This is the post-pandemic LaLiga

Real Sociedad is the worst team in the championship with Mallorca, with just one point out of 15. Madrid, the only one with full. Outstanding Villarreal and Eibar.


Five days have passed since LaLiga was reborn in a cyclone of daily matches to resolve the championship expressly. Gone are the conjectures of who could benefit and who could harm the compressed format promoted by Javier Tebas. Of course, everything has changed and the championship is very different from the one that closed the first week of March. By the same token, at that time the Real was in the Champions League and now even the classification for Europe has been complicated.

The case of the Sheriff's team is, of course, the most drastic. After five appointments, it is the worst post-pandemic club, equaled one point by Mallorca. The defeat at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, against a direct rival, has been the last straw. The youth of the squad, together with the pressure they have to deal with every day for the ambitious goal of qualifying for the Champions League, has taken their toll.

El Getafe, in the same line, has climbed positions after the victory. From skimming the descent to occupy the equator of the table, but also somewhat far from the goals set when the competition was stopped. Beyond numbers, those of Bordalás have lost steam. Until the break, 'Geta' was a very physical team that punished and annulled rivals in the final stages of the match. Now, the five changes give oxygen to the rival and it does not seem that the resistance and spark of before is present in the blue men. The victory against Real, yes, alleviates all the feelings and gives a further motivation to the squad.

Real Madrid, unstoppable

Provisionally dismissed LaLiga as second and is now launched to take the championship. Zidane's team is the only one to have won all five matches and, in addition, has done so with a fantastic scoring balance of eleven goals for and only two against. Now, with two of advantage over Barcelona and 'goalaverage' won, he is going to conquer the trophy.

Atlético de Madrid and Villarreal are the only ones that overshadow him. Simeone's men have improved considerably in attack (10 points) and physically they are as if nothing had happened. The draw in the always complicated San Mamés is the only thing that deprives them of signing the full victory.

Villarreal also has 13 points and, not only that, it has won direct rivals such as Granada or Valencia and took a draw against Sevilla. The key to the success of the 'Submarino' is, without a doubt, the bench. Bacca, Manu Trigueros, Morlanes or Ontiveros are elite substitutes for even a large team. His presence allows rotations without risk and the five changes that Cazorla gives football lessons without accusing physical wear.

Despite the bad feelings, Barcelona would be the fourth best team since football returned. However, this has not been enough to continue as the first, primary objective for Setién. Sevilla and Valencia, two other teams that expected a great resumption to travel next season across the continent, have not given their best level either. Those of Lopetegui are the ninth best team with seven points and Valencia, the 13th with only four.

The fight for the descent is uneven

They had months to exercise and prepare the assault on permanence, but, nothing further from reality, the descent seems practically decided with 18 points still to play. Mallorca have only managed to draw a draw in the five games played. Leganés also does not know what victory is and would occupy the descent of this strip with only two points.

Espanyol managed to add four, although all of them in their first two dates. The subsequent two defeats ended Abelardo and Rufete also failed to score on his debut. On the contrary, Celta and Eibar, who were rubbing shoulders with the descent, have taken a giant step. What's more, Oscar's are the seventh best team in the restart and Mendilibar's, the fifth. Provisional numbers from Europe that serve to move the danger zone considerably away.

Valladolid has also gained a lot of air, with six points out of fifteen achieved. Alavés had a little more margin and did not suffer despite his only victory accompanied by four defeats. Six appointments from the end, Mallorca is eight points from permanence and is the best placed. The return did not sit well in the red zone of LaLiga ...

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