La Liga – Matchday 16

Real Madrid lose another match, giving the chance to Barcelona to go 3 points clear. Real Sociedad and Real Betis are looking serious this season, while some other La Liga giants are still struggling. Let’s see what happened in Spain over the weekend!


6.1.2023Elche0Celta Vigo1
7.1.2023Villarreal2Real Madrid1
8.1.2023Almeria0Real Sociedad2
8.1.2023Rayo Vallecano1Real Betis2
8.1.2023Atletico Madrid0Barcelona1
9.1.2023Athletic Club0Osasuna0

Celta Vigo opened the round with a much needed away win at Elche. Valencia are still struggling, proven by the fact that they lost to Cadiz, at home. Same goes for Real Madrid, who have lost their second league match of the season, beaten by Setien’s Villareal, 2-1. Barcelona managed to make the best out of the situation, as they beat Atletico Madrid, in the derby of the round. Other frontrunners, Real Sociedad and Real betis, both won their matches. Rayo versus Betis was an especially interesting mach. The other Seville based team, Sevilla, also managed to get their third win of the season.


1Barcelona16132135 : 641
2Real Madrid16122236 : 1638
3Real Sociedad16102423 : 1732
4Real Betis1684419 : 1328
5Atletico Madrid1683523 : 1527
6Villarreal1683519 : 1227
7Athletic Club1675424 : 1426
8Osasuna1673616 : 1624
9Rayo Vallecano1665523 : 2023
10Mallorca1664614 : 1522
11Valencia1654723 : 1819
12Girona1646624 : 2618
13Getafe1645715 : 2217
14Almeria1652917 : 2517
15Valladolid1652913 : 2417
16Celta Vigo1644816 : 2716
17Sevilla1636716 : 2415
18Cadiz1636711 : 2715
19Espanyol1628619 : 2514
20Elche16041210 : 344

Thanks to Real stumbling, Barcelona are now 3 points at the top and looking very good, having conceded only 6 goals in 16 matches, the least amount in the top 5 leagues. Real Sociedad and Real Betis complete the top 4, as Atletico falls to 5th, same amount of points as Villareal. Athletic Blilbao fall to 7th. Elche are last with no wins to their name and looking hopeless. Espanyol are 19th with 14 points, one less than Sevilla and Cadiz.

Top Scorers

1R. Lewandowski131.01
3V. Muriqi80.64
4Borja Iglesias80.70
5Iago Aspas80.53

Despite being suspended, Robert Lewandowski is still first in the top scorers chart, with a very reassuring lead and 13 goals. Joselu is now second with 9 goals. He is followed by Aspas, Muriqi and Borja Iglesia, all on the same amount of goals, 8.

Team of the Week

Gerard Moreno leads the attack, supported by fellow Villareal man, Dani Parejo, from the team that beat Real Madrid. Iago Aspas is also back in the team, together with Aidoo and Marchesin from Celta Vigo. Kounde, Alvarez and Olivan complete the defense.