Madrid, Spain (SportsNetwork.com) - Real Madrid will be out to maintain its sensational La Liga form on Saturday when the club welcomes Celta Vigo to the Bernabeu.
After losing two of their opening three league games of the season, the Galacticos have climbed to the top of the table on the back of a 10-game winning run.
What has been most impressive for Real Madrid has not been simply winning the matches on the schedule, but instead the manner in which the club has dismantled its opponents.
The Merengues have outscored the opposition 43-6 over their current 10-game winning run, thanks in large part to Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese superstar scored 19 goals over a 10-game stretch, but he failed to extend the streak last time out as Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale found the back of the net in Madrid's 2-1 win at Malaga.
Ronaldo will be aiming to get back in the scoring groove on Saturday, but he will come up against a Celta Vigo side that has conceded just 13 goals in its 13 La Liga contests.
Celta has dropped consecutive league matches to fall to eighth place in the table, and while the club is eager to get back in the win column, a defeat to a high-flying Real Madrid side looks unavoidable.
Should Real Madrid drop points, though, Barcelona will be looking to pounce.
The Catalans enter the weekend on 31 points, two points back of the Merengues. A poor run of two straight defeats appears to be behind Luis Enrique's men, who have won three straight in La Liga play. They will hope to continue their winning ways on Sunday when they play host to Espanyol at Camp Nou.
Atletico Madrid has won two straight in league play and sits third in the table on 29 points. Diego Simeone's side will set the tone for the weekend slate by opening play on Saturday with a road clash at Elche, which enters the weekend second from bottom on 10 points.
Rounding out Saturday's La Liga action, Athletic Bilbao will aim to extend its unbeaten run to seven games when it plays host to Cordoba while Malaga will attempt to snap a two-game slide at Deportivo.
Fourth-place Sevilla snapped a three-game winless run last time out with a resounding 5-1 defeat of Granada. The club will look to build upon that impressive victory on Sunday when it travels to Rayo Vallecano.
Also on Sunday, Real Sociedad will aim to continue its solid form under David Moyes when it heads to El Madrigal to face Villarreal and Valencia will attempt to snap a three-game winless run when it travels to Granada.
Monday's action will see Almeria, on a run of five defeats in six games, travel to Eibar and Levante welcome Getafe to the Ciutat de Valencia.