2017–18 La Liga

La Liga
Season 2017–18
Dates 18 August 2017 – 20 May 2018
Relegated Málaga
Champions League Barcelona
Atlético Madrid
Matches played 331
Goals scored 873 (2.64 per match)
Top goalscorer Lionel Messi
(29 goals)
Biggest home win Girona 6–0 Las Palmas
(13 January 2018)
Real Madrid 7–1 Deportivo La Coruña
(21 January 2018)
Biggest away win Levante 0–5 Atlético Madrid
(25 November 2017)
Real Betis 0–5 Barcelona
(21 January 2018)
Highest scoring Real Betis 3–6 Valencia
(15 October 2017)
Real Madrid 6–3 Girona
(18 March 2018)
Longest winning run 8 matches[1]
Valencia
Longest unbeaten run 34 matches[1]
Barcelona
Longest winless run 15 matches[1]
Deportivo La Coruña
Levante
Longest losing run 8 matches[1]
Las Palmas
Highest attendance 88,564
Barcelona 1–0 Atlético Madrid
(4 March 2018)[1]
Lowest attendance 4,056
Eibar 1–0 Villarreal
(28 February 2018)[1][note 1]
Total attendance 8,544,596[1]
Average attendance 27,125[1]
All statistics correct as of 20 April 2018.

The 2017–18 La Liga season, also known as La Liga Santander for sponsorship reasons,[3] is the 87th since its establishment. The season began on 18 August 2017 and is scheduled to conclude on 20 May 2018.[4] The fixtures were released on 21 July 2017.[5]

Summary[]

Prior to the season, several teams hired new managers, among them the previous season's runners-up Barcelona, who enlisted the services of Ernesto Valverde from Athletic Bilbao after the exit of Luis Enrique.[6] Meanwhile, Valencia, who had struggled in the previous campaign hired Marcelino.[7]

In the transfer window, Barcelona were involved in the new world record transfer, selling Brazilian forward Neymar to French club Paris Saint-Germain for €222 million.[8] They replaced him with young Frenchman Ousmane Dembélé who signed for an initial €150 million, potentially rising to €150 million.[9] Defending champions Real Madrid lost striker Álvaro Morata to Chelsea for €80 million and veteran defender Pepe to Turkey's Beşiktaş on a free transfer,[10][11] while their largest fee paid during the window was €24 million for the signature of young defender Theo Hernández from city rivals Atlético Madrid.[12]

Barcelona first topped the table on 16 September after winning 5–0 in their third match of the season against their neighbours Espanyol,[13] eventually making a run of seven wins from the start of the season that ended with a 1–1 draw at Atlético.[14] Valencia improved on their previous campaign and began their new season well, with Marcelino getting the best out of players such as Italian striker Simone Zaza and on-loan Portuguese winger Gonçalo Guedes.[15] Real Madrid, however, struggled in the first half of the season with problems including a smaller squad, injuries and the comparatively poorer goalscoring form of Cristiano Ronaldo compared to recent seasons.[16][17]

In January 2018, Barcelona added to their attack by spending €160 million on Brazilian Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool, while the end of a transfer ban allowed Atlético to register Diego Costa and Vitolo for action; Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane however, made no signings.[18] Málaga were the first team to be relegated, ending their ten-season stay in La Liga, with their descent confirmed after a 1–0 loss at Levante on 19 April.[19]

Teams[]

Promotion and relegation (pre-season)[]

A total of 20 teams will contest the league, including 17 sides from the 2016–17 season and three promoted from the 2016–17 Segunda División. This will include the two top teams from the Segunda División, and the winners of the play-offs.

Levante was the first team from Segunda División to achieve promotion, after a one-year absence from La Liga, on 29 April 2017 after winning 1–0 against Oviedo.[20] Girona were promoted as the runners-up after drawing 0–0 against Zaragoza on 4 June 2017, this was their first promotion to the top division.[21] They will be the 62nd team to participate in the Spanish top level league. Getafe was the last to be promoted after beating Huesca and Tenerife in the play-offs, one year after their relegation.[22]

The three promoted clubs will replace Sporting Gijón, Osasuna and Granada who were relegated at the end of the previous season.

