Spanish Debate

Sunday, May 15, 2016

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The veteran playmaker has called time on an illustrious playing career at the age of 40. The last of a dying breed of footballers, Spanish football may never see his like again

Saturday, May 14, 2016

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The two capital clubs came up short in the Primera Division, but face each other in the Champions League final for the second time in three seasons when they meet on May 28

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The Catalans beat Granada 3-0 to claim their sixth Primera Division crown in the last eight seasons - and they are worthy winners despite Real's remarkable resurgence of late

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The Frenchman has brought about a change of fortunes for Los Blancos since he took over in January and had La Liga started at the turn of the year, his side would be champions

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Luis Enrique's men are away at Los Carmenes on Saturday as they play to win La Liga from Real Madrid, but fresh in some of the players' minds will be their painful loss in 2013-14

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As if it needed any more spice, the battle between Spain's top two for the La Liga crown is causing controversy amid talk of possible incentive payments and dubious officiating

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Spain's two biggest clubs do battle for the title as La Liga goes right down to the wire in Saturday's games, with the champions at Granada and Real away to Deportivo La Coruna

Sunday, May 8, 2016

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Zinedine Zidane's side held off Valencia in a hard-fought 3-2 win to take the race for La Liga to the final weekend, but the Catalans remain odds-on favourites to win it once more

Friday, May 6, 2016

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The Welsh winger has handed Real their last two wins in La Liga with key goals but is now sidelined for Sunday's crunch clash and the inspiration will have to come from elsewhere

Thursday, May 5, 2016

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The Champions League will see another all-Spanish final as Atleti and Madrid meet again and with 47 out of the last 50 two-legged ties won against foreign teams, Spain is the best

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The Frenchman has overseen a notable improvement in La Liga and in Europe since the sacking of Benitez and Real's march to the Milan showpiece is vindication for Florentino Perez

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

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The Chilean was the first to work under Florentino Perez at the start of the president's second spell in charge, but left after a single season in a marriage destined for failure

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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The French forward made the difference for Diego Simeone's side again as they made it through a heart-stopping semi-final second leg and could lead them all the way to the title

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Attack meets defence as two very different footballing philosophies battle it out at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday in what could be Guardiola's last European match at Bayern

Saturday, April 30, 2016

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Luis Enrique's side struggled to see off a 10-man Betis outfit in Seville, but the title will be back at Camp Nou if they can beat Espanyol and Granada in their next two matches

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The Welsh winger missed a number of chances at Anoeta, but headed home with 10 minutes left to maintain the pressure on Atletico and Barcelona in the three-way fight for La Liga

Friday, April 29, 2016

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The two midfielders have been left out of the biggest matches in recent weeks and despite words of encouragement from their coach, both face an uncertain future at the Bernabeu

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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The Atletico midfielder produced a remarkable run and finish to give Diego Simeone's side the upper hand in the tie as Bayern stare at a possible third straight semi-final exit

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The Spanish striker is feeling important again at Atletico after several seasons struggling - and this new lease of life could deliver a first trophy together for player and club

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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The Portuguese forward was ruled out before kick-off and in his absence, Zinedine Zidane saw his garment split once again as his players looked completely toothless in attack