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

La Liga
Season2017–18
Dates18 August 2017 – 20 May 2018
ChampionsBarcelona
25th title
RelegatedDeportivo La Coruña
Las Palmas
Málaga
Champions LeagueBarcelona
Atlético Madrid
Real Madrid
Valencia
Europa LeagueVillarreal
Real Betis
Sevilla
Matches played380
Goals scored1,024 (2.69 per match)
Top goalscorerLionel Messi
(34 goals)
Best goalkeeperJan Oblak
(0.59 goals/match)
Biggest home winGirona 6–0 Las Palmas
(13 January 2018)
Real Madrid 7–1 Deportivo La Coruña
(21 January 2018)
Real Madrid 6–0 Celta Vigo
(12 May 2018)
Biggest away winLevante 0–5 Atlético Madrid
(25 November 2017)
Real Betis 0–5 Barcelona
(21 January 2018)
Highest scoringReal Betis 3–6 Valencia
(15 October 2017)
Real Madrid 6–3 Girona
(18 March 2018)
Levante 5–4 Barcelona
(13 May 2018)
Longest winning run8 matches[1]
Valencia
Longest unbeaten run36 matches[1]
Barcelona
Longest winless run16 matches[1]
Las Palmas
Longest losing run8 matches[1]
Las Palmas
Highest attendance97,939
Barcelona 2–2 Real Madrid
(6 May 2018)[1]
Lowest attendance4,056
Eibar 1–0 Villarreal
(28 February 2018)[1][note 1]
Total attendance10,221,182[1]
Average attendance26,968[1]

Real Madrid were the defending champions. Barcelona, under new manager Ernesto Valverde, won the league title on 29 April 2018 with four matches to spare.[6] It was the second part of a double-winning season for Barcelona, who also won the 2018 Copa del Rey Final.[7]

Levante, Girona and Getafe were the newly promoted clubs competing in the season, with Girona entering La Liga for the first time in its history. At the end of the season, Málaga, Las Palmas and Deportivo were all relegated to Segunda División.[8][9][10]

Contents

SummaryEdit

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.[11] Meanwhile, Valencia, who had struggled in the previous campaign hired Marcelino.[12]

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.[13] They replaced him with young Frenchman Ousmane Dembélé, who signed for an initial €105 million fee that could rise to €150 million.[14] Defending champions Real Madrid sold striker Álvaro Morata to Chelsea for €80 million and lost veteran defender Pepe to Turkey's Beşiktaş on a free transfer,[15][16] while its largest fee paid during the window was €24 million for young defender Theo Hernandez from city rivals Atlético Madrid.[17]

Barcelona first topped the table on 16 September after winning 5–0 in its third match of the season against neighbours Espanyol,[18] eventually making a run of seven wins from the start of the season that ended with a 1–1 draw at Atlético Madrid.[19] Valencia improved on its previous campaign and began its new season well, with Marcelino getting the best out of players such as Italian striker Simone Zaza and on-loan Portuguese winger Gonçalo Guedes.[20] Real Madrid struggled in the first half of the season, with problems including a smaller squad, injuries and the comparatively poorer goalscoring form of Cristiano Ronaldo relative to recent seasons.[21][22]

In January 2018, Barcelona added to its 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 made no signings.[23] Málaga were the first team to be relegated, ending its ten-season stay in La Liga with its descent confirmed after a 0–1 loss against Levante on 19 April.[8] Three days later, Las Palmas' relegation was also confirmed after the Canarian team lost 0–4 at home to Alavés to end its three-year top flight status.[9]

On 29 April, Barcelona sealed its 25th league title with a 4–2 win at Deportivo de La Coruña, with Lionel Messi scoring a hat-trick. Barcelona still had four matches to play, and it was the second part of its double, having earlier won the 2018 Copa del Rey Final. The result also made Deportivo the final of the three relegated teams, sending them back to Segunda División for the first time in four years.[10]

A day later, Real Betis, under new manager Quique Setién, booked its entry to the UEFA Europa League following a 2–1 win over Málaga.[24] Betis had a chance of occupying Spain's fourth UEFA Champions League spot after Barcelona, Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid, but that was soon taken by Valencia, which returned to the competition for the first time in three years.[25] In its second-last match of the season, Sevilla drew 2–2 with city rivals Betis to confirm seventh place and qualification for the UEFA Europa League at the expense of Getafe.[26] Barcelona were on track to complete the first unbeaten La Liga season since the Spanish Civil War (and first in a 38-match season), but surprisingly lost its 37th match 4–5 at Levante, having only conceded 24 goals all season to that point.[27]

