Spanish La Liga

The Spanish La Liga after 5 rounds – Karim Benzema’s Real Madrid are making their mark on the season.

LA LIGA

LEAGUE STANDINGS
1. Real Madrid – 16 points
2. Atletico Madrid – 14 points
3. Real Sociedad – 13 points
4. Sevilla – 11 points
5. Valencia – 10 points
6. Rayo Vallecano – 10 points
7. Barcelona – 9 points
8. Real Betis – 9 points
9. Athletic Club – 9 points
10. Osasuna – 8 points
11. Mallorca – 8 points
12. Villarreal – 7 points
13. Espanyol – 6 points
14. Cádiz – 6 points
15. Elche – 6 points
16. Levante – 4 points
17. Celta Vigo – 4 points
18. Granada – 3 points
19. Getafe – 0 points
20. Alavés – 0 points


Sevilla beat Valencia to replace them in the ‘top four’.
Real Madrid kept their 2-point lead in the title race by thrashing Mallorca.
Luis Suarez had to save the day for Atletico Madrid to remain two points from the top.

Alaves and Getafe are stuck on winless at the bottom of the league with no points on board.

Barcelona went goalless and winless again.



MATCH RESULTS
Getafe 1-2 Atletico Madrid

Athletic Club 1-2 Rayo Vallecano
Levante 0-2 Celta Vigo
Espanyol 1-0 Alaves
Sevilla 3-1 Valencia
Real Madrid 6-1 Mallorca
Villarreal 4-1 Elche
Granada 2-3 Real Sociedad
Osasuna 1-3 Real Betis
Cadiz 0-0 Barcelona





CELTA VIGO 1- 2 CADIZ
Cadiz picked up their first win of the season to keep Celta Vigo winless.

RAYO VALLECANO 3-0 GETAFE
After defeats in their opening two matches of the season, Rayo Vallecano have gone three matches without defeat [winning two]

ATLETICO MADRID 0-0 ATHLETIC CLUB
Atletico Madrid and Athletic Club shared the points in a goalless draw to both remain unbeaten and two points apart from each other

VALENCIA 1-2 REAL MADRID
Real Madrid got two late goals in quick succession to come from a goal down to win away against Valencia. Real Madrid opened a three-point gap between themselves and Valencia by handing Valencia their first defeat of the new season.
Vinicius Junior scored his fifth of the season to get Real Madrid level, and Karim Benzema scored his sixth to secure the three points for Real Madrid.

REAL SOCIEDAD 0-0 SEVILLA
Mikel Oyarzabal failed to get a goal through a penalty in the 27th minute. Real Sociedad had to settle for a point at home against Sevilla.
Sevilla has a game in hand to potentially make up for the 2- point difference

BARCELONA 1-1 GRANADA
Granada took a [very] early lead and Barcelona scored a [very] late equalizing goal to avoid a defeat at home. Ronald Araujo’s goal in the 90th minute canceled out Domingos Duarte’s second-minute goal.

GETAFE 1-2 ATLETICO MADRID
Luis Suarez saved Atletico Madrid with two goals to bring them from a losing position against Getafe to a winning one.
Suarez got the equalizing goal in the 78th minute to cancel the lead Stefan Mitrovic had given Getafe at the end of the first half.
His second goal came after the regulation time to get Atletico Madrid the three points they needed to bounce back from the points dropped in the last round.
For Getafe, the result keeps their losing start to the season at 100%. They’ve lost six of six.

ATHLETIC CLUB 1- 2 RAYO VALLE CA
It was consecutive victories for Rayo Vallecano after following a 3-0 win against Getafe with a 2- 1 away win against Athletic Club.

LEVANTE 0-2 CELTA VIGO
After five tries, Celta Vigo got their first victory of the season. Iago Aspas opened the scoring and it stood as the winning goal

SEVILLA 3-1 VALENCIA
Sevilla were three goals up before Hugo Duro scored in the 31st minute to reduce the deficit for Valencia

ESPANYOL 1-0 ALAVES
Espanyol beat struggling Alaves for their first victory of the season.
Raul de Tomas’s goal from the penalty spot in the 54th minute was the difference.

GRANADA 2- 3 REAL SOCIEDAD
Granada stayed winless.
Arita Elustondo scored in the 82nd minute to restore Real Sociedad’s lead and get them a victory
against Granada.

CADIZ 0-0 BARCELONA
An accumulation of yellow cards got Frankie DeJong sent off in the 65th minute to leave
Barcelona with a numerical disadvantage on the field.
Barcelona dropped four points from the six available since their defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

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