It’s been an epic year in Spanish football. Here, Joseph Sexton takes a look back at the opening phase of the season and a frenzied week of Copa del Rey action; and, of course, the final league program ahead of the winter shut-down.
This week’s jaw-dropping strikes comes from the La Liga yet again, as Pablo Piatti fired spectacularly past Sevilla in a 3-1 victory. Also featuring a beautiful flick from the same game, and a stunning strike from Portugla.
It has been an arguably low-key summer for Spanish clubs in terms of transfer movement, with the most talked-about move being one that looks unlikely to actually take place. Regardless of where Cesc Fabregas ends up playing his football for the forthcoming season, though, there have been plenty of moves worth reading up on. Here is Backpage Football’s guide to the switches so far…
Copa del Rey Final: Sevilla 2 Atletico Madrid 0 The magnificent surroundings of the Camp Nou provided the backdrop for a rather grand party on Sunday night as Barcelona clinched their twentieth La Liga title. And this coming Saturday, events at the Santiago Bernabeu will determine whether it will be Bayern Munich or Inter Milan […]
Almeria 2 Sevilla 3 The big question in La Liga on Saturday night was simple. Who would be heading for the Champions League? Would it be Sevilla, who travelled to Almeria, or Mallorca, at home to Espanyol, that clinched that crucial fourth place? With less than a minute of the season to go, it was […]
Sevilla 2 Barcelona 3 Pep Guardiola’s first failure to win a competition as Barcelona coach arrived well over a year after taking charge at the Camp Nou. It came at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Seville. That night, Manolo Jimenez’s men were completely outplayed by a rampant Barca and suffered a 1-0 defeat but advanced […]
Getafe 4 Sevilla 3 Barcelona are desperate to retain their league title. Real Madrid are desperate to steal it. Mallorca are desperate to qualify for the Champions League and Xerez are desperate to scramble clear of relegation. The majority of the other sixteen teams in La Liga don’t appear overly desperate to achieve anything this […]
Last week’s action saw Manchester United, Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Lyon make their way safely through to the quarter finals. Tonight two more teams will be added to the list as Chelsea take on Inter Milan and CSKA Moscow and Sevilla do battle. Chelsea v Inter Milan (Agg 1:2) Everybody knows Mourinho doesn’t lose at […]
Just one English club in action this time around due to Liverpool’s failure to progress from the group stages. Much like David Beckham’s appearance against Manchester United last week, as Inter Milan face Chelsea this week all eyes will be on former Chelsea manager, current Inter boss and all-time “special one” Jose Mourinho as he […]
Sevilla winger Jesus Navas has been included in Spain’s senior squad for the first time for the up and coming friendlies against Argentina and Austria. Navas has long been considered one of Spanish football’s most promising players but he has yet to represent the senior national side, mainly due to his problems with anxiety and […]