TeamsEdit

Promotion and relegation (pre-season)Edit

A total of 20 teams competed in the league: the 17 sides from the 2016–17 season and the three promoted from the 2016–17 Segunda División. This latter three included 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.[28] Girona were promoted as the runners-up after drawing 0–0 against Zaragoza on 4 June 2017, this was its first promotion to the top division.[29] It became the 62nd team to participate in the Spanish top level league. Getafe was the last to be promoted after defeating Huesca and Tenerife in the play-offs, one year after its relegation.[30]

The three promoted clubs replaced Sporting Gijón, Osasuna and Granada, which were relegated at the end of the previous season.

Stadia and locationsEdit

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

Atlético Madrid played for the first season at their new stadium, Wanda Metropolitano, replacing the Vicente Calderón Stadium, where they played since its opening in 1966.[31]

Deportivo La Coruña signed a sponsorship contract with Abanca for renaming their stadium as Abanca-Riazor.[32]

Real Betis completed their stadium renovation and it was grown to 60,720 seats, becoming the fourth biggest stadium in Spain.[33] Meanwhile, after their first promotion ever to La Liga, Girona expanded Estadi Montilivi temporarily for hosting 13,450 spectators.[34]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Alavés Vitoria-Gasteiz Mendizorrotza 19,840[35]
Athletic Bilbao Bilbao San Mamés 53,289[36]
Atlético Madrid Madrid Wanda Metropolitano 67,703[37]
Barcelona Barcelona Camp Nou 99,354[38]
Celta Vigo Vigo Balaídos 29,000[39]
Deportivo La Coruña A Coruña Abanca-Riazor 32,912[40]
Eibar Eibar Ipurua 7,083[41]
Espanyol Cornellà de Llobregat RCDE Stadium 40,500[42]
Getafe Getafe Coliseum Alfonso Pérez 17,000[43]
Girona Girona Montilivi 13,450[34]
Las Palmas Las Palmas Gran Canaria 32,400[44]
Leganés Leganés Butarque 11,454[45]
Levante Valencia Ciutat de València 26,354[46]
Málaga Málaga La Rosaleda 30,044[47]
Real Betis Seville Benito Villamarín 60,720[33]
Real Madrid Madrid Santiago Bernabéu 81,044[48]
Real Sociedad San Sebastián Anoeta 32,000[49]
Sevilla Seville Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán 42,714[50]
Valencia Valencia Mestalla 49,500[51]
Villarreal Villarreal Estadio de la Cerámica 24,890[52]

Personnel and sponsorshipEdit

Team Manager[53] Captain[54] Kit manufacturer[55] Shirt sponsor
Alavés   Abelardo Fernández   Manu García Kelme LEA, Araba-Álava,1 Qubo,2 Euskaltel,3 Integra Energía3
Athletic Bilbao   José Ángel Ziganda   Markel Susaeta New Balance Kutxabank
Atlético Madrid   Diego Simeone   Gabi Nike Plus500
Barcelona   Ernesto Valverde   Andrés Iniesta Nike Rakuten, UNICEF,1 Beko2
Celta Vigo   Juan Carlos Unzué   Hugo Mallo Adidas Estrella Galicia 0,0, Luckia,1 Abanca3
Deportivo La Coruña   Clarence Seedorf   Pedro Mosquera Macron Estrella Galicia 0,0, Abanca,1 Luckia2
Eibar   José Luis Mendilibar   Dani García Puma AVIA, Wiko1
Espanyol   David Gallego (caretaker)   Javi López Joma Riviera Maya, InnJoo,13 SportyCo2
Getafe   José Bordalás   Jorge Molina Joma Tecnocasa Group, Granitos Buenavista3
Girona   Pablo Machín   Eloi Amagat Umbro Orgull Gironí, Costa Brava2
Las Palmas   Paco Jémez   David García Acerbis Gran Canaria, Grupo DISA,1 IOC,1 Kalise Menorquina,2 beCordial Sports3, Binter Canarias,3 Domingo Alonso3
Leganés   Asier Garitano   Martín Mantovani Joma GoldenPark,1 Sambil Outlet Madrid,2 BeSoccer,3 Elephone3
Levante   Paco López   Pedro López Macron Jawwy, València,1 Baleària1
Málaga   José González   Recio Nike Marathonbet, Benahavís,1 BeSoccer2
Real Betis   Quique Setién   Joaquín Adidas Greenearth, Estadio Benito Villamarín,1 Wiko,1 Reale Seguros,2 BeSoccer3
Real Madrid   Zinedine Zidane   Sergio Ramos Adidas Emirates
Real Sociedad   Imanol Alguacil   Xabi Prieto Adidas Euskaltel, Kutxabank,1 Reale Seguros2
Sevilla   Joaquín Caparrós (caretaker)   Nicolás Pareja New Balance Playtika, #Cordiality2
Valencia   Marcelino   Daniel Parejo Adidas BLU, beIN Sports,1 Sesderma,2 Alfa Romeo3
Villarreal   Javier Calleja   Bruno Joma Pamesa Cerámica, Jawwy2
1. ^ On the back of shirt.
2. ^ On the sleeves.
3. ^ On the shorts.

