La Liga Results 2018 Week 13: Final Scores and Updated Table After Saturday

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist INovember 24, 2018

MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 24: (L-R) Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona, Ousmane Dembele of FC Barcelona during the La Liga Santander  match between Atletico Madrid v FC Barcelona at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on November 24, 2018 in Madrid Spain (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)
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Barcelona drew 1-1 with Atletico Madrid on Saturday at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium to remain top of the table in Spain.

Ousmane Dembele's late equaliser saw the champions salvage a point after Diego Costa had earlier headed the hosts in front.

Real Madrid suffered their first La Liga defeat under new manager Santiago Solari at Eibar.

Barcelona loanee Marc Cucurella had a hand in all three goals, as Los Blancos suffered their fifth league defeat of the season.


Saturday's Results

Eibar 3-0 Real Madrid

Valencia 3-0 Rayo Vallecano

Huesca 2-2 Levante

Atletico Madrid 1-1 Barcelona


Here's a look at the updated La Liga table after Saturday's fixtures:

LaLiga @LaLigaEN

Here’s the table as things stand... @Dembouz’s equaliser keeps @FCBarcelona 🔝 of #LaLigaSantander! https://t.co/DFfF66jkNo


Saturday Recap

Eibar gave Real Madrid an early warning when Kike volleyed against the post after just three minutes. The hosts then took the lead on 16 minutes through Gonzalo Escalante.

A quick break saw goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois save from Kike, but he was unable to prevent Escalante from bundling home the opener.

The hosts then scored twice in five second-half minutes to seal victory. Sergi Enrich fired home after Cucurella had caught Alvaro Odriozola in possession; Kike then tapped home the third goal.

However, it was the Barcelona loanee who caught the eye:

Talking LaLiga @TalkingLaLiga

What a performance from Barça loanee Marc Cucurella (20). His deliveries from the left-hand side for Eibar have left Real Madrid in disarray at the back. Three goalscoring chances created and such calm decision making. 💥 https://t.co/NHmB47eABG

The defeat means Real Madrid slip five points behind Barcelona, while Eibar pick up their first-ever win against Los Blancos:

LaLiga @LaLigaEN

Eibar beat Real Madrid for the first time in their HISTORY with an unforgettable performance at Ipurua. 💙❤️ #EibarRealMadrid 3-0 https://t.co/SOjaKmHaXe

Barcelona looked set for a second straight La Liga defeat until substitute Dembele popped up with a late strike to deny Atletico Madrid victory.

The game had failed to live up to its pre-match billing, both teams unable to carve out chances in a tight affair in the Spanish capital.

The game finally sparked into life on 77 minutes. Costa rose highest at the far post to direct Antoine Griezmann's corner past goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

The goal ended a recent drought for the Spaniard:

Semra Hunter @SemraHunter

Diego Costa!!! If there were ever a time to score, it was now! 1st goal in 19 matches (9 months!?) - last one on Feb 25th this year. And his 1st ever against #Barcelona! #AtletiBarça #LaLiga

Barcelona refused to give up and were rewarded in the 90th minute. Lionel Messi picked out Dembele in the penalty area, he took a neat touch and then tucked the ball past Jan Oblak.

Opta noted how important his goals have been this season:

OptaJose @OptaJose

7 - No other player has won more points with his goals than Ousmane Dembélé in La Liga this season (seven points with five goals). Rescuer. https://t.co/36QgTjg6IF

It's a tough blow for Atletico, who would have moved top with a win. Barcelona remain in first place, but they can be knocked off top spot if Sevilla beat Real Valladolid on Sunday.