2007–08 La Liga

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La Liga
Season 2007–08
Champions Real Madrid
31st title
Relegated Zaragoza
Murcia
Levante
Champions League Real Madrid (group stage)
Villarreal (group stage)
Barcelona (playoff round)
Atlético Madrid (playoff round)
UEFA Cup Sevilla (playoff round)
Racing Santander (playoff round)
Valencia (playoff round) (via Copa del Rey)
Intertoto Cup Deportivo (third round)
Matches played 380
Goals scored 1021 (2.69 per match)
Top goalscorer Daniel Güiza (27)
Biggest home win Real Madrid 7–0 Valladolid
(10 February 2008)[1]
Biggest away win Villarreal 0–5 Real Madrid
(2 September 2007)[2]
Highest scoring Atlético Madrid 6–3 Almería
(6 April 2008)[3]

The 2007–08 La Liga season, the 77th since its establishment, started on 25 August 2007 and finished on 18 May 2008. Real Madrid defended their La Liga title successfully after a 2–1 victory over Osasuna. This season, all European leagues ended earlier than the previous season, due to the UEFA Euro 2008 championship. It also was the first year of the new La Liga television agreement that had La Sexta mark its first year of television broadcasting.


Promotion and relegation[edit]

Teams promoted from 2006–07 Segunda División

Teams relegated to 2007–08 Segunda División

Team information[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
FC Barcelona Camp Nou 98,772
Real Madrid Santiago Bernabéu 80,354
RCD Espanyol Lluís Companys 55,926
Atlético Madrid Vicente Calderón 55,005
Valencia CF Mestalla 55,000
Real Betis Manuel Ruiz de Lopera 52,132
Sevilla FC Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán 45,500
Athletic Bilbao San Mamés 39,750
Deportivo de La Coruña Riazor 34,600
Real Zaragoza La Romareda 34,596
Real Murcia Nueva Condomina 33,045
Real Valladolid José Zorrilla 26,512
Levante UD Ciudad de Valencia 25,354
RCD Mallorca ONO Estadi 23,142
Villarreal CF El Madrigal 23,000
Racing de Santander El Sardinero 22,400
Recreativo de Huelva Nuevo Colombino 21,600
CA Osasuna Estadio Reyno de Navarra 19,553
Getafe CF Coliseum Alfonso Pérez 16,300
UD Almería Estadio del Mediterráneo 15,000

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Real Madrid (C) 38 27 4 7 84 36 +48 85 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Villarreal 38 24 5 9 63 40 +23 77
3 Barcelona 38 19 10 9 76 43 +33 67 2008–09 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Atlético Madrid 38 19 7 12 66 47 +19 64 ATM 4–3 SEV
SEV 1–2 ATM
5 Sevilla 38 20 4 14 75 49 +26 64 2008–09 UEFA Cup First round
6 Racing Santander 38 17 9 12 42 41 +1 60
7 Mallorca 38 15 14 9 69 54 +15 59
8 Almería 38 14 10 14 42 45 −3 52 DEP 0–3 ALM
ALM 1–0 DEP
9 Deportivo La Coruña 38 15 7 16 46 47 −1 52 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
10 Valencia 38 15 6 17 48 62 −14 51 2008–09 UEFA Cup First round 1
11 Athletic Bilbao 38 13 11 14 40 43 −3 50
12 Espanyol 38 13 9 16 43 53 −10 48
13 Betis 38 12 11 15 45 51 −6 47 BET 3–2 GET
GET 1–1 BET
14 Getafe 38 12 11 15 44 48 −4 47
15 Valladolid 38 11 12 15 42 57 −15 45
16 Recreativo 38 11 11 16 40 60 −20 44
17 Osasuna 38 12 7 19 37 44 −7 43
18 Zaragoza (R) 38 10 12 16 50 61 −11 42 Relegation to Segunda División
19 Murcia (R) 38 7 9 22 36 65 −29 30
20 Levante (R) 38 7 5 26 33 75 −42 26

