#La Liga


LaLiga 2021-22 preview: Atletico Madrid, Barcelona minus Lionel Messi or Real Madrid to win it all?

Is everyone excited for the new LaLiga season? While there have been a few notable exits in the summer transfer window -- some guy named Lionel Messi swapped Barcelona for Paris, we hear, and his longtime rival at Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos, joined him in the French capital -- the talent levels are sky-high and the top clubs look set to grapple all the way from first game to last for the title.
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Real Madrid deny reports of leaving LaLiga for Premier League switch

Real Madrid have denied reports that the club are considering leaving LaLiga to join the Premier League, calling the claims "absurd and impossible." Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo had reported that Madrid had analysed their options for abandoning LaLiga after becoming "sick of what they consider to be constant attacks from [league president Javier] Tebas."
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CONFIRMED lineups: Alaves vs Real Madrid, 2021 La Liga

Real Madrid have published their starting lineup for the season opener against Alaves —22:00 CEST, Mendizorroza—. Real Madrid starting XI: Courtois, Vazquez, Militao, Nacho, Alaba, Casemiro, Modric, Valverde, Bale, Hazard, Benzema. Alaves starting XI (TBC): Pacheco, Martin, Laguardia, Lejeune, Duarte, Pina, Pons, Edgar, Rioja, Lucas, Joselu. This is Carlo Ancelotti’s...
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2021 LaLiga odds, picks, predictions: Top soccer insider reveals best bets for Valencia vs. Getafe

Jose Miguel Gonzalez's second stint as manager of Getafe begins on Friday when the club from Madrid takes on former manager Jose Bordalas and Valencia in the first match of the 2021-22 Spanish LaLiga season. Better known as Michel, Gonzalez is making his ninth coaching stop since 2005, including one at Getafe where he went 39-22-40 over two seasons. On Friday, Michel and Getafe face Bordalas, who went 83-60-69 in five seasons at Getafe before leaving for Valencia in May.

Spain's LaLiga clubs approve CVC deal after opt-out concession

MADRID, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Spain's top league soccer clubs on Thursday approved private equity firm CVC's proposed investment despite votes against from Real Madrid and Barcelona, on the condition individual clubs can opt out of the deal, LaLiga's president said. Facing fierce opposition from the country's two leading clubs...
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Updated La Liga TV & streaming schedule: Upcoming matches and how to watch them

Another La Liga season is finally here. And the fans will be back in the stadiums for this one. There will be a different feel to the new campaign that kicks off Friday. Perennial favorites Barcelona, which lost club icon Lionel Messi, and Real Madrid seem ripe for the taking after the off-field controversies of the offseason. And it leaves the rest of the field, especially defending champion Atletico Madrid, feeling like this is a season to capitalize on more potential upheaval at the top of the standings table.

HERE’S THE LINEUP: ESPN unveils La Liga announcing lineup; No Hudson

Sorry, La Liga fans. No Ray Hudson as a color commentator on ESPN’s list of announcers for its La Liga telecasts this 2021-22 season. Hudson was well known as the La Liga analyst, along with his broadcast partner, Phil Schoen, on beIN for years, especially during the Lionel Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo era.
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When does La Liga start? Dates, format, TV & streaming for new soccer season in Spain

It’s the start of a new era for one of Europe’s top soccer leagues. La Liga in Spain kicks off its first season without Lionel Messi since 2003. But the superstar’s departure and the salary budget challenges facing giants Barcelona and Real Madrid arguably set up one of the most compelling La Liga seasons in recent history.

THIS FRIDAY THE 13TH IS LUCKY: That’s when La Liga kicks off on ESPN+

When LaLiga Santander returns for its 91st season Friday, Aug. 13, ESPN+ will be the exclusive, new home of coverage in the U.S. and content from the league will appear across a combination of ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ABC platforms. Opening weekend will kick off with Valencia CF at home against Getafe CF on Friday, August 13, with a live pre-show at 2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
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ESPN’s ambitious plans for LaLiga’s first game on broadcast TV

A match from LaLiga will be aired this weekend live for the first time ever on broadcast television in the United States. With ESPN’s family of networks taking over LaLiga coverage in the United States until 2028-29, this weekend will be the first gameweek of the historic ESPN/LaLiga partnership. To...

HERE’S THE LINEUP: 6 former stars to be analysts on ESPN’s La Liga coverage

ESPN announced Monday that six renowned former La Liga players will headline the company’s coverage of LaLiga Santander in the U.S. beginning Aug. 13, when the 2021-22 season kicks off. The television analysts will have recurring roles on the English- and Spanish-language presentation of La Liga across ESPN+, ABC, ESPN,...