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La Liga
2017–18
LaLigaSantander
Season information
Continental cup qualifiers
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Season statistics
Matches played 47
Goals scored 116
Average 2.47
Top goalscorer Lionel Messi
(9 goals)
Biggest home win Barcelona 5–0 Espanyol
(9 September 2017)
Valencia 5–0 Malaga
(19 September 2017)
Barcelona 6–1 Eibar
(19 September 2017)
Biggest away win Las Palmas 1–5 Atlético Madrid
(26 August 2017)
Highest scoring Barcelona 6–1 Eibar
(19 September 2017)
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The 2017–18 La Liga season, also known as La Liga Santander for sponsorship reasons, is the 87th since its establishment. The season will begin on 20 August 2017 and conclude on 20 May 2018. The fixtures of the 2017–18 season were released on 21 July 2017.

Real Madrid are the defending champions.

Teams

Promotion and relegation (pre-season)

A total of 20 teams will contest the league, including 17 sides from the 2016–17 season and three promoted from the 2016–17 Segunda División. This will include the two top teams from the Segunda División, and the winners of the play-offs.

Levante was the first team from Segunda División to achieve promotion, after a one-year absence from La Liga, on 29 April 2017 after winning 1–0 against Oviedo. Girona was promoted as the runners-up after drawing 0–0 against Zaragoza on 4 June 2017, this was their first promotion to the top division. They will be the 62nd team to participate to Spanish top level league. Getafe was the last to be promoted after beating Huesca and Tenerife in the play-offs, one year after their relegation.

The three promoted clubs will replace Sporting Gijón, Osasuna and Granada who were relegated at the end of the previous season.

Stadiums and locations

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Alavés Vitoria-Gasteiz Mendizorrotza &0000000000019840.00000019,840
Athletic Bilbao Bilbao San Mamés &0000000000053289.00000053,289
Atlético Madrid Madrid Wanda Metropolitano &0000000000067703.00000067,703
Barcelona Barcelona Camp Nou &0000000000099354.00000099,354
Celta Vigo Vigo Balaídos &0000000000029000.00000029,000
Deportivo La Coruña A Coruña Riazor &0000000000032912.00000032,912
Eibar Eibar Ipurua &0000000000007083.0000007,083
Espanyol Barcelona RCDE Stadium &0000000000040500.00000040,500
Las Palmas Las Palmas Gran Canaria &0000000000033111.00000033,111
Leganés Leganés Butarque &0000000000010922.00000010,922
Levante Valencia Ciutat de València &0000000000025354.00000025,354
Málaga Málaga La Rosaleda &0000000000030044.00000030,044
Real Betis Seville Benito Villamarín &0000000000057000.00000057,000
Real Madrid Madrid Santiago Bernabéu &0000000000085454.00000085,454
Real Sociedad San Sebastián Anoeta &0000000000032000.00000032,000
Sevilla Seville Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán &0000000000042714.00000042,714
Valencia Valencia Mestalla &0000000000055000.00000055,000
Villarreal Villarreal Estadio de la Cerámica &0000000000024890.00000024,890

Personnel and sponsorship

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Alavés Flag of Argentina Luis Zubeldía Flag of Spain Manu García Kelme
Athletic Bilbao Flag of Spain José Ángel Ziganda Flag of Spain Markel Susaeta New Balance Kutxabank
Atlético Madrid Flag of Argentina Diego Simeone Flag of Spain Gabi Nike Plus500
Barcelona Flag of Spain Ernesto Valverde Flag of Spain Andrés Iniesta Nike Rakuten, UNICEF,1 Beko2
Celta Vigo Flag of Spain Juan Carlos Unzué Flag of Spain Hugo Mallo New Balance Estrella Galicia 0,0, Abanca3
Deportivo La Coruña Flag of Spain Pepe Mel Flag of Spain Laure Macron Estrella Galicia 0,0
Eibar Flag of Spain José Luis Mendilibar Flag of Spain Dani García Puma AVIA, Wiko13
Espanyol Flag of Spain Quique Sánchez Flores Flag of Spain Javi López Joma Rastar Group, Riviera Maya3
Las Palmas Flag of Spain Manolo Márquez Flag of Spain David García Acerbis Gran Canaria, IOC,1 beCordial Sports,3 Volkswagen,3 Domingo Alonso3
Leganés Flag of Spain Asier Garitano Flag of Argentina Martín Mantovani Joma Royal Jordanian, MBuzz Sport, GoldenPark1
Levante Flag of Spain Juan Muñiz Flag of Spain Pedro López Macron East United
Málaga Flag of Spain Míchel Flag of Portugal Duda Nike Marathonbet, Benahavís1
Real Betis Flag of Spain Quique Setién Flag of Spain Joaquín Adidas Wiko13
Real Madrid Flag of France Zinedine Zidane Flag of Spain Sergio Ramos Adidas Fly Emirates
Real Sociedad Flag of Spain Eusebio Sacristán Flag of Spain Xabi Prieto Adidas Qbao.com
Sevilla Flag of Argentina Eduardo Berizzo Flag of Spain Vicente Iborra New Balance SeePuertoRico.com
Valencia Flag of Spain Marcelino Flag of Argentina Enzo Pérez Adidas beIN Sports1
Villarreal Flag of Spain Fran Escribá Flag of Spain Bruno Joma Pamesa Cerámica
1. ^On the back of shirt.
2. ^On the sleeves.
3. ^On the shorts.