Source: LFP
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th goal difference; 6th number of goals scored; 7th Fair-play points.
1Valencia entered UEFA Cup as winners of 2007–08 Copa del Rey
(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.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALM ATH ATM BAR BET DEP ESP GET LEV MLL MUR OSA RAC RMA REC SEV VAL VLD VILL ZAR
Almería 1–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–1
Athletic Bilbao 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 5–1 2–0 1–2 1–1
Atlético Madrid 6–3 1–2 4–2 1–3 1–0 1–2 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 0–2 3–0 4–3 1–0 4–3 3–4 4–0
Barcelona 2–0 3–1 3–0 3–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 5–1 2–3 4–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 3–0 2–1 6–0 4–1 1–2 4–1
Betis 3–1 1–2 0–2 3–2 0–1 2–2 3–2 0–1 3–0 4–0 0–3 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–1
Deportivo La Coruña 0–3 3–0 0–3 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 2–4 3–1 0–2 1–1
Espanyol 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–3 2–1 1–2 2–4 2–0 0–1 3–0 1–1
Getafe 4–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 3–3 2–0 0–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 3–2 0–0 0–3 1–3 0–0
Levante 3–0 1–2 0–1 1–4 4–3 0–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–5 0–3 1–2 2–1
Mallorca 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 4–2 3–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 7–1 2–3 0–2 4–2 0–1 3–2
Murcia 0–1 1–2 1–1 3–5 0–0 0–2 4–0 0–3 2–3 1–4 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–1
Osasuna 2–1 2–0 3–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–2 4–1 3–1 2–1 0–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 3–2 1–0
Racing Santander 1–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 3–0 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 3–2 1–0 0–2 2–0 0–3 1–0 2–0 0–2 2–2
Real Madrid 3–1 3–0 2–1 4–1 2–0 3–1 2–1 0–1 5–2 4–3 1–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–3 7–0 3–2 2–0
Recreativo 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 3–2 2–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 4–2 1–0 0–0 2–3 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–2 2–1
Sevilla 1–4 4–1 1–2 1–1 3–0 0–1 2–3 4–1 2–1 1–2 3–1 2–1 4–1 2–0 4–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 5–0
Valencia 0–1 0–3 3–1 0–3 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–1 0–0 0–3 3–0 3–0 1–2 1–5 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–3 1–0
Valladolid 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–4 0–0 0–1 1–1 3–1 0–0 0–2 2–0 2–1
Villarreal 1–1 1–0 3–0 3–1 0–1 4–3 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–5 1–1 3–2 3–0 2–0 2–0
Zaragoza 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 0–3 1–0 3–3 1–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–2 2–3 4–1

Updated to games played on 18 May 2008.
Source: LFP
^ 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.

Awards[edit]

Pichichi Trophy[edit]

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

Goalscorers Goals Penalties Team
Spain Daniel Güiza
27
0
Mallorca
Brazil Luís Fabiano
24
2
Sevilla
Argentina Sergio Agüero
19
0
Atlético Madrid
Spain Raúl
18
3
Real Madrid
Spain David Villa
18
2
Valencia
Turkey Nihat Kahveci
18
0
Villarreal
Brazil Ricardo Oliveira
17
1
Zaragoza
Spain Joseba Llorente
17
1
Valladolid
Netherlands Ruud van Nistelrooy
16
3
Real Madrid
Cameroon Samuel Eto'o
16
0
Barcelona
Uruguay Diego Forlán
16
2
Atlético Madrid
Mali Frédéric Kanouté
16
1
Sevilla

Zamora Trophy[edit]

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

Goalkeeper Goals Matches Average Team
Spain Iker Casillas
32
36
0.89
Real Madrid
Spain Víctor Valdés
35
35
1
FC Barcelona
Spain Toño
31
30
1.03
Racing de Santander
Spain Ricardo López Felipe
38
36
1.06
CA Osasuna
Spain Miguel Ángel Moyà
34
29
1.17
RCD Mallorca
Argentina Roberto Abbondanzieri
42
34
1.24
Getafe CF
Cameroon Carlos Kameni
38
29
1.31
RCD Espanyol
Spain Andrés Palop
41
30
1.37
Sevilla FC
Italy Stefano Sorrentino
60
38
1.58
Recreativo de Huelva
Spain César Sánchez
56
35
1.6
Zaragoza

Assists table[edit]

Rank Player Club Assists
1 Spain Guti Real Madrid 17
2 Argentina Ariel Ibagaza Mallorca 15
3 Brazil Daniel Alves Sevilla 14
4 Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona 12
5 Venezuela Juan Arango Mallorca 9
Spain Luis García Espanyol 9
Spain Sergio García Zaragoza 9
France Thierry Henry Barcelona 9
9 Brazil Robinho Real Madrid 8
Spain Marcos Senna Villarreal 8

Fair Play award[edit]

Rank Club Points
1 Deportivo 89
2 Villarreal 92
3 Barcelona 93
4 Valladolid 99
5 Racing Santander 107
6 Real Madrid 109
7 Getafe 117
8 Levante 123
Mallorca 123
Valencia 123
11 Espanyol 127
12 Zaragoza 129
13 Sevilla 140
14 Almería 141
15 Osasuna 143
16 Atlético Madrid 157
17 Recreativo 158
18 Murcia 159
19 Athletic Bilbao 160
20 Betis 178
  • Source: 2007–08 Fair Play Rankings Season.[4]

Pedro Zaballa award[edit]

Spain supporters[5]

Season statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Cards[edit]

Average home attendance[edit]

Clean sheets[edit]

Overall[edit]

Home[edit]

Away[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Real Madrid 7-0 Valladolid" (in Spanish). RFEF. 10 February 2007. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Villarreal 0-5 Real Madrid" (in Spanish). RFEF. 2 September 2007. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Atlético Madrid 6-3 Almería" (in Spanish). RFEF. 6 April 2008. Retrieved 7 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Clasificaciones del Premio Juego Limpio" (in Spanish). RFEF. 2 June 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "El premio Zaballa, a la afición de España" [Zaballa award, to the Spain supporters] (in Spanish). ideal.es. 15 July 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Attendances Spain average 2007-08". European Football Statistics. Archived from the original on 13 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-17. 

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