For those of you that were expecting to see Real Madrid or Barcelona on TV(the only two teams worth seeing in La Liga), you probably found out that some German game was playing and thought, "WHAT THE..." And unless you lived in Spain, the only way you could watch Real Madrid and Barcelona was through Chinese p2p video site. It's a complicated issue, but it comes down to a pissing match.
Sogecable owns 80% of La Liga broadcasts while Mediapro owns 20%. So Mediapro decided to buttfuck Sogecable by buying individual team rights for a lot of money (basically, Mediapro was like, "Hey RM, here's a zillion dollars, can you ignore Sogecable's rights and let us air your shit?").
As you can probably guess, Sogecable is a bit butthurt about it, so they claim Mediapro owe them €58M (58 million Euros). Mediapro is like FU, but are getting barred from stadiums (through magic I guess) and are unable to broadcast some of the rights Mediapro bought (such as RM and Barcelona), and Sogecable makes watching RM and Barca games only available through PPV (suck a dick?). Mediapro is responding by playing other games they have full access for for free during these PPV broadcasts, but as I said before the only teams to watch in La Liga are RM and Barca.
So, for as long as I can keep it up, here's the Real Madrid second goal:
Real Madrid looked pretty good in terms of offense. Last year they were scrappy style possession football; this year they are creative style put as many shots on goal. Most people like to watch the latter, but the former won them their first title in 4 years, so here's hoping pretty football can lead to championship football.
I'd show Barca clips, but it was 0-0 and Barca's "Fantastic Four" of Messi, Ronaldinho, Eto'o, and Thierry Henry, as predicted, turned out to be a dud. The in-fighting has already started.
Chelsea played like shit and still won with a lucky as fuck Frank Lampard blast. To Lampard's credit, he didn't play too bad this weekend. Chelsea looked vunerable as hell in defense and their offense was missing that last pass. Their midfield was controlling and taking a lot of balls, but the front line of Pizarro (who turned out to be a pretty good, cheap buy) and last year's goal leader Drogba were playing a bit crappy. But they won, and with Manchester City finally losing, Chelsea is at the top of the table.
Man U finally scored winning 1-0. Man U looks like crap. I know they are missing Rooney and C. Ronaldo, but I don't think these guys are going to solve the chemistry issue. Here's Nani's blast from Cambodia:
Chivas won 3-1 over Atlas. Fuck them. Club America won 4-1, but played against a shitty ass Tecos team. Federico Insua is a BEAST. I know this clip sucks, but check out Insua ankle-breaking three a-holes to the ground before getting an assist:
Their other new signing, Rodrigo Lopez, is pretty good at finishing. He had a nice hattrick this game. Club America is pretty good at slapping down newbs. Too bad they can't beat hard teams.