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LALIGA | MESSI LEADING GOALSCORER - OBLAK BEST GOALKEEPER 2016-2017

The Spanish Football League - LaLiga - has ended the season after 38 Rounds with Real Madrid proclaiming themselves Liga Champions yesterday after defeating Malaga FC.

But there are other prestigious prizes to be dealt out, like the leading (& Best) Goalscorer for LaLiga & the least goaled (the Best) Goalkeeper for season 2016 - 2017 . The Leading goalscorers takes the "El Pichichi" trophy, while the Best Goalie takes the "El Zamora" prize.

The winners are, FC Barcelona player LIONEL MESSI wins his 4th "El Pichichi" with 37 goals this season, Atletico de Madrid goalie OBLAK takes his second "El Zamora" only having 21 goals scored against him. 


El zamora & Pichichi Laliga 2016-2017

Below are full stats:

Leading Goalscorers LaLiga 2016-2017 "Pichichi"

1. Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) 37 goals
Luis Suárez (FC Barcelona) 28
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 25
Iago Aspas (Celta de Vigo) 19
Griezmann (Atletico de Madrid) 16
Aduriz (Athletic Club) 16
Sandro Ramírez (Malaga) 14
Morata (Real Madrid) 14
Gerard Moreno (RCD Espanyol) 13
Neymar (FC Barcelona) 13
Rubén Castro (Real Betis) 13
Andone (Deportivo) 12
Gameiro (Atletico de Madrid) 12
Willian Jose (R. Sociedad) 12
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 11
Juanmi (R. Sociedad) 11
Bakambu (Villarreal) 11
Sergi Enrich (Eibar) 11
Ben Yedder (Sevilla FC) 11

Leading Goalkeeper LaLiga 2016-2017 "El Zamora"

Name / Coeeficient / Goals
1.Oblak (Atletico de Madrid) 0,72 21 goals
Ter Stegen (FC Barcelona) 0,92 33
Diego López (RCD Espanyol) 1,12 37
Fernando Pacheco (Alavés) 1,17 42
Sergio Rico (Sevilla FC) 1,29 45
Kameni (Málaga) 1,37 48 35
Rulli (R. Sociedad) 1,39 53
Diego Alves (Valencia CF) 1,68 57
Adán (Betis) 1,69 61
Cuéllar (Sporting de Gijon) 1,92 69
Ochoa (Granada) 2,16 82
Keylor Navas (Real Madrid) 1,19 31

REAL MADRID WINS ITS 33RD LIGA TITLE

REAL MADRID has proclaimed themselves Spanish Football - LaLiga - Champions season 2016-2017. The Club needed to win ( or draw ) against Malaga FC & they won 0 - 2 away in a fairly confortable & controlled match.

Real Madrid wins LaLiga Title

Its the 33rd Spanish League Title for Real Madrid, with another possible title up for grabs on the 3rd of June in Cardiff when they play Juventus FC in the UEFA Champions League Final. If Real Madrid can manage to win this game they will again make history winning back-to-back Champions League title.

Real Madrid wins LaLiga Title 2016-2017

The goalscorers tonight for Real Madrid were Cristiano Ronaldo in the 2nd min & Benzema in the 55th min. 

Real Madrid wins LaLiga Title 2017

Real Madrid finishes the season strong with their star player Cristiano Ronaldo particularly "on fire". The Portuguese has adapted his style & position on the field to be more a Centre Forward than a winger. This has lifted his goal tally in the last matches & has steered his team onto this LaLiga Title. The squad & Coach Zidane has managed the last Round matches well.

Congratulations to Real Madrid!

INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL | SPAIN FULL SQUAD OF 25 PLAYERS

Spanish Football Team Selector & Coach Julen Lopetegui handed in his list of 25 for players upcoming International matches.  

Spain plays Colombia the 7th of Junio at home then flys to Macedonia to play a World Cup 2018 Group qualifier the 11th of June.  


Full List of Spanish Team Players:

Goalkeepers:De Gea, Reina & Kepa.


