Carlo Ancelotti laid out a high press against Real Sociedad in a dress rehearsal for PSG, resulting in a vibrant comeback from 1-0 down.
Barça continue to improve under Xavi. Ferran Torres is the only one who is struggling for form. Adama and Auba have been instant hits.
Alfredo Relaño looks at the current rate of hooliganism across some European countries.
Trying to schedule the games that form part of match-day 21 of the 2021-22 season showcases just how condensed the fixture list has become...
Alfredo Relaño reacts to Villarreal and Atlético's entertaining LaLiga draw on Sunday, in what is shaping up as a thrilling race for European places.
Alfredo Relaño reacts to Real Madrid's 2-0 LaLiga win over Real Sociedad on Saturday, as Carlo Ancelotti's men extended their lead at the top of the table to eight points.
At this time every year Spain's minnows get their day in the sun in the Copa del Rey, which also provides a shock or two and keeps smaller teams afloat.
The big question ahead of the opening games was how Barça (and LaLiga) would respond without Messi, writes Alfredo Relaño. Any concerns were soon allayed.