Real Madrid have won the first place thanks to a late Joker goal against Bilbao. City rivals Atlético lost Sevilla and slipped in the table.
Real Madrid are set to play in the Spanish Primera División after the ninth round of the season. The Royal team won by goals from Karim Benzema (7 minutes) and Alvaro Morata (83) against Athletic Bilbao (1: 1). Winger Sabin Merino had achieved the equalizer for the Basque (27). Real is still unbeaten in the league and has now collected 21 points.
At least for a few hours, FC Sevilla (20 points) had the lead. In the top game against Atlético Madrid the current European League winner won 1: 0 (0: 0). Atlético (18 points) could also have climbed the lead but had to take the first season defeat by Seville’s Steven N’Zonzi (73rd). Overall, the viewers in Seville saw a deserved success of the host. However, it was an over-hockey game. The yellow and red card for Atléticos Koke (77) and another six yellow cards.
FC Barcelona (19 points) had already won 3: 2 (1: 0) at FC Valencia one day earlier. The victory was overshadowed by a serious knee injury from captain Andrés Iniesta. The 32-year-old midfielder director agreed to a split of the outer band as well as a capsule injury and fell out for eight weeks.