1997–98 La Liga

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La Liga
Season 1997–98
Champions Barcelona
15th title
Relegated Compostela (relegation playoff)
Mérida
Sporting
Champions League Real Madrid (group stage) (via UEFA Champions League)
Barcelona (group stage)
Athletic Bilbao (second qualifying round)
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Mallorca (first round) (Copa del Rey runner-up)
UEFA Cup Real Sociedad (first round)
Celta Vigo (first round)
Atlético Madrid (first round)
Betis (first round)
Intertoto Cup Valencia (third round)
Espanyol (second round)
Matches played 380
Goals scored 1009 (2.66 per match)
Top goalscorer Christian Vieri (24)
Biggest home win Salamanca 6–0 Valencia
(12 April 1998)[1]
Biggest away win Real Oviedo 0–5 Real Sociedad
(19 October 1997)[2]
Highest scoring Salamanca 5–4 Atlético Madrid
(21 March 1998)[3]

The 1997–98 La Liga season, the 67th since its establishment, started on 30 August 1997 and finished on 16 May 1998.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Teams promoted from 1996–97 Segunda División

Teams relegated to 1997–98 Segunda División


Team information[edit]

Clubs and locations[edit]

Canary Islands

1997-98 season was composed of the following clubs:


League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Barcelona (C) 38 23 5 10 78 56 +22 74 1998–99 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Athletic Bilbao 38 17 14 7 52 42 +10 65 1998–99 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
3 Real Sociedad 38 16 15 7 60 37 +23 63 1998–99 UEFA Cup First round RMA 2–0 RSO
RSO 4–2 RMA
4 Real Madrid 38 17 12 9 63 45 +18 63 1998–99 UEFA Champions League Group stage 1
5 Mallorca 38 16 12 10 55 39 +16 60 1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round 2 MLL: 9 pts
CEL: 5 pts
ATM: 2 pts
6 Celta de Vigo 38 17 9 12 54 47 +7 60 1998–99 UEFA Cup First round
7 Atlético Madrid 38 16 12 10 79 56 +23 60
8 Betis 38 17 8 13 49 50 −1 59
9 Valencia 38 16 7 15 58 52 +6 55 1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
10 Espanyol 38 12 17 9 44 31 +13 53 1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
11 Valladolid 38 13 11 14 36 47 −11 50
12 Deportivo La Coruña 38 12 13 13 44 46 −2 49
13 Zaragoza 38 12 12 14 45 53 −8 48
14 Racing Santander 38 12 9 17 46 55 −9 45
RAC: 8 pts
SAL: 4 pts → SAL 2-0 TEN
TEN: 4 pts → TEN 2-0 SAL
15 Salamanca 38 12 9 17 46 46 0 45
16 Tenerife 38 11 12 15 44 57 −13 45
17 Compostela (R) 38 11 11 16 56 66 −10 44 Relegation Playoffs 1998
18 Oviedo (O) 38 9 13 16 36 51 −15 40
19 Mérida (R) 38 9 12 17 33 53 −20 39 Relegation to Segunda División
20 Sporting de Gijón (R) 38 2 7 29 31 80 −49 13

Source: LFP
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored.
1Real Madrid was qualified directly for the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League as holders.

2Since Barcelona, winners of 1997–98 Copa del Rey, was qualified for the 1998–99 UEFA Champions League, losing cup finalists RCD Mallorca earned a spot in the first round of the 1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Positions by round[edit]

