2018–19 La Liga

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La Liga
Season2018–19
Dates17 August 2018 – 19 May 2019
ChampionsBarcelona
26th title
RelegatedGirona
Huesca
Rayo Vallecano
Champions LeagueBarcelona
Atlético Madrid
Real Madrid
Valencia
Europa LeagueGetafe
Sevilla
Espanyol
Matches played380
Goals scored983 (2.59 per match)
Top goalscorerLionel Messi
(36 goals)
Best goalkeeperJan Oblak
(0.73 goals/match)
Biggest home winBarcelona 8–2 Huesca
(2 September 2018)
Biggest away winLevante 0–5 Barcelona
(16 December 2018)
Highest scoringBarcelona 8–2 Huesca
(2 September 2018)
Longest winning run8 matches[1]
Barcelona
Longest unbeaten run23 matches[1]
Barcelona
Longest winless run16 matches[1]
Huesca
Longest losing run7 matches[1]
Rayo Vallecano
Highest attendance93,265
Barcelona 5–1 Real Madrid
(28 October 2018)
[1]
Lowest attendance3,652
Eibar 3–0 Espanyol
(21 January 2019)
[1]
Attendance10,234,693 (26,933 per match)

The 2018–19 La Liga season, also known as La Liga Santander for sponsorship reasons,[2] was the 88th since its establishment. The season began on 17 August 2018 and finished on 19 May 2019.[3] Fixtures for the 2018–19 season were announced on 24 July 2018.[4] This was the first La Liga season using VAR.[5]

Barcelona were the defending champions after winning La Liga last season for the 25th time. Huesca, Rayo Vallecano and Valladolid join as the promoted clubs from the 2017–18 Segunda División. They replaced Málaga, Las Palmas and Deportivo La Coruña who were relegated to the 2018–19 Segunda División. Barcelona were crowned as league winners for the second season in a row on the 28 April, after defeating Levante 1–0 with 3 games to spare.[6]

Summary[edit]

Several clubs made managerial changes before the start of the season. Among them were Real Madrid, when Zinedine Zidane resigned following the club's third consecutive UEFA Champions League victory. He was replaced by Julen Lopetegui, who was managing the Spanish national team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia at the time of announcement and was dismissed from that job as a result.[7] Other incomers included Pablo Machín at Sevilla, who was hired after his success with newly promoted Girona the previous season.[8]

In the transfer window, the biggest deal saw Real Madrid lose Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus for a fee of €112 million; the Portuguese forward had scored 450 goals in 438 games during his nine years in the Spanish capital.[9] Real Madrid's additions included Belgium international goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois for €35 million from Chelsea, and striker Mariano returned to the club from Lyon for €22 million.[10][11] Defending champions Barcelona added Clément Lenglet to their defence, Arturo Vidal to midfield, and spent over €40 million on Brazilian forward Malcom.[12] Players exiting Barcelona included Andrés Iniesta at the end of a successful 16-year-spell, as he signed for Vissel Kobe in Japan.[13]

Veterans Gabi and Fernando Torres also left Atlético Madrid for new teams in Asia,[14] while the same club welcomed in the likes of World Cup-winning French midfielder Thomas Lemar and Portugal's Gelson Martins.[15] After a successful previous season, in which the team finished fourth and returned to the Champions League, Valencia made permanent the loan signing of Portuguese winger Gonçalo Guedes from Paris Saint-Germain. Forward Simone Zaza and midfielder João Cancelo both left to Italy, while Kevin Gameiro and Geoffrey Kondogbia arrived as replacements.[16] Athletic Bilbao sold Kepa Arrizabalaga to Chelsea for €80 million, a world record fee for a goalkeeper.[17]

The tenth round of matches featured the first El Clásico of the season, which Barcelona won 5–1 at home against Real Madrid with a hat-trick by Luis Suárez. The result put Madrid into 9th place,[18] and led to the dismissal of Lopetegui after only five months.[19] Other early pace-setters included Sevilla with their prolific strike partnership of André Silva and Wissam Ben Yedder,[20] Alavés who were briefly league leaders in mid-October,[21] Espanyol, and Valladolid who had been taken over by former Brazil international Ronaldo.[22]

Teams[edit]

Promotion and relegation (pre-season)[edit]

A total of 20 teams will contest the league, including 17 sides from the 2017–18 season and three promoted from the 2017–18 Segunda División. This will include the two top teams from the Segunda División, and the winners of the play-offs.

