We celebrate our 10th anniversary, and that is why we are going to review the best moments of Spanish football in the last 10 years. All the anecdotes, results and competitions that they marked.
What has been the most iconic?
Granada rose to the first division in the 2018/2019 season with a humble block and a coach who promises to give a lot to talk about. Diego Martínez’s men in their La Liga debut had a magnificent season, beating teams like Barça, reaching the Cup semi-finals and qualifying for the Europa League on the last day.
A doctor told him that he could settle for keeping his foot after years of retirement for various operations. But Cazorla returned to Villarreal, his home, in 2018 and showed that he still had a lot of football left in his boots. It was a joy to once again enjoy the Asturian and his smile, giving game lessons on the field.
An episode that unfortunately was quite common in football before was experienced at the Cádiz stadium. A player told Diakhaby a racist insult, and the response from his teammates was forceful, leaving the field and stopping the match.
Since he won the World Cup in 2010, until his departure from Barça, Iniesta was applauded in all stadiums in Spain, including at the Bernábeu. Which shows that football sometimes transcends all rivalry.
Rarely is a league championship decided on the last day in a match between the two contenders. In 20140 it happened that on the last day Barça and Atlético faced each other. The culés needed to beat the rojiblancos in their stadium to win La Liga, and they started scoring, but Godín’s tying goal ended up giving the athletic trophy after more than 10 years of drought.
Real Madrid won La Liga in 2017 thanks to goals in the last minutes. That season was one of the most exciting and the goals of Cristiano, Ramos or Benzema very close to the final whistle, allowed the Whites to come back many times and take La Liga.
Luis Súarez was practically expelled from Barça last season, something that hurt the Uruguayan pride a lot. Suárez ended up signing for Altlético de Madrid, and his goals, including Barça, allowed the rojiblancos to win La Liga.
In the League of Madrid’s comebacks, it was curious that Barça came back from the match at the Bernabéu with a goal from Messi in the last minute. The goal equaled both teams on the table, but it was also historic for the Argentine’s celebration, taking off his shirt and showing it to the Madrid crowd.
In 2013 Barça broke all records in La Liga, reaching 100 points, only losing two games and scoring 128 goals. After this, Pep would leave, but he would leave behind a magnificent season.
Messi and Cristiano had a great rivalry in La Liga for almost two years, but between 2015 and 2017, both teams also struggled to see which forward was the best. Madridistas had Bale, Benzema and Cristiano in a state of grace, while at Barça Messi, Suárez and Neymar were at an excellent level. Few times have you seen strikers more plugged than those, and they coincided in time and championship.
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