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Europe's Underachievers: La Liga - Athletic Bilbao

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Europe's Underachievers: La Liga - Athletic Bilbao Our look at the biggest underachievers in each of Europe’s top five leagues sees WhoScored turn our attention to La Liga. Following on from Arsenal and Hamburger SV in the Premier League and Bundesliga respectively, Athletic Bilbao come under the spotlight for their performances in the six rou...

WhoScored La Liga All Star XI - Gameweeks 4-5

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WhoScored La Liga All Star XI - Gameweeks 4-5 Real Betis top the table after five rounds of La Liga matches, though just two points separate them from 7th-placed Valencia, in what has been a refreshing start to the Spanish season. Barcelona lead the chasing pack though, just one point off the summit after another Lionel Messi hat-trick ended At...

WhoScored La Liga All Star XI - Gameweek 3

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WhoScored La Liga All Star XI - Gameweek 3 It’s something of a rarity to see neither Barcelona nor Real Madrid in the top two after three rounds of La Liga matches. Valencia and Real Betis led the way in Spain’s top division after Gameweek 3, with both teams winning all of their opening fixtures. Barcelona’s 8-0 win over Os...

WhoScored La Liga All Star XI - Gameweek 2

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WhoScored La Liga All Star XI - Gameweek 2 Barcelona’s surprise draw at Real Sociedad handed the initiative to Real Madrid this weekend and Jose Mourinho’s side made no mistake, beating a valiant Getafe to edge two points clear of their rivals at the top of La Liga. Wins for Valencia and Real Betis saw them join Madrid on six poi...

WhoScored La Liga Team of the Week - Matchday 1

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WhoScored La Liga Team of the Week - Matchday 1 The players’ strike is over and the first round of La Liga matches are now complete. Barcelona and Real Madrid already top the table, with hammerings dished out to Villarreal and Real Zaragoza respectively, and there’s no surprise to see their players dominate the WhoScored ratings. Havi...

WhoScored.com’s Spanish National Dream Team XI

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WhoScored.com’s Spanish National Dream Team XI World Cup holders Spain travel to Bari tonight for an intriguing showdown with Italy. The friendly has been somewhat overshadowed by the upcoming Spanish Super Copa between Barcelona and Real Madrid; Sergio Ramos and Xavi have already withdrawn from Vicente del Bosque’s squad ahead of the firs...

Top 5 Goal Scoring Centre Halves for 2010/11- La Liga

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Top 5 Goal Scoring Centre Halves for 2010/11- La Liga Next up in our look at the top scoring centre-halves of 2010/11 is La Liga. The top two teams are represented here, with Gerard Pique and Ricardo Carvalho proving their importance at either side of the pitch for Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively. There were impressive performers near the foot o...

The Best Wingers for Crossing & Dribbling Across Europe

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The Best Wingers for Crossing & Dribbling Across Europe As a round-up of WhoScored.com's feature on Europe's best attacking wingers from each of the top 5 divisions, we have collated the leading 5 players per category based on crossing and dribbling levels from each of the leagues, with some interesting conclusions to be drawn.As a reminder, all players ...

La Liga’s Top 5 Attacking Full-Backs for 2010/11

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La Liga’s Top 5 Attacking Full-Backs for 2010/11 The third in our series of articles showcasing the most attacking full-backs across Europe’s top five leagues sees La Liga under the spotlight. The displays of Daniel Alves for Barcelona last season illustrate just what a world-class presence he is for the Champions League winners, while Marce...

Hey Big Spenders: La Liga - Malaga

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Hey Big Spenders: La Liga - Malaga Spanish side Malaga CF are the focus of our 'Big Spenders' feature for La Liga and it isn't hard to see why. Since the takeover of the club by Sheikh Al Thani last June, wholesale changes have been made to secure their safety and progress the club onto the bigger stage.Having brought in Jesualdo Fer...