La Liga Race to Top of Table Takes Shape in April


There is an incredible close race to the top of La Liga currently going on in Spain.  F.C. Barcelona currently sits atop the Spanish throne, leading by four points over Real Madrid.  The Catalan club defeated Cristiano Ronaldo and company in their last match, a huge win that put them four points clear of their rivals.  Clubs like Sevilla, Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Villareal will surely keep things interesting as we move on into April.

According to international ticket reseller Ticketbis, La Liga tickets are piping hot, especially on April 18 when the Barcelona takes on Valencia, and Real Madrid is also in action. Barca-Valencia ticket start at $136, just to get in the stadium.

On April 4th Sevilla will take on Atlhetic Bilbao at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Sevilla.  Sevilla is having a fantastic season so far and is going to need to come away from this match with all three points.  They currently are at 55 points and are just four points away from securing a Champions League berth in 2016.  Their opponents, Bilbao, are also in desperate need of a victory.  The visitors are on 39 points and are 10 points away from reaching the Europa League berth.

April 18th will be a big day for Barcelona and Valencia who will both be near the top of the table when this game rolls around.  Barcelona will play this one at home at the Camp Nou, where they have been successful all season long.  Third place Valencia was defeated by Barcelona at home earlier this season by a score of 1-0.  However, their slip up at home against the first place team has been very rare this season.  They are just four points behind Real Madrid in the table, having earned 60 points from all competitions this season.  Their star players Pablo Piatti, Dani Parejo and Diego Alves could give Lionel Messi and company a run of the title come April 18th.

 

This game is also drawing international interest as more tickets have been purchased by fans in the UK (12.3%), France (10.5%) and Brazil (7.0%) combined than from Spain directly (24.6%), according to Ticketbis.

Another April 18 game has similar international appeal. Real Madrid and Malaga will play on the same day as Barcelona and Valencia, meaning the top three teams will all be in action on the same day. According to Ticketbis, 14.9% of ticket sales for this game have come from Germany, which is actually the same percentage of sales that have come from Spain! A win from Malaga could secure the title for Barcelona and a second place finish for Valencia.  Madrid on the other hand is looking to make up for the recent loss to Barcelona.  On April 18th there will be big moves being made at the top of the La Liga table.

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