Teams relegated to Segunda Division

The first team to be relegated from La Liga were Málaga. Their relegation was ensured on 19 April 2018, following a late 0−1 defeat to Levante, ending their 10-year spell in the top division.[23]

The second team to be relegated were Las Palmas, after a 0−4 home defeat to Deportivo Alavés on 22 April 2018, ending their three-year spell in the league.[24]

The last team to be relegated were Deportivo La Coruña, following a 2−4 home loss to Barcelona on 29 April 2018. This result ensured Deportivo's third relegation in seven years, and also handed Barcelona their 25th La Liga title.[25]

Teams promoted from Segunda Division

On 21 May 2018, Huesca were promoted to La Liga for the first time ever by winning 2–0 at Lugo.

Rayo Vallecano was the second team to earn promotion to La Liga on 27 May 2018 by winning against Lugo as well, this time 1–0. Rayo returns after a two-year absence.

Real Valladolid was the last team to be promoted after beating Sporting Gijón and Numancia in the play-offs. Valladolid returned to top division after 4 years.

This was the first season since the 2014–15 season without any teams from the archipelagos of Spain (teams located on the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands) since Las Palmas was relegated and Tenerife failed to qualify for the promotion play-offs.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Location of Community of Madrid teams in 2018–19 La Liga

Celta signed a sponsorship contract with Abanca to rename their stadium as Abanca-Balaídos.[26]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Alavés Vitoria-Gasteiz Mendizorrotza 19,840[27]
Athletic Bilbao Bilbao San Mamés 53,000[28]
Atlético Madrid Madrid Wanda Metropolitano 68,000[29]
Barcelona Barcelona Camp Nou 99,354[30]
Celta Vigo Vigo Abanca-Balaídos 29,000[31]
Eibar Eibar Ipurua 7,083[32]
Espanyol Cornellà de Llobregat RCDE Stadium 40,000[33]
Getafe Getafe Coliseum Alfonso Pérez 17,000[34]
Girona Girona Montilivi 13,500[35]
Huesca Huesca El Alcoraz 7,638[36]
Leganés Leganés Butarque 12,450[37]
Levante Valencia Ciutat de València 26,354[38]
Rayo Vallecano Madrid Vallecas 14,708[39]
Real Betis Seville Benito Villamarín 60,721[40]
Real Madrid Madrid Santiago Bernabéu 81,044[41]
Real Sociedad San Sebastián Anoeta 32,000[42]
Sevilla Seville Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán 42,714[43]
Valencia Valencia Mestalla 49,500[44]
Valladolid Valladolid José Zorrilla 26,512[45]
Villarreal Villarreal Estadio de la Cerámica 23,500[46]

Matches outside Spain[edit]

On 16 August 2018, La Liga signed a 15-year agreement with Relevent Sports (owners of the International Champions Cup) to schedule one match per season within the United States. This would mark the first time ever that an official La Liga league match would be held there.[47][48] The match between Girona and Barcelona, to be played on 27 January 2019, was selected to be played in Miami, but it required the approval of the Royal Spanish Football Federation.[49] On 21 September 2018, the Spanish Football Federation denied approval of the match being held in Miami.[50] On 26 October 2018, following a request for guidance from the Spanish Football Federation, US Soccer and CONCACAF, the FIFA Council discussed La Liga’s proposal. At the end of the meeting, the FIFA Council stated that "Consistent with the opinion expressed by the Football Stakeholders Committee, the Council emphasised the sporting principle that official league matches must be played within the territory of the respective member association".[51] On 13 December 2018, Barcelona left their disposition to play the match in Miami without effect.[52]

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Team Manager[53] Captain[54] Kit manufacturer[55] Shirt sponsor[55]
Alavés Spain Abelardo Fernández Spain Manu García Kelme Betway, LEA,1 Araba-Álava,2 Integra Energía,3 Euskaltel3
Athletic Bilbao Spain Gaizka Garitano Spain Markel Susaeta New Balance Kutxabank
Atlético Madrid Argentina Diego Simeone Uruguay Diego Godín Nike Plus500, Hyundai2
Barcelona Spain Ernesto Valverde Argentina Lionel Messi Nike Rakuten, UNICEF,1 Beko2
Celta Vigo Spain Fran Escribá Spain Hugo Mallo Adidas Estrella Galicia 0,0, Abanca,1 Grupo Recalvi3
Eibar Spain José Luis Mendilibar Spain Asier Riesgo Puma AVIA, HiKOKI2
Espanyol Spain Rubi Spain Javi López Kelme Riviera Maya, InnJoo13
Getafe Spain José Bordalás Spain Jorge Molina Joma Tecnocasa Group, Reale Seguros,2 @getafecf3
Girona Spain Eusebio Sacristán Spain Álex Granell Umbro Marathonbet, Costa Brava2
Huesca Spain Francisco Spain Juanjo Camacho Kelme Huesca La Magia, DISA,1 Bodega Sommos,1 Grupo Cosehisa,2 El Dorado,3 Ambar 0,03
Leganés Argentina Mauricio Pellegrino Spain Unai Bustinza[a] Joma Betway, Sambil Outlet Madrid,2 BeSoccer,3 Arriaga Asociados3
Levante Spain Paco López Spain Pedro López Macron Betway, Baleària1
Rayo Vallecano Spain Paco Jémez Spain Adri Embarba Kelme Creditea,1 Modalia.com1
Real Betis Spain Quique Setién Spain Joaquín Kappa GreenEarth, Reale Seguros,2 BeSoccer,3 OTC Desks4
Real Madrid France Zinedine Zidane Spain Sergio Ramos Adidas Emirates
Real Sociedad Spain Imanol Alguacil Spain Asier Illarramendi Macron Kutxabank,1 Reale Seguros2
Sevilla Spain Joaquín Caparrós Spain Sergio Escudero Nike Playtika, Betfair,2 EverFX3
Valencia Spain Marcelino Spain Daniel Parejo Adidas BLU, beIN Sports,1 Sesderma,2 Alfa Romeo3
Valladolid Spain Sergio González Spain Javi Moyano Hummel Cuatro Rayas, Junta of Castile and León,1 Integra Energía,2 Cultura y Turismo Valladolid3
Villarreal Spain Javier Calleja Spain Bruno Joma Pamesa Cerámica, Endavant2
1. ^ On the back of shirt.
2. ^ On the sleeves.
3. ^ On the shorts.
4. ^ On the away jersey.
  1. ^ Captain Alexander Szymanowski was on a recovery from Pubitis injury effectively making Bustinza captain for the remainder of the season.

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of
appointment
Celta Vigo Spain Juan Carlos Unzué Sacked 21 May 2018[56] Pre-season Argentina Antonio Mohamed 22 May 2018[57]
Girona Spain Pablo Machín Signed for Sevilla 28 May 2018[58] Spain Eusebio Sacristán 7 June 2018[59]
Real Madrid France Zinedine Zidane Resigned 31 May 2018[60] Spain Julen Lopetegui 12 June 2018[61]
Real Sociedad Spain Imanol Alguacil End of contract 30 June 2018[62] Spain Asier Garitano 24 May 2018[63]
Huesca Spain Rubi 30 June 2018[64] Argentina Leo Franco 28 May 2018[65]
Sevilla Spain Joaquín Caparrós End of caretaker spell 30 June 2018[66] Spain Pablo Machín 28 May 2018[67]
Espanyol Spain David Gallego 30 June 2018[68] Spain Rubi 3 June 2018[69]
Leganés Spain Asier Garitano Signed for Real Sociedad 30 June 2018[70] Argentina Mauricio Pellegrino 2 June 2018[71]
Athletic Bilbao Spain José Ángel Ziganda Mutual consent 30 June 2018[72] Argentina Eduardo Berizzo 31 May 2018[73]
Huesca Argentina Leo Franco Sacked 9 October 2018 20th Spain Francisco 10 October 2018[74]
Real Madrid Spain Julen Lopetegui 29 October 2018 9th Argentina Santiago Solari 30 October 2018
Celta Vigo Argentina Antonio Mohamed 12 November 2018 14th Portugal Miguel Cardoso 12 November 2018
Athletic Bilbao Argentina Eduardo Berizzo 4 December 2018 18th Spain Gaizka Garitano 4 December 2018
Villarreal Spain Javier Calleja 10 December 2018 17th Spain Luis García 10 December 2018
Real Sociedad Spain Asier Garitano 26 December 2018[75] 15th Spain Imanol Alguacil 26 December 2018[76]
Villarreal Spain Luis García 29 January 2019[77] 19th Spain Javier Calleja 29 January 2019[78]
Celta Vigo Portugal Miguel Cardoso 3 March 2019 17th Spain Fran Escribá 3 March 2019[79]
Real Madrid Argentina Santiago Solari 11 March 2019 3rd France Zinedine Zidane 11 March 2019[80]
Sevilla Spain Pablo Machín 15 March 2019[81] 6th Spain Joaquín Caparrós 15 March 2019[82]
Rayo Vallecano Spain Míchel 18 March 2019[83] 19th Spain Paco Jémez 20 March 2019[84]

