LaLiga: brothers at war as Omeruo clash with Chukwueze

LaLiga: brothers at war as Omeruo clash with Chukwueze

Nigeria Super Eagles team mates Kenneth Omeruo and Samuel Chukwueze clash when Leganes host Villareal as LaLiga Santander resumes this weekend following the International break.

At the Spanish capital, it will be Omeruo’s bottom of the table team, Leganes, who host another struggling side in Villarreal with their Super Eagles star, Chukwueze at the Estadio Butarque on Saturday.

Both teams will be looking to pick up valuable points from this game, Leganes, who also have another Nigerian, Chidozie Awaziem, are still without a point this season while Chukwueze and Villarreal are also looking for their first win having drawn two of their opening three matches.

Another Nigerian set for action this weekend in the LaLiga is Ramon Azeez of Granada, who will be at Balaidos with his newly promoted club to face Celta Vigo on Sunday.

Both teams have identical records this season with one win, one draw and one loss.

However, game week four weekend will start when Athletic Bilbao on Friday night battle Real Mallorca.

With the Basque side knowing a victory will see them spend the night top of the LaLiga standings, while the Balearic Islanders are always strong at their San Moix home.

Saturday’s programme starts at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, where Real Madrid’s newest galactico, Eden Hazard appears ready for a much-awaited LaLiga debut.

Los Blancos face tricky opponents in Levante, who will be confident going into this clash having picked up a win and draw on their last two visits.

LaLiga leaders, Atletico Madrid are looking to stay ahead of the chasing pack in a programme full of opportunities for all 20 teams to build on or recover from their starts to 2019/20.

Atletico spent the international break atop the LaLiga table, but things have yet to settle down at this early stage of the season, and more ups and downs in the standings are guaranteed over the next round of games.

Thanks to Ghana international, Thomas Partey’s late winner against Eibar last time out, Diego Simeone’s new look Atletico have begun the new campaign with three victories from three outings.

But they will be tested on Saturday afternoon at Anoeta, where home side Real Sociedad are out to repay fans following a painful Basque derby defeat at Athletic Bilbao before the international break.

The action then shifts to Saturday evening as Valencia visit Barcelona’s Camp Nou in a repeat of last season’s Copa del Rey final.

Los Che, of course, shocked Barca 2-1 to win that trophy, while Albert Celades team also got deserved draws in both LaLiga clashes last season.

Blaugrana fans and pundits are hopeful that attacking stars Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez will be fit to start given how fitfully their side’s campaign has begun.

Sunday’s action begins at Eibar’s Ipurua, where Espanyol are the visitors in a clash of two more teams aiming to kickstart their campaigns with the first three points.

Elsewhere in the Basque Country comes a clash between new coaches unbeaten since arriving in the summer, with Deportivo Alaves’ Asier Garitano welcoming Sevilla’s Julen Lopetegui to Mendizorroza.

Real Valladolid and Osasuna will also be happy with their starts to the season – having already drawn with Madrid and Barca respectively – and their meeting at the Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla offers a chance to keep getting up valuable points on the board.

LaLiga’s weekend finishes at the Estadio Benito Villamarin on Sunday evening, where hosts Real Betis will be looking for a second consecutive home win, in what will be visitors’ Getafe last outing before they return to Europa League action next week.

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