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of
appointment
Athletic Bilbao   Ernesto Valverde Resigned 23 May 2017[56] Pre-season   José Ángel Ziganda 24 May 2017[57]
Barcelona   Luis Enrique End of contract 29 May 2017   Ernesto Valverde 29 May 2017[58]
Las Palmas   Quique Setién 30 June 2017   Manolo Márquez 3 July 2017[59]
Valencia   Voro End of interim spell 11 May 2017   Marcelino 11 May 2017[60]
Real Betis   Alexis Trujillo 26 May 2017   Quique Setién 26 May 2017[61]
Celta Vigo   Eduardo Berizzo End of contract 30 June 2017[62]   Juan Carlos Unzué 28 May 2017[63]
Sevilla   Jorge Sampaoli Signed by Argentina 20 May 2017[64]   Eduardo Berizzo 1 June 2017[65]
Alavés   Mauricio Pellegrino Resigned 29 May 2017[66]   Luis Zubeldía 17 June 2017[67]
Alavés   Luis Zubeldía Sacked 17 September 2017[68] 20th   Gianni De Biasi 22 September 2017[69]
Villarreal   Fran Escribá 25 September 2017[70] 14th   Javier Calleja 25 September 2017[71]
Las Palmas   Manolo Márquez Resigned 26 September 2017[72] 15th   Pako Ayestarán 27 September 2017[73]
Deportivo La Coruña   Pepe Mel Sacked 24 October 2017[74] 17th   Cristóbal Parralo 24 October 2017[74]
Alavés   Gianni De Biasi 27 November 2017[75] 20th   Abelardo Fernández 1 December 2017[76]
Las Palmas   Pako Ayestarán 30 November 2017[77] 19th   Paco Jémez 21 December 2017[78]
Sevilla   Eduardo Berizzo 22 December 2017[79] 5th   Vincenzo Montella 28 December 2017[80]
Málaga   Míchel 13 January 2018[81] 19th   José González 13 January 2018[82]
Deportivo La Coruña   Cristóbal Parralo 4 February 2018[83] 18th   Clarence Seedorf 5 February 2018[84]
Levante   Juan Muñiz 4 March 2018[85] 17th   Paco López 4 March 2018[85]
Real Sociedad   Eusebio Sacristán 18 March 2018[86] 15th   Imanol Alguacil 18 March 2018[86]
Espanyol   Quique Sánchez Flores 20 April 2018[87] 16th   David Gallego (caretaker) 20 April 2018[88]
Sevilla   Vincenzo Montella 28 April 2018[89] 7th   Joaquín Caparrós (caretaker) 28 April 2018[89]

League tableEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona (C) 38 28 9 1 99 29 +70 93 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Atlético Madrid 38 23 10 5 58 22 +36 79
3 Real Madrid 38 22 10 6 94 44 +50 76
4 Valencia 38 22 7 9 65 38 +27 73
5 Villarreal 38 18 7 13 57 50 +7 61 Qualification for the Europa League group stage[a]
6 Real Betis 38 18 6 14 60 61 −1 60
7 Sevilla 38 17 7 14 49 58 −9 58 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a]
8 Getafe 38 15 10 13 42 33 +9 55
9 Eibar 38 14 9 15 44 50 −6 51[b]
10 Girona 38 14 9 15 50 59 −9 51[b]
11 Espanyol 38 12 13 13 36 42 −6 49[c]
12 Real Sociedad 38 14 7 17 66 59 +7 49[c]
13 Celta Vigo 38 13 10 15 59 60 −1 49[c]
14 Alavés 38 15 2 21 40 50 −10 47
15 Levante 38 11 13 14 44 58 −14 46
16 Athletic Bilbao 38 10 13 15 41 49 −8 43[d]
17 Leganés 38 12 7 19 34 51 −17 43[d]
18 Deportivo La Coruña (R) 38 6 11 21 38 76 −38 29 Relegation to the Segunda División
19 Las Palmas (R) 38 5 7 26 24 74 −50 22
20 Málaga (R) 38 5 5 28 24 61 −37 20
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 (Note: Head-to-head record is used only after all the matches between the teams in question have been played)[90]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Since the winners of the 2017–18 Copa del Rey, Barcelona, qualified for European competition based on league position, the spot awarded to the cup winners (Europa League group stage) was passed to the sixth-placed team and the spot awarded to the sixth-placed team (Europa League second qualifying round) was passed to the seventh-placed team.
  2. ^ a b Eibar finished ahead of Girona on head-to-head points: Eibar 4–1 Girona, Girona 1–4 Eibar.
  3. ^ a b c Head-to-head points: Espanyol 8, Real Sociedad 4, Celta Vigo 4 (Espanyol 2–1 Real Sociedad, Real Sociedad 1–1 Espanyol, Espanyol 2–1 Celta Vigo, Celta Vigo 2–2 Espanyol, Real Sociedad 1–2 Celta Vigo, Celta Vigo 2–3 Real Sociedad).
  4. ^ a b Athletic Bilbao finished ahead of Leganés on head-to-head goal difference: Athletic Bilbao 2–0 Leganés, Leganés 1–0 Athletic Bilbao.

Positions by roundEdit

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 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 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 3 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 4 4 4 4
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 6 6 5 5
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 5 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 7 8 7 7 7
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 9 7 8 8 8
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 12 12 10 9 9
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 8 9 9 11 10
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 16 15 15 14 11
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 11 10 11 10 12
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 10 11 12 13 13
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 13 13 13 12 14
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 17 17 16 15 15
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 14 14 14 16 16
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 15 16 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 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 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 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

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALA ATH ATM BAR CEL DEP EIB ESP GET GIR LPA LEG LEV MGA BET RMA RSO SEV VAL VIL
Alavés 3–1 0–1 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 0–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–3 2–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–1
Atlético Madrid 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–0 4–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 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 2–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 5–1
Celta Vigo 1–0 3–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–3 2–1 1–0 4–2 0–0 3–2 2–2 2–3 4–0 1–1 0–1
Deportivo La Coruña 1–0 2–2 0–1 2–4 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 2–4
Eibar 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–4 0–0 3–1 0–1 4–1 1–0 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 1–1 0–1 0–0 4–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–3 0–2 1–1
Getafe 4–1 2–2 0–1 1–2 3–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 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 1–4 0–2 1–0 6–0 3–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–2
Las Palmas 0–4 1–0 1–5 1–1 2–5 1–3 1–2 2–2 0–1 1–2 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 0–3 2–0 3–2 1–3 1–0 2–1 0–1 3–1
Levante 0–2 1–2 0–5 5–4 0–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 2–2 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–0
Málaga 0–3 3–3 0–1 0–2 2–1 3–2 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–3 0–2 0–0 0–2 1–2 2–0 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 2–1 3–5 0–0 2–2 3–6 2–1
Real Madrid 4–0 1–1 1–1 0–3 6–0 7–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 6–3 3–0 2–1 1–1 3–2 0–1 5–2 5–0 2–2 0–1
Real Sociedad 2–1 3–1 3–0 2–4 1–2 5–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 5–0 2–2 3–2 3–0 0–2 4–4 1–3 3–1 2–3 3–0
Sevilla 1–0 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 3–2 1–0 0–2 2–2
Valencia 3–1 3–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 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 4–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 4–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 4–2 2–3 1–0
Source: BDFutbol
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

[93]

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Lionel Messi Barcelona 34
2   Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 26
3   Luis Suárez Barcelona 25
4   Iago Aspas Celta Vigo 22
5   Cristhian Stuani Girona 21
6   Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid 19
7   Maxi Gómez Celta Vigo 17
8   Gareth Bale Real Madrid 16
  Gerard Espanyol
  Rodrigo Valencia

Top assistsEdit

[94]

Rank Player Club Assists
1   Lionel Messi Barcelona 12
  Pablo Fornals Villarreal
  Luis Suárez Barcelona
4   Karim Benzema Real Madrid 10
5   Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid 9
  Gonçalo Guedes Valencia
  Pione Sisto Celta Vigo
  Daniel Wass Celta Vigo
9   Jordi Alba Barcelona 8
  José Ángel Eibar
  Andrés Guardado Real Betis
  José Luis Morales Levante

