La Liga Results 2017 Week 5: Final Scores and Updated Table After Wednesday

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist ISeptember 20, 2017

MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 20:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF reacts as he fail to score during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Real Betis Balompie at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 20, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid slipped to a shock defeat to Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night, with Antonio Sanabria scoring in stoppage time to secure a 1-0 win for the visitors.

The result leaves Zinedine Zidane's side seven points behind leaders Barcelona after five games played.

Elsewhere, Sevilla beat Las Palmas to move back into second place, while Atletico Madrid won at Athletic Bilbao and lie third on 11 points.



Athletic Bilbao 1-2 Atletico Madrid

Leganes 0-0 Girona

Deportivo La Coruna 1-0 Alaves

Real Madrid 0-1 Real Betis

Sevilla 1-0 Las Palmas


La Liga Table (Goal Difference)

1. Barcelona 15 (+15)

2. Sevilla 13 (+6)

3. Atletico Madrid 11 (+6)

4. Valencia 9 (+6)

5. Real Sociedad 9 (+4)

6. Real Betis 9 (-1)

7. Real Madrid 8 (+4)

8. Athletic Bilbao 7 (+2)

9. Leganes 7 (0)

10. Villarreal 6 (+1)

11. Levante 6 (+1)

12. Las Palmas 6 (-2)

13. Eibar 6 (-7)

14. Girona  5 (-2)

15. Getafe 4 (-1)

16. Deportivo 4 (-5)

17. Espanyol 4 (-5)

18. Celta Vigo 3 (-2)

19. Alaves 0 (-8)

20. Malaga 0 (-10)



Real Madrid found it tough going against Real Betis, with the hosts unable to score in the first half of a La Liga match for the first time since April, per Opta:

Los Blancos had plenty of chances and were unlucky not to go ahead after the break through Dani Carvajal, as noted by Dermot Corrigan of ESPN FC:

Betis continued to ride their luck, with Gareth Bale the next Madrid player to be denied by the woodwork with what would have been a special goal, per football writer Sid Lowe:

The evening then almost got even worse for Madrid, with Betis managing to get the ball in the back of the net, only for it to be ruled out for offside.

Betis were not to be denied for too long, though, and Sanabria headed a great cross past Keylor Navas in the fourth minute of injury time to stun the home crowd.

ESPN FC's Michael Cox neatly summarised the game, in one of the most surprising results of the Liga season so far:

The match was also notable for being the end of Madrid's run of scoring in consecutive matches, as noted by Marca's Chris Winterburn:

Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid moved to within four points of leaders Barcelona with a 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao at San Mames.

The visitors hit the post just after the half-hour mark through Nico Gaitan but could have gone behind on 38 minutes when Filipe Luis was adjudged to have fouled Raul Garcia and conceded a penalty.

Up stepped Aritz Aduriz, but he could not beat goalkeeper Jan Oblak who dived to his left to keep it out.

Opta highlighted just how good the Slovenia international is when it comes to spot-kicks:

Atletico took the lead 10 minutes into the second half, with Koke and Antoine Griezmann swapping passes before finding Angel Correa who swept the ball home

The visitors then doubled their advantage in the 73rd minute with Griezmann again involved. His brilliant pass found Yannick Carrasco, who smashed the ball past goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Garcia managed to pull one back in stoppage time, but it was just a consolation as Atletico secured an impressive win, as noted by football writer Kieran Canning:

Sevilla also picked up all three points in a 1-0 home win over Las Palmas but left it late to claim the victory.

The hosts looked to be heading for a draw until Jesus Navas popped up in the 82nd minute with a cross that beat goalkeeper Leandro Chichizola and crept in off the crossbar.

It was a fitting way for Navas to mark his 400th Sevilla appearance, as celebrated by the club's official Twitter account:

The only other Liga game of the night saw Deportivo pick up their first win of the season by beating Alaves 1-0 at home. The result means the visitors are still without a point or even a goal after five matches.


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