The draw for the 2017/18 Copa del Rey has been conducted and Barcelona have been handed a tough test in the form of Celta Vigo. If the Blaugrana were thinking of giving several of their first team stars a rest in these Cup ties, they might not have that luxury, with Celta being a team that’s given them a run for their money in the recent past.
The two Madrid giants have comparatively easier draws, with Atleti drawn against Lleida and Real to meet Numancia Continue reading
Zinedine Zidane has become only the second French manager to win the Spanish league title after his Real Madrid side beat Malaga 2-0 at the Rosaleda to finish three points ahead of arch rivals Barcelona.
The last French manager to win the Spanish league title before Zidane was Marcel Domingo, who did it with Atletico Madrid in 1970- Los Colchoneros pipped Athletic Bilbao (they were called Atletico Bilbao during that period) to the title by a single point that year. Zidane is therefore the first French gaffer in 47 years to win La Liga
Real also remain on course to complete a league and CL double this season and will face Italian champions Juventus (who are bidding to complete a treble themselves!) in the final.
Lionel Messi scored his 500th career goal for Barcelona last night in the El Clasico, and what a spectacular one it was too- netting a last gasp winner for the Blaugrana at the BERNABEU against arch rivals Real Madrid to keep the visitors’ title hopes alive. Messi also scored Barca’s first goal of the game, but this, given the timing, will be talked about more Continue reading
Some very ordinary refereeing in the top flight clash between Malaga and Villarreal at El Madrigal earlier today, which ended in a 1-1 draw. This should’ve been a penalty for Malaga but two of their players were instead yellow carded by referee Inaki Bikandi. Continue reading
Check out this little exchange between Barcelona defender and Real Madrid’s Kovacic in the El Clasico over the weekend, where the former mocks the latter by asking him to learn Spanish Continue reading