League table[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Barcelona (C) 38 26 9 3 90 36 +54 87 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Atlético Madrid 38 22 10 6 55 29 +26 76
3 Real Madrid 38 21 5 12 63 46 +17 68
4 Valencia 38 15 16 7 51 35 +16 61
5 Getafe 38 15 14 9 48 35 +13 59[a] Qualification for the Europa League group stage[b]
6 Sevilla 38 17 8 13 62 47 +15 59[a]
7 Espanyol 38 14 11 13 48 50 −2 53[c] Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[b]
8 Athletic Bilbao 38 13 14 11 41 45 −4 53[c]
9 Real Sociedad 38 13 11 14 45 46 −1 50[d]
10 Real Betis 38 14 8 16 44 52 −8 50[d]
11 Alavés 38 13 11 14 39 50 −11 50[d]
12 Eibar 38 11 14 13 46 50 −4 47
13 Leganés 38 11 12 15 37 43 −6 45
14 Villarreal 38 10 14 14 49 52 −3 44[e]
15 Levante 38 11 11 16 59 66 −7 44[e]
16 Valladolid 38 10 11 17 32 51 −19 41[f]
17 Celta Vigo 38 10 11 17 53 62 −9 41[f]
18 Girona (R) 38 9 10 19 37 53 −16 37 Relegation to the Segunda División
19 Huesca (R) 38 7 12 19 43 65 −22 33
20 Rayo Vallecano (R) 38 8 8 22 41 70 −29 32
Source: La Liga, Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Fair-play points (Note: Head-to-head record is used only after all the matches between the teams in question have been played)[85]
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Getafe finished ahead of Sevilla on head-to-head points: Sevilla 0–2 Getafe, Getafe 3–0 Sevilla.
  2. ^ a b Since the winners of the 2018–19 Copa del Rey, Valencia, qualified for European competition based on league position, the spot awarded to the cup winners (Europa League group stage) was passed to the sixth-placed team and the spot awarded to the sixth-placed team (Europa League second qualifying round) was passed to the seventh-placed team.
  3. ^ a b Espanyol finished ahead of Athletic Bilbao on head-to-head points: Espanyol 1–0 Athletic Bilbao, Athletic Bilbao 1–1 Espanyol.
  4. ^ a b c Real Sociedad finished ahead of Real Betis and Alavés on head-to-head points: Real Sociedad 6, Real Betis 5, Alavés 5. Real Betis finished ahead of Alavés on goal difference: Real Betis –8, Alavés –11.
  5. ^ a b Villarreal finished ahead of Levante on head-to-head points: Villarreal 1–1 Levante, Levante 0–2 Villarreal.
  6. ^ a b Valladolid finished ahead of Celta Vigo on head-to-head points: Celta Vigo 3–3 Valladolid, Valladolid 2–1 Celta Vigo.

Positions by round[edit]

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches.
In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards.

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
Barcelona22111112111121111111111111111111111111
Atlético Madrid891095343544333332222223222222222222222
Real Madrid41222224796665444543332333333333333333
Valencia11151717151614141414151511141514812119788997776566566544
Getafe171195101191398811129877766655544444445444455
Sevilla135127531433212223334444456667654655666
Espanyol1047486752525571011148101315151214141311131413131210910997
Athletic Bilbao5568121515171716171718181818171715141112131110121298887777778
Real Sociedad77813910139101213108101315151188999789910109101011119889
Real Betis2018131013858111314121411756677867878889109991011131010
Alavés19171173466325444565455576665555778888101111
Eibar1419151511131712121512131012141313131611101010101110101111111213131312111212
Leganés1512192020182018181818181716161616161315161311131211131412121111121213121313
Villarreal161318141491216161716161617171718181919191919181818171717171815141414151414
Levante310411161716118778966810101210121114121315151515151516171516161515
Valladolid13141619181410766971315121212151416131415161616161616161718181718171616
Celta Vigo98334781013101114151311911141717181616171717181818181617151615141717
Girona1216126612111515111097891099912141717151514141213141414161817181818
Huesca66141617201920202020202020202020202020202020202020202020202020201920202019
Rayo Vallecano1820201819191819191919191919191919191818171818191919191919191919192019191920
Leader and UEFA Champions League group stage
UEFA Champions League Group stage
UEFA Europa League Group stage
UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round
Relegation to Segunda División
Source: BDFutbol.com

