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2019–20 La Liga

The 2019–20 La Liga season, also known as La Liga Santander, due to sponsorship reasons with Santander, is the 89th since its establishment.

La Liga
Season2019–20
Dates16 August 2019 – 24 May 2020
Matches played129
Goals scored328 (2.54 per match)
Top goalscorerKarim Benzema
(9 goals)
Biggest home winReal Madrid 5–0 Leganés
(30 October 2019)
Biggest away winEibar 0–4 Real Madrid
(9 November 2019)
Highest scoringVillarreal 4–4 Granada
(17 August 2019)
Longest winning runBarcelona
(5 matches)[1]
Longest unbeaten runAtlético Madrid
(9 matches)[1]
Longest winless runLeganés
(9 matches)[1]
Longest losing runCelta Vigo
(5 matches)[1]
Highest attendance81,617[1]
Barcelona 5–2 Valencia
(14 September 2019)
Lowest attendance5,410[1]
Eibar 1–2 Espanyol
(15 September 2019)
Attendance2,362,946 (18,317 per match)
2020–21
All statistics correct as of 10 November 2019.

Barcelona are the two-time defending champions after winning La Liga last season for the 26th time. Osasuna, Granada and Mallorca join as the promoted clubs from the 2018–19 Segunda División. They replaced Rayo Vallecano, Huesca and Girona who were relegated to the 2019–20 Segunda División.

TeamsEdit

Promotion and relegation (pre-season)Edit

A total of 20 teams contest the league, including 17 sides from the 2018–19 season and three promoted from the 2018–19 Segunda División. This includes the two top teams from the Segunda División, and the winners of the play-offs.

Teams relegated to Segunda Division

The first team to be relegated from La Liga were Rayo Vallecano. Their relegation was ensured on 5 May 2019, after Real Valladolid beat Athletic Bilbao 1−0, suffering an immediate return to the Segunda Division.[2] The second team to be relegated were Huesca, who were also relegated on 5 May 2019 after a 2−6 home defeat to Valencia, also suffering an immediate return to the second tier.[3] The third and final relegated club were Girona, who concluded their two-year stay in La Liga in a 1−2 away loss at Alavés on 18 May 2019.[4]

Teams promoted from Segunda Division

On 20 May 2019, Osasuna were the first to be promoted, after a two-year absence, following Granada's 1−0 win against Albacete.[5] The second team to earn promotion was Granada after their 1−1 draw against Mallorca on 4 June 2019. This marks an end to a two-year absence in the first division.[6] The third and final team to earn promotion to La Liga was play-offs winner Mallorca, after coming back from a 2 goal deficit against Deportivo La Coruña on 23 June 2019. Mallorca return after a six-year absence in Spain's top flight, spending one of those years in the Segunda División B and achieving two consecutive promotions.[7]

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Location of Community of Madrid teams in 2019–20 La Liga
Team Location Stadium Capacity
Alavés Vitoria-Gasteiz Mendizorrotza 19,840[8]
Athletic Bilbao Bilbao San Mamés 53,000[9]
Atlético Madrid Madrid Wanda Metropolitano 68,000[10]
Barcelona Barcelona Camp Nou 99,354[11]
Celta Vigo Vigo Abanca-Balaídos 29,000[12]
Eibar Eibar Ipurua 8,050[13]
Espanyol Cornellà de Llobregat RCDE Stadium 40,000[14]
Getafe Getafe Coliseum Alfonso Pérez 17,000[15]
Granada Granada Nuevo Los Cármenes 19,336[16]
Leganés Leganés Butarque 12,450[17]
Levante Valencia Ciutat de València 26,354[18]
Mallorca Palma Son Moix 24,262[19]
Osasuna Pamplona El Sadar 18,570[20]
Real Betis Seville Benito Villamarín 60,721[21]
Real Madrid Madrid Santiago Bernabéu 81,044[22]
Real Sociedad San Sebastián Reale Seguros Stadium 39,500[23]
Sevilla Seville Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán 43,883[24]
Valencia Valencia Mestalla 55,000[25]
Valladolid Valladolid José Zorrilla 28,012[26]
Villarreal Villarreal Estadio de la Cerámica 23,500[27]

