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2019-2020 LaLiga
  • Alvaro Vadillo (61')

Granada win again to top La Liga ahead of Barcelona

Promoted Granada continued their stunning start to the season by climbing above Barcelona to the top of La Liga on Sunday after beating Real Betis 1-0 for a fourth consecutive home win.

Former Betis forward Alvaro Vadillo struck the only goal of the game just after the hour mark, tucking the ball inside the near post with one touch to complete a quick counter-attack.

Granada top the standings on 20 points after 10 games, one clear of second-placed Barcelona who have a game in hand after the 'Clasico' against Real Madrid, originally scheduled for Saturday, was postponed until December due to security concerns.

Betis struggled to create many chances and the closest they came to scoring was when Sergio Canales hit the bar from a free kick late on. They are 18th in the standings on nine points after a third defeat in four games.

Granada, who returned to the top flight after a two-year absence, now have the same number of points as they did for the entirety of the 2016-17 season, when they finished bottom.

They spent seven million euros on new recruits in the post season and have a budget of 35 million, the third-lowest in the league. Barca spent 255 million on new signings and have a budget of 671 million.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 27 +32 58
2 Real Madrid 27 +30 56
3 Sevilla FC 27 +10 47
4 Real Sociedad 27 +12 46
5 Getafe 27 +12 46
6 Atletico Madrid 27 +10 45
7 Valencia 27 -1 42
8 Villarreal 27 +6 38
9 Granada 27 +1 38
10 Athletic Bilbao 27 +6 37
11 Osasuna 27 -4 34
12 Real Betis 27 -5 33
13 Levante 27 -8 33
14 Alavés 27 -8 32
15 Real Valladolid 27 -10 29
16 Eibar 27 -14 27
17 Celta Vigo 27 -12 26
18 Mallorca 27 -16 25
19 Leganes 27 -18 23
20 Espanyol 27 -23 20