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Barcelona Hard-Fought Champions League Victory

Barcelona breathed a sigh of relief as they secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory against Porto in the UEFA Champions League, a win that coach Xavi Hernandez described as "getting rid of ghosts" that have haunted the club in recent years. The Catalan giants have faced disappointment in the competition in the past two editions, failing to progress past the group stage. However, their triumph on the road against Porto puts them in a strong position as Group H leaders and marks a significant

Thomas Tuchel, speaking to, shared insights into Bayern…

Having assumed control from Julian Nagelsmann in April, Tuchel guided Bayern to their 11th consecutive Bundesliga championship, narrowly surpassing Borussia Dortmund on goal difference in a thrilling season finale. Following his inaugural pre-season with the team, the 49-year-old coach is acutely aware of the necessary adjustments required to prevent another tense title race. Note: This interview took place before the acquisition of Harry Kane and the 2023/24 Supercup. Reflecting on the past season's climactic conclusion, it must have been an intense run-in.


In the heart of the Gulf, where dreams are forged and futures are shaped, an epochal collaboration has ignited. A symphony of transformation resonates as LaLiga, the titan of football, joins hands with the Iraq Football Association (IFA) in a triad of destiny, a turning point that shall redefine the very essence of Gulf's football narrative. With fervor burning in their souls, specialists from LaLiga have descended upon the arena, bestowing upon the IFA a cascade of workshops - jewels of knowledge that

Concluding the Inaugural LALIGA Summer Tour after a Successful…

The debut of the LALIGA Summer Tour, a platform crafted by LALIGA to extend LALIGA's pre-season matches to various corners of the world, has drawn to a close after a triumphant stint in North America. Across stadiums in Guadalajara, Monterrey, and San Francisco, the fervor of LALIGA clubs was experienced by over 100,000 fans. The tour, featuring Atlético de Madrid, Real Betis, Real Sociedad, and Sevilla FC, united LALIGA enthusiasts in Mexico and the United States through four matches: ElGranDerbi at Estadio Akron

LaLiga has initiated its inaugural environmental sustainability challenge in…

Innovation and sustainability are crucial factors in the advancement and growth of sports, and LaLiga and Sports + Vitality are fully aware of this concept. In a joint effort, they successfully launched their first environmental sustainability challenge in Breda. The challenge centered around areas such as energy consumption and mobility, waste generation, water consumption, and sustainable (re)construction. The objective was to foster a culture of environmental sustainability within LaLiga, and more than 40 companies from the Benelux region eagerly applied to participate. Nine

CD Eldense and Racing de Ferrol have joined the…

Bringing the total number of member clubs to 44. The clubs involved in the project have achieved a high success rate of 72% in meeting their targets during the first evaluation phase. The Boost LALIGA member clubs gathered at LALIGA's headquarters in Madrid to review the progress of the project's first season. The evaluation showed that 72% of the clubs achieved their objectives, while an additional 8% are well on their way to meeting their targets. This success demonstrates the significant development the

Iberia and LALIGA have joined forces in a sponsorship…

As two major Spanish organizations, they are set to bring the best of Spanish culture and entertainment to Latin America, offering exclusive experiences to soccer fans in the region. The collaboration between Iberia and LALIGA will encompass various activations, events, and content tailored for fans in LATAM, aiming to celebrate Spanish soccer and share the passion and excitement of the competition with the Latin American audience. This sponsorship comes at a significant moment for both companies. For Iberia, it aligns with its strategic

LALIGA EA Sports 2023/24 Preseason Fixtures Revealed

As the LALIGA EA Sports 2023/24 season approaches its kick-off on 11th August, the Spanish top-flight teams are gearing up for an exciting season. Several clubs have already scheduled their preseason fixtures, promising thrilling action this summer. Here's a rundown of the preseason matches for some of the clubs: FC Barcelona: Juventus (23rd July, Santa Clara) Arsenal (27th July, Los Angeles) Real Madrid (29th July, Dallas) Milan (1st August, Las Vegas) Real Madrid: Milan (23rd July, Los Angeles) Manchester United (26th July, Houston)

Boost LALIGA member clubs convened on Thursday at LALIGA’s…

During this initial evaluation phase, the clubs demonstrated an impressive 72% compliance rate in achieving their objectives, with an additional 8% making substantial strides towards reaching their targets. These achievements highlight the substantial development that the project has set in motion. Furthermore, the clubs' dedication to implementing strategic initiatives has resulted in additional investments, creating added economic value. LALIGA will soon provide comprehensive details on these initiatives. The meeting saw the participation of all clubs involved in the project, including the four newly

LALIGA clubs have announced the squads that will be…

The tour will feature exciting matches, including the Gran Derbi between Sevilla and Betis in Guadalajara on August 2, and Atlético de Madrid versus Real Sociedad in Monterrey on the same day. The four teams will then meet in San Francisco on August 5 to conclude the tour. Fans can expect to see some notable stars in action during the LALIGA Summer Tour, including Andrés Guardado from Betis, Tecatito from Sevilla, Kubo from Real Sociedad, and Antoine Griezmann from Atlético de Madrid. Real

