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La Liga Roundup after Matchday 5

Real Madrid takes the top of the league as Barça's crisis deepens - La Liga Roundup

September 23, 2019 By Oscar Rojas
Los Blancos and Athletic Club are now the top clubs in the Spanish top-flight thanks to the slip-ups by Sevilla and Atlético.

The fifth weekend in the Spanish top-flight gave Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid cause for hope, while Barcelona fans are getting increasingly worried by the team's current woes.

Speaking about Zidane's men, their trip to Sevilla ended in spectacular fashion, as a 1-0 win for Los Blancos was good enough to end a complicated week for the French boss and his pupils. That win not only saw Los Blancos win their second away game of the season, but it also gave them the chance to reach the top spot in the League, along with Athletic Club.

Speaking about the Basque side, Garitano's men claimed a two-nil win over Alavés to keep themselves among the title contenders, and while doing so, they ended a run of almost 15 years without owning the top spot of the table.

And now, the bad news for Barcelona fans. The fact that they lost against Granada is not the worst thing they will have to read this week. Unfortunately for them, their

2005 - Athletic Club are on the top of the #LaLiga table for the first time since the 2005/2006 season's first MatchDay (August 2005). Academy#AthleticClub #Athletic

— OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 23, 2019 ">woeful form has seen them drop to the eighth spot in La Liga, and their star man is yet to find the back of the net this season. If that was not enough reason to worry, have a look at the amount of games Barça has lost this season and how many they lost last year.

La Liga standings after 5 weeks

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