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La Liga Match Day 13: Barcelona Face Tough Test Against Athletico as Alaves drops points.

La Liga League football resumes this weekend after the international break, with Spanish football having resumed on Friday at the Wanda Metropolitano where Deportivo Alaves failed in their bid to to the table after a 1-0 loss to Leganes.

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La Liga League football resumes this weekend after the international break, with Spanish football  having resumed at the  Wanda Metropolitano where Deportivo Alaves failed in their bid to to the table after a 1-0 loss to Leganes.

The match to watch for the rest of the weekend is Barcelona against Athletico Madrid, as Lionel Messi returns to the Catalan side. The Blaugrana has missed the five time Ballon d’Or winner in their last few games as they have struggled (as seen in their shock 4-3 loss at home to Real Betis).

On the other end of the matchup, Athletico Madrid will be looking to get a win which will be crucial for their own title ambitions. Considering, Barcelona’s poor defense this season, it should be a given that they may concede a couple. However, whether or not it would be enough is another different kettle of fish entirely.

Real Madrid will hope to close the gap as they travel to Eibar. Santiago Solari’s task to steady the ship and produce results with the Galacticos will be one that is about face another interesting turn of events, as they play an Eibar side that is particularly difficult to beat at home.

Four points off the top and back to winning ways, the onus is on Real to win and keep chipping away at the points gap on their way to the summit.

Other fixtures are:

Valencia vs Rayo Vallecano

Estadio de Mestalla, Valancia

Saturday, 24-11-2018 @06: 15 pm

 

Huesca vs Levante

Estadio El Alcoraz, Huesca

Saturday, 24-11-2018 @08:30 pm

Athletic Bilbao vs Getafe

Estadio San Mames Barria, Bilbao

Sunday, 25-11-2018 @02:00 pm

 

Sevilla vs Real Valladolid

Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Seville 

Sunday, 25-11-2018 @06:15 pm

 

Espanyol vs Girona

RCDE Stadium, Barcelona

Sunday, 25-11-2018 @08:30 pm

 

Villareal vs Real Betis

Estadio de la Ceramica, Villareal

Sunday, 25-11-2018 @10:45 pm

 

Real Sociedad vs Celta Vigo

Estadio Municipal de Anoeta, San Sebastian

Sunday, 26-11-2018 @11:00 pm

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