Stadia and locations[]

2017–18 La Liga is located in Canary Islands
Location of teams in 2017–18 La Liga (Canary Islands)

Atlético Madrid will be playing at their new stadium, Wanda Metropolitano, replacing their former stadium, Vicente Calderón Stadium, where they played since its opening in 1966.

Deportivo La Coruña signed a sponsorship contract with Abanca for renaming their stadium as Abanca-Riazor.[23]

Real Betis completed their stadium renovation and it was grown to 60,720 seats, becoming the fourth biggest stadium in Spain.[24] Meanwhile, after their first promotion ever to La Liga, Girona expanded Estadi Montilivi temporarily for hosting 13,450 spectators.[25]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Alavés Vitoria-Gasteiz Mendizorrotza 19,840[26]
Athletic Bilbao Bilbao San Mamés 53,289[27]
Atlético Madrid Madrid Wanda Metropolitano 67,703[28]
Barcelona Barcelona Camp Nou 99,354[29]
Celta Vigo Vigo Balaídos 29,000[30]
Deportivo La Coruña A Coruña Abanca-Riazor 32,912[31]
Eibar Eibar Ipurua 7,083[32]
Espanyol Cornellà de Llobregat RCDE Stadium 40,500[33]
Getafe Getafe Coliseum Alfonso Pérez 17,000[34]
Girona Girona Montilivi 13,450[25]
Las Palmas Las Palmas Gran Canaria 32,400[35]
Leganés Leganés Butarque 11,454[36]
Levante Valencia Ciutat de València 26,354[37]
Málaga Málaga La Rosaleda 30,044[38]
Real Betis Seville Benito Villamarín 60,720[24]
Real Madrid Madrid Santiago Bernabéu 81,044[39]
Real Sociedad San Sebastián Anoeta 32,000[40]
Sevilla Seville Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán 42,714[41]
Valencia Valencia Mestalla 49,500[42]
Villarreal Villarreal Estadio de la Cerámica 24,890[43]

Personnel and sponsorship[]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Alavés Spain Abelardo Fernández Spain Manu García Kelme LEA,1 Qubo,2 Euskaltel,3 Integra Energía3
Athletic Bilbao Spain José Ángel Ziganda Spain Markel Susaeta New Balance Kutxabank
Atlético Madrid Argentina Diego Simeone Spain Gabi Nike Plus500
Barcelona Spain Ernesto Valverde Spain Andrés Iniesta Nike Rakuten, UNICEF,1 Beko2
Celta Vigo Spain Juan Carlos Unzué Spain Hugo Mallo Adidas Estrella Galicia 0,0, Luckia,1 Abanca3
Deportivo La Coruña Netherlands Clarence Seedorf Spain Pedro Mosquera Macron Estrella Galicia 0,0, Abanca,1 Luckia2
Eibar Spain José Luis Mendilibar Spain Dani García Puma AVIA, Wiko1
Espanyol Spain David Gallego Spain Javi López Joma Riviera Maya, InnJoo13
Getafe Spain José Bordalás Spain Jorge Molina Joma Tecnocasa Group, Granitos Buenavista3
Girona Spain Pablo Machín Spain Eloi Amagat Umbro Orgull Gironí, Costa Brava2
Las Palmas Spain Paco Jémez Spain David García Acerbis Gran Canaria, Grupo DISA,1 Kalise Menorquina,2 beCordial Sports3, Binter Canarias3
Leganés Spain Asier Garitano Argentina Martín Mantovani Joma GoldenPark,1 Sambil Outlet Madrid,2 BeSoccer,3 Elephone3
Levante Spain Paco López Spain Pedro López Macron Jawwy, València,1 Baleària1
Málaga Spain José González Spain Recio Nike Marathonbet, Benahavís,1 BeSoccer2
Real Betis Spain Quique Setién Spain Joaquín Adidas Greenearth, Estadio Benito Villamarín,1 Wiko,1 Reale Seguros,2 BeSoccer3
Real Madrid France Zinedine Zidane Spain Sergio Ramos Adidas Emirates
Real Sociedad Spain Imanol Alguacil Spain Xabi Prieto Adidas Euskaltel, Kutxabank,1 Reale Seguros2
Sevilla Italy Vincenzo Montella Argentina Nicolás Pareja New Balance Playtika, #Cordiality2
Valencia Spain Marcelino Spain Daniel Parejo Adidas BLU, beIN Sports,1 Sesderma,2 Alfa Romeo3
Villarreal Spain Javier Calleja Spain Bruno Joma Pamesa Cerámica
1. ^ On the back of shirt.
2. ^ On the sleeves.
3. ^ On the shorts.

