What will happen when bitter rivals, Barcelona and Real Madrid return to LaLiga this weekend after the disaster class against Rayo Vallecano and Castellanos?
It was a bad day at the office the last time as Barcelona and their fierce rivals Real Madrid both suffered defeats in the LaLiga.
Both sides were taken to the cleaners by Rayo Vallecano and a rampant Girona inspired by the now famous Taty Castellanous.
Week 32 is action-packed in the Spanish LaLiga which kicks off on Friday night with an interesting encounter between Osasuna and Real Sociedad.
12:26 - 28.04.2023
LaLiga giants Barcelona have decided to cancel their in-house television channel Barca TV as a cost-cutting measure, with the decision set to be formally announced soon.
However, the key question heading into what is expected to be a pulsating and interesting one in the league is an expected one - will Barcelona and Real bounce back from there embarrassing defeats?
With that question to ponder on, here are five things to expect in the exciting LaLiga this weekend.
Rayo to feast on Elche
After an incredible performance that saw them shock league leaders Barcelona in midweek, all eyes will be on Rayo Vallecano when they take on bottom of the table club, Elche.
The win over the Catalans saw Rayo move up to ninth on the LaLiga table with 43 points, just 11 points off their best ever tally in the League.
15:55 - 28.04.2023
According to latest reports, Lionel Messi is waiting for a contract offer from Barcelona as he prepares to leave PSG this summer.
With a trip to Elche, who are rooted to the foot of the table and without a win or draw in the last six matches, expect the visitors to feast by consolidating on that brilliant victory against Barca even though their head-to-head suggest a potential close battle.
Real Madrid and Barcelona to bounce back
It was usual to see these two rivals lose on the same matchday but that was what happened when they conceded a combined five goals to Rayo and Girona in midweek.
The two gaints will be looking to return to winning ways as quickly as possible when they take to the pitch on Saturday.
06:22 - 26.04.2023
Girona upset the odds to defeat Real Madrid 4-2 on Tuesday with an incredible goalscoring performance from the Argentinian forward Valentin Castellanos.
Both teams will be playing at home with Los Blancos taking to the pitch first when they lock horns with Umar Sadiq’s former club UD Almeria before their rivals Barcelona welcome Real Betis later on to Camp Nou.
While these are two tricky games, i expect the Catalans and the giant from the capital to pick up the necessary wins.
On Sunday, the city of Cadiz will witness a tense battle between two sides looking to distant themselves from the danger zone.
Cadiz host Valencia in a tie between two teams separated by just one point, who could find each other drop into the relegation zone if they fail to take three points in this game.
Cádiz have already defeated Los Che this league season, when a Rubén Alcaraz goal earned them a 1-0 win at Mestalla, so they’ll look to complete the double while the vistors set their sight on revenge.
20:43 - 27.04.2023
Samuel Chukwueze put in another impressive display as Villarreal beat Espanyol in LaLiga
Samuel Chukwueze to continue superb form
The Nigeria Super Eagles star will be the cynosure of all eyes when Villarreal host Celta Vigo at the Estadio de la Ceramica on Sunday.
Chukwueze has been in an excellent form this season for the Yellow Submarine, with six goals and five assists in the LaLiga this season.
While he did not assist or score in the last outing, the 23-year-old was at his creative best as Villarreal thrashed Espanyol 4-2.
He created four chances and made four key passes and with set to step out at the same venue this weekend when Celta come calling, he will be hoping his teammates can reward his creativity with at least an assist this time.
Castellanos show in Seville
06:09 - 15.04.2023
Ancelotti confirms that two key players will be rested against Cadiz with the UCL game against Chelsea in view
After that incredible display against defending Champions Real Madrid the last time, you should know that if nobody else pays attention to what happens in Seville on Monday night, Los Blancos fans will.
Taty Castellanos and Girona upset the apple cart when they defeated Real 4-2 in midweek with the on-loan star becoming the first player to score four goals in a single game this season.
06:42 - 26.04.2023
Former Super Eagles coach Austine Eguavoen believes he has missed a lot after watching the semifinals of the NPFL LaLiga U-15 Promises.
What are you expecting from the LaLiga this weekend?
10:00 - 27.04.2023
The Harambee Stars captain had become the first Girona player to set the landmark in the Spanish top flight but his feat has since been wiped out
11:20 - 27.04.2023
Barcelona threw away the chance to go 14 points clear of Real Madrid at the top of LaLiga with a listless display against Rayo Vallecano.
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Barcelona captain Sergio Busquets is reportedly cloe to renewing hia contract with the club ahead of next season.
16:34 - 27.04.2023
Messi's return to Barcelona is gaining steam after the club's representatives met with LaLiga officials to find common ground on financial issues
19:15 - 27.04.2023
The Argentine has been linked with what could be a sensational return to La Liga.
23:26 - 27.04.2023
Barcelona are doing everything in their power to sign Lionel Messi in the summer with the Argentine set to leave PSG after his contract expires.
11:50 - 28.04.2023
This weekend sees the continuation of the LaLiga games, and there are some intriguing options and fixtures to watch out for.