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MATCHDAY 18: FEW GOALS AND NO UNDEFEATED TEAMS

18 Jan 2017
There are no longer undefeated teams in la liga after the defeat of Real Madrid visiting Sevilla CF in what turned to ne the fourth worst matchday in terms of goals scored.

Real Madrid lost for the first time on the season, the Madrilenians were winning 0-1 visiting Sevilla CF by minute 85, but the Andalusians pulled two goals at the end and added three points that leave them at the second position.

Now there are no longer undefeated teams in la liga as Los Blancos ended their unbeaten streak in all competitions in 40, the highest ever for a Spanish club. Another thing to emphasize in the matchday is the low number of goals: 22. It’s the fourth lowest mark on the season after matchdays 02 (17), 11 (21) and 12(21).

FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid seized the situation and advanced at the standings; the Catalans didn’t face any opposition and dispatched UD Las Palmas (5-0), while the Madrilenians had enough with an early goal to beat Real Betis (1-0).

Villarreal CF felt the casualties and only rescued a point visiting Deportivo (0-0), while Real Sociedad jumped into the fifth position after a 0-2 win visiting Málaga CF. Athletic Club remain seventh despite a goalless draw visiting CD Leganés, while RC Celta had to wait until the last second in order to beat a Deportivo Alavés that played with ten men for the final 45 minutes (1-0).

The situation at the top of the standings:

place team points GF GA
1 Real Madrid 40 46 16
2 Sevilla 39 38 22
3 Barcelona 38 47 17
4 Atlético 34 32 14
5 Real Sociedad 32 30 25
6 Villarreal 31 26 12
7 Athletic 28 22 19
8 Celta 27 29 32

The crisis among the last three places was extended for one more matchday; Sporting Gijón committed too many errors and lost at home before SD Eibar (21-3), while Granada CF and CA Osasuna cancelled each other with a 1-1 draw at Los Cármenes.

No matter what happens in the next matchday, these three clubs will end the first round in relegation, this after Valencia CF grabbed some air with a 2-1 victory hosting RCD Espanyol.  Depor are now six points above demotion and extended their streak to six straight official games without been defeated.

The situation at the bottom of the standings:

place team points GF GA
16 Leganés 17 13 29
17 Valencia 16 26 33
18 Sporting 12 19 37
19 Granada 10 15 39
20 Osasuna 9 17 38

MATCHDAY 19: ENDING THE FIRST ROUND
The first round ends with an attractive match between Real Sociedad and RC Celta, two of the six most in-form teams in the league. Real Madrid host Málaga CF, while FC Barcelona face a tricky visit to SD Eibar. Deportivo open the matchday visiting UD Las Palmas.

The matchday is completed with other six games: RCD Espanyol Vs. Granada CF; Deportivo Alavés Vs. CD Leganés; Villarreal CF Vs. Valencia CF; CA Osasuna Vs. Sevilla CF; Athletic Vs. Atlético Madrid & Real Betis Vs. Sporting Gijón.

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