Spain Punch World Cup Ticket After Scoring Hyper-Spanish Team Goal

Spain secured automatic qualification to the 2018 World Cup on Friday by virtue of finishing top of UEFA’s tricky Group G. La Furia Roja’s 3-0 victory over Albania confirmed their position while dooming Italy to the playoff round. Rodrigo scored the opener, Isco added a sumptuous second and Thiago grabbed Spain’s third on a celebratory night in Alicante.  

Inside La Liga: When Will Ronaldo Find The Back Of The Net? 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?

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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. 

Barcelona To Go On Strike For One Day Following Violence Surrounding Catalan Independence Referendum

Barcelona have announced the club will join a Catalonia-wide one-day strike that will take place Tuesday, Oct. 3. 

A release on Barcelona's website said the strike was called by a group called "Taula per la Democracia" (Table for Democracy), which is made up of variuos Catalan trade unions.

Eerie Photos From Barcelona’s Match Played Behind Closed Doors

Two goals from Lionel Messi and one from Sergio Busquets saw Barcelona defeat Las Palmas 3-0 on Sunday to maintain their perfect record in league play after seven matches.