The open fronts in the last stretch of LaLiga

The First Division faces its last ten days as if they were ten finals. Everything remains to be decided: title, Europe, relegation, top scorer ...

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The national team break is over and the internationals return with their teams. LaLiga resumes the trip for a season finale that is near. There are only ten days left that for many teams and players will mean ten finals. With thirty points at stake, everything has yet to be decided in LaLiga Santander. From the title, for which there is a fight between Atlético, Barcelona and Real Madrid, to the relegation. Without forgetting the individual fights such as the Pichichi trophy or the Zamora.

Title fight

Three are the contenders to sing the alirón this season. The favorite is Atlético, who have a four-point cushion over their two pursuers, Barcelona and Real Madrid. The rojiblancos in recent days have missed several points that have made them reduce their comfortable advantage; while the Catalans have managed to overcome their bad league start to become one of those who fight for it. Madrid, despite some setbacks in recent days, also remains in the fight.

Atlético, with 66 points, has one of the most complicated schedules. This weekend they have to face Sevilla at Sánchez Pizjuán and Betis on the following day. But one of the dates marked in red on the calendar is Barcelona, second with 62 points. The rojiblancos will visit the Camp Nou on the weekend of May 9. A duel that can be decisive for the title. Barcelona will have another momentous match before. On April 10 the Classic will be played. A game that could take Real Madrid away from the fight or put it more fully and overtake the Catalans.

Unlike Atlético, Barcelona and Real Madrid have other commitments in addition to LaLiga. Barcelona have to play the Cup final against Athletic, while Real Madrid must play Liverpool in the Champions League.

Struggle to get into Europe: Champions, Europa League and Conference League

While other seasons the fight for fourth place was very close, this season Sevilla starts with a lot of advantage. Lopetegui's men have a five-point advantage over the fifth, Real Sociedad. The same distance that it has with respect to the third party.

The fight for Europe has a novelty this season. This year to go to the Europa League can be achieved by being fifth or by winning the Copa del Rey. The sixth place gives access to the Conference League, the new competition that will be released next season. Although there is an exception, if the Cup champion is already classified for the Europa League or the Champions League, that ticket for the Europa League will fall on the sixth classified, leaving access to the Conference League to the seventh. In this way, those who would have a ticket for the Europa League and the Conference League right now are Real Sociedad (5th, 45 points) and Betis (6th, 45 points). Villarreal (7th, 43 points) is the great pursuer of both. Granada (8th, 36 points), Athletic (9th), Levante (10th) and Celta (11th) are the other candidates.

Fight for permanence

One of the most agonizing battles is to avoid descent. Eibar, Alavés and Huesca occupy the last three places. Although the distance from salvation is not very far for any of the three. Gunsmiths and babazorros add 23 points, two points below permanence; the Huesca are a little further away, but with options since they add 21 points. Elche, with 25 points, is the team that marks the permanence. Valladolid (27), Cádiz (29) and Getafe (29) cannot be lost if they do not want to fall into the pit.

Although the start of the season was not a great scorer for Messi, he is at the top of the fight for the Pichichi trophy with 23 goals. His former teammate Luis Suárez is his main pursuer, after 19 goals scored at Atlético de Madrid. Benzema also remains in the fight with the 17 goals achieved with the Real Madrid shirt. You have to go down to fourth place to find the first Spanish in the Pichichi. It is about Gerard Moreno, the Villarreal striker and the National Team accumulates 16 goals.

Zamora

Another individual trophy that is also up for grabs is that of the best goalkeeper. Zamora decides which is the goalkeeper with the fewest goals conceded. Last year it was Courtois who won this award but Oblak is the one who goes first this season. He has conceded 18 goals in 28 games, which leaves him with a coefficient of 0.64; lower than Courtois, second in the standings, with a coefficient of 0.82 after conceding 23 goals in 28 games.



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