The love for football in Spain can be gauged by the success of La Liga, which still remains a major source of attraction, and why not! It offers pace, variety of play and above all, the chance to see some of the major superstars rolling on the field. La Liga has a global fan base but the flow and tradition you witness in Spain is simply enormous.
Like every other La Liga season, this season also started with a bang with Barça and Real Madrid colliding to claim glory. Things started off well for both sides, but the intensity of the competition we have witnessed so far is tremendous. Out of the blue, we’re now seeing new contenders for the title and to be honest, this will be the toughest challenge in all these years for Barça, who are unfortunately lurking behind.
Real Madrid, the European Champions, started the season with a bang – winning all four of their opening fixtures but suddenly started losing points. The team had three successive draws after an inspiring start to the season. On the other hand, Barça, who usually plays destructive football and with such an outstanding squad, nobody expected them to lose. However, the team failed to impress on two occasions and that too against minnows, giving away 6 crucial points.
The third contender of the crown, Atletico Madrid, started the season slowly but after a few weeks they gained the momentum that rolled them back to their winning ways and placed them at the top. Only goal difference separates Atletico and Real, but for now, Diego Simeone’s men are leading the rally. Anyhow, the interesting point to ponder is the reemergence of Sevilla and Villarreal as top contenders for the crown, with both these sides placing themselves comfortably in the top flight.
Las Palmas is the surprise package this season and what impressed us the most is the consistency of the side. Valencia has always been a top flight side but this season they have been the biggest disappointment so far.
The first two months were brilliant, keeping the excitement of the fans intact. La Liga is the league to watch this season. There were some very crucial matches in the opening two months and the buzz will continue this month as well. Although, every match is important but we have compiled a list of matches, which we think are worth the wait:
Friday, 14th October: Leganes vs Sevilla
Saturday, 22nd October: Valencia vs Barcelona
Saturday, 22nd October: Sevilla vs Atletico Madrid
Sunday, 23rd October: Real Madrid vs Atheltic Bilbao
We know how excited you are, so stay tuned and use our La Liga live streaming online guide to stay connected to all the live action from La Liga.