Week 5 in review
Barcelona dropped points for the first time this season as they kicked off Round 5 of the fixtures with a 1-1 draw away at Sevilla on Saturday evening. Despite being the better side for large parts, and taking a first half lead through Ousmane Dembélé, the Catalan giants were unable to press home their advantage before suffering a blow in stoppage time when Marcos Acuña rescued a point for the hosts. Despite the stalemate, Barcelona remain top of the league at present, although they find themselves now level on points with Valencia, with the pair set to square off next weekend at the Camp Nou in what is shaping up to be a title thriller.
Elsewhere, big gainers were Osasuna, who moved up to second temporarily, before Valencia reclaimed the spot in their 2-0 win against Villarreal. 2 first half goals for the Pamplona side were enough to overcome Levante in a 2-1 win, aided by Athletic Bilbao being held at home in the Basque derby draw with Real Sociedad, taking the lead after just 3 minutes before Alexander Isak pegged them back. Real Madrid continued to build on their recent form with a convincing 3-0 win away at Madrid neighbours Getafe, deadline day signing Ángel Di María among the scorers in that one, while fellow Madrid rivals Atlético won 2-1 at home against Celta Vigo.
Huesca remain at the foot of the table with Celta Vigo and Villarreal following a 1-0 defeat at home against Cádiz, while Real Betis dumped more misery on Valladolid with a 2-0 away win. Honours were even as Eibar and Alavés played out a 2-2 draw, Eibar taking a 2-0 lead into the break before the visitors hit back, Lucas drawing them level in the 87th minute. The final game on Sunday evening saw Elche and Granada play out a 0-0 draw, both teams finding themselves fairly even in mid table.Share this: