What happened in La Liga last week? Here are the 10 standout stories, from the Williams brothers’ debut to contract extensions.
There was no La Liga last week, but the news was dense despite everything. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss.
First selection with La Roja for Borja Iglesias and Nico Williams
Spain lost 2-1 to Switzerland on Saturday, but it will remain a special game for Real Betis’ Borja Iglesias and Athletic Club’s Nico Williams, who came on for their first experience with the team.
Inotaki Williams starts with Ghana
Iñaki Williams, the older brother of Nico Williams, also started in the selection. The 28-year-old announced earlier this year that he was going to represent Ghana and he played in the friendly match between Brazil and Ghana. On social media, the striker dedicated this premiere to his grandparents, parents, brother, friends, girlfriend and all of Ghana.
Two big injuries at Real Valladolid
This truce cost Real Valladolid dearly. Right-back Luis Pérez is in need of surgery following a lower-body injury and will be sidelined for several months. Midfielder Anuar suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury and will miss the rest of the season.
The Real Valladolid trusts Luis Perez
Even though Luis Pérez has suffered a major injury, Real Valladolid have great faith in this right-back and have extended his contract. A few days after the announcement of his injury, the club formalized his contract extension until 2025.
Defensive concerns for FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona also has injury problems: Jules Koundé and Ronald Araújo will indeed miss a few games and Xavi will have to rethink his defensive sector. In addition, Memphis Depay and Frenkie de Jong also suffered injuries in selection.
Good news for Memphis and DeJong
Even though they were injured, Memphis Depay and Frenkie de Jong were able to celebrate as the Netherlands finished first in their Nations League group. The Dutch will therefore play in the Final Four of this competition.
Stuani is coming back well
There has been good news in La Liga. Girona FC talisman Cristhian Stuani was out for several weeks after a mild cardiac arrhythmia was detected. But he is now back in training and should soon play in competition again.
Jon Morcillo extends with theAthletic Club
Athletic Club are thinking big for 24-year-old winger Jon Morcillo, who has returned to the club after being loaned out. His contract was due to end at the end of this season, but the Bilbao club made him sign a new lease until 2024.
Giorgi Mamardashvili signs with Valencia CF until 2027
The emergence of Georgian goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili was one of the great surprises of Valencia CF’s 2021-2022 season and the 21-year-old confirms this season. Extending the goalkeeper was therefore a priority at Mestalla and it is now done.
Burgos CF maintains its incredible record
Something special is happening in the second division of La Liga, as Burgos CF has just gone seven games without conceding a goal. It is the only team in the top two divisions of the top five European countries that can claim such a performance. Burgos CF have yet to concede a goal after 630 minutes of play this season.