Squad news


13 Sep 2017
Real Sociedad and FC Barcelona are the only two clubs that have won all the games on this start of season, while Alavés CF and Málaga CF are the only ones without any point.

The big surprise in matchday 03 was to see Levante UD picking a point in their visit to Real Madrid (1-1). The newcomers remain undefeated, while the Madrilenians have only picked two draws from their two home meetings.

FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad are the only two clubs that have won the first three matches in the competition, Los Azulgrana trashed RCD Espanyol in the Catalan derby (5-0), while Real Sociedad got a 2-4 win visiting the Riazor.

That was the roller-coaster of the matchday, because the game passed from a 0-2 to a 2-2 situation to just go back to a 2-4 final score. This is only the second time with the Basques winning the first three Primera meetings, in the previous opportunity they won the league (1981/82).

Three other clubs with a solid start are Sevilla CF, CD Leganés and Athletic Club; the Andalusians trashed SD Eibar (3-0), while the Madrilenians suffered their first loss on the season hosting neighbors Getafe CF (1-2).

In the case of Athletic, the Basques defeated Girona CF (2-0) and, together with FC Barcelona, represent the only clubs in la liga that still have to concede a goal. Meanwhile, Valencia CF and Atlético Madrid remain undefeated after sealing a goalless draw at Mestalla.

The situation at the top of the standings:

place team points GF GA
1 Barcelona 9 9 0
2 Real Sociedad 9 10 4
3 Sevilla 7 5 1
4 Athletic 7 3 0
5 Leganés 6 3 2
6 Atlético 5 7 3
7 Real Madrid 5 6 3
8 Levante 5 4 3

Deportivo Alavés is one of the two teams without points in liga, in this matchday the Basques lost at Balaídos against RC Celta (1-0). The other club without points is Málaga CF, side that lost hosting UD Las Palmas at La Rosaleda (1-3). Finally, Villarreal CF picked their first three points on the campaign defeating Real Betis (3-1).

The situation at the bottom of the standings:

place team points GF GA
16 Eibar 1 1 4
17 Deportivo 1 4 9
18 Espanyol 1 1 7
19 Málaga 0 1 5
20 Alavés 0 0 4

Real Sociedad will have to confirm their strong start hosting a Real Madrid that, suddenly, are needing points in order to not lose more ground. Meanwhile FC Barcelona pay a visit to Getafe CF. Deportivo visit Real Betis.

The matchday is completed with other seven meetings: SD Eibar Vs. CD Leganés; Levante UD Vs. Valencia; Atlético Madrid Vs. Málaga CF; Alavés Vs. Villarreal CF; Girona FC Vs. Sevilla; UD Las Palmas Vs. Athletic Club & RCD Espanyol Vs. RC Celta.



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