This weekend La Liga has started to shape up the title race, with Real Madrid getting an early advantage after FC Barcelona surprisingly tied 2-2 against Real Sociedad, despite being 2-0 up at half-time. Real Madrid beat Getafe 4-2 at home, in a match filled with controversy and they now lead the table along with Valencia and Betis, who have also won their first two matches.

21st May 2011 saw the conclusion of the 2010-11 Spanish La Liga and fans worldwide expected the new season to commence exactly three months later – 21st August 2011. Unfortunately a strike has led to the delay of one of the most exciting leagues in the world! TheHardTackle presents an exhaustive preview.