It should surprise no one that this season's title challengers in La Liga would come from the Spanish cities of Barcelona and Madrid.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti and Barcelona boss Luis Enrique spent the summer green-lighting moves for some of the world's top footballers in an effort to wrestle the La Liga title back from Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid side.
Barcelona Football Club got back to winning ways and back to the top of league with a brilliant 6-0 victory against Granada. After a series of away games, Barca players really cherished the chance of playing at home. There was no let off from them and it was really hard on a brave Granada side who actually did quite well.
Cristiano Ronaldo on course to make history - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Cristiano Ronaldo is an amazing player. He was already a world class talent during his time at Manchester United but has taken his game to a new level at Real Madrid. Breaking records one after another seems his usual habit nowadays and the question remains how far can he go from here.
Levante vs Barcelona 0-5 Highlights 2014 Neymar Rakitic Sandro Pedro Messi Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
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Followinga legal wrangle that lasted nearly two weeks, the very first baby to be named "Messi" has been baptised in Argentina, though he's also almost certainly going to be the last too.
After having to seek special dispensation from the local registry, Hector Varela fromthe southern city ofGeneral Roca has now received permission and been able to formally baptise his son as Messi Daniel Varela.
Manchester United striker already winning Real Madrid hearts - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has yet to kick a ball for Real Madridsince joining the La Liga giantson a season-long-loan on the transfer deadline day but he is already winning the hearts of the Madrid fans.
The go-to man on all things Spanish football has long been Guillem Balague and he took time out from his busy schedule to have a chat with World Soccer Talk.
The journalist, author and pundit provided us with some typically fascinating insight, discussingwhat it's like to be"in the know" during the transfer window, all the latest goings on from La Liga and the Premier League, and his other major passion besides the beautiful game.
Argentinian forward, Lionel Messi, suffered a leg muscle injury as confirmed by his club FC Barcelona after their 1-0 win at Villarreal earlier today. He will undergo further testing on Monday to judge the severity of the injury. "The former (Messi) has pulled an adductor muscle in right hip, and precautionary measures will be required," as stated on the team's official website.
The Catalan revolution has indeed started after a trophyless season. Tata Martino has been replaced by Luis Enrique as the manager of the club. Stars such as Cesc Fabregas and Alexis Sanchez have been sold, whereas the club have bought a series of high profile players like quality midfielder Ivan Rakitic and world-class striker Luis Suarez.
FC Barcelona started their pursuit for La Liga Title 2014-15 with a comfortable 3-0 victory against Elche. It was business as usual for Barca where we were entertained to the normalcy of Lionel Messi scoring a brace.
Xavi Hernandez Spain's Greatest Ever Midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
If you where to take a casual stroll past one of the many Plaza's that you could come upon in any one of the Spanish cities, or towns across the length and breadth of the nation. You would no doubt find a group of small children, set upon an impromptu football match in said Local Square.
Nein, es ist nicht der echte Messi, der Barcelona zu später Stunde unsicher macht. Es ist nur eine Projektion von ihm, die durch die dunkle Nacht läuft und Tore schießt. Schön gemachte Werbung... Quelle: Youtube (User: adidas Football) Fritten, Fussball & Bier - Ein alternativer Fussball-Blog, der sich um die.
The tax courts have not been very favorable to Barcelona and there players this year. First the club was hit with the "Neymar Affair"a and then today a Spanish judge rejected a prosecutor's request to drop charges of tax fraud against Lionel Messi and ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed.
UEFA Best Player in Europe 2013/14: Top 10 shortlist revealed! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The shortlist for the UEFA Best Player in Europe 2013/14 award has been revealed, with the likes of Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi all nominated in the ten-strong list from the top Europeanleagues.
All good things - The AFR Voice World Cup Final Special
All good things must come to an end, even heart-stopping endlessly entertaining World Cups. It's time for the pod to sign-off for the summer too. We've recorded over 45 shows this season and few will be sweeter than this – the chance to reflect on a tense, emotionally draining but ultimately fulfilling World Cup final.
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit. Napoleon Hill
This will be tough, even for a person like Lionel Messi - who to his credit keeps his emotions under check at most of the situation. After losing the final it was clear that he never wanted to spend anymore minute on the pitch.
The 2014 World Cup in Brazil was something special, not just in the amount of goals that were scored, but the quality of soccer from almost every one of the 32 teams. To make sure we don't forget any of the memorable moments, We assembled several of our favorite GIFS from the World Cup below.
One of the most sensational goals scored in the World Cup was from Robin van Persie, who scored from an amazing header.
Manchester United stumbled out of the block with a season-opening loss to Swansea, but Louis Van Gaal isn't standing by and settling for the team he has at Old Trafford.
Amid reports that Argentinian winger Angel DiMaria is on his way to the Red Devils, Manchester United will look for a victory on the road against Jozy Altidore's Sunderland, which came back for a dramatic draw last week.
Luke Shaw cost Manchester United £30m Is he worth it? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Is Luke Shaw, Manchester United's new recruit at left-back, realistically worth the £30 million price tag the club paid for him? We're about to assess just that. Tipped as the best teenage left-back in the world, Shaw has certainly amassed a large fan base over the last year or two.
Legendary Brazilian attacker Ronaldinho is on the hunt for a new club.
The 2005Ballon d'Or winner and Atletico Minero have mutually agreed to part ways,ending the 34-year-old's time with the Brazilian club. The former AC Milan and Barcelona star joined Atletico from fellow Brazilian side Flamengo in 2012 and led the team to a Copa Libertadores victory the following year.
There was a very interesting article in Semana on Lionel Messi (it is in Spanish). It is about how the pressure on a shy young kid, who only wanted to enjoy playing football, is destroying the talent of this player. And as with myself, the writer admits that all of us football fans are to blame for this pressure on this young boy.
I am back to my dull and boring life. Without anything useful to do besides changing a flat tire on my car, I have reflected on the top ten worst things of this world cup. There was a lot of shit to consider, from the social problems in Brazil that perhaps became more prominent during the World Cup. But more directly related to the tournament these are the ten worst (and believe me, it was not
In front of his home fans at Estadio Azteca, Miguel Layun put in the performance of a lifetime.
The Club America right back played the kind of game fullbacks dream of, scoring all four goals in America's 4-1 romp over Santos Laguna. While three of the four came from inside the box, Layun's second was a sensational 45-yard chip on a first-touch half-volley with the goalkeeper way off his line.
It's a busy day for international fixtures, but one game clearly stands above the rest, as Germany and Argentina meet for an anticipated rematch of this summer's World Cup final at 2:45 p.m. in Düsseldorf.
There are 12 international games in all today nine of them friendlies, and three games in the opening day of the Copa Centroamericana, which is taking place in the United States.
Parte con il sorriso la stagione nella Liga del Barcellona di Luis Enrique. 3 a 0 all'Elche, al Camp Nou, e pratica in archivio. Ma oltre a Lionel Messi, che risponde presente, dopo le vacanze, con una doppietta fantastica, a rubare la scena è il baby-fenomeno di origine marocchine Munir el Haddadi, classe '95, che [.
Jetzt sind schon 2 Tage vergangen seit die WM in Brasilien vorbei ist. Der Rausch nach der Titelfeier sollte bei den Deutschen Spielern und Fans inzwischen überstanden sein, Gelegenheit nochmal ein paar schöne Szenen des Turniers zu genießen und was eignet sich da besser als Tore.