La Liga cleared for return: Standings, state of play

Nicholas Mendola
NBC Sports

We’ve got a second restart from Europe’s top four leagues, as Spain’s prime minister has cleared La Liga for a return from June 8.

Germany has already returned and is playing its second match week this weekend, while Serie A and the Premier League are in training for possible June returns.

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So what’s the state of play in Spain, where Barcelona is seeking its third-straight domestic title and first under Quique Setien?

Barca has a two-point lead on Real Madrid and there isn’t a Clasico left on the docket. No one else is within sniffing distance of the league’s two biggest clubs.

The third of that bunch is conspicuous in its absence, as Atletico Madrid has slipped to sixth but is just two points off-third place Sevilla. Real Sociedad and Getafe sit between the two and are very much alive in the race of a UCL group stage spot.

Valencia is within shouting distance of the top six and a Europa League place, while a trio of chasers could reasonably hope to crash the part over the final 11 matches.

As for relegation, Catalan side Espanyol is 38 points behind its neighbors Barcelona and six points back of the 17th place held by Celta Vigo. Mallorca and Leganes are between the two and could escape the drop zone with wins. Eibar and Valladolid are also not clear of danger.

STANDINGS

Team

GP

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Home

Away

PTS

 Barcelona

27

18

4

5

63

31

32

13-1-0

5-3-5

58

 Real Madrid

27

16

8

3

49

19

30

9-4-0

7-4-3

56

 Sevilla

27

13

8

6

39

29

10

6-5-2

7-3-4

47

 Real Sociedad

27

14

4

9

45

33

12

8-2-3

6-2-6

46

 Getafe

27

13

7

7

37

25

12

7-4-3

6-3-4

46

 Atlético Madrid

27

11

12

4

31

21

10

8-5-1

3-7-3

45

 València

27

11

9

7

38

39

-1

8-6-0

3-3-7

42

 Villarreal

27

11

5

11

44

38

6

6-4-3

5-1-8

38

 Granada

27

11

5

11

33

32

1

8-2-3

3-3-8

38

 Athletic Club

27

9

10

8

29

23

6

7-3-3

2-7-5

37

 Osasuna

27

8

10

9

34

38

-4

5-5-4

3-5-5

34

 Betis

27

8

9

10

38

43

-5

7-3-4

1-6-6

33

 Levante

27

10

3

14

32

40

-8

7-3-3

3-0-11

33

 Alavés

27

8

8

11

29

37

-8

6-5-3

2-3-8

32

 Valladolid

27

6

11

10

23

33

-10

3-7-3

3-4-7

29

 Eibar

27

7

6

14

27

41

-14

6-1-7

1-5-7

27

 Celta Vigo

27

5

11

11

22

34

-12

4-5-4

1-6-7

26

 Mallorca

27

7

4

16

28

44

-16

6-2-6

1-2-10

25

 Leganés

27

5

8

14

21

39

-18

4-3-7

1-5-7

23

 Espanyol

27

4

8

15

23

46

-23

1-5-7

3-3-8

20

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