Leaders FC Barcelona climbed to 44 points, six ahead of their bitter rivals Real Madrid who have a game in hand and will visit Athletic Bilbao later on Sunday.
Chelsea will visit Elland Road to take on Leeds United for Matchday 3 of the 2022/23 English Premier League season showing on SuperSport
LaLiga kicked off this past weekend and will see Real Madrid defend their record 35th title. AC Milan, fresh off winning their first Serie A title in 11 years, will be aiming to win their second consecutive Serie A crown for the first time since 1993.
The Catalan club’s spot in next season’s UEFA Champions League was secured earlier in May.
A close-range header in the first half was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 11th goal in his past 14 games for Barcelona.
Jose Luis Morales’ penalty kick seven minutes after the interval handed the hosts the lead.
The 26-year-old will remain with the LaLiga giants for the rest of the season and there is an option to make his move to the Nou Camp permanent.
Financial details of the deal were not disclosed but British and Spanish media reported that FC Barcelona would pay around 55 million euros ($62.30 million) for the player.
The Catalan club’s financial Armageddon has been well documented and was behind their inability to keep hold of their greatest ever player this summer in Lionel Messi, who left on a free to join Paris Saint-Germain.
Coach Carlo Ancelotti praised his side for refusing to give in even when they were playing poorly.
The 25-year-old has not played for the Gunners since the end of the 2019-20 campaign having spent last season on loan at LaLiga champions Atletico Madrid.
Last year, it was claimed that the club had paid a social media company to plant online criticism of senior players and presidential candidates.
The top clash from the Premier League this weekend is the meeting of Manchester City and Sheffield United at 4pm on Saturday, showing live on SS Select 2.
The Barcelona forward scored 25 goals over the course of the LaLiga Santander campaign, finishing four goals ahead of Karim Benzema in second.
The visitors had almost snatched an early lead inside the first two minutes when Toni Kroos lost possession, which allowed Alex Fernandez to cross for Alvaro Negredo and his shot-on-the-turn was cleared off the line by Sergio Ramos.
With El Clasico looming on the horizon, reigning champions Madrid were stunned by newly promoted Cadiz as LaLiga resumed on Saturday following the international break.
The 34-year-old signed a two-year deal at the LaLiga club in August and is in line to make his debut for his new side against Real Madrid on Sunday.
Olushola Peters, Head of Marketing of OurTV, speaking on the development, said the organisation’s partnership with Nigeria Communication Satellite Limited in 2015 enabled the broadcast right.
The 33-year-old told Barcelona chiefs on Tuesday evening that he wishes to leave the Nou Camp, believing he has a clause in his contract that would allow him to walk away for free.
The Spanish Football Federation has made a fund of 500 million euros – approximately £450 million – available in loans to help clubs experiencing financial difficulties because of the coronavirus pandemic.