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La Liga Standings: How It Looks After Real Madrid, Barcelona, Girona Victories
- The 2023/24 La Liga campaign has been gripping and fun thus far
- Girona are giving the big boys a run for their money after 13 games
- Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have made solid starts
It was business as usual in Matchweek 13 in La Liga. The big boys - Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid - won but there was little movement at the foot of the table.
Barca are looking to defend their title, but their performances have left a lot to be desired this season. Their closest challengers, Atletico and Real Madrid have been convincing so far.
The dark horses this season are Girona, who are not going away after 13 games. They have blown teams away with their attractive front-foot football but had to come back from 0-1 down to beat Rayo Vallecano away from home.
Real Madrid thrashed Valencia 5-1 on Saturday, with Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo shining. Carlo Ancelotti's side have won 10 of their 13 games.
Barcelona had to come from behind to narrowly beat Deportivo Alaves, who scored in the first few seconds of the match. Atletico also had to come back from behind on Sunday to beat Villarreal 3-1.
How La Liga table looks after Matchweek 13
Girona are looking to emulate Leicester City's 2016 historic achievement in the Premier League. Michel's side are top of the La Liga table with 34 points from 13 games and have lost only to Real Madrid this season.
Carlo Ancelotti's side are second with 32 points while their bitter rivals, Barcelona are third with 30 points. Atletico round up the top four with 28 points, but they have played one game less.
Bottom side, Almeria have lost their last five games in a row and are the only team without a win. Second from the bottom, Granada have won just once all season - a win that came in August.
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Rafael Benitez's Celta Vigo have also won one game this season and lost three of their last five, leaving them 18th in the table.
The table is shaping up how most would expect, except for Girona sitting pretty at the top.
Tough games are coming up for the Blanquivermells and their title credential will be tested. Can they go all the way against the big boys?
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Ancelotti backs Girona for La Liga success
Sports Brief previously reported on Real Madrid boss, Carlo Ancelotti backing Girona to contend for the La Liga title this season.
No team has scored more goals this season than Girona, who joined an exclusive club of teams that won 11 of their first 13 games.