It was Fernando Roig who said it best, explaining the truth that lies behind the Spanish League or the LFP. "You go to a league meeting and you discuss things, you explain, you talk about your position for half an hour," the Villarreal president told the radio station Cadena Cope, "and then it turns out to be completely worthless. There you are making proposals, analyzing the situation and it means nothing because the decision has been taken by in some restaurant the day before the meeting. You can talk, but the decision has been made and there is nothing you can do."
Lionel Messi scored the only goal of the game with 14 minutes remaining to give Barcelona a 1-0 win at Valencia on Wednesday and send them 10 points clear of Real Madrid at the top of the Spanish League.
Success has many fathers, failure is an orphan. As the bandwagon passed this summer, it felt like the whole of Spanish soccer -- the whole of Spanish society, in fact -- sought to jump on board. When Spain paraded through a celebrating Madrid, people were queuing up to demand a paternity suit to prove that they had fathered the World Cup winners. And now, as La Liga takes its traditional and frustrating break for international football a single week into the season, the arguments have been revisited. The child is mine. No, mine. Mine. Mine!
A man "angered" by Manchester United's defeat to Barcelona in the final of the Champions League killed four people when he drove a minibus into a crowd celebrating the Spanish side's victory, police in Nigeria have told CNN.
Andrei Arshavin, one of the stars as Russia have progressed to the semifinals of the Euro 2008 championships, is keen to join a club in Spain, rather than England or Germany, according to Spanish newspaper AS.
Real Madrid's title bid stuttered with a 1-0 defeat at Deportivo Coruna while Saturday's Spanish League action was marred by further crowd trouble at Real Betis which saw their home game against Athletic Bilbao abandoned.
The top two scorers in the Spanish League last season are coming to an NBA arena near you this fall. Luis Scola and Juan Carlos Navarro have lots of things in common, but name recognition among NBA fans isn't one of them. That will change once the NBA season gets rolling Oct. 30.
Spanish guard Juan Carlos Navarro is known as "La Bomba" for his long-range shooting and ability to hit driving floaters. Now he's about to drop a bomb on any team hoping to pry Pau Gasol from Memphis.