Finally, the wait is over as La Liga kicks off this weekend and so do the other major leagues. Premier League started off a week earlier and the fans were already stuck in awe of all the drama that unfolded before them on the very first day. Liverpool and Arsenal played a thriller while the champions started off with a loss to newly promoted Hull City. The expectations are sky high, especially in Spain, where the heavyweights reside as La Liga and Serie A begin.
Barcelona and Real Madrid will continue to battle it out for the league yet again after what proved to be a thrilling finish last year. Keeping the latter’s pre-season campaign injuries and the loss to PSG aside, the youngsters were clicking, showing the depth of the Madrid squad and Marcelo was in top form too. With Benzema, Ronaldo and Fabio Coentrao still out, Zidane has a big barrier in front of him as their initial fixtures are relatively tougher than usual. So let’s look at the team, the transfers in and out, the tactics which Zidane can employ and what all we learnt from the pre season.