Real Madrid extends lead in La Liga standings despite a controversial draw against Valencia | GW 27

Real Madrid extends lead in La Liga standings despite a controversial draw against Valencia | GW 27

La Liga 2023-24 Gameweek 27 saw some huge results, particularly at the top of the table. There were upsets, controversies, and more which affected standings in a big way.

Real Madrid dropped points in a highly controversial game against Valencia but their title rivals Girona lost against Mallorca. Barcelona also dropped points against Athletic Bilbao, who failed to keep up the pressure on Atletico Madrid for the fourth spot.

On the other side of the La Liga standings, Celta Vigo earned three big points against bottom-placed Almeria to stay clear of the relegation zone. Meanwhile, Cadiz held Rayo Vallecano to draw.

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On that note, let’s take a look at La Liga Table after Gameweek 27:

PositionClub NameMatches PlayedWinsDrawLossPointsGDLast 5 Result
1Real Madrid2720616638DWDWD
2Girona2718545924LWLLD
3 Barcelona2717735822DWWDW
4Atletico Madrid2717465525WDWLD
5Athletic Club2714855020DLWDW
6Real Betis2710125424LWDWD
7Real Sociedad2710107408LLWLD
8Las Palmas2710710370DDLWD
9Valencia261079370DDLWL
10Osasuna271061136-6WDWWL
11Getafe27811835-5DLDWD
12 Villarreal27881132-6WWDDD
13Alaves27781229-8LDDDL
14Sevilla27691227-7WLDWW
15Mallorca275121027-10WDLWL
16Rayo Vallecano275111126-14DLDLL
17Celta Vigo27591324-9WDLLW
18Cadiz272131219-20DDLLD
19Granada26281614-26LDDDL
20Almeria2709189-30LDDDL
La Liga Standings after Gameweek 27

Real Madrid

Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr. scored a brace against Valencia (Pic credits: Getty)

Los Blancos remain at the top of the table after their 2-2 draw against Valencia at the Mestalla. They found themselves 2-0 down after 30 minutes but restored parity due to a brace from Vinicius Jr.

Los Blancos thought they had scored a winner in stoppage time via Jude Bellingham’s header. But referee Gil Manzano controversially blew the full-time whistle just before the cross was delivered and disallowed the goal.

Girona

Girona retained their second position in the La Liga table but surprisingly lost 1-0 against Mallorca away from home. Jose Manuel Copete’s 33rd-minute goal helped 15th-placed Mallorca to stay eight points above the relegation zone.

Girona, meanwhile, are seven points behind leaders Real Madrid.

Barcelona

Barcelona dropped points again in a goalless draw against Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames stadium. They failed to gain points on leaders Real Madrid and second-placed Girona.

Moreover, they were also dealt a huge blow as Frenkie de Jong and Pedri suffered significant injuries.

Atletico Madrid

Atletico overcame a run of one win in five games to beat Real Betis 2-1 at home. Rui Silva’s own goal and Alvaro Morata’s goal secured all three points for them despite William Carvalho getting one back for Betis.

Atletico are a further three points behind Barcelona and got a big boost in their hopes for the top four.

Athletic Club

Athletic Bilbao were unable to get past the Barcelona challenge at home but managed to hold them to a draw to gain one point. They are five points behind Atletico Madrid in the race for the top four.

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La Liga 2023-24 Relegation Zone after Gameweek 26

The relegation zone remained unchanged in terms of the positions despite some decent results for the bottom four teams.

Bottom-placed Almeria lost 1-0 against 17th-placed Almeria away from home. Oscar Minguez scored for the hosts while Bruno Langa was sent off for Almeria. Celta are now five points clear of the relegation zone.

On the other hand, Granada faced a 5-1 hammering at the hands of Villarreal at El Madrigal. Alexander Sorloth scored a hat-trick while Etienne Capoue and Goncalo Guedes added a goal each for the Yellow Submarines. Granada remained 19th, five points behind Cadiz with a game in hand.

Cadiz scored a stoppage-time goal to hold Rayo Vallecano to a 1-1 draw at the Estadio de Vallecas. They remain five points off from safety.