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Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza believes a "very angry" Lionel Messi was reacting to criticism by not celebrating his winning goal against Leganes.
Messi completed his brace with a penalty in the 90th minute to see Barca edge to an unconvincing 2-1 win in La Liga on Sunday.
But the Argentina star did not celebrate his goal, with his team – and coach Luis Enrique – having been jeered during the encounter.
His national team coach, Bauza, said it was likely a response to the criticism Messi received in the wake of the 4-0 Champions League loss to Paris Saint-Germain.
"I think he reacted to the criticism he may have received after PSG," he told radio show Joga Bonito.
"I noticed he was very angry when he scored the goals."
Barca's win saw them move within a point of La Liga leaders Real Madrid, who have two games in hand.
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With only a handful of games left in La Liga’s season, every match counts. Real Madrid is in striking distance of 1st place, so they’ll bring the heat to their April 20 game with Villarreal. This match will be epic and HollywoodLife.com wants you to see it!
Cristiano Ronaldo . 31, is so close to La Liga championship gold that he can taste it. He and his Real Madrid squad are hungry to dethrone Barcelona . so they’ll look to make a quick snack out of their opponents, Villarreal . Yet, will Cedric Bakambu and his squad leave a bad taste in Read Madrid’s mouth?
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With all that talk of food, you better have some munchies ready for this April 20 game kicks off. Villarreal (the team with the delightful nickname, “The Yellow Submarines”) will travel to Real’s home turf of Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain. This important game starts at 4:00 P.M. EST. so after chowing down on some of Spain’s hottest hunks. get set to devour this amazing La Liga match!
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Going into this game, Barcelona currently sits on top of La Liga’s standings, per ESPN. but they’re tied with points with Atletico Madrid at 76. Real Madrid is just one point behind and they lead on “goal difference” (number of goals a team scores minus the number of goals they give up.) If Real Madrid pulls off the victory, they may walk away as La Liga’s leaders!
“We’ve grown a lot in this final part of the season and our objective was to close the gap at the top, and now we are very close,” Real Madrid’s Marcelo Vieira. 27, tells Goal.com. “There are no easy games now, they are all finals and we’ll keep this up until the end.” Be sure you’re set for the explosive end of the La Liga season with your official Real Madrid jersey. Hopefully, Kendall Jenner . 20, has one whenever she takes up Cristiano’s flirty invitation to see him play .
Villarreal is pretty much out of championship contention, having only 60 points. However, Read Madrid’s coach Zinedine Zidane, 43, isn’t taking this game lightly. “We’re in a good situation but have not achieved anything yet,” he said, per ESPN. “To talk about us going to win everything…I don’t like it.” Show your Villarreal pride by getting your official jersey here!
It’s hard not to think Real Madrid are about to win everything, especially after Cristiano pulled off his devastating hat trick to lead Los Blancos past Wolfsburg in the Champions League. It must be those self-lacing Nikes that give Cristiano the edge. Either way, Cristiano is a soccer phenom and this game will be good.
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Barcelona and Sevilla play each other in a La Liga game in Week 12. Latin Post.com previews the game, predicts a winner and provides a stream. Notable players such as Lionel Messi, Neymar, Claudio Bravo, Carlos Bacca and Denis Suárez will be playing.(Photo. Getty)Share This Story
The two best soccer clubs in Spain find themselves once again fighting for the La Liga Spanish Football Championship. Real Madrid and Barcelona are atop the La Liga Standings, with last year's champions Atletico Madrid currently in fourth place.
Presently, Real Madrid is in first place overall with a 9-0-2 record giving them 27 points. Barcelona is in second place with 25 points. Barcelona has also played 11 games, but they have an 8-1-2 record.
Real Madrid has the best offense in the league by far this season with 42 goals scored, and they have allowed 11 goals against. Barcelona, on the other hand, has the edge in team defense. Barcelona has allowed just five goals in their 11 games, but have just 25 goals scored for. It's your classic case of elite offense vs. elite defense.
Barcelona's next game is against Seville FC on Nov. 22, while Real Madrid's next game is against SD Eibar on Nov. 22 as well.
Cristiano Ronaldo leads the powerful Real Madrid offense with a league-leading 18 goals this season. One of the best performances this season came during Game 9 of the El Clasico matchup against Barcelona when Ronaldo led his team to a 3-1 victory at home. Karim Benzema has six goals this season, and 23-year-old Colombian James Rodriguez continues to prove he's one of the great up-and-comers in the soccer world.
Middle fielder Toni Kroos, who helped Germany win the 2014 FIFA World Cup, has a team-leading six assists this year for Real Madrid. The young 24-year-old has a bright future ahead of him. Goalkeeper Iker Casillas has allowed nine goals in his nine starts this year while backup goalkeeper Keylor Navas has allowed two goals in his two starts.
The only losses for Real Madrid this season came to Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad in Weeks 2 and 3. Since then, Real Madrid has won their last eight games.
