LaLiga Weekend Preview: Hot on Barcelona's heels
La Liga By: Lolade Adewuyi | 15/02/2019
Barcelona will have their eyes on a big three points against visitors R. Valladolid on Saturday night, coming into the game on the back two successive draws in LaLiga Santander.The game at the Camp Nou will also be extra special for Ronaldo Nazario, now president of Valladolid, who won LaLiga’s pichichi topscorer award during his stint at Barcelona in 1996/97. Real Madrid, meanwhile, are going for a sixth consecutive LaLiga victory at home when they face Girona on Sunday lunchtime with key players including Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema bang in form. Santi Solari’s side moved second in the table following last weekend’s 3-1 derby victory at Atletico de Madrid, while an out-of-form Girona have fallen to just one point above the drop zone.Atletico, who dropped into third, make the short trip across the Spanish capital to Rayo Vallecano on Saturday afternoon for a second city derby, with both teams looking to get back on track after defeats in their last two league outings.The weekend’s action kicks off Friday evening with the meeting of two of LaLiga’s most in-form sides. Eibar are unbeaten in their last eight home games at Ipurua including 3-0 victories in their last two, while Getafe have won three of their last five LaLiga games to climb to fifth in the table.