The fifth round was problematic for Spanish giants. Atletico could not score a goal and got a goalless draw. At the same time, Barcelona lost away match against Granada. Real Madrid was the exception – team secured a very tough win against Sevilla without conceding a goal.
Leganes V Athletic Bilbao
After five rounds, Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao are the top teams of La Liga with 10 points. Bilbao has an away match against Leganes on Wednesday. Leganes could not secure any wins this season. With only one draw and four defeats, Leganes had only one point. The team scored only two goals while conceding eight goals.
Athletic Bilbao has a perfect chance to secure an easy win. It will be tough, but Athletic Bilbao has a chance to keep up with Real Madrid.
Mallorca V Atletico Madrid
After five rounds, Mallorca is in the 17th position. With just four points, Kubo’s team could score only four goals. Zidane asked Kubo to leave on loan to get more experience and playing time. Kubo already played two games for Mallorca. The Japanese player is not a starting player yet but has a considerable impact on Mallorca’s attacking strength.
Atletico Madrid had a disaster eight days after the international break. Simeone’s team had three matches and could not win any of those. It will be essential to win the game against Mallorca to keep up with Real Madrid and Barcelona for the title race.
Barcelona V Villarreal
Dembele and Messi are back from injuries. It’s the only positive news for Barcelona. Barcelona has only six points in five matches with two defeats. Messi could not turn around Barcelona’s game against Granada, and they got second defeat of the season on Saturday.
Blaugrana players have to prove that they still have a will and desire for La Liga. Real Madrid has 11 points, and it’s the ideal way to motivate Barcelona players. Barcelona has problem in defense, and Villarreal has good attack players. Experts believe that both teams can score and we may see lots of goals tonight.
Real Madrid V Osasuna
After a tough match in Seville, Real Madrid players feel more confident. Zidane was happy with the result but not satisfied with playing style. After summer, Zidane has tried three different strategies for the club but could not find a suitable one.
After five matches in La Liga, Osasuna scored four goals, but it’s hard to score against Osasuna. The club from Pamplona conceded only three goals, and it’s second-best result in La Liga. Zidane thinks that Wednesday match will be essential and players have to do everything for three points.