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La Liga

The Primera División of the Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP), commonly known in English as La Liga has been the strongest league in Europe for the past five years according to UEFA\’s league coefficient, and it has been the top league in Europe for more combined years than any other European league (18 years).

A total of 60 teams have competed in La Liga since its inception. Nine teams have been crowned champions, with Real Madrid winning the title a record 32 times and FC Barcelona 23 times. Real Madrid dominated the championship from the 1950s through the 1980s. Since the 1990s, however, Real Madrid and Barcelona have both dominated, although La Liga has seen other champions, including Atlético Madrid, Valencia CF, and Deportivo de La Coruña.

Barcelona have been told they have not been allocated an away supporters’ section for the La Liga encounter with Atletico Madrid later this month. Ernesto Valverde’s side head to the Spanish capital on Saturday, October 14 to take on Atletico at the Wanda Metropolitano. Barcelona have announced that a ‘logistical error’ from Atletico has led [...]

A record number of 13 Real Madrid players have been nominated for long list of the FIFPro World XI, while Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez lead the pool of Premier League nominees. A total of 25,000 professional footballers were asked to select a team of 11 players – one goalkeeper, four defenders, [...]

If anybody found the manner of victory disappointing, they don’t know much about Atletico Madrid. Antoine Griezmann’s 61st minute goal divided Atletico and Malaga, with the Frenchman’s strike earning the hosts three points in the inauguration of their new stadium, the Wanda Metropolitano. Under Diego Simeone these type of triumphs have been an Atletico hallmark [...]

La Liga president Javier Tebas has confirmed that the next Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona will take place at Santiago Bernabeu on December 23 at 13:00 CET. The fixture had been provisionally scheduled for December 20, but Tebas told Onda Cero that the game would now take place on Saturday, December 23. Ernesto Valverde’s [...]

Real Sociedad made it three wins from their opening three La Liga games as they beat Deportivo La Coruna 4-2 at the Riazor. The visitors began the match in stunning fashion, going 2-0 up through goals from Juanmi and Asier Illarramendi in the third and fourth minutes. Depor pulled level following efforts from Adrian in [...]

The Spanish football authorities are looking at plans to host La Liga matches abroad as soon as next season. The proposal is set to be discussed between the 20 Spanish top flight sides, with La Liga aiming to increase its financial revenue from international audiences. And La Liga chief Javier Tebas, who has called the league a [...]

Barcelona claim that Liverpool were willing to sell Philippe Coutinho on the Spanish transfer deadline day. Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, Barcelona’s director of professional sports Albert Soler said the Merseyside club demanded €200million (£185m) to make the deal happen. Soler said: ‘Yesterday, after weeks of offers and talks, Liverpool valued a player [...]

Barcelona director Robert Fernandez appeared to take responsibility for Barcelona’s catastrophic transfer window saying: ‘We worked on bringing in some players last night, but it wasn’t possible. ‘We have to think about work, it’s my duty.’ Barcelona had a nightmare of a transfer window as they lost Neymar and failed to secure many of their [...]

Barcelona have been savaged by the Spanish press for their failure to sign either Philippe Coutinho or Angel Di Maria on the final day of the summer transfer window. Officials at the Nou Camp have been chasing a deal for the Liverpool playmaker ever since Neymar departed for Paris Saint-Germain while Di Maria was seen [...]

Zinedine Zidane has backed Gareth Bale to succeed at Real Madrid after he was booed by sections of the Bernabeu crowd on Sunday night. Bale has been the subject of transfer speculation this summer, and some supporters lashed out at the Welshman during Real’s 2-2 La Liga draw with Valencia. Reports in Spain claim that [...]