Last week I went on and on about how Sevilla is the most overlooked club in all of La Liga. They have beaten among the best (Real Madrid) and going into last weekend they were among the hottest clubs in all of the world. Well you can say that I gave Sevilla the dreaded curse as well. The club’s winning ways would come to an end last weekend with a loss to Deportivo La Coruna. So now I must admit that Deportivo is the most underrated team because I never saw this 2-1 loss coming.
Another underrated squad is Sporting Gijon. They would cruise to a 2-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao. Barcelona and Valencia would draw in a disappointing 0-0 battle. With all those goal scorers you would think one would come through. That was not the case for Real Madrid-Valladolid. This match would have many goals including two from Raul (yeah remember him!) and Real Madrid would win 4-2.
Espanyol who recently won their first home match in their new stadium won again at home. This time over new boys Tenerife 2-1. And speaking of new boys Xerez won the battle for last place over Villarreal 2-1. What is going on with the Yellow Submarines? Insert joke about sinking into the ocean depths here. Almeria was able to win on the road against Malaga 2-1 as well.
In the final matches of the week Mallorca defeated Getafe 3-1, Osasuna opened up the offensive attack against struggling Atletico Madrid 3-0, and in the final match new boys Real Zaragoza and Racing Santander battled their way to a tough 2-2 draw.