la liga matchday 13 roundup

La Liga Matchday 13 Roundup: Barcelona Fall Behind in Title Race

Barcelona is now six points adrift of Real Madrid at the summit of the La Liga table after settling for a point against Real Sociedad in the weekend. The game was arguably Barca’s worst showing this season as their winless streak at the Anoeta.

Willian Jose headed home to give Sociedad the lead before Lionel Messi scored the equalizer for Barca. Barcelona takes on Real Madrid next in the El Classico, but coming off the back of a weak result, they won’t be feeling too confident about getting a good result against their rivals.

Eibar moved up to seventh in the league standings following an impressive 3-1 home win against Real Betis. Piccini took an early batch as he received a red card in the 17th minute, which then set the tone for the game as Eibar seized control.

Pedro Leon scored for Eibar shortly after Piccini’s sending off, Sergi Enrich then scored a second for the home side before Kike completed the scoring with a last-minute strike.

Real Madrid secured a 2-1 victory against Sporting Gijon to extend their lead at the top of the table to 6 points while their City rivals also won this weekend, but by a three-goal margin.

Goals from Godin, Gameiro and Carrasco, gave Atletico all three points against Osasuna as they attempt to climb the table.

Villarreal suffered a disheartening loss against Alaves during the weekend which was Villarreal’s first home defeat of the season. The result saw the Yellow Submarines drop out of the top-four. Goals from IbaiGomez and Victor Camarasa helped Alaves to the crucial three points.

Iago Aspas continued his brilliant scoring form as he fired Celta de Vigo to a 3-1 home win over rock-bottom Granada who is yet to secure a La Liga win this season.

Elsewhere, Sevilla got the job done against Valencia as an own goal from Ezequiel Garay and a strike Nico Pareja saw the Seville outfit pick up all three points. Barca loanee Munir scored Valencia’s lone goal.

Malaga came out on top in a tightly contested game that saw Malaga secure a 4-3 win over Deportivo. A last minute goal from Javier Ontiveros helped Malaga to the three points after Micheal Santos’ brace in the game.

Pablo Piatti led Espanyol to a 3-0 home win over Leganes which saw them move into the top half of the La Liga.

Monday night’s fixture saw Athletic Bilbao drop down to 8th place in the standings following a 3-1 loss away at Las Palmas.

Kevin-Prince Boateng opened the scoring for Las Palmas before goals from Momo and Johnathan Viera saw Bilbao succumb to defeat. Bilbao’s only goal came courtesy of a well-struck penalty from Raul Garcia.

LA Liga Team of the Week ​

la liga matchday 13 team of the week

La Liga Table after matchday 13​

la liga matchday 13 table

Highlights of La Liga Matchday 13 Games

Malaga vs Deportivo La Coruna

Real Madrid vs Sporting Gijon

Sevilla vs Valencia

Villarreal vs Alaves

Osasuna vs Atletico Madrid

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona

Las Palmas vs Atletico Balboa

About the Author Phillip Ekuwem

Phillip is a football writer with an immense love and passion for the beautiful game. He's well versed in European football as he enjoys watching the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and the Serie A.

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