Ah, midnight on a Monday. The witching hour. A time for luurve, romance or perhaps just getting some shut-eye on a school night. What better moment to start the second half of Zaragoza against Valladolid? ThatÃ¢ÂÂs what LLL was considering over the summer, so itÃ¢ÂÂs a big pat on the back to those running the game in Spain for matching the blogÃ¢ÂÂs machinations with the scheduling of the final match in the first round of la Liga so LLLÃ¢ÂÂs dream could come true.
The Premier League season is back, which means we've spent all weekend playing with Stats Zone (now completely FREE). Here's some eye-opening facts from the weekend games, courtesy of our Stats Zone partners Opta
RESULTS Sat 18 Aug Celta Vigo 0-1 Malaga, Sevilla 2-1 Getafe, Mallorca 2-1 Espanyol Sun 19 Aug Athletic Bilbao 3-5 Real Betis, Real Madrid 1-1 Valencia, Barcelona 5-1 Real Sociedad, Levante 1-1 Atletico Madrid.
For many in Italy the true curtain-raiser to the new Serie A season is not the Italian SuperCoppa, but the Trofeo Luigi Berlusconi, which traditionally takes place between AC Milan and Juventus at the San Siro in the week leading up to the start of the new campaign.
The new Premier League season is now less than 24 hours away, but how will it pan out? We've asked a few respected media types (and oiks from our office) to share their predictions for the coming season...