David Villa & Dani Alves bringin’ the man love (and internal exams). Images: Getty Images, Reuters via Daylife
Now we know why there are beds in the Real Madrid training complex – they’re for the players to hide under when the team begins the season by dropping points against Mallorca. (Especially since Barcelona made certain of their three; goals from Messi, Iniesta and Daveeeeed Villa supplied a convincing victory away at Racing Santander.) FYI, Barca’s Victor Valdes (and our EXI keeper) contributed via this awesome penalty save whilst preserving his sexy. Elsewhere in La Liga, Sevilla’s 4-1 away win at Levante ensured they hold top spot.
Phew. That was a lot of official sounding reportage for a bank holiday Monday. But we’ve started, so we might as well go on.