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Callum Jones 9th Mar 2016 - 12:47

Spanish La Liga Opta Facts 11-14 Mar

Málaga - Sporting

o Malaga have never lost against Sporting at La Rosaleda in the top-flight (W3 D1), while they have conceded just once in those four meetings.

o Indeed, the Asturian side have not won a top-flight game in Andalusia since May 1997, when they beat Real Betis by a goal to nil at Heliopolis (D4 L16).

o Javi Gracia's side have gone five games in a row without a win in La Liga (D3 L2) - their last win came in February against Getafe (3-0).

o Sporting have lost three games in a row in La Liga, without scoring in the most recent two. Not since September 2015 have they failed to score in three consecutive league games.

o Charles has scored seven of Malaga's 16 goals at home in La Liga this season.

o No other teams in La Liga have scored fewer goals from outside the box than Malaga and Sporting (two apiece) this season.

o Sporting are the only team Weligton has scored more than one goal against in La Liga (3): one header, one left footed and one right footed.

o Sporting's last four goals in La Liga have been scored by Carlos Castro.

o These two sides have scored the fewest goals in the opening 15 minutes of the second half in La Liga this season (3).

o Sporting's last three games in La Liga have produced three red cards (two for Sporting).

Barcelona - Getafe

o Barcelona have not lost any of their last eleven home league games against Getafe (W8 D3).

o Getafe have gone three league games in a row without scoring against Barcelona - their worst such run.

o Luis Enrique's side have gone 21 home games in a row in La Liga without a defeat (W18 D3), scoring at least once in each.

o Getafe have won just one of their last 17 away games in the league (D2 L14), and have not scored in any of their previous three.

o Getafe ended their worst ever run without scoring in La Liga (642 minutes) against Sevilla (1-1) last time out, as well as their worst losing streak (7) in the competition.

o Lionel Messi has scored six goals in his last six league appearances against Getafe at the Camp Nou.

o Messi, Suarez and Neymar have scored 100 goals this season in all competitions, while only two teams in the Top 5 European leagues have scored more collectively: Real Madrid (105) and Borussia Dortmund (103).

o In his last league appearance, Munir El Haddadi scored and assisted for time in his career.

o Barcelona have won the most penalties in La Liga this season (14), while Getafe have conceded the most (8).

o Getafe have conceded the most goals in the first half of games in La Liga this season (30), and have also scored the fewest in that period (9, alongside Levante).

Celta - Real Sociedad

o Celta have won just one of their last ten games against Real Sociedad in La Liga (D6 L3), although the lone victory did come in their most recent meeting.

o The Galician side have gone four home games without a loss, alternating victories and draws (W2 D2).

o Eusebio's side have won two of their last three league games away from home (L1).

o The last time Real Sociedad led the league standings was in 2003, however they subsequently were defeated by Celta at Balaidos (3-2).

o Celta conceded seven goals in their last league game (7-1 against Real Madrid), which was their biggest defeat in La Liga since 1959 (9-0 against Athletic).

o Imanol Agirretxe has scored more goals against Celta in La Liga than against any other opponent (six goals), while he has netted against them in all of his last three league appearances (four goals).

o Iago Aspas is, alongside Nolito, the Celta player to have scored the most braces since their last promotion (4). He also notched a brace in this season's reverse fixture against La Real.

o Celta have conceded the most goals from set piece situations this season (17), while Real Sociedad's last two league goals have come in that form.

o Only Cristiano Ronaldo (27) and Leo Messi (26) have seen more of their shots blocked than Fabian Orellana (20) this season.

o Iago Aspas has won twice as many penalties (2) for Celta Vigo this season as Real Sociedad have done collectively (1).

