Monday, August 20, 2007

La Liga May Very Well Be The Most Entertaining League Again This Season

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...

1 comment:

Moin said...

Well, the socios sacked Capello because they wanted "entertaining football". They got it, one way or another, though it might not come from RM per se. Sevilla was basically 2 league matches away from pulling the treble last year. Unfortunately, they were tired by the sheer size of the task at hand by the end of the season. With RM recklessly attacking, a Barca squad that good on paper, a well balanced Sevilla squad, and another well balanced Valencia squad that is roaring to go after a season robbed due to injuries, you are right, it's going to be a great season.

That said, there is rumours that Schuster won't even make it to the first league game. Highly doubtful that's even remotely true, but the fact that such rumours could exist doesn't bode well for RM.