LaLiga Matchday 21 Recap: Crazy Competition Cocktail
The schedule-makers had little regard for the usual decorum this week and LaLiga took that vibe and ran with it at speed. Join hosts Ruairidh Barlow (@RuriBarlow) and Sam Leveridge (@samleveridge) as they try to make sense of a LaLiga/Copa del Rey pick and mix.
Part one begins with a round-up of the league fixtures; the champagne football is popped open at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez. None of the giants were in town, it was Getafe celebrating. At the bottom, Cádiz almost had something to celebrate after Álvaro Cervera's departure. Almost. We spoke to Sergio Vargas (@CadizAnalytics) about a dramatic week. It took some going from Sevilla to top that drama - naturally we had to have the thoughts of Alan Feehely (@azulfeehely) on how they managed it.
In part two, we shifted focus to the Copa del Rey, which was wild for all the right reasons. Athletic Club vs Barcelona (football's answer to Mentos vs Coke) was another thriller. Atleti was more of a horror, as they limped away from a clash with Real Sociedad much the worse. Real Madrid did make their way to the quarter-finals in bizarre fashion. Somehow, all of this was squeezed into one half of pod.
As always, we round off the show with the MVP competition and our moments of the week - some of the best of the season. Follow @laligalowdown on Twitter to vote for your MVP and lots more content you didn't know you needed.
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