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La Liga
2009-10
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Season information
Winners Barcelona
Relegated Valladolid
Tenerife
Xerez
Continental cup qualifiers
Champions League Barcelona (group stage)
Real Madrid (group stage)
Valencia (group stage)
Sevilla (playoff round)
Europa League Atlético Madrid (group stage
(via UEFA Europa League)
Getafe (playoff round)
Villarreal (playoff round)
Season statistics
Matches played 380
Goals scored 1031
Average 2.71
Top goalscorer Lionel Messi (34)
Biggest home win Real Madrid 6–0 Zaragoza (19
December 2009)
Biggest away win Tenerife 0–5 Barcelona (10
January 2010)
Highest scoring Real Madrid 6–2 Villarreal (21
February 2010)
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The 2009–10 La Liga season (known as the Liga BBVA for sponsorship reasons) was the 79th La Liga since its establishment. Barcelona were the defending champions, having won their 19th La Liga title in the previous season. The campaign began on 29 August 2009 ended on 16 May 2010. A total of 20 teams contested the league, 17 of which already contested in the 2008–09 season and three of which were promoted from the Segunda División. In addition, a new match ball - the Nike T90 Ascente - served as the official ball for all matches.

Promotion and relegation

Start of season

Teams promoted from Segunda 2008-09

End of season

Teams relegated to Segunda 2010-11

Final league table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
1 Barcelona  (C) 38 31 6 1 98 24+74 99
2010-11 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Real Madrid 38 31 3 4 102 35+67 96
3 Valencia 38 21 8 9 59 40+19 71
4 Sevilla 38 19 6 13 65 49+16 63
2010-11 UEFA Champions League Play-off round
5 Mallorca 38 18 8 12 59 44+15 0621
6 Getafe 38 17 7 14 58 48+10 58
2010-11 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
7 Villarreal 38 16 8 14 58 57+1 56
8 Athletic Bilbao 38 15 9 14 50 53−3 54
9 Atlético Madrid 38 13 8 17 57 61−4 47
2010-11 UEFA Europa League Group stage 2
DEP 2–1 ATM
ATM 3–0 DEP
10 Deportivo La Coruña 38 13 8 17 35 49−14 47
11 Espanyol 38 11 11 16 29 46−17 44
12 Osasuna 38 11 10 17 37 46−9 43
13 Almería 38 10 12 16 43 55−12 42
14 Zaragoza 38 10 11 17 46 64−18 41
15 Sporting de Gijón 38 9 13 16 36 51−15 40
16 Racing Santander 38 9 12 17 42 59−17 39
17 Málaga 38 7 16 15 42 48−6 37
18 Valladolid  (R) 38 7 15 16 37 62−25 36
Relegation to the  Segunda División
VLD 3–3 TEN
TEN 0–0 VLD
19 Tenerife  (R) 38 9 9 20 40 74−34 36
20 Xerez  (R) 38 8 10 20 38 66−28 34
Source: LFP and Yahoo! Sport
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head points; 3rd head-to-head goal difference; 4th head-to-head goals scored; 5th goal difference; 6th number of goals scored.
1 Mallorca could not qualify for the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League due to economic problems

2Since Atlético Madrid won the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League they earned a spot in the group stage of the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated.


Top goalscorers

Position Player Club Goals
1 Flag of Argentina Lionel Messi Barcelona 34
2 Flag of Argentina Gonzalo Higuaín Real Madrid 27
3 Flag of Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid 26
4 Flag of Spain David Villa Valencia 21
5 Flag of Uruguay Diego Forlán Atlético Madrid 18
6 Flag of Spain Roberto Soldado Getafe 16
Flag of Sweden Good one Zlatan Ibrahimović Barcelona 16
8 Brazil Luís Fabiano Sevilla 15
9 Flag of Spain Fernando Llorente Athletic Bilbao 14
Flag of Spain Nino Tenerife 14

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