square up against fading Bilbao?
12:00 Monday 17th December 2018

In one of the most competitive La Liga seasons in recent times, Deportivo Alaves has been the biggest surprise package of the campaign so far. While sides like Getafe, Real Betis and Girona are giving the traditional top four teams a run for…

Can Alaves become La Liga's Leicester City?
15:00 Thursday 25th October 2018

It's been an odd beginning to the 2018/19 La Liga season. The big clubs have been dropping points aplenty, with no team having won more than five out of nine league matches so far. That said, there is still a certain familiarity about…

Are we witnessing the dawn of La Liga's Big Six?
17:00 Thursday 4th October 2018

Your basic Premier League tribalist's default counterargument to Spain’s UEFA dominance is the English top flight’s competitive depth. To their minds, that rebuffs Real Madrid and Barcelona winning seven from the last ten Champions…

Which early La Liga surprise has staying power?
12:00 Monday 24th September 2018

La Liga is only five rounds in, but there have been plenty of surprises. Barcelona and Real Madrid are the two teams from last season's top six to have started strongest, although both have already dropped points in draws.    …

La Liga Preview: Are all 20 clubs prepared for 2018/19?
08:00 Friday 17th August 2018

La Liga lost arguably their best ever player this summer, when Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid to sign for Juventus in the Italian Serie A. But that does not mean that football fans should avoid following Spanish football during the…

Real Madrid in revived spirits
11:30 Sunday 25th February 2018

Real Madrid celebrated becoming Club World Cup Champions in December. Supporters hoped the title would instil renewed confidence into the struggling Real Madrid squad. That wasn't the case. Los Blancos lost 3-0 to fierce rivals Barcelona…

How the Madrid clubs broke their pact for youngster Theo Hernandez
10:30 Friday 7th July 2017

We don't get to see arch-rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid come to a truce over any issue whatsoever all the time. But shockingly, both signed a treaty; shook hands and then made peace momentarily for the sake of one man - Theo Hernandez.…

How Mauricio Pellegrino can win over the Southampton fans
15:00 Saturday 1st July 2017

Mauricio Pochettino and Ronald Koeman are two previous Southampton managers still highly regarded in spite of the fact that both, obviously, used the club as a ladder towards greater things. Hence, what should new coach, Mauricio Pellegrino…

Copa del Rey: Can Alavés pull off a shock victory over Barcelona?
11:00 Friday 10th February 2017

83 teams started the competition, today, we are down to just the two – Deportivo Alavés and Barcelona. Alavés have enjoyed a fairytale run to the Kings Cup final and are just a game away from experiencing the ecstasy of an unfancied title-winning…