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ALA ATH ATM BAR CEL EIB ESP GET GIR HUE LEG LEV RAY BET RMA RSO SEV VAL VLD VIL
Alavés 0–0 0–4 0–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–1
Athletic Bilbao 1–1 2–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 3–2 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–3
Atlético Madrid 3–0 3–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–0 2–0
Barcelona 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 8–2 3–1 1–0 3–1 3–4 5–1 2–1 4–2 2–2 1–0 2–0
Celta Vigo 0–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–4 2–2 0–1 2–4 3–1 1–0 1–2 3–3 3–2
Eibar 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 1–0 3–0 2–2 3–0 1–2 1–0 4–4 2–1 1–0 3–0 2–1 1–3 1–1 1–2 0–0
Espanyol 2–1 1–0 3–0 0–4 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–3 2–4 2–0 0–1 2–0 3–1 3–1
Getafe 4–0 1–0 0–2 1–2 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 0–2 0–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 3–0 0–1 0–0 2–2
Girona 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 3–2 2–3 1–2 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–4 0–0 1–0 2–3 0–0 0–1
Huesca 1–3 0–1 0–3 0–0 3–3 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 2–6 4–0 2–2
Leganés 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1
Levante 2–1 3–0 2–2 0–5 1–2 2–2 2–2 0–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 4–1 4–0 1–2 1–3 2–6 2–2 2–0 0–2
Rayo Vallecano 1–5 1–1 0–1 2–3 4–2 1–0 2–2 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–4 2–0 1–2 2–2
Real Betis 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–4 3–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–2 2–1 1–0 0–3 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–1
Real Madrid 3–0 3–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 3–2 4–1 1–2 1–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–2
Real Sociedad 0–1 2–1 0–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 3–2 2–1 0–0 0–0 3–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–1
Sevilla 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–4 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 0–3 5–0 5–0 3–2 3–0 5–2 0–1 1–0 0–0
Valencia 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 3–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–0
Valladolid 0–1 1–0 2–3 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–4 2–1 0–1 0–2 1–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–0
Villarreal 1–2 1–1 1–1 4–4 2–3 1–0 2–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 3–0 0–0 0–1
Source: La Liga
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Top goalscorers[88][edit]

Lionel Messi equalled Telmo Zarra as maximum winner of the Pichichi Trophy after winning his sixth and third consecutive award.
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona 36
2 France Karim Benzema Real Madrid 21
Uruguay Luis Suárez Barcelona
4 Spain Iago Aspas Celta Vigo 20
5 Uruguay Cristhian Stuani Girona 19
6 France Wissam Ben Yedder Sevilla 18
7 Spain Borja Iglesias Espanyol 17
8 France Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid 15
9 Brazil Charles Eibar 14
Spain Raúl de Tomás Rayo Vallecano
Spain Jaime Mata Getafe
Spain Jorge Molina Getafe

Top assists[89][edit]

Lionel Messi (left) and Pablo Sarabia (right) both assisted 13 goals this season.
Rank Player Club Assists
1 Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona 13
Spain Pablo Sarabia Sevilla
3 Spain Santi Cazorla Villarreal 10
Spain Jony Alavés
5 France Wissam Ben Yedder Sevilla 9
Spain José Campaña Levante
France Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid
8 Spain Jordi Alba Barcelona 8
9 Spain Moi Gómez Huesca 7
Spain Brais Méndez Celta Vigo
Spain Daniel Parejo Valencia
Spain Sergi Roberto Barcelona
Chile Arturo Vidal Barcelona

Zamora Trophy[90][edit]

Jan Oblak won his fourth consecutive Zamora Trophy, the first player to do so since Víctor Valdés from 2009 to 2012.