SCTV has further demonstrated its dedication to streaming top-tier…

This multi-year agreement grants SCTV access to all 380 matches, along with various highlights, weekly previews, news, and review programs. Previously sharing broadcasting rights since 2018, SCTV will now be the sole home of LALIGA in Vietnam for the next five seasons until 2027/28. Additionally, SCTV will broadcast selected matches from LALIGA HYPERMOTION, Spain's second tier, as well as the playoffs determining the final promotion place from the second to first tier. Over the past decade, SCTV has been a leader in digitalization
Ilkay Gündogan

Ilkay Gündogan joins Barcelona on free transfer after leaving…

Manchester City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain has paid tribute to the “inspirational” Ilkay Gündogan after the midfielder’s long-expected free transfer to Barcelona was confirmed. The treble-winning captain turned down the chance to stay at City and will join Barça, who have set his buyout clause at €400m (£342m), until 2025 following the expiration of his existing contract. Gündogan, who was manager Pep Guardiola’s first signing in July 2016, signed off in style by lifting the Champions League earlier this month after victory
La Liga 2023-24

La Liga 2023-24: Barcelona kicks off title defense at…

Barcelona will begin the defence of its La Liga title away to Getafe on the weekend of August 12-13, while Real Madrid starts the new season with a trip to Athletic Bilbao. Atletico Madrid take on newly-promoted Granada in the opening round of fixtures for the 2023-24 season that will finish on May 26. The first Clasico is scheduled for October 29 and will be played at the Olympic stadium on Montjuic, which is serving as Barcelona’s temporary home while the Camp Nou
Barcelona Striker Robert Lewandowski

Barcelona Striker Robert Lewandowski to Join Saudi Professional League-…

FC Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski ruled out moving to the Saudi Professional League this summer as “he has other priorities” and his contract with the Spanish champions is valid until 2026. In his first season in the Spanish La Liga, the Pole definitely met expectations as he led Xavi Hernandez’s team to the league title and he was the best scorer of the competition with 23 goals. According to some media, after a stunning season, Lewandowski’s future was in question as his name
Celta Vigo beat Champion Barca

Celta Vigo beat Champion Barca to Stay in La…

Celta went into the final day one point above the relegation zone but Veiga, 21, struck just before half-time, then fired in his 11th goal of the season. Spain forward Ansu Fati, 20, pulled one back with a late header but Celta held on to secure a 13th-place finish. Real Valladolid were relegated after a 0-0 draw at home to Getafe saw them stay in the bottom three. They had only been promoted last season and will now return to Spain's second tier

Barcelona Clinch 27th La Liga, First since Messi’s Exit

Barcelona won La Liga for the first time since 2019 by thrashing Espanyol 4-2 on Sunday, wrestling the title back from rivals Real Madrid. The Catalan giants clinched their 27th Spanish championship at the home of their neighbours, with scenes turning ugly at full time as celebrating Barcelona players were chased from the field by pitch invaders. Robert Lewandowski struck twice for Barcelona, along with goals for Alejandro Balde and Jules Kounde, while Javi Puado and Joselu pulled two back late on for
Julian Nagelsmann Speaks to people

Julian Nagelsmann explains Barcelonas’ loss to Bayern

They may well have looked good for the first 50 minutes of the match, but ultimately Barcelona returned to Catalonia last night with another defeat from Bayern Munich questioning how things went wrong this time. There was optimism that Barcelona might be able to reverse the narrative on this occasion following their good form this season and in the first half they missed a number of clear openings to do so. The narrative coming out of Can Barca after the match was that

Raphinha scores first Barcelona goal in win over Sevilla

Raphinha scored his first Barcelona goal as the Catalans beat fellow LaLiga hotshots Sevilla 3-0 to move within two points of the top of the table. The former Leeds winger opened the scoring for Barcelona in the first half and Robert Lewandowski doubled the advantage before the break, with that goal being the Polish striker's fifth goal in four league games for his new club. Barcelona put the result beyond any reasonable doubt five minutes after half-time with former Manchester City defender Eric

Barca’s shock loss to Cadiz puts Real on verge…

Barcelona's faint hopes of catching LaLiga leaders Real Madrid suffered a huge blow as they slipped to a shock 1-0 home defeat by relegation-threatened Cadiz on Monday. Real's last-gasp victory at Sevilla on Sunday extended their advantage over Barca in second to 15 points, but Xavi Hernandez's in-form side were expected to close the gap by beating Cadiz at the Camp Nou. The hosts never really got going, however, in front of a disgruntled crowd and Cadiz had the better first-half openings with
Real Madrid 3-2 victory over Barcelona

Federico Valverde’s extra-time strike gives Real Madrid 3-2 victory…

Real advanced to Sunday’s final against the winners of Thursday’s clash between holders Athletic Bilbao and LaLiga champions Atletico Madrid in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh. Federico Valverde finished off a stunning move in extra time to give Real Madrid a 3-2 victory over arch-rivals Barcelona in an exhilarating Spanish Super Cup semi-final on Wednesday. Real advanced to Sunday’s final against the winners of Thursday’s clash between holders Athletic Bilbao and LaLiga champions Atletico Madrid in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh. Vinicius Jr.