Barcelona's strength is their defense. Jordi Alba and Javier Mascherano have created the No. 1 defensive unit in all of La Liga. Even though Barcelona has scored 17 less goals than Real Madrid this season, they do have a somewhat balanced attack. Neymar leads the team with 10 goals, and superstar Lionel Messi has seven himself. Messi leads Barcelona with seven assists.
After losing to Real Madrid on Oct. 25 in Week 9, Barcelona suffered a devastating 1-0 loss against Celta Vigo at home the following week. Celta Vigo is currently just 5-5-2 this season. Going forward, Barcelona will need more scoring to win the championship. Valencia CF is just one point behind Barcelona, and they only have one loss.
Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has started all 11 games for Barcelona this season. There's a good chance we will see Bravo win this year's Ricardo Zamora Trophy for best goalkeeper.
The 2014-15 La Liga season still has 27 weeks remaining and a lot of critical games are left to be played. Real Madrid and Barcelona will play each other one more time this season in Week 28 on March 22 at the Camp Nou Stadium -- the largest stadium in Europe -- in Barcelona, Spain.
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You'll notice that we're playing rush keepers here - if you can name an English goalkeeper who's played in La Liga off the top of your heads, we'll give you a big shiny medal (terms and conditions apply).
The English La Liga side was far easier to assemble than the Spanish Premier League side - we've had to leave out a whole host of talented Spaniards here. Cesc Fabregas getting the nod over Juan Mata might raise a few eyebrows on current form, but Cesc has a far longer highlights reel from his time in England overall.
Likewise, we'll lose a lot of sleep over leaving out Fernando Torres and Diego Costa. Unfortunately, there's simply no room for them in our hyper-technical 5-a-side dream team. Plus we can't honestly leave out Xabi Alonso.We'll leave it up to you to decide which side would win in the poll below. Get voting, people! Who would win this all-star 5-a-side match up? 500+ VOTES SO FAR
England's La Liga all-stars side Spain's Premier League all-stars side
You can watch select matches from the La Liga season action on Star Sports India’s exclusive broadcast of the Spanish La Liga, with a free stream ONLY for users from the Indian region. You can watch La Liga matches online on the Star Sports live streaming service even if you’re not in India, simply by using PureVPN as recommended in the chart above. All you have to do is connect to the Indian server and start streaming EPL on Star Sports for free.Watch La Liga on beIN Sport (Multiple Regions)
BeIN Sports will air the complete La Liga in multiple regions of the world … So you can watch La Liga action plus expert insight & analysis in the pre-match & post match presentations. If you’re outside the Middle East, South East Asia, USA and South America you can still watch the beIN Sports online stream by connecting through PureVPN’s regional servers as provided in the chart above.Watch La Liga on Super Sports (Sub-Saharan Africa)
South Africa’s premier soccer channel Super Sport provides live streaming, analysis, highlights and much more on all the La Liga action. The channel’s stream is limited to the African continent but you can still unblock and watch EPL live streaming by connecting through Express VPN’s South African server.Watch La Liga Streaming Live With a VPN
The La Liga is simply captivating, so why not watch in HD quality live video streams? Use a LA Liga VPN if your internet is super-fast, or SmartDNS if you think your ISP doesn’t have the cojones to deliver full HD La Liga live streams. That is why we made sure that most of the VPN services short-listed above provide SmartDNS.
You can watch the La Liga live at your convenience no matter where you are. Watch La Liga online on your iPad, iPhone, Android devices, PCs, Laptops and Macs, from the comfort of your home, at school, at work, and practically anywhere you want. All you need is an internet connection. Simply connect your La Liga VPN with the desired regional server of your choice. For example, connect to a USA server to watch in full HD with beIN Sports North America.Barcelona vs. Real Madrid #ElClasico #HalaMadrid #BarcelonaFC
Barcelona’s unshakeable momentum will host the unstoppable force of Real Madrid’s loyal with Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez, Benzema, Bale, Iniesta, Pique, Pepe and the rest of the cast ready to feature in possibly the last El Clásico of the season.
Luis Enrique: “A win tomorrow would be the final blow for Madrid’s league hopes.” #ElClásico #UCL pic.twitter.com/61yUpGouQT
Looking back at the previous 6 Clásico encounters Barcelona are highly rated and expected to walk over Real Madrid who will be queuing up for vengeance of their previous home Clásico defeat to the Catalans.
La Liga Week 27 Results
Atlético Madrid continued their pursuit of the La Liga title as Simone’s men brushed aside Real Sociedad 3-0, after defeating Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on the weekend. Real Madrid beat Levante in style with goals coming from Ronaldo(from a penalty)and Francisco Suarez while one was an own goal by Diego Marino. Have a look at Leo Messi in beast mode:
A Leo Messi hat-tricksaw Barcelona walk past Rayo Vallecanoas easy as 1-5, Rakitic and Turan also joining the scoring list. BarcelonaF.C. are now 8 points clear of Atlético Madrid and 12 clear of Real Madrid, and they have no intention of slowing down.
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