1. runde i La Liga 12/13
Forrige sesong satte Real Madrid rekord etter rekord da de gjenerobret tronen i spansk fotball fra Barcelona. De fleste vil nok mene at Real og Barcelona er de to beste lagene i verden akkurat nå og årets sesong blir nok ganske sikkert nok en tvekamp mellom de to gigantene. Her kommer info om alle kampene i den første serierunden i årets La Liga.
La Liga 2012-13
Celta Vigo v Malaga
Celta and Malaga, since the latter were reformed in 1992, have met 12 times in La Liga. Celta have won five and lost just three of these meetings, with four draws completing the record.
The last two clashes between the sides in the top-flight, in the 2005/06 campaign, both finished 2-0 in favour of Celta Vigo.
One of these 2-0 victories occurred on the opening day of the 2005/06 campaign at the Balaídos; the only time these sides have met on the first matchday since Malaga’s reformation.
The Galician side have only won two of their last six opening games played at the Balaídos in La Liga (2D 2L).
Malaga, meanwhile, have only won four of their 11 opening La Liga games (since 1992), drawing one and losing six, and only one of six away from home (five defeats).
Celta have been relegated on the last two occasions they have failed to win the opening game of a top-flight season.
Malaga, together with Real Madrid, scored the most goals from outside the area in La Liga last term (15).
Manuel Pellegrini’s side scored a league-high 10 goals from corners in 2011/12.
The recently sold Santi Cazorla (38) and Salomón Rondón played more games than any other Malaga players last season.
Iago Aspas, the second-top scorer in the Second Division last season, netted eight braces in the league last term, at least five more than any other player.
Sevilla v Getafe
Sevilla have only won one of their last seven top-flight clashes with Getafe (6L).
The last meeting between Sevilla and Getafe ended in a 5-1 hammering in favour of the Madrid-based side; it was Getafe’s joint-second biggest top-flight win and only the sixth time they had scored five goals in a single game.
Getafe have won three of their last four trips to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán in La Liga, losing the other.
Luis García’s side have gone five consecutive away games in the league without winning or scoring a single goal. Last season, they went on a run of 18 away games without a single win – the worst run in their history.
Sevilla have won seven of their last nine opening games in La Liga (1D 1L).
The last time Sevilla faced a side from Madrid on matchday one was in 2007/08; they hammered Getafe 4-1.
The Andalusian side have won their last six league openers played on home soil, keeping a clean sheet in four of them.
Getafe will start their top-flight season away for the eighth time (4W 3L), having only played their first game in front of their own fans once (last season’s 1-1 draw with Levante).
Sevilla won 54% of league games played with Palop in goal last season, compared to just 24% with Javi Varas (recently loaned out).
Miku has scored more goals against Sevilla (five) than any other side in La Liga.
Real Madrid v Valencia
Real Madrid have gone 23 consecutive league games without defeat (20W 3D), the record in the club’s history is 31 (between 1987/88 and 1988/89).
Real Madrid had 32 shots without scoring in this fixture last season, a record for most shots without a goal in one game.
The Whites have gone six games without defeat against Valencia (5W 1D), with their last defeat coming back in 2008/09 (3-0).
Valencia ended last season with five games without a win on the road (1D 4L), only scoring one goal in those five games combined.
Madrid have not lost any of their last 11 opening league fixtures at the Santiago Bernabéu (8W 3D), and have only failed to score in one (v Villarreal in 2006/07).
These sides have met seven times on the opening matchday of La Liga, with Real Madrid winning five and Valencia taking home the points twice.
Madrid broke the record for most goals score in a Spanish top-flight season in 2011/12 by banging in 121 (3.2/game).
José Mourinho’s side only conceded four goals in the final 15 minutes of games last season, a joint-low with Barcelona.
The Whites were the team with the lowest percentage of goals scored by Spanish players last term (8.3%).
Roberto Soldado has scored three goals in his last three games against former club Real Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo has netted in two of his three opening league fixtures for Madrid.
Barcelona v Real Sociedad
Barcelona have won 17 of their last 18 home meetings with Real Sociedad in La Liga.
The Catalan giants have only lost one of their previous 37 league fixtures in front of their own fans (1-2 v Real Madrid, last season).
Real Sociedad have failed to win any of their last nine away league games (3D 6L).
Barcelona have only ever lost one game on the opening matchday of La Liga in front of their own fans, against Espanyol in December 1939.
In their last 12 league games in front of their own fans, Barca have scored at least two goals in each and kept nine clean sheets.
Away from home, Real Sociedad have only ever won two top-flight games on the opening day of the season (nine draws, 23 defeats).
Barcelona and Real Sociedad have met 12 times before on the opening day of the season; Barcelona’s only defeat came back in 1974/75 (9W 2D).
Barcelona had the best shooting accuracy in La Liga last season (58.38%) and scored the most goals in the first 15 minutes of the game (19).
Real Sociedad conceded fewer headed goals than any other league side last term (four).
Barcelona averaged 69.77% possession last term, the most of all teams but less than their 72.32% average in 2010/11.
Leo Messi has scored three goals in five previous league meetings with the side from San Sebastian.
Levante v Atletico Madrid
This will be the first ever meeting between Levante and Atletico Madrid on the opening day of the season.
Atletico have gone six straight league games without losing (4W 2D).
Diego Simeone’s side only won four away games in the whole 2010/11 season (6D 9L), but all four came while the Argentinean was in charge.
Levante have only won four games against Atletico in their top-flight history (14 games), but all four have come at home.
The last time the Red-and-Whites won in the city of Valencia was at the home of Levante back in 2007/08 (1-0).