Defenders: Carvajal, Sergi Roberto, Pique, Ramos, Nacho, Azpilicueta, Monreal & Jordi Alba.

Midfielders: Busquets, Illarra, Koke, Thiago, Isco, Iniesta, Asensio, Pedro, Vitolo & Silva.

Forwards: Morata, Deulofeu, Costa & Aspas.

MANCHESTER UNITED | JAMES RODRIGUEZ SAYS GOODBYE TO FANS

REAL MADRID played yesterday their last official match in their home ground, the "Santiago Bernabeu Stadium", against Sevilla FC. It was the last chance this season for the Real Madrid fans & followers to see their heroes in action.

In the 60th min JAMES RODRIGUEZ saw the substitution call & went to the centre of the field & applauded the fans with emotive gratitude. The coming off was paused, honest & the players face signalled  that this perhaps was a final goodbye. Thanks for the memories.

Goodbye Real Madrid

In fact this is the interpretation by most Spanish Football observers, that James Rodriguez did in fact say "goodbye".

News late last week & reconfirmed today is that James Rodriguez has a pre-agreement with Manchester United, via Jose Mourinho, for next season. Both James & Mourinho share the same manager, Jorge Mendes, & thus the contacts have been agile.


James Rodriguez, like others before him e.g. Ozil, came as future Golden Ball candidates & leave (left) with disappointment & a sense of frustration. The reason are many & complex, you can read them elsewhere, but in most cases the attitude of the player has not merged with the necessities of the "biggest Football Club in the World". To leave Real Madrid ( & FC Barcelona ) is to step down the scale & play in a "lesser" environment : my absolute respect for all Clubs. The history of comments made publicly & expressed attitudes by James has not helped him at all, the Columbian has not managed well his time on the bench. The explosion of the likes of Isco & now Asensio has also narrowed the window of opportunity in the future & it may have signalled its "time to move on".

It is now up to the Clubs to conclude the transfer, if at all true that James has signed with Man. Utd a pre-contract. Real Madrid will not want to lose money, the Colombian cost around 70M€ & Real Madrid will want to recoup their Investment. Another possibility is that James as entered the operation with United keeper David De Gea, player on the Real Madrid wish list for next season.

Stay tuned!


AT MADRID 2 REAL MADRID 1 | REAL MADRID THROUGH TO UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL

Atletico de Madrid defeated Real Madrid 2 - 1 in tonight´s UEFA Champions League semi-final, but was eliminated due to the goal advantage 2 - 4 from the 1º leg match where Real Madrid won 3 - 0

Real Madrid once again reaches a final of Champions League & will meet Italian Club Juventus FC in Cardiff, Wales

At Madrid - Real Madrid UEFA Champions League semi-final 2ºleg

Atletico de Madrid started stronger, more determined & very intensely to put Real Madrid totally on the back foot. Atletico goalkeeper Oblak did an early save to keep the spirits high for his team & they all reacted with plenty of goal chances. The first came in the 12th min through a SAUL header, while was followed in the 16th min by a second from a penalty that GRIEZMANN converted.

It seemed the dream start for Atletico de Madrid but they began to concentrate more on "rough stuff tactics" & forgot about Football. Real Madrid on the other hand withstood the storm & regained their Football composure.

A piece of magic by Benzema, taking & neutralizing 3 defenders, found ISCO who scored Real Madrid´s only goal in the 42th min. A bucket of cold water as things got uphill for the home side.


At Madrid - Real Madrid UEFA Champions League semi-final 2ºleg

The 2º half saw chances to both teams with an Atletico de Madrid opportunity failed by Gameiro, after two superb Kaylor Navas saves, that could have brough back into the match At. Madrid. But overall At.Madrid fizzed out while Real Madrid took control & managed the match to their advantage until the clock ran out. Experience & overall talent perhaps the main factor in this phase of the game.

Overall, Real Madrid was the better Club in the semi-final two match tie & deserve their ticket for the Cardiff final. The Spanish Football Club has the opportunity to make Champions League History if they can beat Juventus & get back-to-back titles.
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