La Liga Winners And Losers : Lionel Messi Again on Top (week 27)

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La liga is the top professional association football division of the Spanish football. It is considered as the strongest football league in the world because of its technically sound and complete players. It is not so much competitive compared to Barclays premier league and Italian serie A because if it has been dominated by Barcelona and real Madrid, two of the the world’s biggest football clubs and most of the times competition has been between them. Last year, a third horse joined them when atletico Madrid won the la liga on the last day by holding Barcelona to a draw. This year has its ups and downs too. At the start, real Madrid looked like they were running away with the league title but in the past 2 months, their poor form led to a way back for Barcelona and now barca are at the top, leading real Madrid by one point. Now we will take a look at what happened on game week 27 in la liga. Who won and who lost in this week, we will take a look.

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Gameweek 27 in la liga saw numerous goals, competitive matches and great amount of excitement for fans. Barcelona remained top of the table for the second week running after Madrid bottled their lead last week and star of the show was loinel messi who went past the 30-goal mark in la liga this season surpassing Cristiano Ronaldo. 3 months back, Ronaldo has scored 28 la liga goals this season while messi had just scored 15 but it has been a complete turn around for messi mainly because of his sheer class and the other reason is Rolando’s poor form in front of goal. He has been jeered by his own fans too.

We have taked a look at all results over the last couple of days so we will assess who was the winner and who was the loser.

Barcelona went top of la liga last weekend and now they are under pressure to maintain that spot because real Madrid are just a point behind them. Barcelona travelled to eibar and won their comfortably with a 2 goal margin but they showed a few nerves. Their manager Luis Enrique changed their style of play and finally its paying off now. He rested a lot of big names in this match. Rested players, more chance to young barca players and a 2 goals for Messi made a pefect game week 27 for barca.

While for eibar it has become a habit. They lost for the eighth consecutive time this season. Their fall from the top half to the relegation battle has put their coach under so much pressure and the next game is their must-win game otherwise it can be curtains for the under-fire manager and the club too.

The Andalusias are sitting 19th on the table and currently five points behind eibar.

Cordoba is now following a same path. They lost by 2 goals to Malaga this week making it their 8th consecutive loss in current season and they are in danger zone.

Atletic Bilbao is finally going towards the top after the club hierarchy decided to stick by him after some dismal performances in the start of the season. They keep getting better and better with every game. They go up to 8th place after their fourth win in a row.

Atletico madrid’s recent form has just ended their hopes of retaining their title. They won just once in their last 5 games.  However they are through to the quarter finals of champions league after defeating Bayern Leverkusen on penalties last night. They have real quality and even though their hopes of retaining the title have ended, they can still do well in champions league.

Real Madrid alothough won 2-0 against levante but they were never likely to celebrate their victory after constant boos from their fans. Gareth bale scored two goals in the victory even then he was jeered by fans. But this win was a relief for Carlo Anceloti after their two consecutive losses against  Bilbao and schalke.

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