BLOG ESPANA: MIKE BARNES
With four goals against Elche, Cristiano Ronaldo produced La Liga’s standout performance for the second time in four days, as Mike Barnes explains.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick against Deportivo La Coruna made the Real Madrid forward Mike Barnes’ choice for Player of the Week.
Luis Enrique’s wholesale changes last night meant that very little was revealed about Barcelona’s real Champions League prospects, writes Mike Barnes.
Neymar’s double in Barcelona’s 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao made him the Player of the Week in La Liga, writes Mike Barnes.
Spain’s Under-21s will be in tomorrow’s European Championship play-off draw after their draw with Austria on Tuesday. Mike Barnes considers the young players who could make the transition to the senior squad. 
The Champions League draw has given Athletic Bilbao a stiff challenge, but the Basques won’t fear their opponents, Mike Barnes writes.
Lionel Messi’s two goals against Elche marked a winning the start for Barcelona on the opening weekend and, writes Mike Barnes, showed the Argentine returning to form. 
As Real Sociedad prepare for their Europa League play-off, Mike Barnes asks how the Basques will do this season without Antoine Griezmann.
Mike Barnes considers what Thomas Vermaelen might bring to Barcelona, following the Belgium defender’s move from Arsenal to Camp Nou.
Xavi Hernandez announced his retirement from international football this week. Mike Barnes looks back on the midfielder’s La Roja career.
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