Managerial changes[]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of
appointment
Athletic Bilbao Spain Ernesto Valverde Resigned 23 May 2017[44] Pre-season Spain José Ángel Ziganda 24 May 2017[45]
Barcelona Spain Luis Enrique End of contract 29 May 2017 Spain Ernesto Valverde 29 May 2017[46]
Las Palmas Spain Quique Setién 30 June 2017 Spain Manolo Márquez 3 July 2017[47]
Valencia Spain Voro End of interim spell 21 May 2017 Spain Marcelino 11 May 2017[48]
Real Betis Spain Alexis Trujillo 26 May 2017 Spain Quique Setién 26 May 2017[49]
Celta Vigo Argentina Eduardo Berizzo End of contract 30 June 2017[50] Spain Juan Carlos Unzué 28 May 2017[51]
Sevilla Argentina Jorge Sampaoli Signed by Argentina 20 May 2017[52] Argentina Eduardo Berizzo 1 June 2017[53]
Alavés Argentina Mauricio Pellegrino Resigned 29 May 2017[54] Argentina Luis Zubeldía 17 June 2017[55]
Alavés Argentina Luis Zubeldía Sacked 17 September 2017[56] 20th Italy Gianni De Biasi 22 September 2017[57]
Villarreal Spain Fran Escribá 25 September 2017[58] 14th Spain Javier Calleja 25 September 2017
Las Palmas Spain Manolo Márquez Resigned 26 September 2017[59] 15th Spain Pako Ayestarán 27 September 2017
Deportivo La Coruña Spain Pepe Mel Sacked 24 October 2017[60] 17th Spain Cristóbal Parralo 24 October 2017[60]
Alavés Italy Gianni De Biasi 27 November 2017[61] 20th Spain Abelardo Fernández 1 December 2017
Las Palmas Spain Pako Ayestarán 30 November 2017 19th Spain Paco Jémez 21 December 2017
Sevilla Argentina Eduardo Berizzo 22 December 2017 5th Italy Vincenzo Montella 28 December 2017
Málaga Spain Míchel 13 January 2018[62] 19th Spain José González 13 January 2018[63]
Deportivo La Coruña Spain Cristóbal Parralo 4 February 2018[64] 18th Netherlands Clarence Seedorf 5 February 2018
Levante Spain Juan Muñiz 4 March 2018 17th Spain Paco López 4 March 2018
Real Sociedad Spain Eusebio Sacristán 18 March 2018[65] 15th Spain Imanol Alguacil 18 March 2018[65]
Espanyol Spain Quique Sánchez Flores 20 April 2018[66] 16th Spain David Gallego 20 April 2018[67]

League table[]

Standings[]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona (Q) 33 25 8 0 83 19 +64 83 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Atlético Madrid (Q) 33 21 8 4 54 18 +36 71
3 Real Madrid (X) 33 20 8 5 80 36 +44 68
4 Valencia (X) 33 20 5 8 61 35 +26 65
5 Real Betis 33 17 4 12 54 53 +1 55 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
6 Villarreal 33 15 6 12 45 40 +5 51 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round
7 Sevilla 33 14 6 13 41 52 −11 48
8 Girona 33 13 8 12 46 50 −4 47
9 Getafe 33 12 9 12 38 31 +7 45
10 Celta Vigo 33 12 8 13 52 46 +6 44
11 Real Sociedad 33 12 7 14 60 52 +8 43[a]
12 Eibar 33 12 7 14 37 46 −9 43[a]
13 Athletic Bilbao 33 9 13 11 36 39 −3 40[b]
14 Leganés 34 11 7 16 28 41 −13 40[b]
15 Alavés 33 12 2 19 30 47 −17 38
16 Espanyol 33 8 12 13 26 40 −14 36
17 Levante 33 7 13 13 29 48 −19 34
18 Deportivo La Coruña 34 6 10 18 32 65 −33 28 Relegation to the Segunda División
19 Las Palmas 33 5 6 22 22 65 −43 21
20 Málaga (R) 33 4 5 24 20 51 −31 17
Updated to match(es) played on 20 April 2018. Source: La Liga, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Fair-play points; 7) Play-off (Note: Head-to-head record is used only after all the matches between the teams in question have been played)[68]
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated; (X) Assured of at least Europa League, but may still qualify for Champions League.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Real Sociedad are ahead of Eibar on head-to-head points: Real Sociedad 3–1 Eibar, Eibar 0–0 Real Sociedad
  2. ^ a b Athletic Bilbao are ahead of Leganés on head-to-head goal difference: Athletic Bilbao 2–0 Leganés, Leganés 1–0 Athletic Bilbao

