BLOG ESPANA: MIKE BARNES
Gary Neville is under pressure as Valencia’s poor La Liga form continues. Barcelona’s seven-goal blitz against them in the Copa del Rey didn’t help, writes Mike Barnes.
Luis Enrique has sacrificed finesse for expediency in his management of Barcelona’s crowded fixture list, as Mike Barnes explains…
Sevilla striker Kevin Gameiro has played a major role in his side's formidable home form this season, writes Mike Barnes.
After Malaga turned their season around with a fine unbeaten run, Mike Barnes sees happier times ahead at La Rosaleda.
Real Madrid’s problems have been in the spotlight but, Mike Barnes explains, while all is not perfect at Barcelona either, nobody at Camp Nou is panicking.
Gareth Bale was back among the goals last weekend, but Mike Barnes wonders whether it was a return to form for the Welshman or merely a false dawn. 
Ahead of Barcelona’s opening Club World Cup game in Japan, Mike Barnes considers whether the tournament is a welcome diversion or an unwanted distraction for the Catalans.
Sevilla’s failure to progress in the Champions League illustrates once again the gap between Spain’s very best and the rest, writes Mike Barnes.
Javi Gracia doesn’t fear the sack, but Mike Barnes wonders whether the Malaga Coach will have to go before the struggling club’s fortunes are finally turned around. 
The strength of La Liga continues to be felt across Europe but Spanish clubs experienced mixed fortunes in this week’s Champions League games, Mike Barnes explains.
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