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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…

Spain
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…

Spain
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…

Spain
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.    …

Spain
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…

Spain
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…

Opinion
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.…

Opinion
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…

Spain
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…

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