Osasuna and Vallecano Ray, the two main revelations of the first leg of the season from LaLiga Santander, threaten in the week-long shift the reaction of Real Madrid and the unstable Barcelona, respectively, while the Real society faces another defense of the leadership against the Celtic in Balaídos.
The tenth day left the San Sebastian team as a solo leader with one point ahead of Real Madrid and Seville, and two points ahead of Atlético de Madrid, Betis and Osasuna.
The return of Lucas Pérez to Mendizorroza focuses the focus of the duel this Tuesday between the Deportivo Alavés and Elche that arrive by different routes to the eleventh day of LaLiga Santander.
The Spanish receive this Tuesday at Athletic, a rival that has not managed to beat the Blue and Whites in the Catalan fiefdom since the 1997-98 season (0-1): counting only the clashes in LaLiga, the Basque team has signed eight draws and 14 defeats.
Villarreal and Cadiz They are measured this Tuesday at the Estadio de la Cerámica with the need to react now, after a series of defeats in the League that has made them lose the trail of their priority objectives. They need to resurface, after two defeats in a row, Villarreal, host of a Cádiz that is making life difficult after five games without winning.
Sevilla, the last executioner precisely of the Levant, is consolidated in the privileged zone away from sterile debates. Regardless of all the ‘noise’, Julen Lopetegui’s team is confirming its ambition, potential and an extensive squad. He is looking for his third victory in a row in the fiefdom of Mallorca, which loses one of its biggest factors of imbalance by penalty, the South Korean Kang-In Lee, sent off at Mestalla.
The Barcelona, wounded by the defeat in the classic, in which he was powerless, goes forced to Vallecas, where the Lightning has achieved full of triumphs so far. Four games and four wins. A real threat to the team of the critic Ronald Koeman, who was even rebuked when leaving the Camp Nou by several dozen followers.
Barcelona, who have only scored two points in their three trips, have history in their favor. They have not lost in Vallecas since December 2022 and have beaten the franjirrojo team in the last 14 games. But this Rayo by Andoni Iraola is showing itself as a daring, attractive and very competitive team. He is the second top scorer in LaLiga Santander after Real Madrid. The Colombian Radamel Falcao, the French Randy Nteka, Álvaro García and company launched a very serious blow to the Catalans, installed in a disappointing ninth place.
Also in full progression, with attractive football and goals, the Betis of the Chilean Manuel Pellegrini pursues, like his ‘neighbor’, his third victory in a row in an always attractive match, with a clash of styles, against the Valencia, which has not quite straightened its course after the good start of the campaign. José Bordalás’s team has not won for six days.
The tie of Osasuna against Granada and the defeat of the Vallecano team against Betis in no way detracts from their magnificent start to the season, in which, regardless of being in the privileged zone, they are fulfilling the objective of consolidating their permanence as soon as possible.
The Navarrese team reaches a traditionally adverse scenario, where they have not won since April 2004, when, under the baton of Mexican Javier Aguirre, they won 3-0. Since then he has only drawn a draw and the rest of the games he has lost, although in many after generating numerous problems, such as last year, in which he only yielded in the final stretch with goals from Brazilians Militao and Casemiro.
On this occasion, the Jagoba Arrasate team arrives full of confidence, with a very well-armed block, aware of its virtues and launches a challenge to the Real Madrid who reacted this week with his triumphs in Kiev against Shakhtar and in the classic at the Camp Nou. The Basque coach will not be able to count on José Ángel Valdés ‘Cote’, sent off against Granada.
The win at the Ukrainian Olympic and the practical triumph in Barcelona, where Uruguayan Fede Valverde and Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois came out ‘touched’ on one knee, strengthen Carlo Ancelotti’s team, who cannot afford any more stumbling blocks, such as the one suffered in his last home match against Villarreal.
The Real society, still letting a 0-2 escape in the Wanda Metropolitano, he moved to Vigo with a good taste in the mouth and with the leadership under his arm. Not even the accumulation of injuries has diminished the performance of Imanol Alguacil’s block one iota, to which another intense and attractive encounter is coming against a Celta who has not just found the way victim of his irregularity.
Granada and Getafe will meet in the Nuevo Los Cármenes also immersed in the delicate part of the table, where they have been immersed in a poor start to the course, although Robert Moreno’s team seems to have awakened by linking a triumph of great value against him Seville and a difficult draw in Pamplona.
After saving a point with a double by Uruguayan Luis Suárez, Atlético de Madrid will close the day at the Ciutat de Valencia against the needy Levante, who do not know victory yet.
Diego Pablo Simeone’s men need to improve and not make mistakes that are costing them more points than desired. In Valencia they have an opportunity to return to the path of victory under the protection of the moment of inspiration against the Uruguayan goal, but Levante, due to that oxygen it needs, rebels against rojiblanco favoritism.