The La Liga 2021-22 season rolls on with Matchday 10, to be played from Friday, October 22 to Monday, October 25. It is a known fact that round pits Barcelona against Real Madrid in one of the most exciting derbies, not only in Europe but also worldwide - El Clasico. You can watch the 2021 El Clasico on ESPN+ in the US.

Matchday 9 of the Spanish La Liga 2021-2022 was played last weekend, from Saturday, October 16 to Monday, October 18. The clash between Real Madrid and Athletic Club was postponed until a later date to give the South American players time to recover after the international break. It was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday.

Atletico Madrid's Round 9 home fixture against Granada was postponed for the same reason. Meanwhile, Barcelona faced Valencia at Camp Nou. The Blaugrana prevailed in the clash to triumph 3-1 after going down to a goal deficit very early in the game. Here, take a look at the competition's standings, results, next-round matches, and top scorers prior to the grand El Clasico derby.

La Liga 2021-2022: Results of Matchday 9 

Alaves 1-0 Real Betis 

Espanyol 2-0 Cadiz

Rayo Vallecano 2-1 Elche

Celta Vigo 0-1 Sevilla

Villarreal 1-2 Osasuna

Barcelona 3-1 Valencia

Levante 0-0 Getafe

Real Sociedad 1-0 Real Mallorca


La Liga 2021-2022: Next round matches 

Osasuna vs Granada

Valencia vs Mallorca

Cadiz vs Alaves

Elche vs Espanyol

Athletic Bilbao vs Villarreal

Sevilla vs Levante

Barcelona vs Real Madrid

Real Betis vs Rayo Vallecano

Atletico Madrid vs Real Sociedad

Getafe vs Celta Vigo

La Liga 2021-2022: Top scorers after Matchday 9 

Aer Matchday 9, Karim Benzema of Real Madrid is the leader of the top scorers' table with nine goals so far. Mikel Oyarzabal of Real Sociedad has so far netted six times, one more than Benzema's teammate Vinicius. Raul de Tomas of Espanyol and Memphis Depay of Barcelona complete the top 5 list.

Position Player Club Goals
1. Karim Benzema Real Madrid 9
2. Mikel Oyarzabal Real Sociedad 6
3. Vinicius Real Madrid 5
4. Raul de Tomas Espanyol 4
5. Memphis Depay Barcelona 4


La Liga 2021-2022: Standings after Matchday 9 

Interestingly, Real Sociedad are atop of the standings with 20 points so far, three above Real Madrid in second. However, the Whites have a match in hand. You can watch the 2021-22 La Liga season on ESPN+ in the US. Here, check out how things stand in the La Liga 2020-21 before the El Clasico game between Barcelona and Real Madrid.