With the conclusion of the international fixtures in November, LaLiga action returns from Friday night onwards. With all 20 LaLiga teams in action over the next few days, fans can expect some non-stop thrilling football action. Here's a look at the LaLiga fixtures and schedule on matchday 10, with heavyweights Real Madrid and Barcelona in for a tricky weekend.
Unai Emery's side will host Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid at the Estadio de la Cerámica on Saturday evening. The Yellow Submarine are currently second in the LaLiga standings with 18 points from their nine games. Villarreal have lost just one game this season, which was a 4-0 defeat against Barcelona in September. Prior to the international break, Villarreal recorded wins over Getafe and Valladolid as well.
On the other hand, Real Madrid suffered a 4-1 hammering at the hands of Valencia just before the international break. Zidane's side are currently fourth in the league standings with 16 points from eight games. Sergio Ramos and Federico Valverde are ruled out for the crunch game against Emery's side while Karim Benzema and Raphael Varane are still doubts. The Spanish champions will be looking to return to winning ways in order to pile on the pressure on league leaders Real Sociedad.
Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid will host Ronald Koeman's Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday night. Los Rojiblancos have made an excellent start to the new season as they sit in third place on the LaLiga table, racking up 17 points in seven games. The only undefeated side in LaLiga will now face a tough test when they come up against Barcelona but the hosts will be without Luis Suarez, who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Following a bright start to the new season, Barcelona have endured quite a slump as they currently sit in eighth place on the league table with 11 points from seven games. The Blaugrana recorded a 5-2 win over Real Betis just before the international break and will be hoping to be the first team to hand Atletico a league defeat in the campaign.