Levante have never won their opening La Liga fixture (4D, 3L) despite netting four goals in their first ever La Liga game back in 1963/64 (4-4 v Espanyol).
Atletico have only won two of their last 11 opening La Liga fixtures when they have been away from home (4D 5L).
Levante scored more goals from throw-ins than any other side last season (eight).
Atletico only won one of the four games that Falcao missed in the league last season (D2 L1).
Levante averaged just one goal per game without Arouna Koné last season; they scored 1.47 goals per game when he played.
Mallorca v Espanyol
Mallorca have won four of their last five games in La Liga, although three of them came by the exact same scoreline (1-0).
On home soil, Mallorca only lost one of their last nine league games last season (6W 2D).
Espanyol only picked up one victory from their last 11 games in La Liga 2011/12, taking seven points from 33 on offer.
Mallorca have only lost three home league games against Espanyol in their top-flight history (16 W, 5D).
This fixture was also the opening game last season; on that occasion, Mallorca defeated Espanyol 1-0 with a goal from De Guzmán.
Three of Espanyol’s last four away defeats on the opening day of the season have been by the same scoreline (0-1).
Mallorca scored just four goals in the closing 15 minutes of games last season, a league-low.
Only three of the last 20 goals Espanyol have scored in La Liga have come away from their own ground.
Mallorca’s new midfielder Javi Márquez completed 1,767 passes over the past three seasons for Espanyol, his opponents this weekend. Only Verdú and Forlín completed more in this period for the Barcelona-based side.
Espanyol averaged 1.9 goals per game without Alvaro Vázquez last season, but just 0.96 with him in the side.
Deportivo v Osasuna
Deportivo and Osasuna have met 34 times before in the top-flight: The Galicians have won 15, Osasuna have won nine and 10 have ended drawn.
In A Coruna, the Reds have only won three times in their history in La Liga (4D 10L).
Osasuna have only scored on one of their last five visits to the Riazor (1W 2D 2L).
The Galicians have only lost two of their last 13 opening La Liga games on home soil (8W 3D).
Osasuna have drawn their last five opening La Liga fixtures.
The Navarran side have not lost an away game on the opening matchday of La Liga since 1959/60 (3-1 at Sevilla).
Osasuna were, with Racing, the team to draw the most games in La Liga last season (15).
The Reds netted seven headed goals on their travels last term, a league-high with Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao.
Excluding Real Madrid and Barcelona players, Raúl García, who has returned to Atletico, was directly involved in the fourth-most goals last season (19: 11 goals and eight assists).
Alejandro Arribas picked up more yellow cards than any other La Liga player last term (17).
Athletic Bilbao v Real Betis
Athletic have only won five of their last 19 league games against Real Betis (7D 7L).
The Lions have only won four of their last 14 against Betis at the San Mamés (6D 4L).
Betis have suffered their two heaviest ever away defeats in La Liga against Athletic (9-1 in 1932/33 and 8-0 in 1967/68).
The Red-and-Whites have only won one of their last five season openers at the San Mamés (3D 1L).
Betis’ 1-0 win against Granada last season ended a run of six straight opening La Liga games without a victory.
Betis midfielder Benat netted his first ever La Liga goal at the San Mamés last season with a direct free kick (he scored three more to finish joint-top in this category with Santi Cazorla last term).
Betis gained more points in the final 10 minutes than any other team in La Liga last season (12) while only Villarreal (15) lost more than Athletic (11).
Athletic scored more headed goals than any other team last season (19, Osasuna 16) while Fernando Llorente scored more headers than any other player (10).
Betis striker Rubén Castro earned his team more points with his goals (16) than any other Spanish player last season.
Zaragoza v Valladolid
Zaragoza have only won two of their last 13 games against Valladolid in La Liga (6D 5L).
Valladolid have only lost two of their last eight visits to La Romareda (4D 2W).
Zaragoza won eight of their last 11 league games last season.
Pucela’s side have only won three of their last 25 away games in the top-flight, though interestingly one of those was against Zaragoza (2-1 in 2009/10).
Zaragoza have only won two of their last 11 opening La Liga games (2D 7L).
Monday’s game will be the tenth consecutive season in which Valladolid have begun their campaign away from home (2W 4D 3L).
Valladolid have picked up the victory on the two previous times they have met Zaragoza in the first game of the top-flight (1959/60 and 1952/53).
Miroslav Djukic’s side enjoyed the third-highest possession figure in the second division last term.
Javi Guerra, the Valladolid striker, has scored 49 goals in the last two second division seasons, by far the most of all players.
Despite arriving in the winter transfer window, Apono was Zaragoza’s second top scorer and participated in the fourth most goals for the club (five goals, one assist).
Rayo Vallecano v Granada
Rayo Vallecano have won their only two previous meetings with Granada in the top-flight (both last season).
Rayo only won two points by scoring in the last five minutes in the entire 2011/12 season, but that one goal secured their survival in the top-flight (1-0, goal by Tamudo in the 91st minute in the last game of the season).
Rayo beat all four teams from Andalusia at home last season (eight goals scored, one conceded).
Rayo have never won their first La Liga game of the season when it has been in Vallecas (1D 3L).
Granada have not lost any of their last six opening league fixtures away from home in the top-flight (2W 4D).
Rayo have never played a top-flight game on a Monday before, while Granada have played four (2W 2L).
Vallecano netted 53 goals last season, their second best return in a La Liga campaign (53 in 2000/01).
Rayo conceded more goals to set pieces than any other side last season (27).
Granada scored just 13 goals away from home last season, a joint-low with relegated Villarreal.