Football Crossword: La Liga Unleashed

To celebrate the climax to another fantastic season of Spanish football, we’ve dedicated this week’s football crossword to La Liga. So if you think you know your Vallecanos and your Villareals, come with us on another puzzle adventure!


Clues Across

6 Basque team relegated in 2003 having finished 7th the season before (6)

7 The _ Submarine, Villareal’s colourful nickname! (6)

9 _ Calderon, Atletico Madrid’s home (7)

10 Surname of Real Sociedad’s Scottish manager (5)

11 The _ , nickname of the English club who signed Alberto Moreno from Sevilla last summer (4)

12 The Ivorian who left Barcelona for Manchester City in 2010 (5)

16 _ Vigo, La Liga’s Sky Blues (5)

17 Mr Toshack, he managed Real Sociedad three times and Real Madrid twice (4)

21 _ del Horno, former La Liga defender (5)

22 Dutchman who guided Barcelona to successive league titles in 1998 and 1999 (3,4)

23 Which Raul is Espanyol’s all-time top scorer? (6)

24 Gonzalo Higuain left Real Madrid to play in this league in 2013 (5,1)


Clues Down

1 Espanyol’s Ecuadorian striker, Felipe (7)

2 Brazilian-born Spain international who spent 11 seasons at Villareal until 2013 (5)

3 It was La Liga legend Michael Laudrup’s national team (7)

4 See 19 down

5 Nationality of ex-Valencia defender, Philippe Senderos (5)

6 & 13 down Spanish forward on loan at Valencia from Man City (6,7)

8 Relegation strugglers who play at the Riazor (9)

13 See 6 down

14 Brazilian who fired in 30 league goals in his debut season for Barcelona in 1993-1994 (7)

15 French striker once of Real Madrid dubbed ‘Le Sulk’ (6)

18 Leeds and Ireland left-back who joined Levante in 2004 (5)

19 & 4 down Mr Hasselbaink, a prolific striker for Atletico during his sole season there in 1999–2000 (5,5)

20 Italians who did a swap deal with Barcelona in 2009 involving Ibrahimovic and Eto’o (5)


Answers to this week’s crossword puzzle will pop in a random article within the next few days or so. So be on the look out for ’em!


Created by Aleric Linden

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