Atletico Madrid have endured a worrying start to the season, failing to pick up a win in either of their opening two matches.
Not many would disagree that Barcelona are up there among the greatest football clubs in the world. In the last 10 years they have won six La Liga titles, four Copa del Reys and three Champions Leagues.
On this week's edition of La Liga weekly, Guillem Balague joins Jon Driscoll and Terry Gibson to dissect the biggest transfers stories ahead of Deadline Day.
The tiny club from cucumber country south of the capital, where most people support Real or Atlético, are the only side in La Liga not to have let in a goal. Ever Butarque was blue, just like their manager wanted and just like their captain’s hair. “I hope they wear Leganés shirts and only Leganés…
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In his second column of the new La Liga season, Guillem Balague assesses Barcelona's early title defence, Atletico Madrid's continued struggles, Alvaro Morata's impact at Real Madrid, Sevilla's form and Las Palmas' unexpected start to the campaign.
REAL MADRID have rejected a loan bid from Chelsea for James Rodriguez, according to reports.
Tottenham are planning a move for Isco but reports in Spain indicate the forward intends to remain with Real Madrid.