Although Real Madrid was only able to salvage a 0-0 draw against Villarreal on matchday 7, they still have their grip on the first spot in the league. The Los Blancos have 17 points from 7 matches this season. They are followed by Real Sociedad, who have been impressive so far in the league.
Barcelona have not really enjoyed the start to the season which we were expecting from a club of their caliber. The Catalan club have won just three of their opening six La Liga matches (3 wins 3 draws), while they kicked off their UEFA Champions League campaign with a humiliating 3-0 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich in Camp Nou.
Many people will remember Radamel Falcao for his horrible time in the English Premier League where he flopped for two straight seasons with both Manchester United and Chelsea. However, the Colombian striker has been firing hot in the Spanish La Liga with his new club. Falcao recently signed as a free agent for Rayo Vallecano and has been their main man this season with his goalscoring prowess that has fired them into an unfamiliar position on the table by their standards.
All eyes are now on matchday two of the Uefa Champions League 2021/2022 season which commences tonight. The game week two of the Uefa Champions League group stage matches are set to be full of thrills and spills as teams battle it out to emerge as winners or runners up of their respective groups.
Manchester United will welcome Spanish club side, Villarreal in their 2nd leg group stage encounter of the ongoing 2021/2022 UEFA Champions League. Both teams previously faced each other in the 2020/2021 Europa league final which Villarreal won on penalty. With Manchester United sitting at the bottom of the group with 0 points and Villarreal sitting on the 3rd spot with a point, both teams will strive hard to pick up the entire 3 points.
I have decided to pick my best La Liga team of the week ahead of the UEFA Champions League matches on Tuesday and Wednesday. These players are selected based on their performance, in the game week 7. Best La Liga Team Of The Week 1. GK: Spanish goalkeeper Unai Simon performed extremely well against Valencia, he made 5 saves.
Despite having some serious concerns, Real Madrid currently leads LaLiga after seven Matchdays. Aside from defensive depth issues, particularly at fullback, the overall defensive structure has been suspect and can be exploited by better teams. Moreover, despite scoring a league-high 21 goals, Real has struggled to score against quality opponents Real Betis and Villarreal.
Barcelona were in action today against Levante in La Liga and the match ended in a 3-0 win for the catalan giants. And following their result today some Barcelona fans were happy with Barcelona star player Ansu Fati for making his return after being sidelined for 323 days by injury.
Alaves vs Atletico Madrid Atletico Madrid endured a shock defeat when they traveled to the Estadio Mendizorroza stadium to play against relegation battling Deportivo Alaves. Diego Simeone's men fell to an early goal to the home side in the 4th minute of the game and were unable to force their way back into the game as they suffered a first league defeat this season.
5. Antonio Mateu Lahoz Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz is a 44-year-old Spanish football referee. He is also a professional international referee with experience at the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Regarded as one of the current best referees in the world, he is renowned for his chatty and quirky approach to refereeing.
Willian Jose scored both of Real Betis' goals against Getafe to take his tally for the season to four goals. He is now third in the top scorers ranking in La Liga. Mikel Oyarzabal scored Real Sociedad's only goal against Elche to seal a 1-0 win for his team.
The La Liga Matchday seven finally drew close yesterday as all 10 games went down in the competition this week. The competition was filled with lots of intriguing and exciting football moments this week as several teams put up outstanding performances to win their various matches. Barcelona returned to winning ways in the competition this week when they comfortably defeated Levante 3-0 at the Camp Nou Stadium on Sunday.
After losing him to a knee injury in November, the 18-year-old sensational Barcelona attacker is back to Nou Camp in high spirit. Ansu Fati was lost to a serious injury that poses threat to his football career eleven months ago. But despite spending about three hundred and twenty-two (322) days away from football, Ansu Fati scored a goal just two minutes after he was introduced into today's match.
Barcelona's new No.10, the Young talented Ansu Fati made a firm statement on his return to the Camp Nou. The 18 year old wasn't shy away from reminding the Blaguarana fans at Nou Camp of his quality, scoring the last of three goals in Sunday's win over Levante.
5. Raphaël Varane Raphaël Xavier Varane is a 28-year-old French professional soccer player who currently plays for Manchester United and the France national team as a defender. Varane joined from French club, Lens, to Real Madrid in 2011. Over the course of ten years of his playing career with Real Madrid from 2011 to 2021, he won 18 trophies, including three La Liga titles, one Copa del Rey, four UEFA Champions League titles and four FIFA Club World Cups.
4) Olympique de Marseille (French Ligue 1) Olympique de Marseille tasted defeat for the first time this season when they clashed with Ligue 1 counterparts Lens at the Stade Orange Velodrome stadium on Sunday evening. The home side did their best to draw level after going behind by two goals in the first half but were undone by Wesley Said 71st minute goal which secured all three points for the away team.
Barcelona football club of Spain youngster and fast rising talent, Ansu Fati made his return debut for the Ronald Koeman's side today in their 6th league game of the season against Levante at the Camp Nou after 322 days of playing his last match. The 18 years old football maestro who was injured last year November was able to announced his return to the squad just two minutes after coming from the bench to play his first game after eleven months, as he scored the last goal for the Los Blaugrana which was instrumental in their three goals to nil scoreline at full time.
Memphis Depay joined Barcelona on a free transfer this summer after his contract with Lyon came to an end. Memphis has already proven to be a wise signing, scoring three times in his first six La Liga matches. However, Barcelona may have created a headache for themselves by signing the former Manchester United player.
The 18 years old Barcelona attacking sensation, Ansumanne Fati has been on the sideline for 323 days due to injury. Throughout these days, he underwent 3 operations. He returned earlier to action against Levante in La Liga match to score a goal. He spent around 15 minutes in the match, and his impact was greatly felt, which earned him Man of the Match award.
Barcelona won Levante 3-0 in the La Liga clash today and Ansu Fati score an amazing goal despite the injury problem. Ansu Fati returned to the pitch today after a ten-month absence and it was a very sad one for the young player. Well, his return was a very emotional one, both for him and for his family that came to watch him play.