The18.com goes inside La Liga every week. This week Giselle Cesín talks about how Real Madrid is closing the gap on FC Barcelona.
Hi, I’m Giselle Cesin with The18 and this is your La Liga Update.
If this doesn’t make you want to drop everything and hop into a rondo immediately, you have no soul. Football is joy — just look at the reactions from Luka Modric and Marcelo to Cristiano Ronaldo’s reverse elastico on poor Borja Mayoral. The 20-year-old Real Madrid academy graduate doesn’t deserve this kind of brutality, but it’s definitely appreciated by all.
The game just keeps on giving, and players like Ronaldo — now fast approaching his 33rd birthday — show you that the simple joys never get old.
Everyone’s excited about Atletico Madrid’s gorgeous new digs, even fierce rival FC Barcelona. The Wanda Metropolitano, located east of Madrid’s city center, just opened in September but it’s already scheduled to host the 2018-19 Champions League Final.
Going into today's Atletico Madrid-Barcelona clash, Barcelona had won every game in La Liga and no opposition player had scored in Atleti's new stadium, the Wanda Metropolitano. Neither of those things are true anymore.
Atleti's Saul Niguez opened the scoring with a beautiful shot after a couple of great saves from Marc-Andre Ter Stegen.
Brazilian legend Ronaldo is hands down one of the best forwards ever to have played the beautiful game. Some argue had it not been for numerous unfortunate injuries, “The Phenomenon” would have been the best ever in world football.
Ronaldo started out playing for Cruzeiro in Brazil. It wasn’t long before he caught the eye of mayor European clubs. At only 17, he was signed by Dutch side PSV Eindhoven.
Prior to becoming one of the “Galácticos”, Ronaldo played for Barcelona in 1996-1997, when he was La Liga top scorer with 34 goals.
The18.com goes inside La Liga every week. This week Giselle Cesín takes a look at Real Madrid’s return to form, but asks the question should fans be worried about the lack of goals from Cristiano Ronaldo?
Hi I’m Giselle Cesin with the18, and this is your La Liga soccer update.
Real Madrid took care of business this weekend, beating Espanyol 3-0. However, some Madridistas will be worried that Cristiano Ronaldo has yet to score a league goal this season.
Speculation over the future of FC Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta was emphatically squashed Friday with the signing of a lifetime contract, keeping the Spanish international at the club for the remainder of his playing career and ostensibly into a non-playing capacity after retirement.
Two of Real Madrid's hot young things, 21-year-old attacker Marco Asensio and 24-year-old center back Raphael Varane, have signed contract extensions that will keep them at the club until 2023 and 2022, respectively.