La Liga Fixtures & Preview: Matchday 9


La Liga is now in week 9. After the midweek break for Copa del Rey, many teams will be looking forward to getting back to work in the League. 

31 October 2009

Real Madrid – Getafe

Xerez – Sevilla

Osasuna – Barcelona

Athletic Bilbao – Atletico Madrid 

01 November 2009 

Mallorca – Racing

Villarreal – Tenerife

Espanyol – Valladolid

Zaragoza – Almeria

Malaga – Valencia

Deportivo – Sporting de Gijon 

Pep Guardiola’s men wil look to continue their domination at the top of the Primera Division. After what looked like their reserve side comfortbly overcame Cultural mid week in the Copa del Rey, the team immediately got back to work. Word has it that after returning from Leon on Thirsday morning, Guardiola had his squad taken to their training ground staright from the airport! Good news is that Henry is nearing fitness and may be included in the squad for this weekend. I am looking forward to his return, he hasn’t scored for Barca since March. Hopefully he will  return to his best! 

Real Madrid’s woes continue. CR9 is not likely to be fit for this weekend. After thier midweek humilation against the third tier side Alcorcon, fingers have been pointed to coach Manuel Pellegrini. Many say that if he can’t pull Madrid out of this, his job is up for grabs. The truth is that the Real Madrid team are in fact, not a team. They rely on CR9 too much and don’t gell very well. However, this weekend’s home match against Getafe is their’s for the taking.

 Los Che have finally gotten their start-stop kick off to the season under way. After drawing to Barca they swept aside Almeria. They seem to have finally gained some momentum in their quest for a European Spot. They were delivered a blow after recieving news that star man David Villa will be banned for 2 of their EUROPA Cup matches. Also constant interest and speculation about their players futures seem to dominate the headlines. Hopefullt they can put all this aside and continue to challenge Madrid and Barca.



Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Barca)        7

David Villa (Valencia)               7

Pandiani (Osasuna)                   6

Lionel Messi (Barca)                 6

C. Ronaldo (Real Mardid)         5


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