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First division – day 10

Granada are the new leaders of the first division after they beat Betis 1-0 on Sunday afternoon! The newly promoted side took advantage of the postponement of the “clásico” to move above leaders Barcelona, Vadillo getting the only goal to leave their neighbours down in the relegation zone. Four teams are just a point below them however, Real Sociedad moving up to third (just below Barça on goal difference), after a late Isak strike gave them a 0-1 victory at Celta, with Sevilla behind Atleti in fifth after a 2-0 win over Getafe, Chicharito and Ocampos the scorers there in the second half. Valencia though lose ground on the teams above them after they lost 3-1 at Osasuna, Rodrigo giving them the lead but getting himself sent off soon afterwards, and Oier, Rubén Garía and Estupiñan replying for the hosts, and Espanyol are quickly off the bottom of the table following a 0-1 victory at Levante, Bernardo’s goal giving his new boss Pablo Machín a first win. (27.10.19)

Atlético Madrid moved up to join Barcelona at the top of the table after a 2-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday evening. Saúl opened the scoring on the half hour mark, and Morata turned in Correa’s cross midway through the second half to make sure of the three points. Valladolid are now ninth after they beat Eibar 2-0, Guardiola and Salisu getting the goals before the break, and Leganés picked up their first win of the season after beating Mallorca 1-0, Braithwaite converting a Rosales assist with half an hour on the clock to get caretaker coach Luis Cembranos coach off to a good start. The result takes them off the bottom of the table pending Espanyol’s game tomorrow. (26.10.19)

No “clásico” this weekend, the powers that be having to postpone Saturday’s scheduled clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid in the Nou Camp due to safety concerns following political unrest in Catalonia. The fixture will probably now take place in mid-December, assuming things have calmed down by then. The rest of the league programme continued though, Villarreal moving up to third pending the rest of the weekend games after beating Alavés 4-1 on Friday night. An acrobatic overhead kick from Lucas Pérez cancelled out Ekambi’s early opener, but Ekambi restored the lead soon afterwards, and Gerard Moreno and Javi Ontiveros added two more late on. (25.10.19)