Personnel and sponsorshipEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor(s)
Alavés   Asier Garitano   Manu García Kelme Betway, Zotapay,1 Araba-Álava,2 Euskaltel,3 Integra Energía3
Athletic Bilbao   Gaizka Garitano   Iker Muniain New Balance Kutxabank
Atlético Madrid   Diego Simeone   Koke Nike Plus500, Hyundai2
Barcelona   Ernesto Valverde   Lionel Messi Nike Rakuten, UNICEF,1 Beko2
Celta Vigo   Óscar García   Hugo Mallo Adidas Estrella Galicia 0,0, Abanca,1 Grupo Recalvi3
Eibar   José Luis Mendilibar   Iván Ramis Joma AVIA, BOJ1
Espanyol   Pablo Machín   Javi López Kelme LD Sports, InJoo,13 Riviera Maya2
Getafe   José Bordalás   Jorge Molina Joma Tecnocasa Group, Reale Seguros,2 El Brillante,3 Libertex3
Granada   Diego Martínez   Víctor Díaz Nike Winamax, Caja Rural2
Leganés   Javier Aguirre   Unai Bustinza Joma Betway, Laboratorios Ynsadiet,1 KFC3
Levante   Paco López   José Luis Morales Macron Betway, Baleària1
Mallorca   Vicente Moreno   Xisco Campos Umbro Betfed, Blau Hotels,1 Roc Hotels,1 OK Cars,2 Juaneda3
Osasuna   Jagoba Arrasate   Oier Sanjurjo Hummel Kirolbet, Victorino Vicente,1 Acunsa,2 Selk3
Real Betis   Rubi   Joaquín Kappa easyMarkets, Reale Seguros,2 BeSoccer3
Real Madrid   Zinedine Zidane   Sergio Ramos Adidas Emirates
Real Sociedad   Imanol Alguacil   Asier Illarramendi Macron GoodBall.com, Kutxabank,1 Reale Seguros2
Sevilla   Julen Lopetegui   Jesús Navas Nike Marathonbet, EverFX3
Valencia   Albert Celades   Daniel Parejo Puma bwin, Libertex,1 Sailun Tyres2, Škoda3
Valladolid   Sergio González   Javi Moyano Adidas Cuatro Rayas, Integra Energía2
Villarreal   Javier Calleja   Bruno Joma Pamesa Cerámica
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
Real Betis   Quique Setién[28] Mutual consent 19 May 2019 Pre-season   Rubi[29] 6 June 2019
Alavés   Abelardo Fernández[30] Resigned 20 May 2019   Asier Garitano[31] 21 May 2019
Sevilla   Joaquín Caparrós[32] End of contract 23 May 2019   Julen Lopetegui[33] 4 June 2019
Espanyol   Rubi[34] Signed for Real Betis 6 June 2019   David Gallego[35] 6 June 2019
Valencia   Marcelino[36] Sacked 11 September 2019 10th   Albert Celades[37] 11 September 2019
Espanyol   David Gallego[38] 7 October 2019 19th   Pablo Machín[39] 7 October 2019
Leganés   Mauricio Pellegrino[40] Resigned 21 October 2019 20th   Javier Aguirre[41] 4 November 2019
Celta Vigo   Fran Escribá[42] Sacked 3 November 2019 18th   Óscar García[43] 4 November 2019

League tableEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona 12 8 1 3 33 15 +18 25 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Real Madrid 12 7 4 1 25 9 +16 25
3 Atlético Madrid 13 6 6 1 15 8 +7 24
4 Sevilla 13 7 3 3 17 14 +3 24
5 Real Sociedad 13 7 2 4 21 14 +7 23 Qualification for the Europa League group stage
6 Athletic Bilbao 13 5 5 3 13 8 +5 20 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round
7 Getafe 13 5 5 3 18 15 +3 20
8 Granada 13 6 2 5 19 17 +2 20
9 Valencia 13 5 5 3 19 18 +1 20
10 Osasuna 13 4 7 2 16 13 +3 19
11 Villarreal 13 5 3 5 26 19 +7 18
12 Levante 13 5 2 6 16 16 0 17
13 Valladolid 13 4 5 4 14 17 −3 17
14 Alavés 13 4 3 6 14 18 −4 15
15 Eibar 13 4 3 6 14 21 −7 15
16 Mallorca 13 4 2 7 12 19 −7 14
17 Real Betis 13 3 4 6 15 23 −8 13
18 Celta Vigo 13 2 3 8 7 19 −12 9 Relegation to the Segunda División
19 Espanyol 13 2 2 9 7 23 −16 8
20 Leganés 13 1 3 9 7 22 −15 6
Updated to match(es) played on 10 November 2019. 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)[44]

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALA ATH ATM BAR CLT EIB ESP GET GRA LEG LEV MLL OSA BET RMA RSO SEV VAL VLD VIL
Alavés 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 3–0
Athletic Bilbao 2–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 a 2–0 0–1 1–1
Atlético Madrid 2–0 0–0 3–2 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–1
Barcelona a 4–1 a 5–2 a 4–0 5–2 5–1 2–1
Celta Vigo 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 1–3 0–1 1–0
Eibar 0–3 2–0 1–2 0–4 3–2 2–1
Espanyol a 0–3 1–3 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–1
Getafe 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 4–2 0–0
Granada 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–1
Leganés 1–1 0–1 1–2 a 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–3
Levante 3–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 a 2–0 2–1
Mallorca 0–0 0–2 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 0–1 3–1
Osasuna 4–2 2–2 0–0 0–0 3–1 2–1
Real Betis 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–2 1–2
Real Madrid a a a 4–2 5–0 3–2 2–0 0–0 1–1
Real Sociedad 3–0 a 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 3–1
Sevilla 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 a 0–1 3–2
Valencia 2–1 3–3 2–0 1–1 a 2–0 1–1 1–1 a
Valladolid 0–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–1
Villarreal 4–1 0–0 4–4 5–1 2–2 a 2–0
Updated to match(es) played on 10 November 2019. Source: La Liga, Soccerway
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

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 to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards.

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
Barcelona16985864212111
Real Madrid1353211126222
Atlético Madrid6212633354443
Sevilla2131576665554
Real Sociedad116137425543635
Athletic Bilbao552414778108106
Getafe1715171811101612911977
Granada91496352431368
Valencia12171013121398101212139
Osasuna77691012131113810910
Villarreal101316107889777811
Levante18104891112101113111112
Valladolid34111214141013129131213
Alavés88711131714171414151614
Eibar14161819191611141616141415
Mallorca4111414171919181515171716
Real Betis1320151515915161818161517
Celta Vigo19121216161517151717181818
Espanyol20181917181818191919191919
Leganés15192020202020202020202020
Leader and UEFA Champions League group stage
UEFA Champions League Group stage
UEFA Europa League Group stage
UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
Relegation to Segunda División

Season statisticsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

As of 10 November 2019[45]
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Karim Benzema Real Madrid 9
2   Gerard Villlarreal 8
  Lionel Messi Barcelona
  Loren Morón Real Betis
5   Lucas Pérez Alavés 7
6   Daniel Parejo Valencia 6
  Luis Suárez Barcelona
8   Ángel Getafe 5
  Santi Cazorla Villarreal
  Maxi Gómez Valencia
  Willian José Real Sociedad
  Álvaro Morata Atlético Madrid
  Lucas Ocampos Sevilla
  Karl Toko Ekambi Villarreal

