Squad news


08 Dec 2015
It is turning to be an interesting la liga tournament with competition for every European place. Three teams fight for the title, while up to eight outfits fight for the remaining three places for European competitions.

FC Barcelona only got a draw in their visit to Valencia CF (1-1), and with Real Madrid dispatching Getafe CF (4-1) and Atlético Madrid succeeding in their visit to Granada CF (0-2), it means that only four points are separating these three teams, which means an interesting race for the title, at least until the end of the first round.

There’s also a strong competition for the other three European places. RC Celta could only drew in their visit to Real Betis (1-1), same score for Deportivo hosting Sevilla CF. It allowed Villarreal CF to seize the situation and regain the fifth place with a suffered 2-1 win hosting Rayo Vallecano.

Meanwhile, Athletic Club could only get a draw hosting Málaga CF (0-0), it was the first goalless draw in la liga within the last month. Then SD Eibar were defeated by Real Sociedad (2-1), it means that eight teams are only separated by six points in a fight for the last spot in the Champions League and two slots in the Europa League.

The situation at the top of the standings:


place team points GF GA
1 Barcelona 34 34 13
2 Atlético 32 20 6
3 Real Madrid 30 32 12
4 Celta 25 25 22
5 Villarreal 24 18 15
6 Deportivo 22 21 14
7 Athletic 21 21 16
8 Valencia 20 18 11

The point earned by Málaga CF allowed them to leave the pit after Granada lost at home. UD Las Palmas suffered a new loss, this time visiting Sporting Gijón with a hat-trick by Sanabria (3-1). The Canarians remain in relegation and for the first time on the season they are the bottom club. The matchday was closed with the 1-1 draw of Levante UD visiting RC Espanyol.

The situation at the bottom of the standings:  

place team points GF GA
16 Rayo 14 15 25
17 Málaga 11 7 13
18 Granada 11 15 24
19 Levante 11 11 25
20 Las Palmas 10 11 22

The three leaders face difficult challenges. FC Barcelona host a Deportivo that have only lost twice on this season; Real Madrid face a tricky visit to fifth place Villarreal CF, while Atlético Madrid entertain an always uncomfortable Athletic Club.

The matchday is completed with other seven games: Getafe CF Vs. Real Sociedad; RC Celta Vs. RCD Espanyol; Levante UD Vs. Granada CF; Sevilla CF Vs. Sporting Gijón; UD Las Palmas Vs. Sevilla CF; Rayo Vallecano Vs. Málaga CF & SD Eibar Vs. Valencia CF.



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