LA LIGA PREVIEW: Goalshy Atletico Madrid host rejuvenated Valencia

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The international break is dead. Long live club football.A fortnight of inching closer towards settling qualification for Euro 2020 has come to an end and finally the real stuff can take centre-stage again.Spain sealed their place in next summer’s tournament on Tuesday night, and now La Liga returns with plenty at stake as we enter matchday nine.  Real Madrid sit top of La Liga and remain the only undefeated side in Spanish top division Barcelona and the rest of the top-flight sides return to action following the international breakThe top three has now taken on a more familiar look, with Real Madrid top – despite the intense speculation surrounding Zinedine Zidane’s future – ahead of Barcelona and neighbours Atletico.All three play on Saturday with Champions League fixtures to fulfil in the midweek after. But it’s the surprise-package of the season so far, Granada, who kick off Spain’s domestic weekend on Friday night. Sportsmail take a look at that, and the key fixtures to come… Granada vs Osasuna – Friday 8pmNo one is surprised by the identity of the top three in Spain, but no one predicted who would sit fourth just eight games into the season.Newly-promoted Granada have upset the odds to move into that fourth Champions League spot, but fell to defeat at the Bernabeu on matchday eight.Their squad cost just £8m and many expect the bubble to burst at some point. Granada have been the surprise package in La Liga after just eight games of the seasonThe visit of 11th-placed Osasuna presents a huge opportunity to get back to winning ways.Only three players departed on international duty over the last fortnight and the first team were back in training last week with no injury concerns reported for any of the key players.Three points will send the Nazaries temporarily into second before the big

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