13th November 2019
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La Liga round-up: Granada go top, for the first time in 46 years

Granada have moved to the top of La Liga after Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Real Betis, continuing a magical start to the season, and having only been promoted in June.

Sevilla and Real Sociedad join a group of four teams just a point behind them.

The four teams trailing Granada are led by Barça, who did not play this weekend after El Clasico against Real Madrid was postponed until 18 December, due to the current on-going protests in Catalonia.

Alvaro Vadillo‘s goal in the 61st minute was enough to give Granada a sixth win of the season, whilst fellow Andalusians Real Betis stay in the relegation zone.

The win was also Granada’s third in their last four matches, all of which have been single-goal victories.

‘I’m very proud of the players, you know that we’re not looking at the table, the only thing we see is 20 points,’ said Granada coach Diego Martinez.

Granada celebrate
Granada players celebrate victory on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of @GranadaCdeF / Twitter)

‘Hopefully we will win more games and we continue improving, but we are enjoying this ride and the fans are enjoying it with us.’

Real Sociedad meanwhile are third after winning 1-0 at Celta Vigo earlier on Sunday thanks to Alexander Isak scoring the only goal with eight minutes left.

Sevilla joined the pair and Atletico Madrid, who are in fourth place after beating Athletic Bilbao 2-0 on Saturday night, on 19 points thanks to a 2-0 home win over Getafe.

El Clasico has currently been rescheduled for 18 December, but La Liga say they will appeal the Spanish Football Federation‘s decision, saying that they want the match played two weeks before on 4 December.

La Liga results from Matchday 10 (of 38) played between 25-27 October

FC Barcelona v Real Madrid – postponed.

Played Friday 25 October

Villarreal 4  Alaves 1

Played Saturday 26 October

Leganes 1  Mallorca 0

Valladolid 2  Eibar 0

Atletico Madrid Athletic Bilbao 0

Celta Vigo 0  Real Sociedad 1

Played Sunday 27 October

Granada Real Betis 0

Levante 0 Espanyol 1

Sevilla Getafe 0    

Osasuna 3  Valencia 1

 

La Liga Table – Monday 28 October 2019

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

Granada            10   6   2   2   17  10  20

Barcelona          9   6   1   2   23  10  19

Real Sociedad   10   6   1   3  17  10   19

Atletico Madrid  10  5   4   1   10    5   19

Sevilla                10   6   1   3   13  11  19

Real Madrid       9   5   3   1  16   9   18

Villarreal          10   5   2    3   24   14   17

Osasuna           10   3    5    2   10   9    14

Valladolid         10   3    5   2    10   9    14

Athletic Bilbao   10    3   4   3    8   7   13

Getafe                10    3    4   3   14  16  14

Valencia             10    3   4   3   14   16   13

Levante              10    3    2   5   10   12   11

Alaves              10    3    2    5    8    13    11

Mallorca          10    3   1    6    7   13   10

Eibar                10    2    3   5   10   15    9

Celta Vigo      10    2    3    5    5    12    9

Real Betis       10    2    3   5   12   20   9

Espanyol         10    2   2    6    5    15    8

Leganes         10    1   2    7    5   14    5

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