Led by the outstanding Brazilian Rodrygo, Real Madrid has once again taken the lead in the Spanish La Liga.
The record champions won 3-0 (1-0) at FC Cadiz on Sunday (November 26th, 2023), Rodrygo scored twice (14th minute, 64th) and made it 3-0 through ex-Dortmunder Jude Bellingham (74th). on.
National player Antonio Rüdiger and Rio world champion Toni Kroos played through at Real. After 14 games, Madrid is back in front with 35 points. On Monday, surprise team FC Girona made a mistake against Athetic Bilbao – with the 1:1 (0:0) result, Girona and Real Madrid are now level on points. Inaki Williams (67th) quickly countered the goal of Ukrainian Viktor Zygankov (55th) for the guests.
Barca drops points
On Saturday, FC Barcelona had to cope with a setback without the injured national goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen. At Rayo Vallecano, the Catalans couldn’t get past a 1-1 (0-1) draw and are in fourth place in the table.
Unai Lopez (39th) scored the opening goal for the hosts, Florian Lejeune (82nd) scored an own goal to equalize for the guests. DFB captain Ilkay Gündogan came on as a substitute for Oriol Romeu for the guests in the 55th minute.
Back pain prevent the use of ter bridges
Ter Stegen had to forego playing for Rayo due to back problems that had forced him to return home early during the international matches against Turkey and Austria. Ter Stegen has been between the posts in all of Barcelona’s competitive games so far this season and has not conceded a goal eight times.