La Liga has a new leader – Barcelona. Messi is back from injury, and Argentinian helped Blaugrana to secure the easy win and dominate La Liga table. At the same time, Real Madrid falls in Mallorca while Sevilla won a crucial match.
Eibar 0-3 Barcelona
Barcelona players returned from an international break without injuries. Messi and his teammates could secure a comfortable win against Eibar. It was a tough away match from the start, but counter-attacks had a significant impact on the result. Griezmann was the first player who ran away from defenders and scored a goal in the first half.
In the second half, Messi and Suarez could score, and Barcelona kept the three-goal lead until the end of the match. It was the first match on Saturday and Barcelona became a leader of La Liga.
Atletico 1-1 Valencia
What’s going on with Atletico? Has Simeone lost trust and authority? Everything seems very complicated for Atletico Madrid. The match was in favor of Atletico, but the club could not keep that lead until the end of the game. Diego Costa scored a penalty in the first half, and he played a perfect match.
In the second half, Simeone made all three substitutions by the 68th minute. Joao Felix got an injury on 79th minute and could not play till the end. Atletico Madrid played with ten players on the field after Joao’s injury.
Valencia scored a goal on 82nd minute. Parejo scored a beautiful free-kick, and Oblak could not save it. Matched ended without any more moments, so Atletico could not win another match this season.
Mallorca 1-0 Real Madrid
Without leaders, Real Madrid could not get the point in Mallorca. Lago scored a goal in the 7th minute, and since then, fans saw a very dull match. Los Blancos could not create many chances as there was no connection between midfield and attack zone.
Sevilla 1-0 Levante
Sevilla won an essential home match. Lopetegui’s team was very sharp in attack but could not score goal till the 86th minute. Chicharito and De Jong had much chance, but they could not convert into goal till the 86th minute. De Jong scored a strange header and gave an essential win to Seville.
Barcelona is the new leader of La Liga. Real Madrid is in the second position and has only 18 points after nine matches. Real Sociedad, Sevilla, and Atletico Madrid have 16 points each.