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21 Oct 2015
Exciting matchday with a lot of goals, late comebacks and the first coach sacked. Real Madrid are the new leaders, while Celta and Deportivo remain living at the top positions.

38 goals were scored in matchday 08, the highest number on the season after 12 of the 20 Primera clubs scored at least twice. There was a lot of excitement as three of the final results were changed with late goals, and with two teams coming from a two-goal disadvantage within the last ten minutes.

Real Madrid are the leaders for the second time on this season after dispatching Levante UD at the Bernabéu (3-0), while Villarreal CF were surprised by RC Celta at El Madrigal (1-2). For the fourth time on the campaign the Galicians played with one more man for more than 40 minutes and they and Real Madrid remain as the only undefeated teams in la liga.

FC Barcelona also stay at the top after a 5-2 win over Rayo Vallecano with Neymar scoring four goals, two of them from the penalty spot. The defeat of Villarreal CF, the second in a row, pushed the yellow submarine to the fifth position after Atlético Madrid clinched an important 0-2 win visiting Real Sociedad.

Deportivo remain in European positions after their comeback hosting Athletic Club (2-2), Los Blanquiazules were losing 0-2 at minute 80. SD Eibar wasted a great chance to enter into the top-six after a goal from Gameiro allowed Sevilla CF to rescue a point at Ipurúa (1-1), while RCD Espanyol are closer to Europe after their convincing 1-3 win visiting Real Betis.

The situation at the top of the standings:

place team points GF GA
1 Real Madrid 18 18 2
2 Celta 18 17 8
3 Barcelona 18 17 11
4 Atlético 16 12 4
5 Villarreal 16 13 7
6 Deportivo 13 14 9
7 Eibar 13 11 7
8 Valencia 12 7 5

The polemic game of the matchday took place at El Molinón. Granada CF were winning 1-3 by minute 88, but after been reduced to nine men Sporting Gijón scored twice and the 3-3 is leaving the Andalusians as the bottom team.

UD Las Palmas were trashed by Getafe CF at the Rico Pérez coliseum (4-0) and the Canarians fired Paco Herrera, the first coach sacked on this season, they remain in relegation and the new boss is former Lugo boss Quique Setíen. Levante UD are the other club in relegation. Finally, Malaga CF, the next rival of Depor, have lost three of their last five meetings. In this matchday they were trashed by Valencia CF at Mestalla (3-0) and are now out of relegation only by the goal difference rule.

The situation at the bottom of the standings:

place team points GF GA
16 Real Sociedad 6 6 9
17 Málaga 6 3 7
18 Levante 6 6 15
19 Las Palmas 5 6 13
20 Granada 5 8 16

The next matchday is also promising to be intense, the two undefeated teams, Real Madrid and RC Celta, collide at Balaídos, while there’s also an interesting visit of Valencia CF to Atlético Madrid, FC Barcelona are hosting a tricky SD Eibar and Deportivo pay a visit to Málaga CF.

The matchday is completed with six games: Rayo Vallecano Vs. RCD Espanyol; Granada CF Vs. Real Betis; Sevilla CF Vs. Getafe CF; Levante UD Vs. Real Sociedad; UD Las Palmas Vs. Villarreal CF and Athletic Club Vs. Sporting Gijón.



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