The Zamora Trophy is awarded by newspaper Marca to the goalkeeper with the lowest goals-to-games ratio. A goalkeeper has to have played at least 28 games of 60 or more minutes to be eligible for the trophy.[91]

Rank Name Club Goals
against
Matches Average
1 Slovenia Jan Oblak Atlético Madrid 27 37 0.73
2 Germany Marc-André ter Stegen Barcelona 32 35 0.91
3 Spain David Soria Getafe 34 37 0.92
4 Brazil Neto Valencia 34 34 1
5 Spain Iago Herrerín Athletic Bilbao 32 31 1.03

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date Round
Portugal André Silva Sevilla Rayo Vallecano 4–1 (A) 19 August 2018 1
France Wissam Ben Yedder Sevilla Levante 6–2 (A) 23 September 2018 5
Spain Iago Aspas Celta Vigo Eibar 4–0 (H) 27 October 2018 10
Uruguay Luis Suárez Barcelona Real Madrid 5–1 (H) 28 October 2018
Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona Levante 5–0 (A) 16 December 2018 16
Spain Raúl de Tomás Rayo Vallecano Celta Vigo 4–2 (H) 11 January 2019 19
Morocco Youssef En-Nesyri Leganés Real Betis 3–0 (H) 10 February 2019 23
Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona Sevilla 4–2 (A) 23 February 2019 25
France Wissam Ben Yedder Sevilla Real Sociedad 5–2 (H) 10 March 2019 27
Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona Real Betis 4–1 (A) 17 March 2019 28
France Karim Benzema Real Madrid Athletic Bilbao 3–0 (H) 21 April 2019 33
Note

(H) – Home ; (A) – Away

Discipline[92][edit]

Player[edit]

Team[edit]

  • Most yellow cards: 121
    • Athletic Bilbao
  • Most red cards: 8
    • Rayo Vallecano
  • Fewest yellow cards: 77
    • Barcelona
  • Fewest red cards: 0
    • Valladolid

Average attendances[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Barcelona 1,428,956 91,077 50,670 75,208 +8.4%
2 Real Madrid 1,151,359 78,819 46,294 60,598 −7.7%
3 Atlético Madrid 1,065,049 67,804 40,863 56,055 +1.0%
4 Real Betis 838,425 53,443 28,078 44,128 −4.9%
5 Athletic Bilbao 775,197 47,629 34,060 40,800 +9.2%
6 Valencia 751,756 46,280 35,518 39,566 +2.3%
7 Sevilla 685,995 42,877 28,134 36,105 +9.2%
8 Real Sociedad 422,932 27,322 16,417 22,260 +13.0%
9 Levante 373,673 23,736 16,198 19,667 +11.2%
10 Espanyol 362,219 25,700 13,469 19,064 +8.0%
11 Valladolid 358,112 22,585 16,136 18,848 +61.2%1
12 Celta Vigo 336,390 22,564 13,266 17,705 +8.6%
13 Villarreal 316,531 19,903 13,685 16,660 −0.2%
14 Alavés 279,371 19,349 10,394 14,704 −5.7%
15 Rayo Vallecano 224,998 13,691 10,040 11,842 +26.1%1
16 Getafe 205,088 14,721 7,600 10,836 +5.9%
17 Girona 205,047 13,649 6,482 10,792 +5.4%
18 Leganés 190,325 11,638 4,155 10,017 +7.3%
19 Huesca 125,660 7,343 5,630 6,614 +57.9%1
20 Eibar 92,675 6,519 3,652 4,878 −8.4%
League total 10,190,558 91,077 3,652 26,817 −0.6%

Source: World Football
Notes:
1: Team played last season in Segunda División.

LFP Awards[edit]

Monthly[edit]

Month Player of the Month Reference
Player Club
September Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona [93]
October Uruguay Luis Suárez Barcelona [94]
November Czech Republic Tomáš Vaclík Sevilla [95]
December France Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid [96]
January Spain Iñaki Williams Athletic Bilbao [97]
February Spain Jaime Mata Getafe [98]
March Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona [99]
April Spain Iago Aspas Celta Vigo [100]

Number of teams by autonomous community[edit]

Source:[101]

Autonomous Community Number Teams
1  Community of Madrid 5 Atlético Madrid, Getafe, Leganés, Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid
2  Basque Country 4 Alavés, Athletic Bilbao, Eibar and Real Sociedad
3  Catalonia 3 Barcelona, Espanyol and Girona
 Valencian Community Levante, Valencia and Villarreal
5  Andalusia 2 Real Betis and Sevilla
6  Aragon 1 Huesca
 Castile and Leon Valladolid
 Galicia Celta Vigo

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