If the SuperCup is any indication, then La Liga will be picking up right where it left off last season.
Played over 2 legs, Sevilla took a 1-0 lead into the return leg yesterday in Madrid. I didn't even know it was happening let alone on TV, but it came on Telemundo right after the Blackburn-Arsenal replay on FSC, so I watched. What a great game for the neutral observer. Back and forth, Sevilla going up 3-1 only for RM to peg it back to 3-3, and then in the last 10 minutes Sevilla scored the quintessential Sevilla goal, with Kanoute finishing well from a perfect Dani Avles cross after a bombing overlapping run from right back. Real Madrid had their chances to equalize again, but then Kanoute scored again at the death making it 5-3 and 6-3 on aggregate. After watching the wrestling match/rugby scrum that was Blackburn-Arsenal it was great to see two teams playing proper, and very entertaining, footy.
I for one hope that Sevilla can hold onto Alves, as they should once again challenge the Big two of Real Madrid and Barceona. Hopefully Valencia or Villarreal or someone else can make it a 4 or even 5 way battle. Either way, I'm looking forward to following another season of La Liga footy on GolTV and Telemundo.
Buenas noches y hasta luego mi amigos...