Matchday 4 in La Liga is about to kick off, and all the action will be centered around the most popular teams in that country.
Despite struggling with numerous injuries to key players, Real Madrid have held their ground and have enjoyed a perfect start with three wins in three games. Atlético, Girona, and Barcelona are also unbeaten after three games, but they have already drawn one game, preventing them from earning a perfect record.
This week, all these teams will have to deal with some interesting rivals, with the first of the bunch being Real Madrid, who will welcome Getafe at the remodeled Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. To provide a fitting end to the weekend, Barcelona will want to catch up with their bitter rivals, but to do so they will have to wait for a slip up by Los Blancos and a win for them against Osasuna away from home.
Here is everything you need to know about Matchday 4 in La Liga.
Broadcast information for La Liga in the United States
Fans in the U.S. will be able to enjoy the entire weekend in La Liga via ESPN+, the premium streaming platform operated by ESPN. For those who like to watch games on TV, their main option to do so will be via ESPN Deportes. Have a look at where you can watch or stream content from this competition in our La Liga website for other countries.
La Liga standings ahead of Matchday 4
Top games to watch on Matchday 4 of La Liga
Real Madrid vs Getafe
Los Blancos top the league with all kinds of problems going their way, and they had one more issue to deal with following Vinicius' injury. Now, the team led by Carlo Ancelotti will be forced to try a new look with Joselu and Rodrygo leading the way up front, with the team's veteran side including Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Dani Carvajal ready to step up. On the other hand, the team led by Pepe Bordalás will be keen on winning their second match of the season, while also giving their coach his first-ever win against both Los Merengues and Ancelotti, who are unbeaten when facing the Spanish boss.
Atlético Madrid vs Sevilla
The Spanish capital side will welcome Sevilla in a game that could easily be used to determine the fourth most powerful team in La Liga, with the team from Andalucía desperate to leave the bottom of the table after three losses in a row. Diego Simeone's men have enjoyed a decent start of the season, which was highlighted by their 7-0 win on Monday. It is safe to say that no one expects Simeone's men to repeat such a score, but considering Sevilla's struggles in defense, we can't rule out this being ahigh-scoring game.
Osasuna vs Barcelona
Los Rojillos have won two of their three games this season, and while they were unable to reach European competitions in recent days, the club has shown the will and power necessary to defeat the defending La Liga champions. The Blaugrana will return to action after sealing a hectic win over Villarreal last weekend, while also having to deal with the complications caused by their financial issues and their lack of reinforcements. This will be the third game Els Culers play away from home this season, and all they can hope for is to see this match ending in a positive note before the break.
Who's in and who's out
Here are the list of players injured from La Liga's top clubs
Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois, Arda Guler, and Eder Militao (injured).
Barcelona: Inigo Martinez (not registered); Ronald Araujo, and Pedri (injured).
Sevilla: Jesus Navas, Marcao, Fernando, Tanguy Nianzou, and Marcos Acuna (injured).
Atletico Madrid: Vitolo, Jose Maria Gimenez, Koke, Reinildo Mandava, and Angel Correa (all injured).
Real Betis: Nabil Fekir (injured).