Barcelona and Real Madrid looking to continue their excellent runs of form
The international weekend is thankfully over so attention can now turn back to La Liga, where Barcelona and Real Madrid will be looking to extend their perfect starts to the season.
Both clubs have won their first three league games and even this early in the season, they’ll be desperate to continue their runs as they won’t want to fall behind their bitter rivals.
Real Madrid, who won the Champions League last season by defeating Liverpool in the final, are desperate to win the title this season so they will be keen to at least keep pace with Barcelona.
Both clubs will be favourites to win their games but they both have potentially tricky away games.
Barca travel to Real Sociedad whilst Madrid will play Athletic Bilbao and whilst the two rivals will be hoping to win, they’ll also have an eye on the other game, hoping that they see their main contenders for the title slip up.
Playing away from home on the back of an international break is never easy, especially as players fly back from exploits around the world but both Barca and Real will be confident of securing all three points.
Those aren’t the only games taking place in La Liga this weekend, obviously, with the action getting underway on a Friday night, as is often the case in Spain. On the menu for today’s football is Huesca versus Rayo Vallecano.
Rayo Vallecano are looking for their first win of the season, and if they are successful, they’ll leapfrog Huesca in the table. A draw or a win for the home side will see them move into the top four, at least for a day.
Elsewhere, Atlético Madrid will host Eibar in a game they’ll be favoured to win, Sevilla, the side who knocked Manchester United out of Europe last season, will play hosts to Getafe, whilst Valencia against Real Betis is sure to be an exciting match to watch.
The La Liga weekend will finish on Monday night when Girona host Celta Vigo.