Atlético de Madrid - Deportivo

o Deportivo have gone eight league games against Atletico without a win (D2 L6), scoring just twice in that period.

o Atletico have won nine games in a row at home against Deportivo, scoring an average of 2.6 goals per game.

o Atletico have gone eight league games at home without defeat (W8 D3), conceding just four goals - their best such run since their last title-winning campaign (2013/14).

o Deportivo have not won any of their last seven away games in La Liga (D4 L3), conceding an average of two goals per game.

o Fernando Torres has been involved in more goals than any other substitute in La Liga this season (5): three goals and two assists.

o Alongside Karim Benzema (8), Antoine Griezmann has opened the scoring the most frequently in La Liga this season.

o The only time an Atletico de Madrid player has scored five goals in a single league game since 1998/99 was Falcao against Deportivo (December 2012).

o Lucas Perez has been involved in at least one goal (one goal and four assists) in the last four league games when Deportivo have scored.

o Deportivo have been the benefactors of the most own goals in La Liga this season (3), while Atletico have only had the fortune of one.

o Atletico have won the most points in the last 30 minutes of their games in La Liga this term (15), while only Eibar (13) have lost more points in that period than Deportivo (10).

Rayo Vallecano - Eibar

o Eibar won the only other top-flight game between these two sides at Vallecas (3-2).

o Rayo have gone two games at home without a win (D1 L1), and have conceded 7 goals across those matches.

o Rayo could equal their best ever scoring run in La Liga against Eibar (12 games - 2001 and 1999).

o The Basque side have now lost four games in a row, without scoring at all in the most recent three.

o Eibar have dropped more points in games they were ahead than any other side in La Liga this season (22), while Rayo are close behind in second (18).

o If only points won in the second half of the season were counted, Eibar would currently reside in the relegation zone (6).

o Manucho, who has scored in three of the last four games, is the only current Rayo player who has previously scored against Eibar in the top-flight.

o Eibar have won just 14.3% of their games without Keko Gontán in La Liga this season (W1 D1 L5).

o Rayo have conceded 60 goals, more than any other side in the Top 5 European leagues this season.

o Paco Jemez has made 10 substitutions in the first half of games this season - more than any other manager in La Liga.

Levante - Valencia

o Levante have won three league games in a row against Valencia at the Ciutat de Valencia - their best such run in the competition against their neighbours.

o Levante have won three of their last five games at home in La Liga (L2), while their defeats came against Barcelona (2-0) and Real Madrid (3-1).

o Levante have scored in just one of their last seven regional derbies in La Liga - 1-0 against Villarreal back in October (D1 L5).

o Valencia have won their last two away games in the league, while the last time they went three or more was in 2013 (4), with Ernesto Valverde in charge.

o Rubi has now completed half a season as Levante manager, posting a win percentage of 21% (almost twice as much as previous boss Lucas Alcaraz's 11% earlier this season).

o Levante have conceded just 8% of their goals from headers in La Liga this season - the lowest rate of any team this campaign.

o Deyverson has already scored nine goals in La Liga this season, while just three Levante players have ever scored 10+ in a top-flight season: David Barral (11 in 2014/15), Arouna Koné (15 in 2011/12) and Felipe Caicedo (13 in 2010/11).

o Valencia have conceded 478 fouls in La Liga this season - 52 more than any other side.

o Levante have scored the fewest goals in the first half of their games in La Liga this season, alongside Getafe (nine apiece).

o Denis Cheryshev has already scored three goals for Valencia in La Liga, only one fewer than he did for Villarreal in the entirety of last season.

Sevilla - Villarreal

o Sevilla have lost just one of their last seven league games against Villarreal at the Sanchez Pizjuan - that lone defeat came during Marcelino's spell at the club (W6 D1).

o Emery's side have won 12 games at home in La Liga this season, keeping seven clean sheets in that period.

o The yellows have gone six league games away from home without a defeat (W2 D4), although the most recent three have ended in 0-0 draws.

o Marcelino has won just two of his eleven league games as a manager against his former sides (D1 L8).

o If only home games were taken into account in La Liga this season (36 points), Sevilla would currently be third in the table.

o Éver Banega has already scored five league goals for Sevilla this season, which is his highest ever return in a single campaign in La Liga.

o Fernando Llorente has scored six goals in 13 league games against Villarreal - just as many as Roberto Soldado has against Sevilla (six in 13 games).

o Sevilla have scored 13% of their goals from the penalty spot - the highest rate of any team in La Liga this season.

o Villarreal have dropped the most points due to goals conceded in the last five minutes of their games in La Liga this season (7).

o Cédric Bakambu has scored seven goals for Villarreal in La Liga this season, four of which have been assisted by Roberto Soldado.

