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MATCHDAY 17: BIG DAY FOR BARCA

26 Dec 2017
FC Barcelona not only won the derby on the road but also saw how the other three teams at the top lost their games. Tragic matchday at Deportivo for losing the derby and ending in relegation.

La Liga hasn’t reached the midpoint yet, but the feeling is that everything is decided regarding the race for the title. This after FC Barcelona clinched a huge 0-3 win visiting Real Madrid. Besides been a moral victory, the point is that the other three clubs at the top also lost their games.

Atlético Madrid failed and lost for their first game on the league season visiting RCD Espanyol with a goal scored at minute 88 (0-1). Valencia CF lost for the third time within the last four matchdays and it was painful one as they lost the Valencian derby at home before Villarreal CF (0-1). Sevilla CF also lost visiting Real Sociedad (3-1).

Now Barca have a comfortable nine-point mattress with the second place, the difference is eleven points with the third place and fourteen points with Real Madrid. So, the Catalans gave a huge step forward towards the title before the Christmas break.

Meanwhile, SD Eibar and Getafe CF remain in the battle to enter Europe, the Basques clinched a big 4-1 win over Girona FC, while the Madrilenians dispatched UD Las Palmas (2-0). Both teams are now the pleasant surprises on this season.

The situation at the top of the standings:

place

team

points

GF

GA

1

Barcelona

45

45

7

2

Atlético 

36

25

8

3

Valencia

34

36

17

4

Real Madrid

31

30

14

5

Sevilla

29

20

22

6

Villarreal

27

24

20

7

Eibar

24

22

29

8

Getafe

23

22

16

The big loser in this matchday is without doubt Deportivo. Los Blanquiazules not only were humiliated before their fans in the Galician derby with RC Celta (1-3), but also saw how they are ending the year in relegation as Alavés managed to defeat Málaga CF (1-0).

Both sides are tied in points, but the best goal difference of the Basques is leaving Depor inside the pit. Levante UD remain the danger zone after not been able to surpass CD Leganés (0-0), while Athletic Club moved to safer waters after a 0-2 win visiting Real Betis.

The situation at the bottom of the standings:

place

team

points

GF

GA

16

Levante

18

15

22

17

Alavés

15

13

25

18

Deportivo

15

19

34

19

Málaga

11

13

31

20

Las Palmas

11

13

38

MATCHDAY 18: ANDALUSIAN DERBY
The year 2018 kick-offs with a derby: Sevilla CF hosting Real Betis, both teams arrive in a bad moment after their recent bad results. Leaders FC Barcelona play at home before Levante UD, while Real Madrid face a tricky visit to RC Celta. Deportivo face a tough challenge visiting sixth place Villarreal CF.

The matchday is completed with other six games: Atlético Madrid Vs. Getafe CF; Valencia CF Vs. Girona FC; UD Las Palmas VS. SD Eibar; CD Leganés Vs. Real Sociedad; Athletic Club Vs. Alavés & Málaga CF Vs. RCD Espanyol.

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