Team \ Round
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Barcelona 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Athletic Bilbao 17 16 13 15 15 13 11 9 8 8 8 8 9 11 9 8 7 5 6 4 4 5 4 5 6 7 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 3 3 2 2 2
Real Sociedad 20 12 15 8 10 8 7 4 6 5 6 6 6 4 5 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 4 3 3 3 3 5 4 4 3 3
Real Madrid 10 7 3 3 4 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 4
Mallorca 6 9 2 2 2 4 4 5 7 6 7 7 7 8 10 11 9 8 9 9 9 9 6 6 7 5 7 8 9 8 7 4 4 4 5 5 5 5
Celta de Vigo 7 10 4 4 3 5 5 6 4 3 3 3 5 6 6 6 6 4 7 7 6 6 7 7 5 6 5 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 8 6
Atlético Madrid 9 2 9 10 6 3 3 7 5 4 5 5 3 3 3 3 4 6 4 5 5 4 5 4 4 3 3 4 7 7 8 9 8 7 8 9 7 7
Betis 2 5 12 14 7 9 9 8 9 10 10 12 11 10 7 7 8 9 8 8 8 8 9 8 8 10 6 6 5 5 5 7 7 8 7 6 6 8
Valencia 14 18 18 18 17 16 17 16 17 17 18 17 17 18 19 16 13 13 13 15 13 11 10 11 11 9 10 9 8 9 9 8 9 9 9 8 9 9
Espanyol 3 6 8 7 8 6 6 3 2 7 4 4 4 5 4 4 5 7 5 6 7 7 8 9 10 8 9 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Valladolid 16 20 19 20 20 18 19 19 18 18 17 18 18 17 18 14 16 14 16 18 16 19 19 16 15 14 12 12 13 13 12 11 11 10 11 11 11 11
Deportivo La Coruña 12 13 16 11 11 15 14 14 15 16 12 13 15 14 14 15 17 17 17 14 14 14 11 12 13 12 14 13 14 11 13 12 12 11 12 13 13 12
Zaragoza 13 14 11 13 13 12 15 12 10 11 13 11 10 9 11 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 13 10 9 11 11 10 10 12 11 13 13 14 13 12 12 13
Racing Santander 8 11 6 9 5 7 8 11 14 15 14 15 13 12 12 12 12 11 12 11 11 13 14 14 14 15 16 16 16 17 19 16 14 13 14 14 14 14
Salamanca 15 17 14 16 16 17 18 18 19 19 19 19 19 19 16 17 14 15 14 16 18 15 17 19 19 18 17 15 17 16 17 17 15 15 15 15 15 15
Tenerife 11 8 5 5 9 11 12 10 12 13 15 16 16 16 17 19 19 19 18 19 19 16 18 18 18 16 18 18 19 18 18 18 18 17 16 16 16 16
Compostela 4 3 10 12 12 14 13 15 13 14 16 14 14 15 15 18 18 18 19 17 15 18 15 15 17 19 19 19 18 19 16 19 19 19 18 17 17 17
Real Oviedo 5 4 7 6 14 10 10 13 11 9 9 9 8 7 8 10 11 12 11 12 12 12 12 13 12 13 13 14 12 14 14 14 16 16 17 19 18 18
Mérida 18 15 17 17 18 19 16 17 16 12 11 10 12 13 13 13 15 16 15 13 17 17 16 17 16 17 15 17 15 15 15 15 17 18 19 18 19 19
Sporting de Gijón 19 19 20 19 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

Source: LFP 1-4 5-8 9-12 13-16 17-20

Note: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup spot (in yellow) being non-related with a position in La Liga, does not appear until the team is assured to be qualified. Conditions to be assured are: Copa del Rey winner cannot reach UEFA Champions League's places or one of finalists' Copa del Rey cannot qualify mathematically to UEFA Champions League. Barcelona was qualified to UEFA Champions League since 33rd round, since this round, Mallorca's places are coloured in yellow where place is not of Champions League. In light yellow the spot expected for 1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.