Top assistsEdit

As of 10 November 2019[46]
Rank Player Club Assists
1   Éver Banega Sevilla 4
  Ander Capa Athletic Bilbao
  Dani Carvajal Real Madrid
  Santi Cazorla Villarreal
  Lionel Messi Barcelona
  Fabián Orellana Eibar
  Mikel Oyarzabal Real Sociedad
  Rodrigo Valencia
9 13 players 3

Zamora TrophyEdit

As of 10 November 2019[47]

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.[48]

Rank Name Club Goals
against
Matches Average
1   Jan Oblak Atlético Madrid 8 13 0.62
2   Tomáš Vaclík Sevilla 14 13 1.08
3   David Soria Getafe 15 13 1.15
4   Aitor Fernández Levante 16 13 1.23
5   Jordi Masip Valladolid 17 13 1.31
  Rui Silva Granada

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date Round
  Lionel Messi Barcelona Celta Vigo 4–1 (H) 9 November 2019 13

DisciplineEdit

As of 3 November 2019[49][50][51]

PlayerEdit

TeamEdit

  • Most yellow cards: 45
    • Getafe
  • Most red cards: 3
    • Barcelona
    • Celta Vigo
    • Real Betis
    • Real Madrid
    • Valencia
  • Fewest yellow cards: 20
    • Real Madrid
  • Fewest red cards: 0
    • Athletic Bilbao
    • Granada
    • Mallorca
    • Sevilla
    • Valladolid
    • Villarreal

Match ballEdit

On 15 April 2019, Puma announced their official partnership with La Liga to manufacture the official match ball for the Liga de Fútbol Profesional. This ends La Liga's 23-year partnership with Nike.[52]

Average attendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Barcelona 440,248 81,617 58,198 73,375 −2.4%
2 Real Madrid 374,939 70,209 53,870 62,490 +3.1%
3 Atlético Madrid 410,927 67,942 52,772 58,704 +4.7%
4 Real Betis 327,171 52,123 42,578 46,739 +5.9%
5 Athletic Bilbao 289,173 47,693 33,364 41,310 +1.2%
6 Valencia 276,998 41,953 38,070 39,571 0.0%
7 Sevilla 230,147 42,375 34,657 38,358 +6.2%
8 Real Sociedad 172,993 33,374 26,446 28,832 +29.5%
9 Valladolid 101,496 23,680 18,514 20,299 +7.7%
10 Levante 116,101 22,387 18,000 19,350 −1.6%
11 Espanyol 114,915 20,653 17,390 19,153 +0.5%
12 Celta Vigo 131,270 23,614 14,705 18,753 +5.9%
13 Granada 103,166 18,895 15,544 17,194 +48.7%1
14 Villarreal 102,292 19,753 14,836 17,049 +2.3%
15 Osasuna 92,852 16,764 13,993 15,475 +4.3%1
16 Mallorca 118,947 19,503 8,174 14,868 +66.5%1
17 Alavés 89,539 16,309 10,053 12,791 −13.0%
18 Getafe 81,181 15,135 10,102 11,597 +7.0%
19 Leganés 70,372 11,742 7,670 10,053 +0.4%
20 Eibar 36,279 7,222 5,410 6,047 +24.0%
League total 3,681,006 81,617 5,410 28,535 +6.4%

Updated to games played on 10 November 2019
Source: World Football
Notes:
1: Team played last season in Segunda División.

LFP AwardsEdit

MonthlyEdit

Month Player of the Month Reference
Player Club
September   Martin Ødegaard Real Sociedad [53]
October   Karl Toko Ekambi Villarreal [54]

Number of teams by autonomous communityEdit

Rank Autonomous Community Number Teams
1   Basque Country 4 Alavés, Athletic Bilbao, Eibar and Real Sociedad
  Community of Madrid Atlético Madrid, Getafe, Leganés and Real Madrid
3   Andalusia 3 Granada, Real Betis and Sevilla
  Valencian Community Levante, Valencia and Villarreal
5   Catalonia 2 Barcelona and Espanyol
6   Balearic Islands 1 Mallorca
  Castile and Leon Valladolid
  Galicia Celta Vigo
  Navarre Osasuna

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