15th October 2019
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La Liga round-up: Sevilla stop Real Sociedad from going top

Sevilla stopped Real Sociedad from going top in La Liga on Sunday night, after coming from behind to beat them 3-2. The match concluded the 7th round in La Liga (round 6 was played midweek), that sees Real Madrid top with 15 points.

After Real Madrid‘s 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid on Saturday, the Basque club Real Sociedad could have leapfrogged both to claim first place, but they came up short in a great contest at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium.

It looked good for the visitors when Mikel Oyarzabal gave them a lead in the fourth minute, but Nolito equalised for Sevilla with a superb half-volley before Lucas Ocampos and Franco Vazquez completed the comeback in the second half.

Sevilla held on for a much-needed home win, and after consecutive losses to Real Madrid and Eibar this week.

Sevilla players celebrate
Sevilla players celebrate one of the goals against Real Sociedad. (Photo courtesy of @SevillaFC_ENG / Twitter).

After signing 12 new players in the summer, Sevilla have knitted together quickly and they now sit sixth, just two points off the top.

Real Sociedad have been the surprise side of the season so far, having already beaten Atletico Madrid and with Martin Odegaard, the 20-year-old on loan from Real Madrid, back in form. They are now fifth after seven games played, level on points with both Sevilla and Barça.

Goals from Luis Suárez and Junior Firpo gave Barça three well-earned points at a traditionally difficult stadium – a 2-0 win away to Getafe.

Madrid sunshine greeted the players as they stepped out at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, with both sides on the front foot as soon as the whistle blew.

Barça’s Carles Pérez had been lively on the right wing, and came closest to opening the scoring after 10 minutes, weaving into the area and forcing a save from David Soria.

As the blaugrana looked to exert pressure on their hosts, Luis Suárez also went close. Getafe were being denied the ball for long periods and having to resort to playing on the counter attack as Barça gained a foothold.

As so often this season, Marc-André ter Stegen spread himself well to deny Ángel a goal on 20 minutes, before Suárez went straight down the other end and almost found the net again, his shot grazing the post.

The rest of the first half passed without too much incident, until Ter Stegen’s incredible clearance on 41 bypassed everyone and dropped right in Suárez’s path. His cool, chipped finish (0-1, min 41) gave Barça the lead at the break.

Within four minutes of the restart, Junior Firpo had slotted home Barça’s second (0-2, min 49), thanks to Soria parrying Carles Pérez’s shot directly into his path.

La Liga results from Matchday 7 (of 38) played between 27-29 September

Played Friday 27 September

Villarreal 5  Real Betis 1

Played Saturday 28 September

Athletic Bilbao 0  Valencia 1

Getafe 0  Barcelona 2

Granada 1  Leganes 0

Atletico Madrid 0  Real Madrid 0

Played Sunday 29 September

Espanyol 0  Valladolid 2

Eibar 2  Celta Vigo 0

Alaves 2  Mallorca 0

Levante 1  Osasuna 1

Sevilla 3  Real Sociedad 2

La Liga results from Matchday 6 (of 38) played midweek between 24-26 September

Played Tuesday 24 September

Valladolid 1 Granada 2 

Real Betis 3 Levante 1

Barcelona 2 Villarreal 1

Played Wednesday 25 September

Leganes Athletic Bilbao 1

Mallorca 0 Atletico Madrid 2

Valencia 3 Getafe 3

Real Madrid Osasuna 0

Played Thursday 26 September

Eibar Sevilla 2

Celta Vigo 1 Espanyol 1

Real Sociedad 3 Alaves 0

 

La Liga Table – Monday 30 September 2019

(Played, Won, Drawn, Lost, Goals For/Against, Points)

Real Madrid             7   4   3   0  12   6   15

Granada                   7   4   2   1   13   6   14

Atletico Madrid      7   4   2   1    7    4   14

Barcelona               7   4   1   2   16  10  13

Real Sociedad       7    4   1   2   10   7   13

Sevilla                    7    4   1   2    10   7   13

Athletic Bilbao      7   3   3    1    7    3   12

Villarreal                7   3   2   2   18  11   11

Valencia                7    2   3   2  10   11   9

Valladolid             7    2    3   2    7    8    9

Eibar                    7    2    2   3    9    9    8

Levante               7    2    2   3    8    9    8

Osasuna              7    1    5   1    5    6    8

Alaves                  7    2    2   3    4    7    8

Real Betis            7   2    2   3   10   15   8

Getafe                  7   1    4   2   10   11   7

Celta Vigo          7    1   3    3    4    9    6

Espanyol            7    1   2    4    4   12   5

Mallorca            7    1   1    5    4   12   4

Leganes            7    0   2    5    3   10    2

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