La Liga is one of the most famous football leagues in Spain. It is the top men’s professional football division of the football league system of Spain. A total of 62 teams has been added to and completed the league ever since its inception. Nine teams have been crowned champions till now with the very popular Real Madrid winning the title for a record 33 times and Barcelona for 25 times.
The eyes of all the people will probably be on Lionel Messi, as he forgets his performance from the Cup and comes back to surprise the audience with his skills. Cristiano Ronaldo will not be playing with the Real Madrid for the first time in almost a decade. Here are the things that you need to know about this football league from Spain.
First Ever use of VAR in the League
Following the success and efficient result of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in the recent World Cup, there was no doubt regarding its inclusion in the La Liga. The league will see the use of this technology for the first time ever in its history ever since its inception.
This technology has been used initially in the World Cup and it will be implemented in the in the La Liga as well. There are other leagues like the French Ligue 1, Bundesliga and the Italian Serie A which will also see the use of this system of VAR in the future as well.
The Fixtures that Get the Fans all Excited
When we are talking about La Liga, or even Spain, the one thing that gets each and every fan as well as audiences of the league completely excited is the fixture between the giants of La Liga- Real Madrid and Barcelona. Real Madrid holds the record for the highest number of titles in the history of the league with 33 La Liga wins, and Barcelona just behind it with 25 wins.
Both the teams are believed to put up a grand show whenever they go head-to-head in the league. The teams clashed with each other on the 28th of October and will once again go against each other on the 3rd of March, 2019. The Madrid Derby matches are on September 30 and March 28, while Barcelona will go up against Rojiblancos on 25th of November and 7th of April in the upcoming year of 2019.
Players to look out for in the League
Asensio is expected to play more matches in this season of La Liga and he might start to shine with his performance in front of the audience. The role of Gareth Bale is also set to increase in the team of Real Madrid as he will try to establish himself as a dependable goal-scorer for the team.
Coutinho and Dembeleare also expected to create some magic with their skills as they become the upcoming stars of Barcelona. Another player to watch out for is Rodrigo Moreno of Valencia.
The Big Entries and Exits of the Season
The two mammoths of the league, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta who has excited the fans of La Liga will not be playing for the first time in more than a decade. Arturo Vidal has been successful at the Bayern Munich and has joined the team of Blaugrana. He will be someone who fans and the audience should look forward to. When we look at young talents, Rodri who has switched from Villareal to Atletico also looks to be promising.