Difficult Trips For Top Clubs As Barça Seek To Maintain 100% Record


first_imgMajor European leagues resume this weekend and their will be no lack of quality games in the La Liga as the big guns in Spain embark on difficult away trips just before Continental football resumes in midweek. The first game of the week sees Athletic Bilbao host Third placed Sevilla at the San Mames. Sevilla will be hoping to continue on a fantastic start to the season that has only been dented majorly by a loss to Atletico De Madrid some weeks ago. Athletic Bilbao have not had a good enough start and with their defence leaking in goals aplenty, the likes of Joaquin Correa and Wissam Ben Yedder will be looking to pile on more pressure on the Basque club. Getafe host Real Madrid in another difficult game for the Champions. The capital club have had an inconsistent start to the league season and any game at the Alfonso Perez is always tightly contested, as Villarreal and Barça have seen this season. Ronaldo is yet to score in the league but with a man like that, it is a matter of when rather than if. Real Sociedad travel to Alaves with no wins in their last four league matches after recording emphatic win in the first three games of the season. Alaves were the last team in La Liga to record points on the table after they beat Levante away from home last time out but La Real should have too much for them on Saturday. In what is undoubtedly one of the biggest matches in Europe on Saturday, Atletico Madrid host Barcelona in the new Wanda Metropolitano where they have not conceded in the League this season. Barcelona remain the only club with a 100% record in Europe’s top 5 leagues and based on recent results, they would be confident of getting a result in the Capital. Barcelona are unbeaten against Atletico in their last 14 meetings home and away, winning 8 in that streak. On Sunday Eibar host Deportivo La Coruna while struggling Catalan club Girona FC host Villarreal who have confirmed passes Cedric Bakambu fit for this weekend. Struggling Leganes travel to play Malaga and the final game on Sunday sees high-flying Real Betis host Marcelino Garcia’s 4th-placed Valencia in what is the biggest game of the day. Las Palmas host Celta Vigo on Monday night football to complete the schedule for the La Liga Matchweek 8.Relatedlast_img

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