La Liga 2023/24 Matchday 1 Results

La Liga 2023/24 has finally kicked off, and there were goals, great debuts, and there were…long-term injuries.


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Reigning champions Barcelona did not enjoy the results of their first game of the season, while last season’s runner-up Real Madrid went through a mix of feelings after earning three away points.

Let’s take a look at Matchday 1 results and highlights of La Liga 23/24:

MD1 results

  • Almeria 0-2 Vallecano
  •  Sevilla 1-2 Valencia
  •  Real Sociedad 1-1 Girona
  •  Las Palmas 1-1 Mallorca
  •  Athletic Bilbao 0-2 Real Madrid
  •  Celta Vigo 0-2 CA Osasuna
  •  Villarrael 1-2 Real Betis
  •  Getafe 0-0 Barcelona
  •  Cadiz 1-0 Alaves
  •  Atletico Madrid 3-1 Granada


Newly-promoted sides Granada, Las Palmas, and Alaves failed to impress at their opening games.

Granada, who returned to La Liga after a one-year absence, suffered a heavy defeat at Atletico Madrid’s Metropolitano. Alvaro Morata, Memphis Depay, and Marcos Llorente started brilliantly for Los Colchoneros, while Samuel Aghehowa scored the only visitor goal.

Depay grabbed first goal for Atletico
Depay grabbed first goal for Atletico

Las Palmas returned after a five-year absence and was the best among the promoted sides as they managed to earn a 1-1 draw against Mallorca.

The third and final team to be promoted, Alavés, were beaten at Cadiz by a tight score of 1-0.

Real Madrid
Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti’s side clinched a convincing away victory at Bilbao as Rodrygo and new boy Jude Bellingham scored first-half goals.

However, Eder Militao suffered from a crucial ACL injury in the early second half, which was proved extremely serious. The Brazilian defender will need surgery and is set to sit out for six months.

Eder Militao out for six months
Eder Militao out for six months

Meanwhile, Barcelona could not beat Getafe in a tense game with 6 yellow cards and one straight red card.

Xavi fielded a strong starting XI on the trip to Getafe, but Robert Lewandowski and Ilkay Gundogan failed to pull the magic.

La Liga standings after MD1

After promising beginnings, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid are in the top four with Osasuna and Vallecano.

Blaugranas sit at 12th, while Bilbao, Celta Vigo, and Almeria are the bottom three.

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