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of
appointment
Athletic Bilbao Flag of Spain Ernesto Valverde Resigned 23 May 2017 Pre-season Flag of Spain José Ángel Ziganda 24 May 2017
Barcelona Flag of Spain Luis Enrique End of contract 29 May 2017 Flag of Spain Ernesto Valverde 29 May 2017
Las Palmas Flag of Spain Quique Setién 30 June 2017 Flag of Spain Manolo Márquez 3 July 2017
Valencia Flag of Spain Voro End of interim spell 21 May 2017 Flag of Spain Marcelino 11 May 2017
Real Betis Flag of Spain Alexis Trujillo 26 May 2017 Flag of Spain Quique Setién 26 May 2017
Celta Vigo Flag of Argentina Eduardo Berizzo End of contract 30 June 2017 Flag of Spain Juan Carlos Unzué 28 May 2017
Sevilla Flag of Argentina Jorge Sampaoli Signed by Argentina 20 May 2017 Flag of Argentina Eduardo BerizzoTemplate:Cn 1 June 2017
Alavés Flag of Argentina Mauricio Pellegrino Resigned 29 May 2017 Flag of Argentina Luis Zubeldía 17 June 2017

League table

Standings

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
1 Barcelona  (C) (Q) 38 28 9 1 99 29+70 93
Qualification for the  Champions League group stage
2 Atlético Madrid  (Q) 38 23 10 5 58 22+36 79
3 Real Madrid  (Q) 38 22 10 6 94 44+50 76
4 Valencia  (Q) 38 22 7 9 65 38+27 73
5 Villarreal  (Q) 38 18 7 13 57 50+7 61
Qualification for the  Europa League group stage
6 Real Betis  (Q) 38 18 6 14 60 61−1 60
7 Sevilla  (Q) 38 17 7 14 49 58−9 58
Qualification for the  Europa League Second qualifying round
8 Getafe 38 15 10 13 42 33+9 55
9 Eibar 38 14 9 15 44 50−6 51
10 Girona 38 14 9 15 50 59−9 51
11 Espanyol 38 12 13 13 36 42−6 49
12 Real Sociedad 38 14 7 17 66 59+7 49
13 Celta Vigo 38 13 10 15 59 60−1 49
14 Alavés 38 15 2 21 40 50−10 47
15 Levante 38 11 13 14 44 58−14 46
16 Athletic Bilbao 38 10 13 15 41 49−8 43
17 Leganés 38 12 7 19 34 51−17 43
18 Deportivo La Coruña  (R) 38 6 11 21 38 76−38 29 Relegation to the Segunda División
19 Las Palmas  (R) 38 5 7 26 24 74−50 22
20 Málaga  (R) 38 5 5 28 24 61−37 20

Updated to games played on 20 May 2018
Source: La Liga, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated.

Results

As of 21 September 2017
Home \ Away ALA ATH ATMBARCELDEPEIBESPGETGIRLPALEGLEVMLGBETRMARSOSEVVALVIL
Alavés 0–2 1–2 0–3
Athletic Bilbao 1–2 0–0 2–0
Atlético Madrid 1–0 2–0
Barcelona 6–1 5–0 2–0
Celta de Vigo 1–0 1–1 2–3
Deportivo La Coruña 1–0 0–3 2–4
Eibar 0–1 0–4 1–0
Espanyol 2–1 4–1 0–1
Getafe 1–2 0–1 4–0
Girona 2–2 0–3 1–0 0–1
Las Palmas 1–0 1–5 0–2
Leganés 1–0 1–2 0–0
Levante 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–0
Málaga 3–3 0–1 1–3
Real Betis 2–1 2–1 4–0
Real Madrid 1–1 0–1 2–2
Real Sociedad 1–3 2–3 3–0
Sevilla 3–0 1–1 1–0
Valencia 0–0 1–0 5–0
Villarreal 0–0 3–1
Updated to games played on 25 September 2017
Source: La Liga
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics

Scoring

Top goalscorers

As of 19 September 2017
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Flag of Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona 9
2 Flag of Italy Simone Zaza Valencia 4
3 Flag of Uruguay Maxi Gómez Girona 3
Flag of Spain Juanmi Real Sociedad

Top assists

As of 19 September 2017.
Rank Player Club Assists
1 Flag of Spain Jordi Alba Barcelona 3
Flag of Mexico Andrés Guardado Real Betis
Flag of Spain Carlos Soler Valencia
Flag of Spain Iñaki Williams Athletic Bilbao
2 Belgium Yannick Carrasco Atlético Madrid 2
Flag of Spain Dani Castellano Las Palmas
Flag of Spain Xabi Prieto Real Sociedad
Croatia Ivan Rakitić Barcelona
Flag of Denmark Pione Sisto Celta Vigo

