The 89th La Liga season has ended on 20th July, 2020. Here is our exclusive summary of La Liga 2019-20.
After the 2016-17 season, Real Madrid won the La Liga in this season. It was a very special season for them. It had started on the 16th of August, 2019. On 12th March 2020, the League and the Segunda division were suspended for at least two months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The season recommenced on the 11th of June, with matches being played every day till 13th of July, while all games in the penultimate round were played on 16th of July and the last round took place on 19th of July. On 16th of July, Real Madrid won the league for a record 34th time with one match remaining after defeating Villarreal 2-1.
A total of 20 teams have participated in the league season, where 17 sides were present from the 2018-19 season and 3 teams were promoted from the 2018-19 Segunda division. These include the two top teams from that division and the winners of the playoffs.
Teams relegated to Segunda division
- Rayo Vallecano
Teams promoted to La Liga 2019-20
La Liga 2019-20 Season Statistics
First goal of the season: Aritz Aduriz for Atletico Bilbao against Barcelona.
Last goal of the season: Coke for Levante against Getafe.
Top 3 Goal Scorers of La Liga 2019-20
- Lionel Messi ( 25 )
- Karim Benzema ( 21)
- Gerrard Moreno ( 18 )
Top 3 Assist providers of La Liga 2019-20
- Lionel Messi (21)
- Mikel Oyarzabal (11)
- Santi Cazorla (9)
The Trofeo Pichichi is awarded by the Spanish sports newspaper Marca to the top goalscorer of each La Liga season. Lionel Messi has won his seventh Pichichi in this season being the top goalscorer of this season, creates a record in La Liga history.
The Zamora trophy is also awarded by Marca to the goalkeeper with the lowest goals to games ratio. In this season, Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois has won this award for the 3rd time in his career, two times as an Atletico Madrid player & this time as a Real Madrid player. He had the lowest (0.59) ratio of goals-to-games in the whole league.
Overview of the season
La Liga has two big giants, Barcelona and Real Madrid. They dominated the league and played pleasing football. Atletico De Madrid‘s consistency along with Diego Martinez’s Granada, Imanol Alguacil’s Real Sociedad and Javi Calleja’s Villarreal played appealing football throughout the year. Further down the table, It was newly-promoted Osasuna who played a fantastic brand of football under Jogoba Arrasate and made Barcelona drop points twice in the season since the 2002/03 season. Los Rojillos veritably were an entertaining team to watch. Levante‘s defence did let the team down, but the attack was enough to win games against Barcelona and Real in the same season.
For Julen Lopetegui’s Sevilla, it was a superb season that could have gone way better if they kept it together at the end. Finally, a little mention to Javier Aguirre’s Leganes, who was the 12th best team based on form after the Mexican set foot at Butarque. They were dead last when he found them, with only 5 points. But while they couldn’t escape relegation, they fought until the last second against all odds and circumstances.
Teams qualified for UEFA Champions League 2020-21
- Real Madrid
- FC Barcelona
- Atletico De Madrid
Relegated teams after La Liga 2019-20
Promoted teams for La Liga 2020-21
- Not confirmed right now.
Young Stars on the sky of La Liga
La Liga 2019-20 was a platform for the rise of the brightest stars for the new era of football. Martin Odegaard, Ansu Fati, Federico Valverde and many young talented players have performed exceptionally well. Marca had presented a squad named as “The eleven ‘revelation’ of the season”.
Flops of La Liga 2019-20
But the journey was not the same for everyone. Some talented players have disappointed throughout the season. Here is a squad, compiled by MARCA which contains eleven players, who have been pretty average this season.
Thus, La Liga 2019-20 has came to an end on 20th July. We have to wait until September to watch La Liga again. The 2020-21 La Liga season will begin on 12 September, 2020. We hope La Liga 2020-21 will be more competitive, entertaining and a better tournament than this season.
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