LALIGA Showdown: Bellingham's excitement factor to heat up Atletico vs Real Madrid in action-packed weekend

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LALIGA Showdown: Bellingham's excitement factor to heat up Atletico vs Real Madrid in action-packed weekend

Izuchukwu Akawor 14:02 - 22.09.2023

It is a weekend of derbies in the LALIGA EA SPORTS with Atletico Madrid vs. Jude Bellingham-led Real Madrid top of the pack.

Matchday 6 of the 2023/2024 LALIGA EA SPORTS season promises to ignite even greater passion than usual. The weekend ahead is brimming with excitement, featuring three thrilling regional derbies and pivotal clashes. 

All eyes will be on the Madrid Derby, a spectacle that will capture the world’s attention when Atletico Madrid face Real Madrid on Sunday night 

Additionally, fierce battles will unfold between Andalusian neighbours, Real Betis and Cadiz CF, as well as Basque rivals Deportivo Alaves and Athletic Club.

Friday Night Football: Basque Rivals

Kicking off Matchday 6 activities is the game between Deportivo Alaves and Athletic Club at the Mendizorrotza. 

Samuel Omorodion has featured for three different LALIGA teams this season. (Photo Credit: Omorodion/X)

Athletic carry the weight of a two-decade-long winless curse away from home against their Basque neighbours and will be determined to secure a first win this time around.

Saturday Splash

Saturday’s round of matches commences with Girona looking to maintain their impressive start when they host RCD Mallorca at their Estadi Montilivi home. 

Aimar Oroz

Girona has displayed attacking prowess under the leadership of their new signing, Salvio, with 13 points earned from a possible 15 this season. 

Next up, CA Osasuna take on Sevilla, with Los Rojillos expected to approach the match with confidence having beaten their opponents three times last season.

Sergio Ramos applauding the fans following an outpour of love during his presentation. (Photo Credit: Sevilla/X)

Two of those wins were in the LALIGA and the other in the Copa del Rey. The addition of Sergio Ramos to the Andalusian club will add another intrigue to the battle.

Champions Arise

In-form defending champions, FC Barcelona, inspired by Robert Lewandowski, who seems to have rediscovered his scoring touch, and the duo of Lamine Yamal and on-loan star, Joao Felix, welcome RC Celta to the Estadi Olimpic.

Barcelona celebrate scoring against Antwerp | Photo Credit: Imago

Barcelona aim to secure a fifth consecutive win in the LALIGA EA SPORTS, but will face tricky opposition from Celta looking to bounce back to winning ways. 

Saturday games round up when bottom of the table side, UD Almeria, continue their search for a first win this season when they host Valencia CF.

Luis Suarez will ready for UD Almeria Vs Valencia. (Photo credit: LALIGA)

Despite their current standing, with just a point, Almeria has displayed strong performances and hope to turn their struggles around against Los Che, whom they know how to take points from. 

LALIGA Super Sunday 

There are five matches slated for Sunday, with the Madrid Derby at the peak of the pack. But the day begins when Umar Sadiq’s Real Sociedad host Getafe and Mason Greenwood.

Mason Greenwood featured for 13 minutes on his return to football with Getafe. (Photo Credit: Getafe/X)

The game between La Real and the Blues will see a tactical battle between managers Imanol Alguacil and Jose Bordalas, which promises intrigue, with eyes also expected to be on on-loan star, Greenwood, who made his debut last weekend.

Up next, Rayo Vallecano and Villarreal take centre stage, with Rayo eyeing a third successive win over the Yellow Submarines followed by Las Palmas hosting Granada. 

Villarreal vs Rayo Vallecano
Alexander Sorloth of Villarreal. (Photo Credit: LALIGA)

The game in the Canary Islands between Granada and Palmas will go on simultaneously with the clash between Real Betis and Cadiz.

Madrid Derby: Bellingham Show

The final game of the matchday will see the Wanda Metropolitano come to life when rivals Atletico and Real Madrid go head-to-head.

This particular encounter is of monumental importance, with local bragging rights and the title race all at stake. 

Jude Bellingham show for Real Madrid
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)

Atletico will hope to keep pace with the league leaders who will show up at Wanda with the remarkable Jude Bellingham.

In what will be his first-ever Madrid showdown, the 20-year-old will look to continue the form that has seen him become Los Blancos’ go-to guy this season in all competitions.

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It will be interesting to see what plans Atletico’s boss, Diego Simeone, has to shut down the talented English boy, who has scored five goals and assisted one in five matches this season in the LALIGA EA SPORTS.

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