Category: La Liga Match Day Review

La Liga Match Day 15 Review – Another Messi Masterclass

La Liga Match Day 15 Review – Another Messi Masterclass

La Liga produced plenty of goals on match-day 15, which saw a couple of big derby clashes in Barcelona and South Madrid while there was an 8 goal thriller at Ipurua. Here were the main headlines from this weekend’s fixtures:


La Liga Match Day 15 Results, Expected Goals & Highlights

Friday 7th December 2018

Leganes 1-1 Getafe (xG 1.44-0.92)

Saturday 8th December 2018

Atletico Madrid 3-0 Alaves (xG 3.06-0.98)

Valencia 1-1 Sevilla (xG 1.98-1.8)

Villarreal 2-3 Celta Vigo (xG 1.26-1.03)

Espanyol 0-4 Barcelona (xG 1.82-2.48)

Sunday 9th December 2018

Eibar 4-4 Levante (xG 5.87-1.49)

Huesca 0-1 Real Madrid (xG to come)

Real Sociedad 1-2 Real Valladolid (xG to come)

Real Betis 2-0 Rayo Vallecano (xG to come)

Monday 10th December 2018

Athletic – Girona (playing Monday)

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La Liga Match Day 14 Review – An Ordinary Weekend in an Extraordinary Season

La Liga Match Day 14 Review – An Ordinary Weekend in an Extraordinary Season

La Liga was back with what in many ways was the most ordinary weekend of the season so far. Barcelona and Real Madrid both won, relatively comfortably at home. Atleti dropped points away, which sadly for them is also becoming the norm. Meanwhile all the other unlikely high-flyers failed to win. Here are the goals, headlines and stats from week 14 in the Spanish Primera Division 2018/19:


La Liga Match Day 14 Results, Expected Goals & Highlights

Friday 30th November 2018

Rayo Vallecano 1-0 Eibar (xG 0.38-1.36)

Saturday 1st December 2018

Celta Vigo 2-0 Huesca (xG 2.59-0.54)

Real Valladolid 2-4 Leganes (xG 2.12-1.92)

Getafe 3-0 Espanyol (xG 1.63-0.73)

Real Madrid 2-0 Valencia (xG 1.36-0.57)

Sunday 2nd December 2018

Real Betis 1-0 Real Sociedad (xG 1.06-1.66)

Girona 1-1 Atletico Madrid (xG 1.16-1.73)

Barcelona 2-0 Villarreal (xG 1.08-1.59)

Alaves 1-1 Sevilla (xG 0.9-1.88)

Monday 3rd December 2018

Levante 3-0 Athletic Bilbao

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La Liga Match Day 13 Review – Eibar crush Real Madrid & Barca strike late to deny Atleti

La Liga Match Day 13 Review – Eibar crush Real Madrid & Barca strike late to deny Atleti

La Liga bunched together even further this weekend with few sides at the top end enjoying successful weekends as some of the underachieving teams made ground. Top six sides Alaves, Real Madrid, Espanyol, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona all failed to win as Sevilla took full advantage, admittedly with a few nervy moments of their own, to take top spot after their 1-0 win against Valladolid. Here are the goals, headlines and stats from week 13 in La Liga 2018/19:


La Liga Match Day 13 Results, Expected Goals & Highlights

Friday 23rd November 2018

Leganes 1-0 Alaves (xG 0.99-0.43)

Saturday 24th November 2018

Eibar 3-0 Real Madrid (xG 2.77-0.48)

Valencia 3-0 Rayo Vallecano (xG 2.25-0.8)

Huesca 2-2 Levante (xG 2.7-0.94)

Atletico Madrid 1-1 Barcelona (xG 0.38-0.26)

Sunday 25th November 2018

Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Getafe (xG 0.47-1.7)

Sevilla 1-0 Real Valladolid (xG 1.82-0.98)

Espanyol 1-3 Girona (xG 2.48-3)

Villarreal 2-1 Betis (xG 1.54-1.34)

Monday 26th November 2018

Real Sociedad 2-1 Celta Vigo (xG 2.8-0.74)

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La Liga Match Day 12 Review – Brilliant Betis win at Camp Nou

La Liga Match Day 12 Review – Brilliant Betis win at Camp Nou

This remarkable season took another strange twist this weekend as Betis went to Camp Nou and claimed a fine win in a 7-goal thriller against Barcelona. The Madrid giants took advantage (just about) in two other high-scoring games while there was an important win for Valencia and 3 more points for both Sevilla and Alaves, who both continued their bright starts. Here was the best of the action from match-day 12 in La Liga:


