Spanish La Liga ’18-19 – Highlights: Benzema Overtakes Cristiano Ronaldo

These are the next 3 matches of La Liga, Match Day 3 of 38. The highlights are appended below the points table.

Spanish La Liga ’18-19 – Highlights: Madrid Bag First La Liga Win

Rank Name Won Draw Lost Points
1 Real Madrid 3 0 0 9
2 Celta Vigo 2 1 0 7
3 Barcelona 2 0 0 6
4 Sevilla 1 1 0 4
5 Espanyol 1 1 0 4
6 Athletico Bilbao 1 1 0 4
7 Huesca 1 1 0 4
8 Real Sociedad 1 1 1 4
9 Getafe CF 1 1 1 4
10 Atletico Madrid 1 1 1 4

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La Liga 2018-19 – Full Schedule

Match 3 of 10: Eibar vs Real Sociedad

Result: 2 – 1

Goal Scorers:

  • Eibar: Marc Cardona 26′, Charles 90+1′
  • Real Sociedad: Willian Jose 15′ (P)

Match Statistics:

Eibar Team Stats Real Sociedad
8 Shots 7
2 Shots On Target 2
59% Possession 41%
434 Passes 317
64% Pass Accuracy 56%
18 Fouls 15
3 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
3 Offsides 3
4 Corners 2


  • Injury time Charles goal gave Eibar a 2-1 triumph over a Real Sociedad side that has neglected to win in five visits to Ipurua.
  • It showed up the ideal open door for Real to break their terrible run in the Basque derby with Eibar’s slow beginning to the season however the home side reacted after two annihilations with greater force.

  • Real Sociedad looked awkward yet proceeded from a Willian Jose penalty after Juanmi was brought down in the crate following 15 minutes by Dmitrovic. And unfortunately, Willian Jose needed to go off a short time later in the wake of pulling a muscle with the kick.
  • While Eibar were shaken they reacted with Arbilla crossing from the left and Cardona opened home his 1st goal in the best flight.

  • The diversion swung forward and backward in the second half before Charles got the winning goal with a header following 91 minutes and send the Eibar fans home in good mood.


Match 4 of 10: Celta Vigo vs Atletico Madrid

Result: 2 – 0

Goal Scorers:

  • Celta Vigo: Maximiliano Gomez gonzalez 46′, Iago Aspas 52′

Match Statistics:

Celta Vigo Team Stats Atletico Madrid
10 Shots 10
4 Shots On Target 0
49% Possession 51%
446 Passes 432
83% Pass Accuracy 81%
12 Fouls 14
4 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 1
3 Offsides 1
2 Corners 8


  • Maxi Gomez scored one and made alternate as Celta Vigo deservedly vanquished Atletico Madrid.
  • Ten-man Atletico Madrid were given a lowering first annihilation of the new La Liga season in an inauspicious show at Celta Vigo, going down 2-0 at the Balaidos.
  • Maxi Gomez got the opener in the 46th moment and afterward made the second for Iago Aspas in the 52nd minute as Atletico neglected to recuperate from a poor first half in which they needed forefront in advance.

  • Antoine Griezmann tried to move his side, however a fightback never searched likely for Diego Simeone’s men, who were tipped to set up a better than average battle for the title.
  • To be sure, things went from terrible to more terrible for Atletico as Stefan Savic saw red with 20 minutes remaining, in spite of the fact that Gustavo Cabral was cruelly denied a third by a minor offside call after a VAR intervention.
  • After an open yet uneventful initial 25 minutes in which the opposite sides alternated to counter, Griezmann crept from terminating Atletico in front as a 20-yard drive crawled wide.

  • There was minimal occurrence of note in the rest of a sweltering first half, yet Celta took only 42 seconds to break the halt after the restart.
  • Gomez jumped on Diego Godin’s slip to pound low into the net and Atletico were immediately shocked by a second blow, the primary goalscorer turning maker with an exquisite conveyance onto Aspas’ head.

  • Savic was then expelled for a second yellow card as he took care of the ball to yield a free-kick from which Cabral thought he had included a third, before a protracted VAR defer saw the protector judged offside.


Match 5 of 10: Real Madrid vs Leganes

Result: 4 – 1

Goal Scorers:

  • Real Madrid: Gareth Bale 17′, Karim Benzema 48′, 61′, Sergio Ramos 66′ (P)
  • Leganes: Guido Carrillo 24′ (P)

Match Statistics:

Real Madrid Team Stats Leganes
16 Shots 7
7 Shots On Target 3
78% Possession 22%
842 Passes 244
91% Pass Accuracy 73%
11 Fouls 11
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
1 Offsides 1
8 Corners 1


Premier League

  • A second-half twofold from Karim Benzema helped Real Madrid to a 4-1 triumph at Girona and keep up their ideal La Liga beginning in the post-Cristiano Ronaldo period.
  • Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale likewise scored for Julen Lopetegui’s European victors, who seem to have put the mistake of their Super Cup thrashing to neighbors Atletico Madrid prior this month behind them.

  • In the wake of seeing Benzema denied by a linesman’s banner in the opening stages, Real were given an early scare and ended up behind following 17 minutes when previous B-team player Borja Garcia put the Catalans in front with a formed wrap up.
  • Madrid were obligated to various fine spares from goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who was chosen in front of new marking Thibaut Courtois, as Eusebio Sacristan’s side hoped to double their favorable position.

  • Be that as it may, Girona were made to pay for their iniquity when Marc Muniesa felled Marco Asensio just before half-time.
  • Ramos coolly chipped the ball into the top of the net from the following penalty and from that point on it was one-way activity.
  • Benzema was twice ruined by Girona plug Bono following the restart, be that as it may, he was not to be denied when Asensio won another spot kick after he was roughly brought around Pere Pons.

  • Skipper Ramos permitted the France forward to take the kick and put Real ahead.
  • With the home side pursuing the diversion, Real were a steady risk on the counter and Bale gave a look at his burning pace when he hooked onto an Isco through ball to score in his 6th successive group appearance.

  • Welshman Bale at that point set up Benzema’s second from short proximity a short ways from the conclusion to seal triumph without a doubt, who have the most points after two recreations, while Girona stay on one.

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