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09 Oct 2014
It was the second matchday with more goals at liga BBVA; there were two big victories and a 3-3 draw. Deportivo is now the bottom team, though only three points separate the last seven positions.

The goals returned to Primera División after two weeks with a poor scoring mark. The 37 goals scored during last weekend represent the second best record on the current season, only improved by the 41 goals of matchday 04.

FC Barcelona continued with its victorious campaign and clinched a 0-2 win visiting Rayo Vallecano; the Catalans haven’t even conceded a goal after seven matchdays. Valencia CF also remain on fire and once again won a game scoring three goals, this time they only needed 13 minutes to beat current champions Atlético Madrid at Mestalla (3-1).

Sevilla CF remain third after trashing RC Deportivo at the Sánchez Pizjuán (4-1), another team at the top with a big win was Real Madrid; Los Blancos defeated Athletic Club with a 4-0 score playing at the Bernabeú. Meanwhile, RC Celta ended their winning streak falling at home before Villarreal (1-3). RCD Espanyol approached the European zone after their 2-0 home victory before Real Sociedad. Now, only FC Barcelona and Valencia CF remain undefeated in the league.

The situation at the top of the standings:

place team points GF GA
1 Barcelona 19 19 0
2 Valencia 17 17 4
3 Sevilla 16 13 8
4 Real Madrid 15 25 9
5 Atlético 14 12 7
6 Celta 12 12 10
7 Villarreal 11 10 7
8 Espanyol 9 9 8

 The huge losses of both, RC Deportivo and Athletic Club, sent both outfits to the bottom of the table. Córdoba is now the only team in the league that have spent the full seven matchdays among the bottom three clubs, this despite their 1-1 draw visiting Getafe CF. They also represent the only outfit that haven’t won yet in the league.

Levante UD is out of the drop zone for the second time after a surprising 3-3 draw at SD Eibar, match in which they have a 0-2 lead by half-time. Malaga clinched a refreshing 2-1 win hosting Granada CF and Elche CF got a point visiting UD Almeria (2-2). The situation remains tight at the last places with only three points separating the last seven positions.

The situation at the bottom of the standings:

place team points GF GA
16 Elche 5 7 16
17 Levante 5 4 15
18 Córdoba 4 4 11
19 Athletic 4 4 11
20 Deportivo 3 8 19

Tough matches for the last two places; Deportivo are hosting runners-up Valencia CF, while Athletic Club has the tough mission of entertaining sixth place RC Celta. Leaders FC Barcelona are hosting recently promoted club SD Eibar and Real Madrid visit Levante UD.

The matchday is completed with the games: Granada CF Vs. Rayo Vallecano; Córdoba CF Vs. Málaga CF; Atlético Madrid Vs. RCD Espanyol; Elche CF Vs. Sevilla CF; Villarreal CF Vs. UD Almería and Real Sociedad Vs. Getafe CF.



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