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Pablo Fornals Might Have Just Scored The Goal Of The Season

They only just gave out the FIFA award for best goal of the season on Monday, and we already have a solid candidate for next year’s edition. Behold, the wondergoal of Pablo Fornals of Villarreal:

Ousmane Dembélé Isn't Perfect For Barcelona, But He Is What They Need Ousmane Dembélé Isn't Perfect For Barcelona, But He Is What They Need

It still isn’t entirely clear if Ousmane Dembélé truly fits in at Barcelona. He doesn’t seem to have level of technical mastery and precision required to thrive in Barcelona’s traditional playing style, and it’s yet to be determined whether it would be wise or even possible for him or Barça alter their natural games…

Dumbass Plan To Play La Liga Match In The U.S. Already Looks Like A Disaster Dumbass Plan To Play La Liga Match In The U.S. Already Looks Like A Disaster

La Liga’s money-grubbing ploy to bring a league match to the U.S. every year always sounded like just about the stupidest idea imaginable. With each additional revelation about the deal, we’re getting a clearer picture of just how moronic and incompetent the plan and the planners behind it truly are.

Barcelona Played A Game On One Of The Worst Pitches You'll Ever See

Barcelona played Real Valladolid on Saturday in a match remarkable not for any brilliant passages of play or spectacular goals, but instead for the atrocious state of Valladolid’s pitch, which looked more like a sand pit with a thin layer of grass sprinkled on top than a field of play befitting some of the world’s…

La Liga Players Hate Idea Of Playing Games In The U.S. So Much They Might Go On Strike La Liga Players Hate Idea Of Playing Games In The U.S. So Much They Might Go On Strike

About a week after Spain’s La Liga and U.S. sports marketing firm Relevant Sports announced a deal that would see one regular season La Liga match played in the U.S. every year for the next 15 years, the Spanish league’s players have weighed in. It turns out they think the idea is trash.

New Marketing Deal Will Bring Regular Season La Liga Match To The U.S. New Marketing Deal Will Bring Regular Season La Liga Match To The U.S.

After years of seeing meaningful games from our own major sports shipped abroad by the greedy leagues that control them, U.S. sports fans are about to find themselves on the opposite side of that transaction. Thanks to a new marketing deal, Spain’s La Liga will play a regular season match stateside, possibly starting…

New Madrid Keeper Thibaut Courtois Apologizes For Singing Song About Real Madrid Fans Fucking Kangaroos New Madrid Keeper Thibaut Courtois Apologizes For Singing Song About Real Madrid Fans Fucking Kangaroos

Before he was the regular goalkeeper at Chelsea, Thibaut Courtois was the number one at Atletico Madrid when they burst onto the La Liga scene to challenge the duopoly of Barcelona and Real Madrid. Now, since his transfer to Real earlier this week, Courtois has been forced to awkwardly answer for his past as a member…

Extremely Not-Desperate Chelsea Break The Bank To Sign Their Second-Choice Keeper Extremely Not-Desperate Chelsea Break The Bank To Sign Their Second-Choice Keeper

The very gloomy outlook for Chelsea’s upcoming Premier League season just got a little bit brighter, albeit at a hefty cost. The Blues welcomed a new goalkeeper to the club today in Athletic Bilbao’s Kepa Arrizabalaga, who pretty understandably just goes by “Kepa” most of the time. Kepa’s price tag, paid a day before…

Here Are 10 Minutes Of The Finest Soccer Passes From Last Season Here Are 10 Minutes Of The Finest Soccer Passes From Last Season

The Premier League season starts this weekend. It’s been like four seconds since the World Cup ended. Regardless, that’s exciting news.