Positions by round[]

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included in the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for matchday 13, but then postponed and played between days 16 and 17, it will be added to the standings for day 16.

Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Barcelona 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Atlético Madrid 8 4 6 5 3 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Real Madrid 1 5 7 4 8 6 5 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3
Valencia 7 8 9 9 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4
Real Betis 19 12 15 12 7 5 6 9 7 8 8 9 8 11 12 8 14 10 7 11 13 10 8 10 7 9 10 8 8 6 5 5 5 5 5
Villarreal 18 19 13 7 9 14 9 8 6 6 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 6 6 6 5 5 6 6 6 6
Sevilla 11 9 3 2 2 3 2 5 8 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 5 6 5 5 5 6 7 7 7 7
Girona 9 6 11 15 15 17 16 17 15 13 10 11 10 12 9 7 10 13 10 10 10 9 10 8 10 8 7 7 7 8 8 8 8
Getafe 13 14 10 14 14 10 12 14 14 11 12 10 12 8 7 10 8 11 9 9 9 11 11 9 11 10 11 11 9 11 11 10 9
Celta Vigo 14 16 12 17 17 13 11 10 10 14 11 13 9 10 11 13 11 14 11 7 7 8 9 11 8 11 9 10 10 9 9 9 10
Real Sociedad 3 1 2 3 6 8 8 7 9 9 7 7 7 9 10 11 9 12 15 15 15 14 14 12 14 15 12 14 15 15 13 11 11
Eibar 4 11 16 13 13 16 18 16 17 17 17 17 15 13 13 9 7 7 8 8 8 7 7 7 9 7 8 9 11 10 10 12 12
Athletic Bilbao 12 10 4 6 10 11 13 11 11 15 15 15 16 16 14 14 12 8 12 12 12 13 13 14 12 12 14 12 13 12 12 13 13
Leganés 5 3 5 10 11 7 7 6 5 7 9 8 11 7 8 12 13 9 13 13 11 12 12 13 13 16 13 15 12 14 14 14 14
Alavés 15 18 20 20 19 20 19 19 19 20 18 19 20 19 18 18 17 18 17 16 17 16 16 15 16 14 16 16 16 16 16 15 15
Espanyol 10 13 18 16 16 12 14 13 13 10 13 14 13 15 16 16 15 15 14 14 14 15 15 16 15 13 15 13 14 13 15 16 16
Levante 6 7 8 8 5 9 10 12 12 12 14 12 14 14 15 15 16 16 16 17 16 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17
Deportivo La Coruña 20 15 17 18 18 18 15 15 16 16 16 16 17 17 17 17 18 17 18 18 18 18 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 18 18 18 18
Las Palmas 16 20 14 11 12 15 17 18 18 18 19 20 19 18 20 20 20 20 20 19 19 19 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 19 19 19 19
Málaga 17 17 19 19 20 19 20 20 20 19 20 18 18 20 19 19 19 19 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

Source: BDFutbol

Leader and 2018–19 UEFA Champions League group stage
2018–19 UEFA Champions League group stage
2018–19 UEFA Europa League group stage
2018–19 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round
Relegation to 2018–19 Segunda División

Results[]

