In which European competition a team starts to play is determined by the results of the team in the previous season of their domestic league. Which means, as in the season 2016-17 Atlético became third in La Liga, they started 2017-18 season in the Champions League (CL) group stage.
But as the CL is more prestigious tournament than the EL, it allows a team ...
There have been 7 El Clásicos played between Real Madrid and Barcelona during the 2010/11 season in 4 different tournaments:
2010/11 La Liga:
29.Nov.2010 BAR 5 - 0 RMA
16.Apr.2011 RMA 1 - 1 BAR
2010/11 Copa del Rey Final
20.Apr.2011 RMA 1 - 0 BAR
2010/11 UEFA Champions League Semi-Final:
27.Apr.2011 RMA 0 - 2 BAR
03.May.2011 BAR 1 - 1 RMA
This is all completely valid. As part of Neymar's contact, both Neymar and Barcelona agreed to the value of the release clause - note that under Spanish law, all employees have a release clause in their contracts, and this applies just as much to footballers as to anyone else (for more details, see this ESPN article). PSG made an offer for Neymar which met ...
As you can see from La Liga website, there are no cup matches in March. And generally, cup matches never clash with La Liga matches, and the only instance when La Liga games are rescheduled due to clashes with other tournaments is in December if a La Liga team plays in Club World Cup, in which neither Barcelona nor Athletic Club participate this season.
International match: Australia hold the record for the most goals in an international match for a victory over American Samoa (11th April 2001) in Oceanian 2002 World Cup qualifiers. Australia 31 vs Samoa 0 with combined total of 31.
Sources: goalprofits, youtube, CBC SPORTS, Wikipedia
World Cup Match: Austria v Switzerland (1954) combined goal scored 12 ...
In the 2011-12 season of La Liga, Real Madrid set a record high goal difference of 89 goals on their way to the title. Barcelona finished runners-up and had an impressive goal difference of 85.
I have not found the statistics for the record goal difference across seasons, but if 89 is the record, 85 seems like it would be one of the highest goal difference ...
La Liga and the Copa Del Rey are considered separate competitions, Ronaldo recently picked up a 3 game ban in La Liga against Bilbao but was able to play (and score) in the semi finals against Atl. Madrid.
La Liga regulations permit up to three "foreign" players per team.
"Foreign" refers to a player from outside the European Union. Due to a legal ruling over a handball player in Germany, there are exceptions for people from countries with EU association agreements (because a quota that counts them is a restriction on their employment opportunity ...
In Spanish La Liga there's a rule ⁽¹⁾ ⁽²⁾ ⁽³⁾ which states that each club can have up to 3 non-EU players (players from African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States are excluded from that rule).
Currently, 3 spots are reserved for Philippe Coutinho, Paulinho and Yerry Mina (Other originally non-EU players, namely Messi worked more than 5 years in Spain ...
I find this match that seems the world record with 149 goals during a single match.
The results is caused by a protest on a refereeing decisions.
All the 149 were caused by deliberately own goals.
It is possible to find info about this match also on Wikipedia's article AS Adema 149–0 SO l'Emyrne:
AS Adema 149–0 SO I'Emyrne was an association football ...
There is also a relevant case: Federated States of Micronesia national under-23 football team.
Their performance was the worst recorded in international football as they lost all three games, conceding 114 goals (an average of 38 goals each game) in the process without scoring themselves. On two occasions, against Fiji and Vanuatu, they conceded a record ...
German Bundesliga: Moritz Stoppelkamp for SC Paderborn against Hannover 96 in 2014/15 season from 83 meters. Video, source: bundesliga.com - German.
Italian Serie A: Enzo Ferrari for Palermo against Roma in 1968/69 season from 77 meters. Source: forzapalermo.it - Italian, gazetta.it - Italian.
Spanish La Liga: Antonio José González Santos for Numancia ...
Might be a coincidence, or maybe you read something about it today(most likely i guess)
But last night Spanish football president, Javier Tebas announced that Catalan teams would not be able to participate in the Spanish football league. Something he has done before apparently. Also Spanish Sports Council president agreed on it.
As regulated by Spanish ...
I'm not sure it's that true that EPL grounds are that much smaller than European grounds, at least for the "Big Six" (and Wembley):
City of Manchester Stadium
For non international matches, the pitch size can vary quiet a bit. The pitch has to be a rectangle whose width can be anywhere from 45 to 90 meters, while the length can be anywhere from 90 to 120 meters. So a football pitch can almost be a square!
However, the international pitch dimensions are much stricter. The width has to be from 64 to 75 meters and ...
The pitch most definitely varies in size, but not terribly much. See this page from the BBC for example. England's rules are very wide - the pitch must be between 90m and 120m long, and between 50m and 100m wide (!!) - that's a big variety, though - but for major (or even mid-level) play, it's pretty close to standardized.
This page lists various Premiere ...
At least in the Premier League, it's not possible. Back in 2000, a referee directly asked the FA to rescind a yellow card. He received no answer. This article might give a little more insight:
I found two really nice links:
The WhoScore gives you a lot of information. You just need to click
the league you want to observe.
Roto Wire is like WhoScore but with more advanced stats (you need to subscribe on this one).
You can access to the official league website and there you have a lot of statistics, for example, Bundesliga.
In the Bundesliga the highest goal difference without the title goes to Bayern Munich as well. They scored a goal difference of +55 goals in the Bundesliga season 2011/12 beating the old record of +51 goals held by themselves and Hamburger SV.
In 2017/18 season, Lionel Messi hit the woodwork 18 times, which according to Opta, is the most in La Liga season since 2003/2004.
In 2011/12 season, Robin van Persie hit the woodwork 10 times, which according to premierleague.com, is the most in a Premier League season since 2006/2007.
In 2017/18 season, Pierre-...
The size of the picth is not evenly in every field. There are maximum and minimun size.
Law 1 told us about it:
The touchline must be longer than the goal-line.
minimum 90m (100yds)
maximum 120m (130yds)
minimum 45m (50yds)
maximum 90m (100yds)
Dimensions for international matches