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Espanyol: The other team in Barcelona

clock March 31, 2014 14:53 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Barça almost don't deign to regard their cross town neighbours Espanyol as a genuine rival. [More]


La Liga's no longer a two-horse race

clock February 10, 2014 13:57 by author Irish Examiner Sports
The last side to split the big two was Villarreal back in 2008; the last of the other sides to claim the title was Valencia under Rafa Benítez. It’s not quite ‘Scotland in the sun’; the performances of the other sides in Europe hints that they’re not all lame ducks. [More]


Big two continue title march as Valencia cede further ground

clock January 6, 2014 16:44 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Managerial merry-go-round at the Mestalla not helping Valencia's plight, writes Joseph Sexton [More]


Osasuna foil Barca's consecutive win record bid

clock October 21, 2013 14:19 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Barcelona and Atletico both fluffed their lines with La Liga win records in their sights [More]


La Liga: The world's most unequal league

clock August 19, 2013 13:46 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Disparities in incomes meant La Liga was always played on two levels but it's got even worse this year [More]


From a game that offered nothing to a game that had it all

clock April 29, 2013 11:47 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Two games in La Liga gave two very different outcomes to spectators [More]


El Clasico has taught us one thing - United are in trouble

clock February 28, 2013 17:19 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Joseph Sexton reflects on the week's action from La Liga [More]


Ramos red card a sign of a bigger issue

clock February 18, 2013 11:54 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Spanish football's handball ruling has taken discretion out of the referee's hands and left chaos in its wake [More]


La Liga: played by geniuses, run by idiots

clock May 14, 2012 17:34 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Joseph Sexton  It was a cruel end to a wretched season for Spain’s best run club. With a number of sides in administration and many more struggling with debts and poor management, Villarreal represented something of a beacon of hope. Yes, it is true this small-town club from a neighbourho... [More]


Lotina looks to add vim to Villarreal

clock March 26, 2012 13:21 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Joseph Sexton on the La Liga managers looking for that famous bouncebackability. [More]




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