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MATCHDAY 10: BARCA THE LONELY LEADER

07 Nov 2012
Exciting matchday at Primera División, there were some surprises and therefore movements at both corners of the standings. Barcelona is the only leader in la liga after the defeat of Atlético Madrid. Depor leave the drop zone.

A lot of interesting things occurred on matchday 10; the first thing is that Atlético Madrid lost its unbeaten condition visiting Valencia CF at Mestalla (2-0). The Madrilenians remain second at the standings, though now three points behind a FC Barcelona that established a new club’s mark clinching its ninth triumph within the first ten matchdays after a 3-1 win at home before RC Celta.

Another surprise was the first home defeat of Malaga CF, the Andalusians were surprised by a combative Rayo Vallecano (1-2). Real Madrid, meanwhile, continued with its ascending campaign and this time trashed Real Zaragoza at the Bernabéu stadium (4-0).

The unexpected defeat of Malaga pulled them down from the Champions League zone, because Real Betis continued with its unstoppable run defeating Getafe CF on the road (2-4); the Verdiblanco team has added ten of the last twelve points in dispute and are now fourth at the standings.

Levante UD remain living at the Europa League zone despite a boring goalless game visiting Sevilla CF. Real Valladolid is having a solid run in la liga and is now seventh at the standings after defeating a depressed CA Osasuna at the Reyno de Navarra (0-1)

The situation at the top of the standings:

place

team

points

GF

GA

1

Barcelona

28

32

12

2

Atletico

25

22

11

3

Real Madrid

20

25

7

4

Betis

19

17

15

5

Malaga

18

14

7

6

Levante

17

12

14

7

Sevilla

15

12

11

8

Valladolid

14

15

11

Depor was the great winner among the team trying to avoid relegation; the Galicians clinched a refreshing 1-0 win over RCD Mallorca and left the drop zone for the first time in three weeks. Another big winner was Athletic Bilbao, side that clinched its first away victory in six months defeating Granada CF (1-2), this last club is now in relegation.

RCD Espanyol also remains in relegation, but the Catalans clinched their first away victory on the season, the first in 14 away matches, defeating Real Sociedad at Anoeta (0-1), now they are only one point below the safety. More complicated is the situation for CA Osasuna; the Navarrans have only won one game and are now five points away from the 17th spot.

The situation at the bottom of the standings:

place

team

points

GF

GA

16

Deportivo

10

15

20

17

Real Sociedad

10

10

15

18

Espanyol

9

12

15

19

Granada

8

9

17

20

Osasuna

5

8

15

MATCHDAY 11: DIRECT MEETING AT THE BOTTOM
Two of the three teams in relegation are facing each other in this matchday; a desperate and nervous CA Osasuna visit RCD Espanyol in a game that could be the last one for Mendilibar. The other club in relegation, Granada CF, is having a tough visit against in-form Real Betis. Deportivo will try to climb some positions visiting Real Zaragoza; meanwhile RC Celta is having a dangerous visit to Rayo Vallecano.

Among the clubs at the top, FC Barcelona is visiting a RCD Mallorca that’s dragging five straight losses; Real Madrid is having a tough visit at Levante UD. Atlético Madrid is entertaining Getafe CF. Another interesting game is the visit of Valencia CF to Real Valladolid; Malaga CF is hosting Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao is doing the same with Sevilla CF.

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