Athletic - Real Betis

o Athletic have won their last three league games against Betis, while only once before have they won four in a row against them (1932-33).

o Ernesto Valverde has lost just two of his 12 league games against Betis as manager in La Liga (W4 D6).

o The Basque side have won three games in a row in La Liga, scoring nine and conceding just one.

o Betis have gone six league games without a defeat (W3 D3), while they have not gone seven in a single season since 2009.

o Ruben Castro has scored in four of his last five league appearances against Athletic (four goals).

o Only Lionel Messi (13) and Cristiano Ronaldo (12) have scored more goals from direct free kicks in La Liga than Beñat Etxeberria, since his debut for Real Betis in 2011/12.

o Real Betis have scored 50% of their goals from set piece situations - the highest rate of any team in La Liga this season.

o Athletic have scored 34% of their goals from headers - the highest rate of any team in La Liga this season.

o Betis have the highest percentage of goals scored by defenders in La Liga this season (19%).

o Aritz Aduriz is the top Spanish goalscorer in La Liga this season (17 goals), while Betis' Ruben Castro is third in that ranking (14).

Las Palmas - Real Madrid

o Las Palmas have won three league games in a row (their best such run since 2000/2001), without conceding in that period and scoring an average of two goals per game.

o Real Madrid have won their last two league games with an average of five goals per game.

o The Whites have gone five league games without a defeat away from the Santiago Bernabeu (W2 D3), with an average of 1.8 goals per game.

o Las Palmas have scored in all of their previous four games, which is their best scoring run this season (1.75 goals per game).

o Zinedine Zidane lost his only game against Las Palmas in Gran Canaria (4-2), however he did score his first free kick in La Liga in that game (October 2001).

o Cristiano Ronaldo is the second top goalscorer in La Liga season (252 goals in 228 games), and has now overtaken Telmo Zarra in the all-time charts, reaching that figure with 62 games fewer than Lionel Messi (290).

o UD Las Palmas have gone three games in a row without conceding in La Liga, while they could equal their best such run in the top-flight against Real Madrid (4 in 1969/70).

o Real Madrid have scored the most goals from outside the box in La Liga this season (11):.

o Las Palmas have conceded just one goal from outside the box this season, which along with Barcelona and Villarreal, is the lowest in La Liga.

o Juan Carlos Valerón has played the most minutes in La Liga this season without conceding a single foul (265).

Granada - Espanyol

o Granada have gone five league games without a win against Espanyol (D1 L4), dating back to April 2013.

o Granada have gone five league games in a row scoring at Los Carmenes, which is their best streak since January 2014.

o Espanyol have conceded at least once in every league game they have played away from home this season (a total of 33 goals and an average of 2.3 per game).

o Espanyol have won nine points in their last four league games, which is as many as in their previous thirteen games.

o Granada have won two of the three league games they have played since Jose Gonzalez took charge, keeping clean sheets in both of those victories.

o Espanyol have conceded 12 goals in the opening 15 minutes of games in La Liga this season - more than any other side.

o Only Toni Kroos (8) and Koke (8) have assisted more goals than Marco Asensio (7) amongst all midfielders in La Liga this season.

o Espanyol have won more points away from home in games when they were trailing than any other side in La Liga this season (6).

o Adalberto Peñaranda is the youngest player to have scored in La Liga this season (four goals).

o Hernan Perez has scored six goals for Espanyol in La Liga, one more than in his two seasons for Villarreal (5).

 

 

 
 
 

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