La Liga Match Day 12 Results, Expected Goals & Highlights

Friday 9th November 2018

Levante 1-3 Real Sociedad (xG 1.06-1.4)

Saturday 10th November 2018

Valladolid 0-0 Eibar (xG 0.41-1.29)

Getafe 0-1 Valencia (xG 1.66-2.11)

Atletico Madrid 3-2 Athletic Bilbao (xG 1.05-1.69)

Girona 0-0 Leganes (xG 0.52-1.36)

Sunday 11th November 2018

Alaves 2-1 Huesca (xG 1.38-0.98)

Barcelona 3-4 Real Betis (xG 4.08-2.37)

Sevilla 2-1 Espanyol (xG 3.93-1.31)

Rayo Vallecano 2-2 Villarreal (xG 2.36-0.96)

Celta Vigo 2-4 Real Madrid (xG 0.92-2.57)

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La Liga Match Day 11 Review – A weekend of Late Drama

La Liga Match Day 11 Review – A weekend of Late Drama

There was a clear theme of late goals this weekend in La Liga, with 10 scored after the 80th minute. Most of those goals had a direct bearing on the outcome of those games and resulted in late heartbreak for some of the division’s struggling sides as new-boys Huesca and Rayo Vallecano were denied what would have been crucial victories. Here was the best of the action from week 11:


La Liga Match Day 11 Results, Expected Goals & Highlights

Saturday 3rd November 2018

Leganes 1-1 Atletico Madrid (xG 1.35-0.4)

Real Madrid 2-0 Real Valladolid (xG 1.72-1.0)

Valencia 0-1 Girona (xG 2.58-0.38)

Rayo Vallecano 2-3 Barcelona (xG 1.71-1.98)

Sunday 4th November 2018

Eibar 2-1 Alaves (xG 1.21-1.04)

Villarreal 1-1 Levante (xG 1.16-0.94)

Huesca 1-1 Getafe (xG 1.34-0.44)

Real Sociedad 0-0 Sevilla (xG 0.72-0.40)

Real Betis 3-3 Celta Vigo (xG 1.79-1.69)

Monday 5th November 2018

Espanyol 1-0 Athletic Bilbao (xG 1.39-0.45)

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La Liga Match Day 10 Review – Barca thump Real 5-1 in El Clásico

La Liga Match Day 10 Review – Barca thump Real 5-1 in El Clásico

Another weekend in La Liga, fresh misery for Julen Lopetegui and Real Madrid. You know the drill by now. This time what will surely prove to be the very final nail in his coffin was hammered in as Los Blancos sank to a heavy defeat in el clasico, a result that saw Barca ease to the top of La Liga and open up a 7 point advantage for Real Madrid. Elsewhere there was a victory for Atleti over Sociedad and another impressive late win for Alaves who stay 2nd. Here was the best of week 10:


La Liga Match Day 10 Results, Expected Goals & Highlights

Friday 26th October 2018

Real Valladolid 1-1 Espanyol (xG 1.31-0.51)

Saturday 27th October 2018

Girona 2-1 Rayo Vallecano (xG 2.89-1.75)

Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Valencia (xG 0.63-0.91)

Levante 2-0 Leganes (xG 1.44-1.43)

Celta Vigo 4-0 Eibar (xG 1.23-1.6)

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Sociedad (xG 1.42-0.21)

Sunday 28th October 2018

Getafe 2-0 Real Betis (xG 2.16-0.52)

Barcelona 5-1 Real Madrid (xG 3.15-2.15)

Alaves 2-1 Villarreal (xG 1.87-1.09)

Sevilla 2-1 Huesca (xG 1.73-0.98)

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La Liga Match Day 9 Review – Real Madrid lose again as Top Six takes unlikely Shape

La Liga Match Day 9 Review – Real Madrid lose again as Top Six takes unlikely Shape

La Liga produced more upsets this weekend as Real Madrid’s misery continued with another shock defeat. While Barcelona did ultimately regain top spot, we will head into week 10 with Espanyol, Alaves and Real Valladolid all in the top six and all above Los Blancos, not to mention the likes of Valencia, Villarreal and Athletic Bilbao, who are struggling in the wrong half. Here were the results and main talking points from match-day 9:


La Liga Match Day 9 Results, Expected Goals & Highlights

Friday 19th October 2018

Celta Vigo 0-1 Alaves (xG 1.0-1.16)

Saturday 20th October 2018

Real Madrid 1-2 Levante (xG 2.96-1.78)

Valencia 1-1 Leganes (xG 1.18-0.97)

Villarreal 1-1 Atletico Madrid (xG 1.81-1.58)

Barcelona 4-2 Sevilla (xG 2.98-2.11)