Zamora TrophyEdit

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.[95][96]

Rank Name Club Goals
against
Matches Average
1   Jan Oblak Atlético Madrid 22 37 0.59
2   Marc-André ter Stegen Barcelona 28 37 0.76
3   Vicente Guaita Getafe 26 33 0.79
4   Neto Valencia 33 33 1.00
5   Pau López Espanyol 31 28 1.11

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date Round
  Lionel Messi Barcelona Espanyol 5–0 (H) 9 September 2017 3
  Simone Zaza Valencia Málaga 5–0 (H) 19 September 2017 5
  Lionel Messi4 Barcelona Eibar 6–1 (H) 19 September 2017 5
  Cédric Bakambu Villarreal Eibar 3–0 (H) 1 October 2017 7
  Iago Aspas Celta Vigo Las Palmas 5–2 (A) 16 October 2017 8
  Ibai Gómez Alavés Girona 3–2 (A) 4 December 2017 14
  Michael Olunga Girona Las Palmas 6–0 (H) 13 January 2018 19
  Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Real Sociedad 5–2 (H) 10 February 2018 23
  Luis Suárez Barcelona Girona 6–1 (H) 24 February 2018 25
  Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid Sevilla 5–2 (A)[permanent dead link] 25 February 2018 25
  Antoine Griezmann4 Atlético Madrid Leganés 4–0 (H) 28 February 2018 26
  Cristiano Ronaldo4 Real Madrid Girona 6–3 (H) 18 March 2018 29
  Iago Aspas Celta Vigo Sevilla 4–0 (H) 7 April 2018 31
  Lionel Messi Barcelona Leganés 3–1 (H) 7 April 2018 31
  Carlos Bacca Villarreal Celta Vigo 4–1 (H) 28 April 2018 35
  Lionel Messi Barcelona Deportivo La Coruña 4–2 (A) 29 April 2018 35
  Emmanuel Boateng Levante Barcelona 5–4 (H) 13 May 2018 37
  Philippe Coutinho Barcelona Levante 4–5 (A) 13 May 2018 37
Note

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

DisciplineEdit

[97][98][99][100]

Average attendancesEdit

A match played behind closed doors is not included.

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Barcelona 1,248,657 97,939 49,693 69,370 −9.9%3
2 Real Madrid 1,247,398 80,737 55,143 65,653 −3.5%
3 Atlético Madrid 1,054,190 66,591 35,033 55,484 +24.2%2
4 Real Betis 881,198 55,453 31,311 46,379 +41.4%
5 Valencia 735,187 47,794 27,930 38,694 +14.0%
6 Athletic Bilbao 710,148 45,761 24,587 37,376 −9.1%
7 Sevilla 628,281 40,385 22,643 33,067 +0.7%
8 Deportivo La Coruña 392,058 27,877 12,904 20,635 −7.8%
9 Málaga 387,224 27,117 10,098 20,380 −7.9%
10 Real Sociedad 374,299 24,675 15,562 19,700 −8.0%
11 Levante 335,939 23,542 12,942 17,681 +45.9%1
12 Espanyol 335,309 24,836 11,659 17,648 −12.1%
13 Villarreal 317,267 21,087 12,398 16,698 −3.8%
14 Celta Vigo 309,098 20,895 10,840 16,298 −1.0%
15 Las Palmas 306,535 26,163 4,624 16,133 −20.9%
16 Alavés 296,123 19,840 12,594 15,585 +2.7%
17 Girona 194,626 13,305 6,392 10,243 +86.9%1
18 Getafe 194,375 15,350 5,097 10,230 +43.1%1
19 Leganés 177,382 11,454 5,970 9,336 +0.2%
20 Eibar 101,160 6,725 4,056 5,324 +0.2%
League total 10,226,454 97,939 4,056 26,983 −2.4%

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 AwardsEdit

MonthlyEdit

Month Player of the Month Reference
Player Club
September   Simone Zaza Valencia [101]
October   Cédric Bakambu Villarreal [102]
November   Iago Aspas Celta Vigo [103]
December   Luis Suárez Barcelona [104]
January   Aritz Aduriz Athletic Bilbao [105]
February   Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid [106]
March   Rodrigo Valencia [107]
April   Lionel Messi Barcelona [108]

Number of teams by autonomous communityEdit

Source:[109]

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

NotesEdit

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

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