Home \ Away ALA ATH ATM BAR CEL DEP EIB ESP GET GIR LPA LEG LEV MGA BET RMA RSO SEV VAL VIL
Alavés 0–2 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–3 1–2 0–2 1–0 1–2 0–3
Athletic Bilbao 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–1 2–3 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–1
Atlético Madrid 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 4–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1
Barcelona 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 4–0 6–1 5–0 0–0 6–1 3–0 3–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 a 2–1 2–1
Celta Vigo 1–0 3–1 0–1 2–2 a 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–3 2–1 1–0 0–0 3–2 2–2 2–3 4–0 0–1
Deportivo La Coruña 1–0 2–2 0–1 1–3 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 3–2 0–1 0–3 2–4 0–0 1–2
Eibar 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–4 0–0 3–1 4–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 5–0 1–2 0–0 5–1 2–1 1–0
Espanyol 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 4–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–3 0–2 1–1
Getafe 4–1 2–2 1–2 3–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–0 4–0
Girona 2–3 2–0 2–2 0–3 1–0 2–0 1–0 6–0 3–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–2
Las Palmas 1–0 1–5 1–1 2–5 1–3 1–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–0 1–0 0–3 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–2
Leganés 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–3 1–0 0–0 0–1 3–2 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–3 1–0 2–1 0–1 3–1
Levante 0–2 1–2 0–5 0–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–0
Málaga 3–3 0–1 0–2 2–1 3–2 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–3 0–2 0–0 0–2 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–0
Real Betis 2–0 0–2 0–1 0–5 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 2–2 2–2 1–0 3–2 4–0 3–5 0–0 a 3–6 2–1
Real Madrid 4–0 1–1 1–1 0–3 7–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 6–3 3–0 1–1 3–2 0–1 5–2 5–0 2–2 0–1
Real Sociedad 2–1 a 3–0 2–4 1–2 5–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 5–0 2–2 3–0 0–2 4–4 1–3 3–1 2–3 3–0
Sevilla 2–0 2–5 2–2 2–1 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–0 3–5 0–2 2–2
Valencia 3–1 3–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–0 3–0 3–1 5–0 2–0 1–4 2–1 4–0 0–1
Villarreal 1–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 4–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 4–2 2–3 a
Updated to match(es) played on 20 April 2018. Source: BDFutbol
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Season statistics[]

Top goalscorers[]

As of 20 April 2018[69]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona 29
2 Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 24
3 Uruguay Luis Suárez Barcelona 23
4 Spain Iago Aspas Celta Vigo 20
5 France Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid 19
6 Uruguay Cristhian Stuani Girona 18
7 Spain Rodrigo Valencia 16
8 Brazil Willian José Real Sociedad 14
9 Uruguay Maxi Gómez Celta Vigo 13
10 Italy Simone Zaza Valencia 12
Colombia Carlos Bacca Villarreal
Spain Ángel Getafe
Spain Gerard Moreno Espanyol

Top assists[]

As of 20 April 2018[70]
Rank Player Club Assists
1 Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona 12
2 Denmark Pione Sisto Celta Vigo 9
3 Spain Jordi Alba Barcelona 8
France Karim Benzema Real Madrid
Spain Pablo Fornals Villarreal
France Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid
Portugal Gonçalo Guedes Valencia
8 Spain José Ángel Eibar 7
Spain Álex Granell Girona
Mexico Andrés Guardado Real Betis
Spain Dani Parejo Valencia
Spain Lucas Vázquez Real Madrid
Denmark Daniel Wass Celta Vigo

Zamora Trophy[]

The Zamora Trophy is awarded by newspaper Marca to the goalkeeper with the lowest goals-to-games ratio. A goalkeeper has to have played at least 28 games of 60 or more minutes to be eligible for the trophy.[71][72]

As of 20 April 2018[73]
Rank Name Club Goals
Against
Matches Average
1 Slovenia Jan Oblak Atlético Madrid 18 33 0.55
2 Germany Marc-André ter Stegen Barcelona 19 33 0.58
3 Spain Vicente Guaita Getafe 25 28 0.89
4 Brazil Neto Valencia 31 30 1.03
5 Spain Iván Cuéllar Leganés 41 34 1.21

Hat-tricks[]

