La Liga got off to a bang once again this weekend as a number of clubs grabbed favorable results in their charge to finish in the upper echelon of the table. Defending champions Atletico Madrid were dealt a blow in their charge to add to their unbeaten run after suffering a shock 1-0 defeat at Alaves. Relatively, cross-town rivals Real Madrid were held to a 0-0 draw against Villarreal but held onto their status as league leaders.
Title rivals Barcelona strolled to a comfortable 3-0 wn over Levante. The Blaugrana welcomed the return of wonderboy Ansu Fati, with the LaMasia graduate scoring for the first time in almost a year out with injury. Both Real Sociedad and Sevilla capitalized on the slumps by the title favorites to get into the top three with respective wins over Elche and Espanyol.
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Real Madrid maintained their grip on the top spot despite drawing with Villarreal this weekend. They are trailed by Real Sociedad who are just a point off the top spot as a result of their win over Elche. Sevilla rank third with 14 points from six outings as they have an outstanding game with Barcelona who occupy sixth with 12 points. Atletico Madrid have been demoted to fourth as a result of the defeat against Alaves. Rayo Vallecano present themselves as the suprise element among the top five having accumulated 13 points from seven outings.
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UEFA confirm no European Super League sanctions for Real Madrid and Barcelona: UEFA has announced that no sanctions will be imposed on the remaining three European Super League clubs. Europe's governing body had earlier warned of financial penalties and probable future competition bans for any club that stayed in the doomed project in 2021. Real Madrid and Barcelona chose to remain in the breakaway tournament despite the risk of provoking UEFA's fury.
Atletico Madrid receives injury boost ahead of AC Milan clash: Atletico Madrid have received a triply boost ahead of their Champions League clash with AC Milan. Los Rojibalcnos will welcome back Thomas Lemar, Koke and Joao Felix for Tuesday night's encounter at San Siro.
Villarreal star suffers injury blow ahead of Manchester United clash: Villarreal star Juan Foyth looks set for a last minute fitness battle ahead of their midweek Europa League clash with Manchester United. the former Tottenham defender was forced off in the final minutes of Villarreal's 0-0 La Liga draw with Real Madrid and could now miss the trip to Old Trafford.
Top matches to watch in the La Liga on October 1-3, 2021
Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona
Espanyol vs Real Madrid
Villarreal vs Real Betis
Granada vs Sevilla
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