La Liga – no change at the top

by Lorraine Williamson
top of La Liga

FOOTBALL – Real Madrid stays top of La Liga on 42 points with Sevilla behind them on 34. Third-place Real Betis increased their lead over Atletico by winning all three points in their game against Real Sociedad. Atletico remains in 4th position, equal on points to 5th place Real Sociedad. However, they are still 13 points adrift from leaders Real Madrid.

The results from yesterday´s games were;

  • Real Betis v Real Sociedad 4-0
  • Villarreal v Rayo Vallecano 2-0
  • Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid 2-0
  • Osasuna v Barcelona 2-2

Real Madrid top

Real Madrid stays top on 42 points with Sevilla behind them on 34. Third-place Real Betis increased their lead over Atletico by winning all three points in their game against Real Sociedad. Atletico remains in 4th position, equal on points to 5th place Real Sociedad. 13 points adrift from leaders Real Madrid.

Barcelona´s troubles continue

After a fantastic start away to a packed stadium at Osasuna, Barcelona´s Nico González scored after just 12 minutes. However, this lead was short-lived as David Garcia set the scores level just two minutes later as he headed the ball in from a free-kick.

Despite Barcelona enjoying most of the possession, the remainder of the first half was uneventful.

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The second half opened with some promise once again, with Barcelona scoring just 4 minutes in with a goal from Abde Ezzalzouli. It looked like the game could end with Barcelona winning 1-2. However, with just 4 minutes from the 90 remaining, Osasuna equalised. Ezequiel (Chimy) Avila had scored.

Tackles

Throughout the game, there were some rough tackles resulting in many players on the ground. Indeed, there were 9 yellow cards handed out. Barca´s goalkeeper, Marc-Andre ter Stegen was on the receiving end of such a tackle and as such, the game had to be stopped as he was bleeding from the mouth.

Next matches

Held to a 2-2 draw, Barcelona now sits in 8th position, and an impossible 18 points behind rivals Real Madrid. Barcelona´s next match is at home on Saturday, December 18 against Elche.

Atletico needs a win to help narrow the gap when they play away to Seville on Saturday. Real Madrid would appear to have an easy match on Sunday when they play at home to Cadiz who are currently second from bottom.

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