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La Liga's maverick magicians entertain Spain from their backyards

Any other 37-year-old man with a mop of shockingly bleached hair, dancing wildly late on a Sunday night, shirt off and posing like the Hulk in full "You wouldn't like me when I'm angry" mode, would draw derogatory comments about his "midlife crisis." But Joaquin Sanchez is no ordinary man. No ordinary footballer, either.

Somehow, the Real Betis captain is dreams made flesh. Wildly talented at football, uproariously funny, durable given that his club's medics announced last season that he's been...

Barcelona one step closer to La Liga title as heavily rotated squad draws at Celta Vigo

Three quick thoughts from Barcelona's 2-2 La Liga draw at Celta Vigo on Tuesday.

1. Barca draw but take another step toward title

Barcelona are now just two wins away from a seventh La Liga title in 10 years, but they had to make do with one point at Celta Vigo as Iago Aspas scored late on with his hand to earn his side a deserved 2-2 draw.

Goals from Ousmane Dembele and Paco Alcacer sandwiched a Jonny Castro strike and had Barca on track for a first league win at Balaidos since 2015. But...

La Liga's top strikers in a golden era after overcoming adversity

Something extremely special and exciting is happening in Spanish football, and the weekend added copious proof of this phenomenon.

Because so much attention is lavished on the perpetual duel between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to demonstrate who wears the crown in La Liga, indeed in Europe, the fact that we're living in a golden era for strikers in Spain drifts under the radar.

We are only just reaching March, yet a combination of four of Spain's attack forces have hit the net 159...

Scouting Spotlight: Cengiz Under, Maxi Gomez and Patrick Cutrone

Rony Lopes is thriving at Monaco after failing to make the grade at Manchester City.

Scouting Spotlight profiles players across Europe who have caught the eye. This week, Cengiz Under is Roma's answer to Paulo Dybala, Celta Vigo have Uruguay's next star striker, and have Milan found their new Filippo Inzaghi?

Cengiz Under -- Roma

Cengiz Under has shot to worldwide fame in recent weeks.

Signed from Super Lig side Istanbul Basaksehir to much fanfare on social media, Under has burst into Roma's starting XI in 2018 after being eased in during the first half of the season. The 20-year-old is already an established Turkey...

Maxi Gomez, the "new Luis Suarez," currently taking La Liga by storm

Gomez has never taken anything for granted and is currently seizing his opportunity at Celta Vigo.

On Sunday, Maxi Gomez did it again.

The burly striker from Uruguay scored a dramatic equaliser for Celta Vigo against Real Madrid, earning his team a well-deserved 2-2 draw. That is exactly what he accomplished at Camp Nou in December, netting the last goal in another 2-2 draw, ruining Barcelona's perfect home record and out-shining his role model, Luis Suarez.

"[Suarez] is my idol. I admire him a lot for the way he works. People in Uruguay say that I am going to be his successor in the national...

Ronaldo's double vs. Celta moves Real Madrid within one point of La Liga title

Three quick thoughts from Real Madrid's 4-1 La Liga win over Celta Vigo at Balaidos on Wednesday night.

1. Madrid one point away from La Liga crown

Cristiano Ronaldo's latest double kept Real Madrid on course for the Liga title on a dramatic night at Balaidos that saw Los Blancos again ride their luck at times but win 4-1 and move three points clear at the top of the table with just one game left to play.

The result means Barcelona now need to beat Eibar on Sunday and hope Malaga can upset...