Mexican standoff at the top of the table The 2021-22 season of La Liga has never been more exciting, as three clubs found themselves in a deadlock at the top of the table after each of them had different outcomes in their respective matches.
Atlético Madrid slay Barcelona to become league co-leaders Reigning La Liga champs Atlético Madrid showed who is boss after beating Barcelona, 2-0. Thomas Lemar and Luis Suárez both scored in the first half for Atlético, while Barça continue to grope for form.
Life without Lionel Messi has been rough for the Blaugrana, finding themselves in the middle of the pack with 12 points.
Real Sociedad draw with Getafe Real Sociedad missed their chance of taking the lead after they ended up on a 1-1 draw with Getafe.
Mikel Oyarzabal netted one at the 68th minute, preventing what could have been an upset win for the Azulones after Sandro converted late in the first half.
Getafe only have one point to show after eight matches
Real Madrid fall to Espanyol This three-way tie as league table leader would not have been possible if Real Madrid did not lose to RCD Espanyol, 1-2.
Raúl de Tomás scored at the 17th minute, followed by Aleix Vidal’s conversion in the latter half of the contest. Madrid tried to make a game out of it when Karim Benzema clinched a goal at the 71st minute, however it proved to be not enough to sway things their way.
Because of this, Atlético, La Real, and Los Blancos are all tied up with 17 points with goal difference the only one keeping them separate. As things stand, Real Madrid are +12, Atlético are +5, and Real Sociedad are +4. This does not consider Sevilla, which have 14 points and a match in hand.
Meanwhile, Espanyol is in the bottom half of the standings with nine points.