Holla everyone! welcome back to LaLiga Santander 2018-2019 Weekly review, article that will cover the short analysis of the major matches of the Spanish football/soccer championship involving the grands of the league: Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Sevilla and Valencia. As well in order to save your time here we got for you the highlights of this matches, players stats, league table, LaLiga results and for all the supporters that are interested to check the latest updates for football merchandise and kits there are useful links and the opportunity to check the best prices for the match tickets in order to go on the stadium and support your favorite club. Let’s Talk Football!!!
This summer in Russia the major blow for national of Spain arrived just days before the start of the World Cup. After Zinedine Zidane announced the shocking new that he is leaving Real Madrid, shortly after new statement arrived like a thunder storm on a clear sky, Julien Lapotegui will take the charge of Real Madrid and as a consequence he was removed from the management of Furia Roja at the FIFA World Cup in Russia 2018. From my humble point of view this was one of the major factor that blew up the chances of Spain to progress to far in the biggest international football competition.
Barcelona from another side is changing slowly but steady the philosophy of the game as well, different approach for attack, defense, ball possession and so on. Arrival of Malcolm, Arthuro and Vidal didn’t solved the problem from the back line but as long the attacking line orchestrated by Lionel Messi is doing their job, this thing is not gonna be a major issue in their trip for another successful campaign in Spain or in Champions League. In the first game of the season current Spanish champions, Barcelona won 3-0 on Camp Nou Deportivo Aleaves. The visitors are known for delivering a surprising results especially against the dominating team from LaLiga. This time they managed to finish the first half goalless and it is already like a semi achievement. In the second half Barcelona increased their pressure in the attack and on 64th minute Leonel Messi opened the score. Phillipe Coutinho double the lead of the hosts on 83rd minute and new Barcelona captain, Lenell Messi got his second goal in the extra time. Final score Barcelona 3, Deportivo Alaves 0.
Sevilla season started before the beginning of the LaLiga with the qualification matches for Europa League and must admit they were doing quite good in their new adventure in 2018-2019 in European Cups. In Spain their first game was away against new promoted from Rayo Vallecano and that was a match to watch. Franco Vázquez opened the score for visitors on 15th minute and from this moment on the Sevilla show started. Andre Silva who arrived from AC Milan got a brilliant debut game and notched a hat-trick(31′. 45′, 79′). Rayo Vallecano down 3-0 had scored the consolation goal on 85th minute with a well taken penalty by Adri Embarba.
After Zinedine Zidane left the club another key players around whom was built the success of Royal club from Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Juventus for a fee of around €100m an astonishing amount of money for a 33 years old Portuguese superstar. The things are going in a clear direction for Real Madrid, the time of big changes is coming and the major achievements in the couple of years are less probable despite the huge amount of the talent that the club has in their current squad. So the first match of the season was very important to check the pulse of the team and try to see who will try to take the initiative to carrying the team in the void created after departure or Cristiano Ronaldo. Despite the news that the match on Bernabeu against Getafe had the lowest selling tickets rating in years, Real Madrid got their things right and on 20th minute Dani Carvajal opened the score. The Welsh international Gareth Bale get his name on the score sheet in the second half on 51st minute sealing with this a good start for his team in a season that is full of expectation from the veterans and full on uncertainty towards a team that is changing generations.
Atletico Madrid the fresh champions of European Super Cup in Tall in 2018, managed to keep their super stars like Griezmann and Godin and is one of the sides that will fight without any doubt with Barcelona for the title this year in Spain and in Europe. Diego Simeone’s players had their first LaLiga match away at Mestalla against Valencia and if you remember the last season the “Bets” got a huge development in the last couple of years and became a very competitive side. Ángel Correa opened the score for visitors on 26th minute and it seemed that all is going as per the plans made in Madrid. Valencia, playing home, supported by the crowd, improved the playing style and got a equalizer on 56th minute through Rodrigo(Moreno Machado). Final score 1-1 and neither of the sides got happy with this result, but he fact that still there are point for each of the sides provide the solid bases of delivering a solid campaign for both sides.
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Girona 0 – 0 Real Valladolid
Real Betis 0 – 3 Levante
Celta Vigo 1 – 1 Espanyol
Villarreal 1 – 2 Real Sociedad
Barcelona 3 – 0 Deportivo Alaves