La Liga wide open as Real, Barca, Atletico stumble


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Spain’s greatest three clubs, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, end up in the strange circumstance of having made poor begins to the crusade by their typical exclusive requirements while not losing any ground in the La Liga title race.

Champions Barca dropped focuses for the third diversion in succession on Saturday when they rescued a 1-1 attract at home to Athletic Bilbao with a late equalizer.

Indeed, even subsequent to drawing at home with Girona and sliding to a stun 2-1 vanquish at minnows Leganes amid the week, Barca stay over the standings on objective contrast.

That is on account of Real Madrid neglected to win for the third time in four association excursions, drawing 0-0 with Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

“Pioneers, notwithstanding everything,” said the first page of the Barcelona-based daily paper Sport.

Genuine have indistinguishable number of focuses from they did after seven diversions last season.

However though they were seven focuses hapless of Barca at this phase of the last battle, which they completed an astounding 17 focuses off the pace, now they are bolted on 14 focuses with the Catalans at the summit.

No group has driven the La Liga standings with such a low number of focuses after seven diversions since the 1993-94 season.

Genuine and Barca’s twin battles appear differently in relation to their merciless type of a couple of years back, with Real clearing to the 2011-12 title with 100 focuses and the Catalans piling on an era of focuses the accompanying season.

Atletico, the main genuine challenger to the duopoly of Real and Barca over the most recent 14 years and who won the title in 2014, have made their most noticeably awful ever begin to a season under mentor Diego Simeone in taking 12 focuses from seven recreations.

They remain, notwithstanding, just two focuses behind their typical opponents, sitting fourth.

Sevilla have profited the most from the lurching type of the standard suspects and are as of now third in the wake of winning three recreations on the skip, including whipping Real 3-0 last Wednesday.

Shock bundle Alaves, in the interim, could join Real and Barca at the highest point of the table in the event that they beat Levante on Sunday.

‘Overlooked HOW TO SCORE’

Genuine mentor Julen Lopetegui resisted the urge to panic in spite of his side’s stressing structure before objective, scoring just twice in four recreations. Every day Marca commented that the European victors have “overlooked how to score”.

“The season will be exceptionally intense and long,” said Lopetegui after the 0-0 draw with Atletico.

“We don’t center around our adversaries, we center around ourselves. We’re just seven recreations into the season and everything is to play for. I’m glad in light of the fact that the group demonstrated pride, identity and played great football.”

Barca safeguard Jordi Alba, then, was furiously disparaging of his side after they took two focuses from a conceivable nine.

“That is three amusements where we haven’t won, obviously we have to change things to begin winning once more,” he said.

“We’re not loose by any means, we need to take a gander at numerous parts of our diversion. Be that as it may, this has just barely started, regardless of not winning, we’re still at the highest point of the table and that implies the association is extremely equivalent.

“Groups that you would think can’t beat you are doing as such. We need to change a great deal of things and every one of us needs to give 100 percent.”


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