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La Liga: A review

Posted by Sports Snob on September 19, 2006

La liga had a full round of matches over the weekend and there were not many interesting results. The favorites prevailed on all occasions and it looks like Sevilla are posing a great threat to the crown after a well deserved 3-2 victory in their derby against Betis. Sevilla had Kanoute to thank for his brace and it puts them on top of a liga still very much in its infancy. Surely, the bubble will burst someday for Sevilla? Won’t it?

Barca, Madrid, Valencia and Deportivo all chalked up fine victories. Villareal on the other hand seem to be struggling. After the over achievement of last season, this one seems like a reality check for the tiny club.

Here are the other results from an action packed weekend:

Zaragoza 2-0 Mallorca
Deportivo 2-0 Villarreal
Recreativo 0-1 Levante
R Madrid 2-0 R Sociedad
Sevilla 3-2 Betis
Athletic 1-4 Atlético
Valencia 2-0 Getafe
Racing 0-3 Barcelona
Osasuna 2-0 Nàstic
Espanyol 2-1 Celt

Result of the weekend:

The pick of the weekend results would be the coming of age of Javier Aguirre’s Atletico Madrid. Can’t deduce much from one showing but the team looked solid and seem ready for tougher challenges in the league.

Performer of the weekend: Freddie Kanoute(Sevilla)


He doesn’t look like the player who was third choice at Spurs. Kanoute has had a fantastic start to the season and looks an early season candidate for the Pichichi along with perennial favorite Samuel Eto’o and a rejuvenated Fernando Morientes.

Goal of the week: Joan Capdevilla(Deportivo La caruna vs Villareal)

Click to see the goal.


The challengers didn’t stutter this weekend. But somethings gotta give next week when Barca play Valencia at the Nou Camp. Good Stuff in store!


4 Responses to “La Liga: A review”

  1. Ravi said

    kanoute, morientes n forlan…. all flops in EPL n hits in la liga… i wonder y!! :p

  2. Z said

    i know…there must be something in the water in England ! 🙂 forlan has to be the most spectacular case for sure….

  3. Lena said

    It’s a bit ironic that Morientes has suddenly turned into a goal-scoring machine while Liverpool have been suffering from goal drought!

    Anyway, I totally agree with your assessment of Atletico. I look forward to the Madrid derby…soon.

  4. Yeah, that is true…but even during his dip in form,  his talent was never questioned. His heading prowess is quite breathtaking…..

    I expect big things from Aguero. I like him….and dont forget to watch Barca Valencia!!!

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