The Spanish La Liga results for week 8 showed the superiority of the top four teams in the league. Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid CF, Sevilla and FC Barcelona all came home with three points after hammering their opponents with a massive goal fest.
As the official Atletico Madrid website describes it, there was a “red and white party” on Saturday. The victory was also a fitting celebration for the Supporters Fan’s Day.
Isaac Cuenca managed to draw first blood for Granada in the 18th minute but Carrasco scored two goals to put Atletico ahead before the end of the first half. Carrasco then headed another goal on the restart to complete his hat-trick. Two goals from Gaitan and one each from Correa and Tiago completed the 7-1 thrashing of bottom-dwellers Granada.
Real Madrid managed to stay at the top of the table alongside Atletico with 18 points at the end of week 8. The team needed this victory, after morale had slumped following three consecutive draws in La Liga.
The European Champions stamped their authority in front of the Real Betis Fans as they kept an intense pace throughout the match. Manager Zinedine Zidane pushed his players to “start games strongly and give their opponents no chance to play.”
Goals from Varane, Benzema, Marcelo, Cristiano Ronaldo and two from Isco were enough to silence their critics. Isco in particular, had a great day at the office after having faced massive criticism in the previous months.
Sevilla’s victory against Leganes was not as convincing as the rest of the top four teams but it was enough to keep them at third place, just one point ahead of titleholders Barcelona..
Sevilla almost needed to settle for a draw after Leganes managed to stage a massive comeback. They home team was down two goals before David Timor and Alexander Szymanowski levelled the score 2-2.
Luckily for Sevilla, Pablo Sarabia still had some fuel in him. He managed to score the decisive goal just five minutes before the end of the match.
Lionel Messi made his presence felt upon his return to competition with FC Barcelona. Despite starting from the bench, he scored one of the team’s four goals against Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday evening.
It was also a team effort for the Barcelona players as Rafinha scored an early brace in the first half. Luis Suarez made his contribution before leaving the pitch at the half. Messi entered in the 55th minute and scored just three minutes later.
Stay tuned for more Spanish La Liga results.