Granada has climbed top of the La Liga table after defeating Real Betis. The Andalusian team, who got promotion from the second tier in the summer, took advantage of El Clasico being postponed to climb up from sixth position to top with 20 points from 10 matches.
Former Betis player Alvaro Vadillo netted the only goal of the match with a close-range finish from Carlos Fernandez’s pass.
Granada are currently one point above Barcelona, Real Sociedad – who defeated Celta Vigo 1-0 on Sunday – and Atletico Madrid.
Messi’s side ‘Barcelona’ may return to the top position on Tuesday if they are able to win Real Valladolid, with a full set of La Liga fixtures during the week.
This is the first time Granada is pulling a huge stunt of leading a major trophy tournament, as they have also never won any major trophy in their 86-year of existence. They best they have ever done was when they lost the 1958-59 Spanish Cup final to Barcelona.
They have always finished La Liga sixth on two different occasion in 1976.