La Liga Table 2014 Week 28: Updated Standings Following Matchday 27

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La Liga Table 2014 Week 28: Updated Standings Following Matchday 27
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It was all happening in La Liga on Sunday. The title race was dramatically affected. The relegation zone was impacted. Tremors were sent around Spain after one particular result.

And to think, there was still an entire day of action to come.

Below, you'll find the full table, results and a recap from Matchday 27 as it unfolded over the weekend. Trust me, folks, a lot changed over a full weekend of action in La Liga. 

 

Table

La Liga Standings
Rnk Team MP W D L GF GA GD P
1 Real Madrid 27 21 4 2 76 26 50 67
2 Atlético Madrid 27 20 4 3 63 21 42 64
3 FC Barcelona 27 20 3 4 74 22 52 63
4 Athletic Club 27 15 6 6 50 31 19 51
5 Villarreal CF 27 13 5 9 47 33 14 44
6 Real Sociedad 27 12 7 7 46 36 10 43
7 Sevilla FC 27 11 8 8 47 42 5 41
8 Valencia CF 27 10 6 11 39 38 1 36
9 Espanyol 27 10 6 11 32 33 -1 36
10 Levante 27 9 9 9 26 34 -8 36
11 Celta de Vigo 27 8 6 13 32 39 -7 30
12 Granada CF 27 9 3 15 24 36 -12 30
13 Málaga CF 27 7 8 12 24 35 -9 29
14 Osasuna 27 8 5 13 24 39 -15 29
15 Elche CF 27 7 8 12 24 40 -16 29
16 Getafe CF 27 7 6 14 23 42 -19 27
17 Real Valladolid 27 5 11 11 29 44 -15 26
18 UD Almería 27 7 5 15 25 46 -23 26
19 Rayo Vallecano 27 8 2 17 26 59 -32 26
20 Real Betis 27 4 6 17 23 56 -33 18

FIFA.com

 

Results

Matchday 27 Results
Home Score Away
Real Valladolid 1-0 Barcelona
Real Betis 2-0 Getafe
Celta Vigo 0-2 Atletico Madrid
Granada 2-0 Villarreal
Espanyol 3-1 Elche
Almeria 1-3 Sevilla
Real Madrid 3-0 Levante
Valencia 1-1 Athletic

 

Recap

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Real Madrid may not have played on Saturday, but they were the big winners nonetheless. 

Why, you might ask? Because Barcelona shockingly lost to Real Valladolid, that's why, as Fausto Rossi's 17th-minute goal was the difference for the home side. As you might imagine, there were plenty of questions aimed at the defending champions after the match.

We start with Dermot Ledwith of ESPN, who saw an "out of sorts" Barcelona team and heard from a manager that didn't seem to quite have an answer for what happened:

Barca looked completely out of sorts in a game where they struggled to find any space going forward due to a lack of rhythm in their usual passing game. A Barca side has not appeared so clumsy and uncomfortable on the ball for a long time; passes went astray and the long ball was used as a last resort on too many occasions.

Coach Gerardo Martino admitted as much afterwards, describing his side's performance as "lacking in any type of creation, build up play and movement."

Martino went on to deny his side was suffering an attitude problem at the Estadio Nuevo Jose Zorrilla. "We lacked ideas, but no way did I see a lack of attitude, while it is still mathematically possible we will continue to fight for the title," he said.

Phil Schoen of beIN Sports wonders if it isn't the manager who is to blame, given Barca's recent struggles:

And boy, have they struggled. Consider the following, from WhoScored:

Or this, from Squawka Football:

Yikes.

The win vaulted Real Valladolid to 17th place and temporarily clear of the relegation zone by goal differential on Almeria, though the latter have a game in hand (as does Rayo Vallecano in 19th place).

Atletico Madrid were pretty big winners themselves, as their 2-0 win over Celta Vigo sent them back into second place. Though they won't surpass Real Madrid even if Los Blancos lose on Sunday—unless they somehow lose by six goals—Atletico will be just three points behind the table leaders at worst.

And at best, they'll be tied in points and only trailing in goal differential.

Atletico was paced by David Villa, who scored a second-half brace in two minutes for the visiting side, with goals in the 62nd and 64th minutes. From Bleacher Report U.K.:

In other action, Real Betis stormed past Getafe, 2-0, behind first-half goals from Leo Baptistao and Ruben Castro. It was a huge result for the La Liga basement dwellers, though they remain five points behind Rayo Vallecano.

Granada got past Villarreal in the late game, 2-0.

 

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