The Spanish top-flight enters its final stretch with Real Madrid holding on to their lead. Find out if they can extend their dominance after this weekend.

Last week's La Liga games delivered instant classics and controversial calls in almost all fixtures, especially in those having to do with the teams battling for the top spots. With that in mind, we could be in for some interesting games this weekend, with the top three contenders ready to add points to their tally.

Despite their controversial draw from last week, Real Madrid kept their lead unscathed against Girona. Los Blancos are now seven points ahead of the red and white side, but now they will also have to worry about Barcelona's surge, since the Blaugrana outfit is only traling by eight with El Clásico on the horizon. 

As for the Catalan teams, Girona seem to have lost their momentum and have entered a downwards spiral following their recent results and some rough defeats, such as last week's against Mallorca. Now, their neighbors have a big chance to leapfrog them, which will force Michel's side to prove their worth in what will undoubtedly be a complicated game for the most enticing story of the 2023-24 La Liga season.

Meanwhile, Barcelona have ironically been brought back to life by Xavi's resignation, which has kept them from losing in their last seven fixtures across all comps. Their most recent match ended in a goalless draw, but Girona's defeat gave them hope to leapfrog them this weekend in case they find a way to claim one more victory this weekend.

When it comes to the relegation zone, Cádiz were the only team out of the bottom three to claim points, but they remain far from the safe spots due to Celta's win last week. Meanwhile, Granada and Almería seem destined to leave La Liga next season, with Almería not being able to win a single match after 27 opportunities.

Let us guide you through the upcoming weekend in La Liga.

Broadcast and streaming info for La Liga in the United States

This week's games will be available both on TV and via streaming platforms for fans to watch within the U.S. borders. This week, ESPN Deportes will carry all La Liga games in Spanish, while English coverage will be provided by ESPN+, who will also make Spanish commentary for its users.

League standings ahead of Matchday 28

Pos.TeamMPWDLGFGAGDPForm
1 Real Madrid 37 29 7 1 87 26 +61 94 DWWWW
2 Barcelona 37 25 7 5 77 43 +34 82 WWWLW
3 Girona 37 24 6 7 78 46 +32 78 WLDWW
4 Atlético Madrid 37 23 4 10 68 43 +25 73 LWWWW
5 Athletic Club 37 18 11 8 60 37 +23 65 WLDWL
6 Real Sociedad 37 16 12 9 51 37 +14 60 WWLWL
7 Real Betis 37 14 14 9 48 45 +3 56 LDWWD
8 Villarreal 37 14 10 13 64 64 0 52 DWWLW
9 Valencia 37 13 9 15 38 43 -5 48 LLDLL
10 Deportivo Alavés 37 12 9 16 35 45 -10 45 WLDWW
11 Osasuna 37 12 8 17 44 55 -11 44 WDDLL
12 Getafe 37 10 13 14 41 52 -11 43 LLLLW
13 Sevilla 37 10 11 16 47 52 -5 41 LLLWD
14 Celta de Vigo 37 10 10 17 44 55 -11 40 WWLWL
15 Las Palmas 37 10 9 18 32 46 -14 39 DDLLL
16 Rayo Vallecano 37 8 14 15 29 47 -18 38 LWDLL
17 Mallorca 37 7 16 14 31 43 -12 37 DDWLD
18 Cádiz 37 6 15 16 25 49 -24 33 DWWLD
19 Granada 37 4 9 24 38 72 -34 21 LLLLW
20 Almería 37 2 12 23 37 74 -37 18 DLLWL

Champions League (Group Stage)
Europa League (Group Stage)
Promotion - Europa Conference League (Qualification: )
Relegation - LaLiga2

Top games to watch 

Barcelona vs Mallorca - The Blaugrana return to their current "home" to welcome Mallorca, one of the most in-form teams in the league, and who managed to beat Girona last week. It is true that Mallorca's coach Javier Aguirre has struggled to beat Barcelona despite his experience (only two wins in 28 matches), but their previous match this season ended in an unexpected draw. Will they be able to take home all the points and end Barcelona's unbeaten run?

 

Match details, result and original broadcast info

Barcelona 1 - 0 Mallorca

March 8, 2024 3:00pmEstadi Olímpic Lluís Companys (Barcelona)

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Girona vs Osasuna - The team from Catalunya need to find their best football back as soon as possible, and their clash against Osasuna seems like the perfect chance to do so. The Gironistes will face Los Rojillos at home having won their last two games at Montilivi when facing Osasuna, and their previous match  in this campaign ended with a 4-2 win. As for Osasuna, the team led by Jagoba Arrasate are unbeaten in their last four games, which means it will take more than a smile from the Catalan side to claim the win here.

 

Match details, result and original broadcast info

Girona 2 - 0 Osasuna

March 9, 2024 3:00pmEstadi Municipal de Montilivi (Girona)

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Real Madrid vs Celta de Vigo - The top team in La Liga suffered a big blow last week, with the ref ending the game as Jude Bellingham scored the game-winning goal against Valencia. Now, Los Blancos will welcome Celta at the Bernabeu, a team that has failed to defeat them since January 2017, and who have conceded a whopping 19 goals in their last six trips to the Bernabeu. Will former boss Rafa Benítez have a good plan in place to end that winless run?

 

Match details, result and original broadcast info

Real Madrid 4 - 0 Celta de Vigo

March 10, 2024 1:30pmEstadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)

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La Liga - Full list of games to watch from March 8-11, 2024

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