1 – MARCO ASENSIO EQUALS HIS MOST SCORING LEAGUE
Real Madrid was in trouble with a 0-0 draw at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium against Granada, when Marco Asensio hit a whiplash and solved the victory for the white team in the 73rd minute to reaffirm their lead and to match their highest-scoring league season since he arrived at the club, balanced with the 2017-18 academic year, also with six goals.
2 – SEVILLA GETS STUCK: 3 OF THE LAST 9 POINTS
The 0-0 against Osasuna, with a penalty missed in added time by Ivan Rakitic, saved by Sergio Herrera, added to the 2-2 against Celta and the 1-1 against Valencia in the traffic jam suffered by Sevilla in the last three days, with as many draws and with only three points won of the nine for which he has played.
3 – BARCELONA, 9 AUCTIONS AND 4 GOALS
Barcelona showed their offensive strength in the match against Atlético de Madrid to return to the Champions League positions. His attacking punch stood out. In the duel he had nine attempts on the opposite goal, of which he hit the goal in four. Atlético fired once more, ten times, and scored twice. Possession also corresponded to the Barça team, with 56 percent.
4 – EL ATLÉTICO, TWO OR MORE GOALS AGAINST IN 8 OF THE LAST 10 MATCHES
There is a fact that reveals the current situation of Atlético de Madrid, which has received two or more goals in eight of its last ten official games. This Sunday, against Barcelona at the Camp Nou, he conceded four goals. Before, he had received two against Valencia, Villarreal, Athletic, Real Sociedad, Granada, Seville and Real Madrid. He only got rid of such a problem in two duels of the last ten, against Rayo Majadahonda (5-0) and Rayo Vallecano (2-0).
5 – PAU TORRES BECOMES A SCORER: 3 IN THE LAST 5 MATCHES
Scorer against Levante, Atlético de Madrid and this Sunday against Betis (0-2), Pau Torres, Villarreal’s international centre-back, has become a scorer in the last five games, in which he has scored three goals. In his entire career in the yellow team he has added eight goals.
6 – VALENCIA DOES NOT WIN IN LALIGA IN 2022
Neither against Real Madrid (4-1), nor against Sevilla (1-1), nor against Atlético de Madrid (3-2), nor this Sunday against Real Sociedad (0-0), Valencia has not yet they have been able to win no LaLiga Santander game in 2022, with only two of the last 12 points they have competed for. They have not won for six days, when they beat Levante (3-4), on the last day of 2021.
7 – PERE MILLA, 5 GOALS IN THE LAST 4 MATCHES… AND 3 VICTORIES FOR ELCHE
Pere Milla is on a roll. Elche too. The striker has scored six goals in the last six games, five of them in the most recent four, in which his team has added three wins. The last one was against Alavés, who overcame this Saturday a 0-1 led by two goals from Pere Milla (3-1).
8 – MALLORCA WINS AFTER 4 CONSECUTIVE LOSSES
Since last December 4, with their resounding comeback and victory against Atlético de Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium (1-2), Mallorca had not won again in the League. That duel was followed by a draw, first, and four defeats, later, until their reunion with the victory this Saturday against Cádiz through two penalty goals (2-1).
9 – CELTIC BECOMES STRONG AT HOME: 3 WINS IN A ROW
Three consecutive victories have relaunched Celta at home, which has successively won Rayo Vallecano at the Balaídos stadium (2-0); Osasuna (2-0) and Espanyol (3-1). Rayo, his rival this Saturday, is nothing like when he plays at home than when he goes away as a visitor. He has added one point from the last 21 away from the Vallecas stadium.
10 – ENES ÜNAL, DOUBLE THE GOALS FROM ONE SEASON TO THE ANOTHER
Double scorer in Getafe’s win against Levante (3-0) on Friday, Enes Ünal has scored nine goals this season in LaLiga Santander with 22 games played, more than double what he achieved last year in six more games, with 28. Since that streak began, on October 28 in a 1-1 with Granada, his team has only lost two of their thirteen most recent duels in the tournament.