Santander League 2018-19TOReport and analysis of the leadership, the European positions and the descent at the end of the year
ANDThe year 2018 comes to an end and as in school, it is time to take stock and to give a note to the Santander League teams. 17 days played since last August that started the season 18-19 in which both the leadership, as well as the European positions and the descent do not have outstanding dominators but that little by little they are seeing how their candidates are defining themselves.
And is that if for any hypothetical reason the League will not start in the next year, the champion will be theBarcelona. The Barça team closes 2018 as a solo leader. Of the 17 days played, those ofValverdehave occupied the first place in 13 of them, showing strength and pulling one more season ofMessithat is alreadyPichichi Trophy leaderand saving all kinds of extra-sport contingencies as the caseDembl. The Bara has left 17 points suffering two defeats, against Betis and Legans. He is the leader with the fewest points at this stage of the season since 06-07.
The other two teams that have also been leaders in this season start have beenSevilleYReal Madrid. Those ofMachn, withBanegaYSarabiaas leaders of a project that has a good course, they were in two days, the inaugural and the eight and close this year to five points of the azulgrana. The third leader in question has been Real Madrid, since he occupied on day two. After one of the worst beginnings of recent history in terms of game and sensations, having even signed the record of consecutive minutes without scoring and dispensing withLopetegui, the whites, in the absence of the game postponed against Villarreal, say goodbye to 2018 quarters to eight points of the head, position they occupied in day 10 when they became ninth, after falling in Camp Nou 5-1, result that It cost the post to the national exseleccionador in favor ofSolari.
The fourth invited to the big party is the fight for the Santander League is theAttilico de Madrid. And it's that the Attic since I arrivedSimeoneIt is always there. It is the team that has lost the least number of matches, only one in Balados, and it continues to be so reliable and results, or more, than ever and although it has not managed to pass the second place, it only has the lead to three points after chaining 14 days. Without losing, the best streak of this campaign.
Beyond the fourth place the fan opens up for the posts that give access to the Uefa Europa League. Up to 13 different teams have occupied the fifth and sixth place, although the last two lucky ones who say goodbye until the year that is being European areAlavsYBetis. The vitorianos close the best year of their history with 28 points as fifth classified, and the main responsible for such hazaa has name and surnames:Abelardo Fernndez. Behind them the Betis ofQuique Setinthat is signing a season of ups and downs, with chiaroscuros, with meetings where they signed a great image as in the Camp Nou or defeated sounded at home against Levante and Valladolid.
Although neither babazorros nor verdiblancos can be neglected because after them comes a pelotn of teams lurking the European positions led by three teams that could be the revelation of the 18-19 course:Getafe,GironaYI raised.
Nobody's field and with 17 days already lost but with 21 ahead to re-engage their initial goals, teams that have gone from more to less and that have deflated as theSpanish; sets that without being aware of the whole are signing a disappointing season like theValenciaorReal societyor those teams that have missed signing a consecutive streak of positive results that would make them fight for more ambitious goals such asEibar,CelticorValladolid.
In the hot zone of the Santander League, everything is hotter than ever. With two teams that as the days go by they buy more ballots to end up suffering because they do not descend as they areHuescathat is bottom since day 8 andVallecano Raythat in these 17 days has always been in the descent positions, opens a range of possibilities that integrate two templates that were designed for major objectives such asAthleticYVillarrealand aLegansthat despite signing good results and the best streak in its history to add seven games in a row without losing, do not finish detaching from the dangerous posts.