Leader
1998–99 UEFA Champions League Group stage
1998–99 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup First round
1998–99 UEFA Cup First round
1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup Second round
Play-off relegation to 1998–99 Segunda División
Relegation to 1998–99 Segunda División


Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ATH ATM BAR BET CEL COM DEP ESP MLL MER RAC RMA ROV RSO SAL SPG TEN VAL VLD ZAR
Athletic Bilbao 1–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 3–1 5–1 4–3 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 3–0 0–3 2–0 1–0
Atlético Madrid 3–0 5–2 0–0 3–3 3–1 3–0 0–2 2–3 4–0 2–1 1–1 4–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–2 3–1 5–0 2–1
Barcelona 4–0 3–1 1–3 3–2 2–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 3–0 1–4 2–1 3–2 3–4 1–2 1–0
Betis 1–1 2–3 0–2 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–3 2–1 2–1 0–2 3–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–0 1–0 3–0 3–3
Celta de Vigo 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 3–3 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 3–0 2–1 4–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–1
Compostela 1–4 2–1 2–2 2–3 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 3–0 3–1 2–3 1–0 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–2 3–1 0–0 2–0
Deportivo La Coruña 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–6 1–1 1–1 0–1 4–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–3 2–1
Espanyol 0–1 2–2 1–1 5–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–3 3–0 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 0–1
Mallorca 4–0 2–1 0–1 1–2 4–2 2–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 6–2 5–1 2–1 1–1 0–2
Mérida 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–3 4–0 3–3 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–1
Racing Santander 0–0 0–1 2–4 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 3–1 1–0 4–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–3
Real Madrid 0–0 1–1 2–3 1–0 3–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 5–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 1–2 3–1 0–2
Oviedo 1–2 0–2 1–0 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–5 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 3–0
Real Sociedad 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–0 2–1 5–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 4–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–1
Salamanca 0–0 5–4 4–3 0–0 0–1 0–1 4–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 0–0 0–2 0–2 0–0 4–0 2–0 6–0 1–0 1–2
Sporting de Gijón 1–2 2–3 1–4 2–3 0–1 0–2 0–3 1–0 1–3 0–0 2–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–2 2–3
Tenerife 0–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–3 5–1 0–0 0–0 1–4 1–1 2–2 4–3 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 3–2 1–0 0–0
Valencia 1–1 4–1 0–3 1–0 2–1 4–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 3–0 6–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 0–1 2–2 1–2 1–2 2–1
Valladolid 3–0 2–1 1–2 1–3 0–0 4–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–4 1–2 1–1 2–1 0–3 4–0
Zaragoza 1–1 1–5 1–2 3–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 2–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–3 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 0–0

Source: LFP (Spanish)
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Relegation playoff[edit]

Home Matches:
Villarreal CF 0–0 SD Compostela
Real Oviedo 3–0 UD Las Palmas
Away Matches:
SD Compostela 1–1 Villarreal CF Agg:1-1(ag)
UD Las Palmas 3–1 Real Oviedo Agg:3-4

Awards[edit]

Pichichi Trophy[edit]

The Pichichi Trophy is awarded to the player who scores the most goals in a season.

Rank Goalscorers Goals Club
1
Italy Christian Vieri
24
Atlético Madrid
2
Brazil Rivaldo
19
Barcelona
3
Spain Luis Enrique
18
Barcelona
4
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Darko Kovačević
17
Real Sociedad
5
Bulgaria Lyuboslav Penev
16
Compostela
6
Portugal Pauleta
15
Salamanca
7
Uruguay Fernando Correa
14
Racing Santander
8
Argentina Juan Esnáider
13
Espanyol
Croatia Alen Peternac
13
Valladolid
Argentina Gabriel Amato
13
Mallorca

Zamora Trophy[edit]

The Zamora Trophy is awarded to the goalkeeper with least goals to games ratio.

Rank Goalkeeper Goals Matches Average Team
1
Spain Toni Jiménez
31
37
0.84
Espanyol
2
Spain Alberto López
37
38
0.97
Real Sociedad
3
Romania Bogdan Stelea
32
30
1.07
Salamanca
4
Spain Imanol Etxeberria
42
38
1.11
Athletic Bilbao
5
Spain Andoni Zubizarreta
40
34
1.18
Valencia

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Salamanca 6-0 Valencia". LFP. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Real Oviedo 0–5 Real Sociedad". LFP. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Salamanca 5-4 Atlético Madrid". LFP. Retrieved 14 September 2010.