1997–98 La Liga

La Liga
Season1997–98
ChampionsBarcelona
15th title
RelegatedCompostela (relegation playoff)
Mérida
Sporting
Champions LeagueReal Madrid (group stage) (via UEFA Champions League)
Barcelona (group stage)
Athletic Bilbao (second qualifying round)
UEFA Cup Winners' CupMallorca (first round) (Copa del Rey runner-up)
UEFA CupReal Sociedad (first round)
Celta Vigo (first round)
Atlético Madrid (first round)
Betis (first round)
Intertoto CupValencia (third round)
Espanyol (second round)
Matches played380
Goals scored1,009 (2.66 per match)
Top goalscorerChristian Vieri (24)
Biggest home winSalamanca 6–0 Valencia
(12 April 1998)[1]
Biggest away winReal Oviedo 0–5 Real Sociedad
(19 October 1997)[2]
Highest scoringSalamanca 5–4 Atlético Madrid
(21 March 1998)[3]

The 1997–98 La Liga season, the 67th since its establishment, started on 30 August 1997 and finished on 16 May 1998. On 29 March 1998, Sporting Gijón drew 0–0 with Real Zaragoza while Racing Santander, who were 19th in the table at the time, lost by Athletic Bilbao 4–3, to make Sporting Gijón the first team in La Liga history to be relegated in March, ending the season with a League record low points tally of just 13.

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