Spanish football morning headlines: Madrid at war with La Liga and Messi’s second-best ever start to a year

Spanish football morning headlines for January 10th

Real Madrid at war with La Liga

Real Madrid

Real Madrid‘s trip to Pamplona and the match they played against Osasuna in unfavourable conditions has worsened relations between the club and La Liga according to Marca.

Zinedine Zidane and Thibaut Courtois, especially, are said to have vocally expressed their displeasure at the way the fixture was handled, and the ordeal has become the latest chapter in an ongoing war that began over television rights and intensified due to scheduling, the European Super League and VAR.

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A storm against La Liga

Real Madrid‘s worst nightmare was made reality on Saturday night at El Sadar according to Diario AS. Los Blancos played Osasuna on an icy pitch, and struggled through a strange and difficult game, a perfect storm of adversity that ended in a draw.

Especially when considering the logistical difficulties of the previous day, with the squad and staff stuck on the tarmac of Barajas Airport in a grounded plane for four hours, it made sense that come the final whistle Zinedine Zidane and Thibaut Courtois would openly rage against La Liga.

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Messi’s second best start to a year

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi has scored four goals in Barcelona‘s first three games this year, making 2021 his second-best start to a calendar year according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Argentine’s brace against Granada last night complemented his brace at Athletic Club during the week, meaning that only in 2016, when he scored five by January 10th, has he started a year in better form.

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Tags Barcelona La Liga Lionel Messi Real Madrid

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  1. Chris R. says:

    When Real did what they did best and stole last season’s title in the last 11 game days with all VAR decisions going their way which resulted in automatic PKs being awarded to them every single damn game practically while were denied to the opponents they didn’t complain. When the son of RM fan club in Benidorm fabricated the PK for ramos when they played Barca this season, they didn’t complain. Stop complaining you cry babies and start playing, soccer 11 vs 11 is hard when the refs don’t pamper you. The weather and the pitch conditions were the same for your opponents.

    1. Dozie Ihenacho says:

      Are you for real? What has last season got to do with this, typical rant from a barca faithful or Anti Real madrid fan stick to the original issue being discussed! What a shame can’t even mask your bias, SMDH

    2. John Theophilus says:

      Very true

  2. Campbell says:

    The weather condition was not favourable for both Osasuna and Real Madrid so they should stop complaining. Instead Real Madrid should look forward to their Next Match hoping to correct their Mistakes.

  3. Terry says:

    Main reason why match should have been rescheduled to favor both parties not only for Madrid.

  4. Dean says:

    Real Madrid Is a Cheating Team They always Cheat to win.

  5. Sani ibrahim says:

    Honestly speaking the game should have suspended because the condition of the weather make both the club mess around

  6. Anthony chime says:

    A bad workman quarrels with his tools. Madrid should stop complaining, making excuses and play soccer.

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