Cristiano Ronaldo Beats Lionel Messi (At Tax Evasion) Cristiano Ronaldo Beats Lionel Messi (At Tax Evasion)

Real Madrid and Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly settled his tax fraud charges with Spanish authorities, agreeing to pay $21.7 million, or approximately €18.7 million, to stay out of prison and receive only a suspended two-year sentence. Ronaldo’s achievement breaks the tax evasion mark set by his…

Antoine Griezmann Announces His Intent To Stay With Atlético Madrid In Moronic TV Special Antoine Griezmann Announces His Intent To Stay With Atlético Madrid In Moronic TV Special

Antoine Griezmann is famously a huge basketball head (though he’s much less well-versed in other aspects of American culture...), so it wasn’t totally surprising when he announced yesterday that he would reveal his long-awaited choice of whether to stay at Atlético Madrid next season or leave for Barcelona via a TV…

Zinedine Zidane, The Perfect Real Madrid Manager, Left In Perfect Style Zinedine Zidane, The Perfect Real Madrid Manager, Left In Perfect Style

In the mother of all mic drops, Zinedine Zidane called a snap press conference today and announced that he was quitting his post as manager of Real Madrid, mere days after winning his record-setting third Champions League trophy in a row. It was the perfect cap to a perfect marriage of coach and club.

The Best Club In The World Is Real Madrid The Best Club In The World Is Real Madrid

Three Champions League titles in a row. Four such trophies in five years. The plain facts of Real Madrid’s astounding recent run in soccer’s most prestigious club competition means this Madrid team will go down in the sport’s history as maybe the single best exemplar of opulent, unimpeachable success—just maybe not…

Barcelona And Real Madrid Combined For One Exquisitely Dumb Clásico Barcelona And Real Madrid Combined For One Exquisitely Dumb Clásico

Spain’s El Clásico remains the biggest and best rivalry in all of soccer. Especially during the last decade, when matches between Barcelona and Real Madrid practically always meant matches between two historically great teams who desired nothing more than to stick a shiv into their most hated foes’ guts—only partially…

Messi Came Off The Bench To Stroll Around, Keep Barcelona Undefeated Messi Came Off The Bench To Stroll Around, Keep Barcelona Undefeated

Lionel Messi came on as a substitute in the 58th minute of Barcelona’s match against Sevilla on Saturday with express orders not to run around too much. He obeyed, meandered around for the better part of his 30-minute cameo, before picking his moment and bursting forth from out of nowhere to score the game-tying goal…

Nothing Can Stop Ronaldo From Realizing His Dream Of Scoring Loads Of Goals Nothing Can Stop Ronaldo From Realizing His Dream Of Scoring Loads Of Goals

This time two months ago, Real Madrid were struggling. Their defense of the league title had already all but mathematically failed. Their Champions League fate also looked shaky, with the back-to-back winners in the club’s favorite competition finishing second in their group and receiving a tough draw against Paris…

Lionel Messi Won The League All By Himself Lionel Messi Won The League All By Himself

It helps to take a step back now, after Barcelona have all but assured themselves yet another league title by beating second-place Atlético Madrid at home yesterday, to accurately appreciate the enormity of the situation and the incomparable superiority of Lionel Messi.

Atlético Madrid Sell Yannick Carrasco In Latest Bit Of Chinese League Insanity Atlético Madrid Sell Yannick Carrasco In Latest Bit Of Chinese League Insanity

After a couple years’ worth of flabbergasting player transactions that sent relatively young, increasingly talented, borderline world-class players from some of the best leagues in Europe and South America to the gilded shores of China, this season felt quieter, like maybe normalcy had finally reasserted its grip on…

La Liga Player Rúben Semedo Arrested On Charges Of Kidnapping, Assault, Robbery La Liga Player Rúben Semedo Arrested On Charges Of Kidnapping, Assault, Robbery

Rúben Semedo, a 23-year-old Portuguese defender who plays for La Liga club Villarreal, could’ve been the next great Portuguese central defender. Instead, it looks more likely that he’ll become the next great Portuguese criminal, given a recent spree of run-ins with the law.

In Spain's La Liga, Celebrating A Goal Is Apparently Worse Than Racism And Sexism In Spain's La Liga, Celebrating A Goal Is Apparently Worse Than Racism And Sexism

Sunday’s La Liga match between Barcelona and Espanyol was an eventful affair. The animosity-fueled Catalan Derby was as charged as usual, and this one in particular had some notable flashpoints that inspired the league office to open an investigation. Just, not into any of the actual bad stuff that happened.

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