Sunday 21st October 2018

Rayo Vallecano 1-2 Getafe (xG 0.32-0.53)

Eibar 1-1 Athletic Bilbao (xG 1.71-1.00)

Huesca 0-2 Espanyol (xG 0.29-1.90)

Real Betis 0-1 Real Valladolid (xG 0.82-0.51)

Monday 22nd October 2018

Real Sociedad 0-0 Girona (xG 0.6-0.55)

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La Liga Match Day 8 Review – Alaves stun Los Blancos as Sevilla go Top

La Liga Match Day 8 Review – Alaves stun Los Blancos as Sevilla go Top

The most open and unpredictable start to a La Liga season in years continued this weekend as Real Madrid’s goal drought continued as they slipped to a miserable 1-0 defeat at Alaves. There was a big derby win for Sociedad, a draw in the big game of the weekend at the Mestalla while it’s Sevilla who head into the international break on top spot. Here is the best of match day 8 in La Liga:


La Liga Match Day 8 Results, Expected Goals & Highlights

Friday 5th October 2018

Athletic Bilbao 1-3 Real Sociedad (xG 1.08-2.11)

Saturday 6th October 2018

Girona 2-3 Eibar (xG 1.55-2.13)

Getafe 0-1 Levante (xG 1.05-0.88)

Alaves 1-0 Real Madrid (xG 0.95-0.84)

Leganes 1-0 Rayo Vallecano (xG 1.4-0.21)

Sunday 7th October 2018

Real Valladolid 1-0 Huesca (xG 0.94-0.82)

Atletico Madrid 1-0 Real Betis (xG 0.56-0.27)

Espanyol 3-1 Villarreal (xG 2.73-1.64)

Sevilla 2-1 Celta Vigo (xG 1.91-0.89)

Valencia 1-1 Barcelona (xG 1.42-0.37)

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La Liga Match Day 7 Review – Madrid Derby Stalemate, Barca slip up & Worrying Scenes at Eibar

La Liga Match Day 7 Review – Madrid Derby Stalemate, Barca slip up & Worrying Scenes at Eibar

Another La Liga match-day has gone by and again it saw Real Madrid and Barcelona both drop points. Suddenly there are some genuine reasons for concern at both Camp Nou and the Bernabeu. It’s perhaps too early to start talking about a wide open title race but Atletico Madrid and perhaps even Sevilla the way they have been playing will fancy they can get into the mix. It was also another weekend where the mere safety of stadiums in La Liga was brought into question with a serious incident at Eibar leading to several visiting supporters sustaining injuries.


La Liga Match Day 7 Results, Expected Goals & Highlights

Friday

Rayo Vallecano 2-2 Espanyol (xG 1.23-1.79)

Saturday

Real Sociedad 0-1 Valencia (xG 1.12-0.92)

Barcelona 1-1 Athletic Bilbao (xG 3.06-0.89)

Eibar 1-3 Sevilla (xG 0.56-1.99)

Real Madrid 0-0 Atletico Madrid (xG 1.14-0.66)

Sunday

Huesca 1-1 Girona (xG 1.61-1.81)

Villarreal 0-1 Real Valladolid (xG 2.91-0.85)

Levante 2-1 Alaves (xG 1.37-0.7)

Real Betis 1-0 Leganes (xG 2.09-0.41)

Monday

Celta Vigo 1-1 Getafe (xG 0.44-1.24)

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La Liga Match Day 6 Review – Barcelona & Real Madrid beaten on Same Night

La Liga Match Day 6 Review – Barcelona & Real Madrid beaten on Same Night

Just when La Liga’s title race was already threatening to become a two-horse affair, match day 6 reminded everyone just how unpredictable and exciting the Spanish top flight can be. Most of the action came on a remarkable Wednesday evening with the big guns both falling to defeats on the road with some fairly horrendous defending leading to their downfall.


La Liga Match Day 6 Results, Expected Goals & Highlights

Tuesday

Espanyol 1-0 Eibar (xG 0.9-0.2)

Real Sociedad 2-2 Rayo Vallecano (xG 1.24-1.78)

Atletico Madrid 3-0 Huesca (xG 1.16-0.5)

Wednesday

Leganes 2-1 Barcelona (xG 1.18-0.4)

Athletic Bilbao 0-3 Villarreal (xG 0.75-2.45)

Sevilla 3-0 Real Madrid (xG 1.04-0.4)

Valencia 1-1 Celta Vigo (xG 2.29-1.55)

Thursday

Real Valladolid 2-1 Levante (xG 1.25-1.10)

Alaves 1-1 Getafe (xG 1.65-1.21)

Girona 0-1 Real Betis (xG 0.83-1.56)

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