Lionel Messi continued his incredible goalscoring run by firing two past Mallorca to help Barcelona to a 4-2 victory, cementing their position at the summit of La Liga. Continue reading Barca remain top after Messi scores two in victory over Mallorca
Sunday saw plenty of drama in La Liga, with some spectacular individual performances and late goals that could be pivotal in the Spanish league this season.
Aritz Aduriz’s first-half double fired Athletic Bilbao to their first away win of the season, ending their recent poor run against fellow La Liga side Granada who are also caught up in the season’s early relegation battle. Continue reading Sunday’s La Liga review
Mired in off-the-field turmoil, Malaga is looking to keep up its promising start to the season that has been spurred on by the surprising form of a 16-year-old youth team player from Cameroon.
Fabrice Olinga became the Spanish league’s youngest ever scorer in the club’s opening-round victory last weekend. Since then, Malaga beat Panathinaikos 2-0 in the first leg of a playoff to be on the verge of its first appearance in the UEFA Champions League.
The surprise start to the season comes after the clubs leading players Santiago Cazorla and Jose Rondon were sold following the Qatari owner refusing to pay players wages.
Olinga is expected to be in the team for Saturday’s league match against Mallorca.
Coach Manuel Pellegrini has not only barred Olinga from speaking to the media but all the employees of the club also.
“He’s going through the best moment of his life, something he never expected,” Pellegrini said on Friday. “You have to remain conscious about his abilities and capacities, and Fabrice is doing everything very well up to now.”
Malaga’s run comes up against an unexpected hurdle this weekend when it kicks off at its Rosaleda Stadium 11pm local time. Continue reading Malaga hope to keep winning despite problems