La Liga – Matchday 23

The leaders drop points, the Madrid derby ends all square and the contenders for the top 4 spots are getting closer to each other. Read our review of what happened in matchday 23 of La Liga!


24.2.2023Elche2Real Betis3
25.2.2023Cadiz1Rayo Vallecano0
25.2.2023Real Madrid1Atletico Madrid1
25.2.2023Valencia1Real Sociedad0
26.2.2023Athletic Club2Girona3
26.2.2023Celta Vigo3Valladolid0

In the first match of the matchday, we had Elche playing against Real Betis. After the final whistle it was 2 – 3, Elche getting 0 points. In what is undoubtedly the highlight match of our round(matchday 23), we had the Madrid derby, with Real Madrid coming up against Atletico Madrid, at the Santiago Bernabeu. After a huge back-and-forth, the match ended 1 – 1, the two teams cancelling each other out.

In another interesting matches of the round, it was Valencia playing against Real Sociedad. The final score was 1 – 0, Real Sociedad losing the match, Valencia grabbing the much needed 3 points. 15th place Almeria hosted league leaders, Barcelona on Sunday and after the final whistle it was 1 – 0, Almeria taking all 3 points home. This is only Barca’s 2nd loss of the season in the league, Real Madrid will be cursing their luck for not winning against their city rivals.


1Barcelona23192245 : 859
2Real Madrid23164347 : 1852
3Real Sociedad23134632 : 2343
4Atletico Madrid23126532 : 1842
5Real Betis23124732 : 2540
6Rayo Vallecano2397729 : 2534
7Villarreal23104926 : 2334
8Osasuna2396822 : 2333
9Athletic Club2395933 : 2632
10Mallorca23941021 : 2431
11Girona2386936 : 3530
12Espanyol2369829 : 3427
13Celta Vigo23761026 : 3427
14Sevilla23671026 : 3325
15Almeria23741228 : 4025
16Cadiz23671018 : 3525
17Valladolid23731316 : 3324
18Valencia23651227 : 2723
19Getafe23571120 : 3022
20Elche23161617 : 489

Xavi’s FC Barcelona are still first and still with a hefty lead. They have a 7 points lead over their rivals, Real Madrid. Real Sociedad are a further 9 points behind Madrid, while Atletico maintain their 4th spot. Betis are 5th, Rayo are 6th, same amount of points as seventh placed Villareal.

Elche are still last and they are yet to hit double digits. Quite further in front of them, we have Getafe on 22 points, one less than Valencia(who are facing Barcelona in the next round). Valladolid are 17th with 24 points, one less than the trio of Cadiz, Almeria and Sevilla.

Team of the Week

Valencia’s Georgian keeper, Mamardashvili gets in at goal with his clean sheet against in-form La Real. We have 2 Cadiz players in defense, Espino and Fali. They are partnered with Rodrygo Eli and Celta’s Hugo Mallo. Veiga also makes it from Celta and so does Guardado from Betis and Chukwueze from Villareal. Up front we have Barcelona legend, Martin Braitwaite.