Atletico Madrid Triumph Over Real Madrid
In a thrilling showdown, Atletico Madrid secured a resounding 3-1 victory over their arch-rivals, Real Madrid. This remarkable win broke a streak of 13 derbies without victory for Atletico. Their astute coach, Diego Simeone, outsmarted Carlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid.
Barcelona Climbs to the Top
On the same day, Barcelona made an impressive comeback against Celta Vigo, overcoming a two-goal deficit to win 3-2. This victory propelled them to the summit of La Liga, based on goal difference.
Morata's Goal-Scoring Streak
Alvaro Morata, who has always shown promise but struggled to reach the top scorer position in various leagues, is now setting a new standard. With five goals in six games and a total of eight (including an international hat-trick), he's making a significant impact this season.
Simeone's Tactical Triumph
Diego Simeone's tactical acumen played a vital role in Atletico's victory. He exploited Real Madrid's defensive vulnerability by targeting spaces left behind when their full-backs ventured forward. All of Atletico's goals came from crosses and headers.
Bellingham's Impressive Stats
Jude Bellingham of Real Madrid, despite his team's loss, maintains impressive statistics in La Liga. He has been fouled 21 times, more than any other player, and is still one of the league's top scorers with five goals.
Real Madrid's Early Setbacks
Real Madrid's habit of making comebacks might be hampering their game strategy. They have conceded early goals in four matches this season, and this time, they couldn't mount a comeback.
Mbappe's Absence Looms Large
Real Madrid's failure to secure Kylian Mbappe's signing has left them short on attacking options. The absence of a consistent goal scorer is evident when Bellingham doesn't find the net.
Barcelona's Portuguese Duo Shines
Barcelona's fortunes changed when they signed Joao Felix and Joao Cancelo on the last day of the transfer window. The duo has made a significant impact, with Joao Felix notching three goals and two assists.
Girona's Surprise Rise
Girona has defied expectations with an exceptional start to the season. They currently sit second in the table and have five players in Marca's team of the weekend. Their impressive form suggests they could contend for a European place.
Celta Vigo's Underperformance
Although Rafa Benitez's Celta Vigo finds themselves in the bottom three after six games, their performances have been better than their position suggests. The fixtures ahead could bring more favorable outcomes, and Benitez's expertise is expected to lead them to success.
Savinho: Brazil's Emerging Star
Girona's early-season success has been driven by Savinho, an emerging Brazilian winger. With two goals and three assists, he has become one of the standout players of the season so far in La Liga.