The first round of the First Division football championship finishes and El Pozo sleeps in winter as a solo champion. It came from the previous day tied at 32 points with Barcelona, but the Catalan team could only get one point in the last day against a third of the table, Inter Movistar. These two teams have given us a very even match, with 4 goals by the team. Not so, ElPozo has won on the last day with a convincing 6-2 against O Parrulo Ferrol.
They were 8 years those of Murcia without reaching winter as first classified. Part of guilt may have his new coach, Diego Giustozzi. The Argentine coach, who was proclaimed World Cup champion with his country in 2016, has replaced the previous coach after 17 years in office. It is true that, in recent years, ElPozo was seen somewhat below Barça and Inter, its direct rivals. Therefore, this change of scenery has come well to Murcia, who have lost only two games this league.
After the first 15 days, ElPozo leads the table with 35 points. They are followed by Barcelona and Inter Movistar at 2 and 5 points respectively. Further down the table, Palma Fustal separates only 6 points and is another firm candidate for the league.
And not only does he do well in the league, but ElPozo is also already in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey and the Spanish Cup, which will be held from February 28 to March 3, 2019, in Valencia. He will be needed for being the winter champion of the First Division competition.
Who will win the league title at the end of the season? Will ElPozo succeed in ending the hegemony of Barcelona and Inter Movistar?