La Liga – Matchday 9

As La Liga’s 9th round unfolded, it was a tale of two outcomes the Spanish giants. Madrid based teams soared to victories, showcasing their championship ambitions, while Barcelona encountered a stern challenge that ended in a draw. In this article, we dive into the highlights, results and standings from this action-packed matchday in Spanish football.


6.10.2023Athletic Club3Almeria0
7.10.2023Real Madrid4Osasuna0
7.10.2023Sevilla2Rayo Vallecano2
8.10.2023Villarreal1Las Palmas2
8.10.2023Atletico Madrid2Real Sociedad1
8.10.2023Celta Vigo2Getafe2
8.10.2023Alaves1Real Betis1
8.10.2023Granada CF2Barcelona2

The round started on Saturday with Athletic Club hosting Almeria. After 90 minutes it was 3-0, Athletic Club adding 3 more points to their tally and an impressive performance to go with. On the same day, first placed Real Madrid crossed paths with Osasuna. The final result was 4-0, two goals from Bellingham, one from Vinicius and Real Madrid adding 3 more points to their tally.
On Sunday we had another important fixture with Atletico Madrid crossing paths with Real Sociedad. The final result was 2-1, Atletico Madrid grabbing the win and maintaining their good run of form. In the last match of the matchday, we had Granada CF meeting Barcelona and the game concluded at 2-2. Despite Barca’s comeback heroics, the two teams cancelled each other out and Xavi’s side lost 2 crucial points.


1*Real Madrid*Real Madrid980120 : 624
2*Girona*Girona971119 : 1122
3*Barcelona*Barcelona963021 : 1021
4*Atletico Madrid*Atletico Madrid861120 : 819
5*Athletic Club*Athletic Club952216 : 917
6*Real Sociedad*Real Sociedad943217 : 1215
7*Rayo Vallecano*Rayo Vallecano934211 : 1313
8*Real Betis*Real Betis934211 : 1313
9*Valencia*Valencia932410 : 1111
10*Las Palmas*Las Palmas93246 : 811
11*Getafe*Getafe924312 : 1510
12*Osasuna*Osasuna93159 : 1410
13*Cadiz*Cadiz92348 : 129
14*Sevilla*Sevilla822413 : 128
15*Mallorca*Mallorca915312 : 158
16*Villarreal*Villarreal922511 : 158
17*Alaves*Alaves92257 : 138
18*Celta Vigo*Celta Vigo913510 : 156
19*Granada CF*Granada CF913515 : 236
20*Almeria*Almeria903611 : 243

Real Madrid holding strong as leaders on 24 points, two more than Girona. Barcelona are 3rd on 21 points, while Atletico are 4th. Simeone’s team has a match in hand, so they could potentially move to second.
Almeria are last out of the bunch with 3 points. Granada and Celta are on 6 points, also not looking particularly well. Four teams on 8 points: Alaves, surprisingly Villarreal, Mallora and Champions League participants, Sevilla.