It's a very balanced championship so far this year in Spain. Atletico Madrid are currently third, behind Real Madrid and Barcelona, but the gap is minimal. Los Blancos lead the standings with 18 points, Barça is at 16 only one point ahead of Los Colchoneros on 15.
On the last match played before the break, it was a goalless draw for Diego Simeone's team, away against Valladolid. They will resume their season at home to Valencia on Saturday.