Zamora Trophy

Rank Name Club Goals
Against
Matches Average
1 Flag of Spain Sergio Rico Sevilla 1 5 0.2
2 Germany Marc-André ter Stegen Barcelona 2 5 0.4
3 Flag of Spain Iván Cuéllar Leganés 3 5 0.6
Brazil Neto Valencia 3 5 0.6
5 Flag of Slovenia Jan Oblak Atlético Madrid 4 5 0.8

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date Round
Flag of Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona Espanyol 5–0 (H) 9 September 2017 3
Flag of Italy Simone Zaza Valencia Málaga 5–0 (H) 19 September 2017 5
Flag of Argentina Lionel Messi4 Barcelona Eibar 6–1 (H) 19 September 2017 5

4 Player scored four goals

Discipline

As of 18 August 2017.
  • Most yellow cards (club): 13
    • Celta Vigo
    • Espanyol
    • Girona
  • Least yellow cards (club): 5
    • Levante
    • Real Betis
  • Most yellow cards (player): 3
  • Most red cards (club): 2
    • Real Madrid
  • Least red cards (club): 0
    • 13 teams
  • Most red cards (player): 1
    • 8 players

External links

La Liga 2017-18

Alavés · Athletic Bilbao · Atlético Madrid · Barcelona · Betis · Celta Vigo · Deportivo La Coruña · Eibar · Espanyol · Getafe · Girona · Las Palmas · Leganés · Levante · Málaga · Real Madrid · Real Sociedad · Sevilla · Valencia · Villarreal

La Liga match days 2017-18

Match day 01 | Match day 02 | Match day 03 | Match day 04 | Match day 05 | Match day 06 | Match day 07 | Match day 08 |

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Flag of Spain 2017–18 in Spanish football
Domestic leagues
La Liga · Segunda División (Play-Off 2ª) · 2ª División B (Play-Off 2ªB) · 3ª División (Play-Off 3ª)
Domestic cups
Copa del Rey (Final) · Supercopa de España · Copa Federación de España
National teams
2018 FIFA World Cup (Qualifying, Group G)
European competitions
Champions League (Final) · Europa League (Final) · Super Cup
Club seasons
La Liga

Alavés · Athletic Bilbao · Atlético Madrid · Barcelona · Betis · Celta Vigo · Deportivo La Coruña · Eibar · Espanyol · Granada · Las Palmas · Leganés · Málaga · Osasuna · Real Madrid · Real Sociedad · Sevilla · Sporting Gijón · Valencia · Villarreal

2016-17                                                        2018-19

201718 in European football (UEFA)
Domestic leagues

Albania · Andorra · Armenia · Austria · Azerbaijan · Belarus '17 '18 · Belgium · Bosnia and Herzegovina · Bulgaria · Croatia · Cyprus · Czech Republic · Denmark · England · Estonia '17 '18 · Faroe Islands '17 '18 · Finland '17 '18 · France · Georgia '17 '18 · Germany · Gibraltar · Greece · Hungary · Iceland '17 '18 · Israel · Italy · Kazakhstan '17 '18 · Latvia '17 '18 · Lithuania '17 '18 · Luxembourg · Macedonia · Malta · Moldova · Montenegro · Netherlands · Northern Ireland · Norway '17 '18 · Poland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '17 '18 · Romania · Russia · San Marino · Scotland · Serbia · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain · Sweden '17 '18 · Switzerland · Turkey · Ukraine · Wales

Domestic cups

Albania · Andorra · Armenia · Austria · Azerbaijan · Belarus · Belgium · Bosnia and Herzegovina · Bulgaria · Croatia · Cyprus · Czech Republic · Denmark · England · Estonia · Faroe Islands '17 '18 · Finland '17 '18 · France · Georgia · Germany · Gibraltar · Greece · Hungary · Iceland '17 '18 · Israel · Italy · Kazakhstan '17 '18 · Latvia · Liechtenstein · Lithuania · Luxembourg · Macedonia · Malta · Moldova · Montenegro · Netherlands · Northern Ireland · Norway '17 '18 · Poland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '17 '18 · Romania · Russia · San Marino · Scotland · Serbia · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland · Turkey · Ukraine · Wales

League cups

England · Estonia · Finland '17 '18 · France · Gibraltar · Hungary · Iceland '17 '18 · Israel · Latvia · Northern Ireland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '17 '18 · Romania · Scotland · Wales

Supercups

Albania · Andorra · Armenia · Azerbaijan · Belarus · Belgium · Bulgaria · Cyprus · Czech Republic · England · Estonia · Faroe Islands · France · Georgia · Germany · Gibraltar · Hungary · Iceland · Israel · Italy · Kazakhstan · Lithuania · Macedonia · Malta · Moldova · Netherlands · Northern Ireland · Poland · Portugal · Republic of Ireland '17 '18 · Romania · Russia · San Marino · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain · Sweden · Turkey · Ukraine

UEFA competitions

Champions League (qualifying phase and play-off round · group stage · knockout phase · Final)
Europa League (qualifying phase and play-off round · group stage · knockout phase · Final)
Super Cup

International competitions

2018 FIFA World Cup (UEFA qualification) · 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup