Barcelona takes the lead in the EA Sports League standings, after their victory against Celta de Vigo. Xavi Hernández’s men put pressure on Real Madrid before this Sunday’s derby against Atlético, forcing them to win if they want to stay in first position in the championship. With their victory in Montjuic against the Galicians, they move up to 16 points, with five wins and one draw, which allows them to surpass a surprising Girona on goal difference.
The culé team took the victory thanks to an express comeback. The light blue team was better for a good part of the match, leading 0-2 in Montjuic. However, the Barcelona team had a final 10 minutes of siege to end up turning the match around with a double from Lewandowski and a goal from Cancelo.
Barça reaches first position in the League standings. After starting the season with a draw in Getafe, they have counted the rest of their games as victories. They have 16 points, the same as Girona that beat Mallorca 5-3 and is co-leader.
Míchel’s team has become the great revelation of the season. Girona started, like Barça, with a draw on the first day, but from there they have only grown. They won 3-0 against Getafe, 1-2 at Pizjuán, 1-0 against Las Palmas and 2-4 against Granada in Los Cármenes. This day they have passed over Mallorca, who started winning and provoked the reaction that led the Catalans to go 5-1. In the end, the Vermillions managed to make up for the result with two goals in the final stretch of the match.
The one who doesn’t finish starting is Sevilla. Mendilibar’s men went to Sadar without Sergio Ramos, who was injured, and although they managed to keep a clean sheet, they were unable to find the net, extending their poor start in the League. With four points, the Seville team’s situation is beginning to resemble that of last year, since they are one away from relegation. For its part, Osasuna is seventh, two behind Europe.
Saturday’s day closes with Almería-Valencia. Those from Baraja visit the bottom team at a great time, since they overwhelmingly beat Atlético de Madrid on the last matchday by 3-0 and have nine points, which allows them to be in fifth position. For its part, the Indalic team has one point, which forces them to start reacting if they want to get out of the burning.
Madrid arrives forced to the derby
Barcelona’s victory puts pressure on Real Madrid, who are forced to win if they want to maintain the lead. The white team is third, after the victories of the culés and Girona, but they have it in their power to continue being at the top of the table. For the moment, they have a total of victories, after a spectacular start, and they will seek to extend their good streak of results against their greatest rival in the capital.
This Sunday a decisive derby will be played not only for Real Madrid, but also for the rojiblancos. Atlético de Madrid has seven points and is in seventh position in the standings, nine behind Barcelona. If they don’t win, Simeone’s men would begin to say goodbye to their chances of fighting for the title.
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