Player For Against Result Date Round
Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona Espanyol 5–0 (H) 9 September 2017 3
Italy Simone Zaza Valencia Málaga 5–0 (H) 19 September 2017 5
Argentina Lionel Messi4 Barcelona Eibar 6–1 (H) 19 September 2017 5
Democratic Republic of the Congo Cédric Bakambu Villarreal Eibar 3–0 (H) 1 October 2017 7
Spain Iago Aspas Celta Vigo Las Palmas 5–2 (A) 16 October 2017 8
Spain Ibai Gómez Alavés Girona 3–2 (A) 4 December 2017 14
Kenya Michael Olunga Girona Las Palmas 6–0 (H) 13 January 2018 19
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Real Sociedad 5–2 (H) 10 February 2018 23
Uruguay Luis Suárez Barcelona Girona 6–1 (H) 24 February 2018 25
France Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid Sevilla 5–2 (A) 25 February 2018 25
France Antoine Griezmann4 Atlético Madrid Leganés 4–0 (H) 28 February 2018 26
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo4 Real Madrid Girona 6–3 (H) 18 March 2018 29
Spain Iago Aspas Celta Vigo Sevilla 4–0 (H) 7 April 2018 31
Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona Leganés 3–1 (H) 7 April 2018 31
Note

4 Player scored 4 goals; (H) – Home ; (A) – Away

Scoring[]

Discipline[]

As of 15 April 2018[75][76][77][78]

Average attendances[]

Match played behind closed doors is not included.

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Barcelona 1,013,531 88,564 49,693 67,569 -0.87713217540307−12.2%3
2 Real Madrid 1,130,903 80,737 55,143 66,524 -0.97789145645911−2.2%
3 Atlético Madrid 886,605 66,591 35,033 55,413 0.24046920821114+24.0%2
4 Real Betis 772,625 53,486 31,311 45,449 0.38534459109336+38.5%
5 Athletic Bilbao 621,996 45,761 30,896 38,873 -0.94535505836576−5.4%
6 Valencia 659,069 47,794 27,930 38,769 0.14197767239094+14.1%
7 Sevilla 532,381 40,385 25,185 33,274 0.013215590742996+1.3%
8 Málaga 348,615 27,117 12,357 21,788 -0.98419008040473−1.5%
9 Deportivo La Coruña 353,058 27,877 17,066 20,768 -0.92830323618809−7.1%
10 Real Sociedad 330,705 24,675 15,562 19,453 -0.90850924715113−9.1%
11 Espanyol 307,131 24,836 11,659 18,067 -0.89997509339975−10.0%
12 Las Palmas 288,460 26,163 10,480 18,029 -0.88420794507111−11.5%
13 Levante 280,111 23,542 12,942 17,507 0.44506809739992+44.5%1
14 Villarreal 265,688 21,087 12,556 16,606 -0.9562363238512−4.3%
15 Celta Vigo 259,874 20,895 10,840 16,242 -0.9866358887134−1.3%
16 Alavés 269,697 19,840 12,594 15,865 0.045538420983261+4.5%
17 Getafe 174,611 15,350 5,097 10,271 0.43690542809177+43.6%1
18 Girona 162,161 13,305 6,392 10,135 0.84911512497719+84.9%1
19 Leganés 160,882 11,454 5,970 9,464 0.015777610818933+1.5%
20 Eibar 91,121 6,725 4,056 5,360 0.0090361445783131+0.9%
League total 8,909,194 88,564 4,056 27,080 -0.97970406280525−2.0%

Updated to games played on 20 April 2018
Source: World Football

Notes:
1: Team played last season in Segunda División.
2: Atlético Madrid played the previous season at Vicente Calderón Stadium.
3: Barcelona played its match against Las Palmas behind closed doors.

LFP Awards[]

Monthly Award[]

Month Player of the Month Reference
Player Club
September Italy Simone Zaza Valencia [79]
October Democratic Republic of the Congo Cédric Bakambu Villarreal [80]
November Spain Iago Aspas Celta Vigo [81]
December Uruguay Luis Suárez Barcelona [82]
January Spain Aritz Aduriz Athletic Bilbao [83]
February France Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid [84]
March Spain Rodrigo Valencia [85]

Number of teams by autonomous community[]

Autonomous Community Number of teams Teams
1  Basque Country 4 Alavés, Athletic Bilbao, Eibar and Real Sociedad
 Community of Madrid Atlético Madrid, Getafe, Leganés and Real Madrid
3  Catalonia 3 Barcelona, Espanyol and Girona
 Andalusia Málaga, Real Betis and Sevilla
 Valencian Community Levante, Valencia and Villarreal
6  Galicia 2 Celta Vigo and Deportivo La Coruña
7  Canary Islands 1 Las Palmas

Notes[]

  1. ^ The match between Barcelona and Las Palmas, on 1 October, was played behind closed doors.[2]

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