If you’re interested in Laliga football news, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll cover topics such as Real Madrid’s 3-0 win over Alaves, Barcelona revealing details of their deal to sign Brazil’s Neymar, and Kieran Trippier’s admission that playing in empty stadiums is “different”.
Real Madrid beat Alaves 3-0
In a stunning victory at the Bernabeu, Real Madrid beat Alaves 3-0. The game began goalless and Alaves looked as if they might pull off an upset. But a stunning curling strike by Marco Asensio opened the scoring for the hosts. Vinicius JR then deflected a free kick by Madrid and Karim Benzema scored a late penalty.
The victory was the third successive for Real Madrid, who have scored a league goal in their last four matches. However, their run of form is proving to be unsustainable, with only one goal in their last four games. In the second half, however, Real were in a much better mood. The team have now won their last four games and are only four points off the top. In the Champions League last-16 first leg, Real lost 2-0 at Paris St-Germain, and a win would give them a place in the knockout stages.
Although Real Madrid have been under immense pressure in recent weeks, the win against Alaves has given them a much-needed breather. After a disappointing performance against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, the defending champions were able to consolidate their top spot. Moreover, it gives them a huge edge in the title race. They are also seven points clear of Sevilla and two points ahead of Barcelona, which is the next opponent.
Barcelona reveal details of deal to sign Brazil star Neymar
Barcelona are preparing to reveal details of their deal to sign Brazil star Neymar, with Real Madrid also trying to hijack the transfer. Real has been desperate to sign the Brazilian, who has been linked with Barcelona for months. The club are currently third in the La Liga table, so any move to sign Neymar will be a major coup for the Spanish giants. However, the deal must be completed before the transfer window closes on Thursday, so details of the deal are unlikely to emerge until the end of this week.
The deal was worth a reported EUR 57 million. Neymar will also earn around five million euros a season, including a bonus for winning the treble last season. While the fee is not disclosed, Barca executives have said that Neymar had a “very good deal” with his former club, Santos FC. A presentation by Andoni Zubizarreta was held in Barcelona’s Camp Nou, and the club’s scouting report from 2011 showed that Neymar would be a good fit for the club.
Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier says playing in empty stadiums will be “different”
It’s the same old story as when Liverpool drew Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. Atletico won the game and then celebrated in the car park after the match. This time, however, the away supporters were far more enthusiastic. Trippier smashed the ball into an empty seat and roared in delight, and the crowd, 3,000 strong, joined in.
Atletico’s new signing, Kieran Trippier, has left Tottenham for Atletico Madrid. After a disappointing first half of the season, the former England international admitted he’d been struggling. He also pointed out that he was upset by some of his teammates’ actions. He admitted that he was “stuck” between his role and the other team’s.
Despite missing the final season of his Tottenham career, Trippier is excited to begin his new job with Atletico Madrid. After surgery on his groin in January, he’s finally fully fit. In addition to a strong performance, Trippier also revealed that his injury caused him stress throughout the final season at Tottenham. It’s not surprising that Trippier has been eager to start training again for Atletico after a long absence.
La Liga’s current season
In the upcoming weekend, the 90th season of La Liga kicks off. The league is among the best in Europe, and will be without Lionel Messi for the first time since 2003. While Real Madrid and Barcelona are facing salary budget problems, their quality will still be evident. Atletico Madrid is looking to make that quality count this season. The club hasn’t done much in the transfer window, but they have lost Mikel San Jose and Benat Etxebarria.
As of today, the top four teams, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, and Real Madrid, are the favorites. However, the next tier of clubs will be hoping to breathe new life into La Liga and take on the defending champions. The bottom three are relegated to the second division, and the race to avoid relegation and qualify for European competitions should be as exciting and dramatic as the battle for the title.