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Atlético and Betis star in the leaders’ duel on the second day of LaLiga

Worse has begun villarreal, diminished by its sales this summer and that will have to redirect its situation after losing 1-2 against Betis. He has brought out a great economic profitability with its outputs (Pau Torres, Nico Jackson, Samu Chukwueze and Boulaye Dia), but now they will have to reinvent themselves with new names like Denis Suárez, Santi Comesaña or Ben Brereton. will have a second chance on your visit to Javier Aguirre’s Mallorca, always a tough team that drew a draw against Las Palmas (1-1)

In Mestalla, the ‘baby Valencia‘ will continue to make the most of their limited but exciting resources thanks to the batch of kids who have come out of the quarry. Javi Guerra, Diego López, Fran Pérez and company managed to score three points against Sevilla at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán stadium and will try to extend their state of happiness with another victory against the palms, who tied in his debut with Mallorca and who still surely cannot count on Marvin, on loan from Real Madrid this Thursday.

The arrival of Rafa Benítez at the Celtic It has not yet translated into results and, after losing 2-0 in their first game against Osasuna, they will have a difficult trip to San Sebastián to face off against a Real wound after starting the League with a draw (1-1 against Girona). Benítez hopes to lead the Galician team to victory so as not to think about another bad start to the season that will condemn his team to fight again for relegation.

Real Madrid started the league championship strong with a victory at San Mamés. EFE

He real Madrid, another of the candidates for the title, also ended up reinforced in its premiere after beating Athletic with solvency in San Mamés. The Englishman Jude Bellingham shone with his own light among a swarm of young footballers such as Camavinga, Tchouaméni, Valverde, Vinícius and Rodrygo. But the serious injury of the Brazilian Éder Militao spoiled the party and in front of the Almeria away Carlo Ancelotti will probably cover his absence with the German Antonio Rüdiger.

for now, there will not be a signing to replace Militao, but Kepa Arrizabalaga has arrived to cover the gap of the other seriously injured player in the squad: Thibaut Courtois. The title will be disputed with Lunin and Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, substitutes on the first day, will fight to come off the bench against a team that played in their debut against Rayo Vallecano (0-2) and that hopes to add their first victory to scare from the beginning the ghosts of the descent.

Osasunaanother of the seven teams that added a victory in its debut (0-2 against Celta), will receive the Athletic, defeated by Real Madrid in San Mamés (0-2) with the purpose of continuing on top and not getting off a cloud in which he has lived installed since last year. Opposite, Athletic, current bottom team, needs to punch the table to leave behind the irregularity with which they have lived in recent years and start the season well.

He Getafewill visit what may be the team in style this season, the Girona. The Catalan team achieved a highly commendable tie in San Sebastián (1-1) with a goal from the Ukrainian Artem Dovbyk, the most expensive signing in its history. It is likely that he feels the Uruguayan Cristhian Stuani to be the spearhead of a group that will face off with the warriors of Bordalás. The Getafe coach, fed up with receiving criticism for his conservative style, will not be able to count on Jaime Mata, suspended, or the injured Luis Milla, Mauro Arambarri, Enes Ünal and Stefan Mitrovic.

The sensations in the Barcelona They are not as good as at Real Madrid or Atlético. The goalless draw in Getafe, in a duel full of controversywith the expulsions of Xavi Hernández and the Brazilian Raphinha (Two games have been sanctioned), has left a residue of some uneasiness in a club that will no longer have Mateu Alemany, sports director of the Barça entity, in its ranks.

Without Raphinha, the youth Lamine Yamal or Abde could have an opportunity in the eleven that will receive the Cadiz, that he won in his debut against Alavés with a solitary goal from Fede San Emeterio. Sergio González’s team will not be able to count on the Argentine Gonzalo Escalante, who saw a direct red card and will try to repeat the feat of the 2021/22 season, when he won 0-1 and achieved the only victory at the Camp Nou in its entire history.

EFE Barcelona started LaLiga with a stumble against Getafe.

The rojiblanco team will face a big challenge in his second date with the championship. After beating Granada 3-1 with some uncertainty that the Dutchman Memphis Depay and Marcos Llorente ended with their goals in the last leg of the duel, they will face off against a team excited about the resurgence of Isco Alarcón.

No Koke Resurrectioninjured against Granada, Simeone’s pupils will travel to Seville with the aim of defeating Manuel Pellegrini’s team, which opened with an ‘in extremis’ victory over Villarreal (1-2) thanks to a goal from the Spanish-Brazilian Willian José in the 95th minute.

Before, for 71 minutes, during which Isco was on the field of play, Beticismo applauded a version of the magician from Malaga similar to that of 2017, almost the last year in which he performed at a high level. Villamarín will assess whether Isco’s performance is a mirage or a reality with a future. The test will be tough: Atlético will go all out for victory.

He AlavesSeville will face two defeated teams at the opening of the course. Mendilibar’s team will attend the meeting tired after lose the European Super Cup against Manchester City in the penalty shootout and will face a group that since their defeat against Cádiz has been reinforced with Andoni Gorosabel to give a boost to their squad.

In Grenadethe Nasrid team will try to fix their defeat against Atlético with a complicated rival like the Vallecano Ray, who started the course the same as the previous one: like a shot. They beat Almería 0-2 and expect three good reinforcements that could be solved before the weekend: Jorge de Frutos, Sergio Camello and Dani Cárdenas.


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