Soccer / Football : Spain : Primera Liga 2017/2018
|22.Villarreal - L. Palmas|
|Celta - Atletico M|
|Leganes - A. Bilbao|
|Real Mad. - Eibar|
|23.Real Soc. - Espanyol|
|Deportivo - Girona|
Real Mad. 20.10.17
Navas out with adductor injury
Real Madrid has confirmed goalkeeper Keylor Navas has sustained an adductor injury. The Costa Rica international is reported to have suffered a relapse of the problem he picked up during the international break. Navas, who only just returned to action for the midweek Champions League clash with Tottenham, has not been able to train with his teammates. Real Madrid have not set a timeframe on his recovery but deputy stopper Kiko Casilla is likely to take his place in the Sunday's clash with Eibar.
Iniesta set to face Atletico
Captain Andres Iniesta has been deemed fit enough for Barcelona's trip to meet Atletico Madrid. Iniesta sustained a hamstring injury in Barca's 3-0 win over Las Palmas prior to the international break, which ruled him out of Spain's World Cup qualifiers against Albania and Israel. However, the 33-year-old midfielder is set to face Atletico in Madrid on Saturday.
Real Mad. 13.10.17
Bale doubtful for Tottenham match
Gareth Bale is a major doubt for the Champions League clash with his former club Tottenham at the Bernebeu next week. The Wales star will be out for at least a week because of an ongoing calf problem. Bale sustained the injury towards the end Real's 3-1 win at Borussia Dortmund on September 26. It was the eighth time he had damaged his left calf muscle since joining Real from Tottenham in 2013.
Atletico M 11.10.17
Vrsaljko cleared of major injury
Atletico Madrid have confirmed Sime Vrsaljko will not be out for an extended period, after suffering a hamstring scare on international duty. The 25-year-old had to be substituted off during Croatia's 2-0 victory in Ukraine on Monday, but tests confirmed no significant muscular damage. Vrsaljko has been limited to just 25 appearances since joining Atletico ahead of the 2016/17 season, due to a series of fitness issues.
Real Mad. 10.10.17
Navas suffers thigh injury
Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has withdrawn from the Costa Rica squad for the final World Cup qualifier against Panama after suffering a thigh injury. The news is a fresh concern for Zinedine Zidane ahead of a busy week which will see Los Blancos visiting Getafe on Saturday, three days before welcoming Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League.
Real Madrid will also sweat over the fitness of Marco Asensio after the attacking midfielder suffered a knock during Spain's 1-0 victory at Israel. Zidane, meanwhile, has been given better news regarding Toni Kroos with the midfielder able to complete a training session on Monday with the rest of his Real teammates.
Real Mad. 6.10.17
Kroos to miss Azerbaijan qualifier
Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has given Zinedine Zidane fresh concerns after pulling out from the Germany squad with a rib injury. Kroos completed the 90 minutes as the reigning world champions sealed qualification for next summer's tournament with a 3-1 win in Northern Ireland on Thursday, but will not play in his country's final World Cup qualifying game against Azerbaijan. The 27-year-old midfielder recently missed La Liga victories over Real Sociedad and Alaves with a rib issue.
Real Mad. 6.10.17
Carvajal sidelined until at least December
Real Madrid have been a dealt a major blow after reports emerged indicating right-back Dani Carvajal could be sidelined until at least December with a viral infection that is affecting his pericardium, the membrane enclosing the heart. According to Spanish media, the condition is set to keep him out of action "for a minimum of two months." Carvajal, 25, featured in the 3-1 Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday and has started all six of his side's Liga matches so far this season.
Iniesta signs lifetime contract with Barca
Andres Iniesta has signed a new "lifetime" contract at Barcelona. Barcelona said the 33-year-old midfielder had penned a deal which will keep him at the Nou Camp for the rest of his career, although did not specify exactly how many years it would run. Iniesta has made 639 appearances for Barcelona since making his debut 15 years ago, second only to his former team-mate Xavi in the list of the club's all-time appearance makers.
|3||Real Mad.||17||8||5-2-1 (8)|
|4||Atletico M||16||8||4-4-0 (8)|
|8||Real Soc.||13||2||4-1-3 (8)|
|10||A. Bilbao||11||1||3-2-3 (8)|
|17||L. Palmas||6||-11||2-0-6 (8)|
|21.10||Barcelona - Malaga||2 : 0|
|21.10||Betis - Alaves||2 : 0|
|21.10||Valencia - Sevilla||4 : 0|
|21.10||Levante - Getafe||1 : 1|
|16.10||L. Palmas - Celta||2 : 5|
|15.10||Malaga - Leganes||0 : 2|
|15.10||Betis - Valencia||3 : 6|
|15.10||Eibar - Deportivo||0 : 0|
|15.10||Girona - Villarreal||1 : 2|
|14.10||Alaves - Real Soc.||0 : 2|
Spanish Primera Liga stats
|home wins||43 %|
|away wins||35 %|
League format : Soccer / Football : Spain : Primera Liga 2017/2018
The Primera Division (La Liga) is the top level of Spanish professional football. There are a total of 20 teams and each team plays a season 38-game schedule made up of two matches against each of the other 19 teams, home and away. As in all European football leagues, there are three points for a win, one for a tie and no points for loss. But if teams are level on points, the aggregate score between those two clubs determines the ranking before the general goal difference. If three or more teams are equal, then the combined head-to-head records of just the tied teams will be used to determine the final order of those clubs.
The top four clubs qualify for the Champions League, with the top three directly entering the group stage. The 18th, 19th or 20th placed teams in the Primera Division are relegated automatically, while the top three of the Spanish Second Division are promoted. Reserve teams of the Primera clubs (called team B) may also play in the Second Division, but could not be promoted to the Spanish top flight.