Friday, August 24, 2007

La Liga Preview

In my last post, I was talking about United. Well speaking of United, Gabriel Heinze has been sent to Real Madrid. Heinze went to court trying to convince the jury to let him go to Liverpool but instead got the red light. Heinze made it pretty clear that he didn't want to stay at Old Trafford so he got shipped off to Real Madrid for about 12 million. In other Real Madrid news, La Liga opens its season up tomorrow with Real Madrid taking on Atletico Madrid. Madrid who lost key players such as Roberto Carlos and David Beckham but gaines players in Robben(from Chelsea), Heinze(United), Saviola(Barcelona) and Drenthe(Feyenoord), Pepe(FC Porto) and Sneijder(Ajax). So as you can see Real Madrid has added many players to the already star studded team that they had(Ruud Van Nistelrooi, Raul, Robinho, Cannavaro, Gago and Higuain).

However Madrid isn't the only team that bulked up, Barcelona obviously comes to mind. With an already power house team consisting of Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho and Samuel Eto'o they added some help on their back line, midfield and yes even up front. Gabriel Milito(Zaragoza), Eric Abidal (Lyon), Yaya Toure (Monaco) and the biggest signing of the entire off season(along with Torres to Liverpool), Thierry Henry from Arsenal for 24 million pounds(32 million USD). Alongside young Giovani dos Santos, Barcelona is as "packed" as they come. So lets just say it will be an interesting season and thats without the usual upsets every now and then. As for who I think will win La Liga I'm gonna have to go with Barcelona. They came extremely close last season and lost because they didn't play too well the last few matches of the season. I think they're going to learn from their mistakes. So Barcelona as champions and I'm sticking to it! Until next time, Vamos Vamos Argentina!

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