LALIGA Preview: 5 talking points as leaders Girona face mounting pressure from Real Madrid and Barcelona

LALIGA EA SPORTS Preview featuring Girona, Real Madrid and Barcelona. (Photo Credit: LALIGA Hub)

LALIGA Preview: 5 talking points as leaders Girona face mounting pressure from Real Madrid and Barcelona

Izuchukwu Akawor 09:48 - 24.11.2023

Get ready for another action-packed showdown in LALIGA EA SPORTS as giants Real Madrid and Barcelona return to bring the heat on surprise package Girona on week 14.

Brace yourselves for the comeback as LALIGA EA SPORTS returns from the international break. Girona continues to dominate the standings, with Real Madrid and FC Barcelona trailing behind.

But in a possible twist of fate, matchday 14 will see the leaders watch other contenders ratchet up the pressure before taking to the pitch on Monday night. 

Ahead of an exciting matchday, here are five of the biggest talking points to prepare for a busy weekend. 

Girona at the top

The surprise package of the season remains top with 34 points, two ahead of Real Madrid and four ahead of defending champions, Barcelona.

Girona are LALIGA's best team at the moment. (Photo Credit: Girona/X)

But Girona, who have also scored more goals than any other teams in the LALIGA, won’t be in action until Monday, which will allow chasing the chance to pile on the pressure.


It’s a battle between two promoted sides who are battling relegation early on following their return to the elite division. 

Samuel Omorodion in training during his time at Granada. (Photo Credit: Omorodion/X)

Deportivo Alaves and Granada will go head-to-head in a tie that will prove decisive for both teams in the race to avoid an immediate drop.

Spanish-born Nigerian Samuel Omorodion will face his former club and will want to show them what they are missing after he left the club for Atletico Madrid.

Challenging Matches in Madrid

Three of the four matches slated for Saturday will take place in the Spanish capital, Madrid. 

Defending champions, Barcelona will be the centre of attention as they visit Rayo Vallecano looking to end a poor run against their hosts.

Ilkay Gundogan in action for Barcelona || Credit: Imago

Xavi Hernandez and his boys have failed to win in any of their last four visits to the Estadio de Vallecas.

Also, unbeaten Getafe tackle UD Almeria while Atletico Madrid host RCD Mallorca, who is managed by a former Atleti boss, Javier Aguirre. 

Benitez returns to Los Che

Estadio de Mestalla will host a special clash when they welcome RC Celta, with legendary boss, Rafa Benitez.

Rafa Benitez returns to the Mestalla
Rafa Benitez returns to the Mestalla. (Photo Credit: Imago)

Benitez led Valencia to two LALIGA EA SPORTS title but will be looking to hurt his former club, managed by his former player, Ruben Baraja, as Celta look to get points on board.

Real Madrid’s title chase

Los Blancos are currently second on the table and chasing leaders Girona, who are top of the table with just two points between them.

Jude Bellingham has been described as the signing of the summer after his blistering start to the season for Real Madrid. (Photo Credit: Fabrizio/X)

Real Madrid tackle Cadiz CF and could go top at least for 24 hours if they can take all three points. Carlo Ancelotti; 's men have been boosted by the return to fitness of the main man, Jude Bellingham.

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