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 2012, Week 2: Mistakes, Teenagers Dominate Opening Salvo

Mistakes, and another teenager, dominated the first set of games in Week 2 in Spain, as Zaragoza--a side that I don't think I've ever picked to win--stole three important points off of Espanyol...

La Liga 2012, Week 2 Preview And Matches: Halftime For Real Madrid And Barcelona

Sure, La Liga is more important than the Supercup. But that doesn't mean that this weekend will feel like anything more than a brief break, a breather for Real Madrid and Barcelona to regroup.

La Liga 2012 Week 1: Ex-Segunda Teams Sweep

It was a good day to be a recently-ascended Liga team Monday evening, as they went 2-0 against their better-credentialed opponents, in a relatively shocking display of how weak the bottom of the...

Atletico Madrid Vs. Levante: 1-1 Draw, Enter Sandman

The LFP would do well to take note: if they want to schedule games that run until 1AM, it'd be pretty smart to at least try not to allow Levante to take part in them.

Athletic Bilbao Vs. Real Betis 2012: Betis Win Despite Giving Up 3-Goal Lead

In what is certainly the best game of this current Liga--and what will be a strong contender for game of the season down the road--Athletic Bilbao rallied back from a three-goal first half deficit...

La Liga 2012, Weak 1: Malaga, Sevilla, Mallorca Just Victors In Opening Salvo

Mallorca's Hemed secured the lead in the provisional Pichichi race (IT COUNTS), while Fabrice, at sixteen years old became the youngest person to ever score in the Liga. Malaga, Mallorca, and...

La Liga 2012, Week 1 Preview And Fixtures: What's Past Is Prologue

For the first time in an impossibly large number of years, Real Madrid and Barcelona will have spent less than 100 million combined on new players this offseason. So, with only a few changes, this...

Málaga Implodes: Pellegrini, Cazorla Out, Others To Follow

According to reports from Spain, Malaga CF will part with a good number of highly valued assets to pay off their debts. The first to go will be star midfielder Santi Cazorla, who is in London...

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