As the 2018/2019 season reaches midway, let’s take a look at the summer signings that made an impact in La Liga.
Zinedine Zidane’s decision to rest Cristiano Ronaldo backfired as Real Madrid suffered a shock 1-0 loss away at Espanyol on Tuesday. Gerard Moreno was the hero for the hosts, slamming home a half-volley deep into injury time, as Quique Sanchez Flores’ side recorded their first victory over Madrid since 2007. Ronaldo had scored eight goals
Sergio Busquets suggested Espanyol’s celebrations at the end of their Copa del Rey first-leg quarter-final victory over Barcelona was motivation for his side to turn the tie around. Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi struck first-half goals as Barcelona progressed to the semi-finals 2-1 on aggregate, moving into the last four for the eighth season in
Gerard Pique has called for better behaviour from fans in the second leg of Barcelona’s Copa del Rey tie with Espanyol after some unsavoury incidents in Wednesday’s match. Barca suffered their first defeat since August as Oscar Melendo gave Espanyol a 1-0 win over their city rivals at RCDE Stadium. The visitors’ frustrations were exacerbated
Ernesto Valverde was left ruing Barcelona’s ineffectiveness in front of goal after their 29-match unbeaten run was ended by Espanyol in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals. Young Espanyol substitute Oscar Melendo secured the 1-0 victory for the hosts two minutes from the end with a neat finish, but Barca – who
Real Madrid maintained their 100 per cent record this season despite Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale sitting out the 2-0 LaLiga win at Espanyol. Coach Zinedine Zidane ruled Ronaldo and Bale out of the trip to the Estadi Cornella-El Prat due to illness and a hip injury respectively, while he handed a first start of
The France star struck after just three minutes to ensure Diego Simeone’s men remain four points behind the La Liga leaders and five in front of Real Madrid Antoine Griezmann scored the only goal of the game as Atletico Madrid beat Espanyol 1-0 to ensure they remain just four points adrift of La Liga leaders
Diego Simeone’s in-form side will aim to maintain their mean streak at the back when they welcome Espanyol to the Vicente Calderon Espanyol captain Javi Lopez concedes his side will have to “play a perfect match” if they are to cause an upset away at Atletico Madrid on Saturday. The visitors head to the Vicente