Gabe Lezra

La Liga Editor

American-born, Madrid-bred, Gabe spends a completely unseemly amount of time looking at pictures of Fabio Coentrão's hair. Which makes some sense, considering he's SBNation's La Liga Editor. In his free time, Gabe runs SBN's Real Madrid blog Managing Madrid--because why wouldn't you want a madridista bias on everything you read? Oh, and studying law. Because he's not sure whether being a soccer journalist is very ethical.


La Liga Week 11: Madrid and the wall of Levante

Last year, Real Madrid lost a (relatively) shocking 1-0 dustup against a battle-hardened Levante side in Valencia. Will José Mourinho and company be able to tear down the Levante wall?

La Liga Week 10: Few Goals As Conditions Turn Cold


Sevilla's 0-0 draw with a battle-tested Levante side was emblematic of Sunday's games, as most sides slogged through the day to pick of points.

La Liga Week 10: Valencia-Atletico Battle Royale

Real Madrid and Barcelona are hosting Zaragoza and Celta, respectively, in what should be a couple of relatively easy three point bumps. Valencia and Atleti, will lock horns in Valencia, in a...

Copa del Rey: Malaga Scared, Atleti Cruise


Málaga saw their seemingly insurmountable 0-2 lead over a much worse side overturned by lowly Cacereño in the first half; but talent won out in the second, despite the scare. Atleti, on the other...

Barcelona Dominate Rayo Vallecano 0-5

It didn't matter that Tito Vilanova's side has been lackluster on defense this season, or that most of their defensive starters are injured--with Messi and Cesc running the show, it's all offense...

Madrid still 8 back of Barca. Tick tock, Jose.

Yes, it's just week 9. But Real Madrid have failed to make up any of their eight-point gap with Barcelona. Tick, tock, Mourinho.

Magical Falcao, JIM, Save Atleti, Levante


Atlético Madrid and Levante both won exciting nail-biters Saturday afternoon in la Liga, with the rojiblancos finding a winner seemingly out of thin air in the last minute of play, and Levante...

Barcelona Defense Suspect In 9-Goal Thriller


Barcelona beat Deportivo la Coruña 4-5 in a game that should have been 0-8--and it wasn't Leo Messi's fault. Will Barcelona be able to keep up their torrid pace without most of their defense?

Has the FIFA Virus killed Real Madrid?

Real Madrid lost both of their defensive backs, and their best substitute defender. Will the FIFA bug leave Real Madrid comatose and gasping for life in la Liga?

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