Week 9 in review
Barcelona found themselves off top spot for the first time this season as they threw away a 1-0 lead away at Getafe to draw their 3rd game this season. The visitors were forced to play the majority of the match with just 10 men after Junior Firpo was sent off just 17 minutes in. Despite this, the league leaders took a lead 1 minute into the second half, Samuel Umtiti popping up with a rare goal, but Getafe were able to haul themselves level inside the final 10 minutes thanks to the first goal of the season from striker Jaime Mata. The latest round of fixtures had begun earlier on Saturday evening as Sevilla and Alavés played out a goalless draw in the early kick off, Sevilla currently 6th in the league.
The early kick-off on Sunday saw Athletic Bilbao triumph with a 2-1 win over Levante at midday. Villarreal then secured their second win of the season as they won 2-1 away at Elche. Despite being behind after just 5 minutes, on loan Valencia attacker Manu Vallejo pulled the visitors level 22 minutes in, before then turning provider for another former Valencia team-mate Francis Coquelin to grab the winner.
Cádiz fell to another defeat on the road as they were beaten 2-0 by Valladolid, who remain mid table, just ahead of Atlético Madrid, who needed a Luis Suárez penalty to ensure a 1-0 win at home against Real Betis. Cross city rivals Real Madrid remain 3rd after a 3-2 win against Eibar, in a game in which they found themselves race into a 3-0 lead before then being put under late pressure by Eibar, Di Maria again on target, with 2 goals and 4 assists now since his return to the club. The final game on Sunday was a goal frenzy at El Alcoraz, the impressive Real Sociedad hitting hosts Huesca for 5. Alex Isak continued his fine form this season, opening the scoring with his 6th goal of the season in the 6th minute, with Mikel Oyarzabal completing the rout.
Saving the best to last, the final game of the weekend on Monday evening saw Osasuna victorious in a 5-2 thriller as they hosted Celta Vigo. The visitors had taken an early lead before Jony pulled the hosts level, one of his 2 goals of the evening. The impressive attacking display sees Osasuna continue to surpass expectation, sitting 4th in the table.
Meanwhile, in the Segunda B Valencia loanee Rodri continues to impressive for Melilla, although he couldn’t prevent his side falling to a 4-3 defeat in their latest game. The 20 year old, who arrived at Valencia from Betis this season, attempted to haul his side back into the game with an assist, before grabbing 2 late goals himself in the slender defeat.Share this: