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La Liga Roundup - Sevilla takes the top as Real and Barça stumble

October 8, 2018 By Oscar Rojas
Los Hispalenses have taken advantage from the dip in form experienced by Los Blancos and Los Blaugranas.

The last weekend before October's international break left Real Madrid and Barcelona watching Sevilla take the top of the league all to themselves. Neither one of the Spanish giants was able to win this weekend, giving way for los Hispalenses to take the first place of the competition.

Sevilla's lead comes as no surprise, mainly because Los Blancos and Los Blaugranas have experienced a woeful dip in form. Both teams have won only once in their most recent five games, which is starting to make fans a little nervous about how the season will go for each of them. In fact, some fans and experts are already asking for Julen Lopetegui's head, mainly due to the fact that Real Madrid has failed to score in their last three and a half La Liga games.

Pos.TeamMPWDLGFGAGDPForm
1 Barcelona 9 5 3 1 23 11 +12 18 WDDLD
2 Espanyol 9 5 2 2 13 7 +6 17 WWDWL
3 Deportivo Alavés 9 5 2 2 12 8 +4 17 WWLDW
4 Sevilla 9 5 1 3 20 12 +8 16 LWWWW
5 Atlético Madrid 9 4 4 1 10 5 +5 16 DWDWW
6 Real Valladolid 9 4 3 2 8 6 +2 15 WWWWD
7 Real Madrid 9 4 2 3 13 9 +4 14 LLDLW
8 Levante 9 4 1 4 14 15 -1 13 WWWLL
9 Getafe 9 3 3 3 8 8 0 12 WLDDL
10 Real Betis 9 3 3 3 5 7 -2 12 LLWWD
11 Real Sociedad 8 3 2 3 12 11 +1 11 WLDWL
12 Eibar 9 3 2 4 10 13 -3 11 DWLLW
13 Celta de Vigo 9 2 4 3 13 13 0 10 LLDDD
14 Valencia 9 1 7 1 7 8 -1 10 DDWDD
15 Villarreal 9 2 3 4 7 8 -1 9 DLLWD
16 Girona 8 2 3 3 10 13 -3 9 LDLDW
17 Athletic Club 8 1 5 2 10 14 -4 8 DLDLD
18 Leganés 9 2 2 5 8 13 -5 8 DWLWL
19 Rayo Vallecano 8 1 2 5 8 17 -9 5 LLDDL
20 Huesca 9 1 2 6 7 20 -13 5 LLDLL

Champions League (Group Stage)
Europa League (Group Stage)
Europa League (Qualification)
Relegation - LaLiga2

Pichichi race

If Sevilla's leap to the top surprised you, the same thing has happened in the race to become La Liga's top scorer. A brace by Christian Stuani left the Uruguayan all alone as the best striker in Spain, surpassing André Silva. If you were wondering where's Lionel Messi, he's currently sitting at the third spot.

Crisis among Spanish giants

It's no secret that La Liga's season is quite long, but having both Real Madrid and Barcelona struggling to get in gear at the same time is not something that happens frequently. Los Blaugranas have only won three out of their last 12 points, something they hadn't experienced in quite a while.

If you thought Barcelona's run was worrying, things get even worse when you look at Real Madrid's recent numbers in all comps.

The league will not enter a 12-day hiatus, but even if there are no games, you can surely expect more news coming in from Spain regarding the struggles of both of these teams.

 

 


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