Ridiculous red cards, confusing calls

After a few days of some truly horrible refereeing decisions in LaLiga, let me start by asking you: did you know that a leading referee like Antonio Mateu Lahoz could easily earn more than €400,000 per season? What’s your view? Chump change or more than your gross in 10 years? Enough remuneration to make refs … Read more

Vinicius Jr. propels Real Madrid to stay perfect in LaLiga. How long can this go?

1:28 PM ET Alex KirklandESPN FC MADRID — Real Madrid continued their red-hot start to the season as goals from Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo were enough to see the defending LaLiga champions past Real Betis at the Bernabeu on Saturday. – Report: Madrid 2-1 Betis | LaLiga table | Upcoming fixtures Carlo Ancelotti’s team have … Read more

Will Barcelona topple Real Madrid? What to watch for ahead of new season

Football fans around the world will tune in as LaLiga returns to action (stream matches, highlights on season on ESPN+). Spain’s top flight kicks off Friday with Osasuna hosting Sevilla, while Barcelona host Rayo Vallecano on Saturday at Camp Nou. On Sunday, Real Madrid begin their title defence against promoted side Almeria. Coaches have swapped … Read more

How Spain’s top sides stack up to Real Madrid, Barcelona

The 2022-23 LaLiga season begins this week! A lot of has happened since Real Madrid lifted its record-extending 35th league trophy over eternal rivals Barcelona. Madrid also won their 14th Champions League trophy (another record), but Barcelona aim to topple the champions with for some new marquee players. – LaLiga starts Friday: Osasuna vs. Sevilla … Read more