Action involving the likes of Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid is available to British football fans
The 2021/22 La Liga season is set to be fascinating. Powerhouses Barcelona and Real Madrid are in severe financial turmoil. The Catalan giants signed Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay early in the summer and looked to be strengthening in a big way, only to find out they aren't able to register those players due to the league's financial regulations. Those rules have subsequently led to the exit of arguably the world's best player Lionel Messi to PSG. They still can't register their new signings. They have so many high paid players to get off the books if they want to do so. Real Madrid brought in David Alaba from Bayern Munich but have let go of their talismanic captain Sergio Ramos, who has also moved to PSG.
Neither of the big boys look like they can make any more signings and desperately need to sell players which will further weaken their squads. Current champions Atletico Madrid on the other hand enter the season relatively calm. They would have expected a big reaction from their rivals but Diego Simeone's men will now be eyeing up the very real possibility of back-to-back titles. They've already signed the highly rated Rodrigo de Paul from Udinese for €30m and could add more firepower to their already stellar group. Real Madrid and Barcelona can never be counted out but it will be very interesting to see how they can catch Atletico with the serious issues they are both facing.
To the surprise of many, Ronald Koeman has kept his place at the Camp Nou and will be charged with the task of continuing the development of the exciting young players he brought through last season. The most notable of those fresh faces was Pedri who had a fantastic season and a great summer playing at Euro 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics. Real Madrid parted ways with Zinedine Zidane for a second time and have once again looked to the past for answers, bringing in Carlo Ancelotti from Everton. With a lack of activity in the market, a president who is still embarrassingly convinced of the need for a European Super League and an ageing coach from a more glorious past, things aren't looking too great at the Bernabeu. In contrast, Diego Simeone remains an ever present at the Wanda Metropolitano which only adds to the sense of calm and structure they have there.
What is normally a boring two horse race should be at least a battle between three clubs or maybe the likes of Julien Lopetegui's Sevilla could even cause a shock. It will be fascinating to see how the next few weeks of the transfer window unfold and how the league season itself plays out with excitement expected both on and off the pitch.
So settle down with a nice glass of sangria, perhaps a generous serving of paella and enjoy what should be an unpredictable season in the Spanish top flight featuring some of the most technically gifted players on the planet.
How to watch La Liga in the UK
British football fans can enjoy all that the Spanish top flight has to offer on live TV or via live stream online. There are multiple options for TV packages from broadcasters and online options through various channels. Here are some of the ways to watch La Liga live from the UK:
Watch La Liga via live stream with Bet 365
Every single La Liga game of the season is available online completely free with Bet 365. It has never been easier to enjoy Spanish football action on your favourite devices with no TV channels necessary. Simply login to their app or visit their website and check the La Liga fixtures. You will see a video icon next to every one. This indicates that they are available for live streaming. Whether you want to watch Villareal attempt to reach the Europa League, or Atlético chase the La Liga title, all games can be accessed live and on the go with Bet 365.
Go to Bet 365 today and to start streaming.
Watch La Liga on TV with La Liga TV through Premier Sports
Fans of the beautiful game can enjoy La Liga on TV live with the league's dedicated TV channel La Liga TV via Premier Sports. You can purchase La Liga TV as a standalone channel through Premier Sports for £7.99 per month or you can get a bundle which includes the Spanish top flight's flagship channel, Box Nation and Premier Sports 1 & 2 for £12.99 per month. All of these options are available on TV or online via the Premier Player. Offers are available to Sky, Virgin and Netgem customers. See the Premier Sports website for more details.
Watch La Liga via live stream with Amazon Prime
LaLigaTV is also available on Amazon Prime Video. Fans can get a £7.99 per month subscription to get access to all La Liga games, more than 100 hours of studio content a month, and much more. An active Amazon Prime subscription is necessary to get this add-on. There is also a free one month trial before payment commences. Cancel anytime. See the Amazon Prime website for more details.
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