LaLiga Matchday 13 saw a shakeup of sorts on the LaLiga table. Real Sociedad have now slipped down to fifth after a 1-1 draw against Leganes. That all of the current top four registered wins on LaLiga Matchday 13 will further rub salt into Real Sociedad's wounds, as Imanol Alguacil's men were just recently rubbing shoulders with the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid at the top of the table.
Ahead of the international break, Barcelona were back in familiar territory as they registered a 4-1 win over Celta Vigo. Lionel Messi came to the fore once again as the Barcelona mainstay netted a sublime hat-trick during the win. Interestingly, Lionel Messi's hat-trick against Celta Vigo was his 34th hat-trick in LaLiga. In the process, the Argentinian great has now equalled the record of none other than Cristiano Ronaldo. Real Madrid also turned on the style as they romped to a 4-0 win over Eibar. Karim Benzema was the star of the show as he chipped in with a brace, with Sergio Ramos and Federico Valverde wrapping up the win for Los Blancos. Barcelona and Real Madrid are joint-top of the LaLiga table with 25 points.
3 - @FCBarcelona are unbeaten in their seven LaLiga games with Sergio Busquets starting this season (W6 D1 L0) and they have lost three of four games without him (W1 D0 L3). Bench.#BarcelonaCelta #FCBarcelona pic.twitter.com/p5ITjx1jzb— OptaJose (@OptaJose) November 9, 2019
Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid were also in the thick of action, with Los Rojiblancos registering a 3-1 win over Espanyol. The strikeforce duo of Angel Correa and former Chelsea man Alvaro Morata scored either side of half-time to put Atletico Madrid 2-0 up. Diego Costa then had a rare involvement when he provided the assist for Koke's stoppage-time goal. The win over Espanyol leaves Atletico Madrid in third on the LaLiga table with 24 points, with Sevilla breathing down their necks and only sitting behind Diego Simeone's men on goal difference.
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The LaLiga table seems to be taking shape after Matchday 13. At a time when neither of Barcelona and Real Madrid seemed to be interested in sitting on top of the table, both sides registered convincing victories to serve a timely reminder of their pedigree. Interestingly, both sides have a game in hand over the rest of the teams in LaLiga, after the El Clasico fixture was postponed to 18th December.