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Athletic Club Bilbao are a club transformed under new Coach Gaizka Garitano and can shock champions Barcelona this weekend, writes Rob Hemingway.
Saturday's Madrid derby is likely to be a typically fiesty affair but it is Atletico who enter the game as favourites, writes Rajan Hothi.
Barcelona may be stronger than ever in global football but away from the Camp Nou, Kieran Thomas explains how Catalan football is facing a crisis.
Barcelona are the strong favourites for this season's La Liga title and only Atletico Madrid look capable of stopping them, writes Kieran Thomas.
Daryl Hammond looks back at the best storylines of the weekend, including trouble for Villarreal and impressive midfield performances.
Daryl Hammond looks back at the best storylines of the weekend, including big trouble in Bilbao and star players elsewhere.
Sevilla have only won one La Liga title in their history and that came 73 seasons ago, but Kieran Thomas argues they are shaking up Spain's elite this year.
Spain’s first team are suffering but – despite some questionable moves from a new regime – their woes should only be temporary, writes Rob Hemingway.
Spain suffered a dramatic defeat to Croatia on Thursday, in a game which showcased both the best and worst of La Roja, writes Daryl Hammond.
While Real Betis' 4-3 win at Barcelona was pleasing on the eye, Kieran Thomas wants to see more cutting edge from the Andalusians...
Luis Enrique made an ideal start as Spain Coach before a wake-up call against England. Going to Croatia will be the litmus test, argues Andrew Tuft.
Daryl Hammond looks back at the best storylines of the weekend, with underappreciated talents and fatherly joy dominating the headlines.
The region’s four La Liga sides are thriving, Rob Hemingway evaluates the secrets behind the area’s continued successes.
From maths being Real Madrid’s saving grace to a battle brewing between the sticks, Daryl Hammond looks back at the best storylines of the weekend…
Julen Lopetegui deserves time to turn Real Madrid mess around but as Kieran Thomas writes, he is unlikely to receive a reprieve at this stage.
Exciting and unpredictable start to La Liga campaign gives it a competitive edge over England's Premier League, writes Kieran Thomas.
Saturday's defeat at Alaves broke another unwanted record for Julen Lopetegui at Real Madrid. Daryl Hammond argues he is now approaching borrowed time..
From the impact of no Lionel Messi to Andre Silva surpassing a certain Cristiano Ronaldo, Daryl Hammond rounds up the best bits of the weekend...
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