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17 Mar 2015
The matchday with the lowest number of goals in 2015 witnessed how Valencia CF reached the third place while UD Almeria left the relegation zone. Depor are out of the drop zone only by the goal difference rule.

The previous matchday was characterized for been the one with more goals in 2015, now the situation turned to be the opposite as there were only 19 goals in matchday 27, the lowest mark in the new year, it occurred as ten Primera clubs ended scoreless.

Another thing that characterized the matchday was the movement occurred at the top and the bottom of the standings. Atlético Madrid is out of the top three positions for the first time since matchday 11 (November 09) after a 0-0 draw visiting RCD Espanyol and after Valencia CF defeated Deportivo at Mestalla (2-0).

The difference between the leaders continue to be of one point after FC Barcelona and Real Madrid conquered victories with the same score. The Catalans defeated SD Eibar on the road with a brace by Messi (0-2), while the Madrilenians defeated Levante UD with a brace by Bale (2-0).

The fourth place continues to be for Sevilla CF after they trashed Elche CF at the Sánchez Pizjuán (3-0), while Villarreal CF dropped two points in the race for the Champions League after a goalless draw visiting UD Almeria. Malaga CF approached to the European places after a 2-0 win hosting Córdoba CF. Athletic Club solidified the eighth spot after a 1-2 success visiting RC Celta.

The situation at the top of the standings:

place team points GF GA
1 Barcelona 65 78 16
2 Real Madrid 64 77 24
3 Valencia 57 48 22
4 Atlético 56 51 23
5 Sevilla 52 49 33
6 Villarreal 49 43 24
7 Malaga 44 31 30
8 Athletic 36 25 32

It was a bad matchday for the clubs fighting to survive, because six of the last seven places lost their games. UD Almeria were the only one that added a point, and it was enough to leave the pit as now Levante UD are back in relegation. The Valencians have been in the drop zone in 17 of the 27 matchdays on the season.

Granada CF are penultimate as they couldn’t hold on the advantage visiting Rayo Vallecano to end losing 3-1. Alberto Bueno scored a brace in this game, so he has netted seven goals within the last three games, an impressive mark for a mid-table team.

Córdoba CF extended their losing streak to eight games after failing in the visit to Malaga CF, reason why they are the bottom club in la liga and also is the reason who coach Djukic was sacked on Monday, but there’s another club with an eight-game losing streak: SD Eibar, though in their case the Basques remain out of relegation. Meanwhile Deportivo extended their winless streak to five games and are out of relegation only by the goal difference rule.

The situation at the bottom of the standings: (without the point deduction to UD Almeria)

place team points GF GA
16 Almeria 25 22 40
17 Deportivo 25 23 44
18 Levante 25 23 51
19 Granada 22 18 43
20 Córdoba 18 19 43

Eleven matchdays are left in the agenda, but there’s the sense that the championship could be decided this weekend as Real Madrid visit the Camp Nou for the derby against FC Barcelona. With only one point separating both teams a victory for the Catalans could be decisive. Another game between top teams is the visit of fifth place Sevilla CF to sixth spot Villarreal CF.

Deportivo face a final hosting RCD Espanyol on Sunday noon. The matchday is completed with other seven matchdays: Elche CF Vs. Valencia CF; Atlético Madrid Vs. Getafe CF; Rayo Vallecano Vs. Málaga CF; Levante UD Vs. RC Celta; Athletic Club Vs. UD Almeria; Granada CF Vs. SD Eibar & Real Sociedad Vs. Córdoba CF.



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