We saw some thrilling action as La Liga returned after the international break. We’ll take a look at what happened and where the teams stand now.
Girona 1:1 Real Sociedad
A good game but with an end which both teams never wanted. The scoreline was opened for Real Sociedad with a strike from William Jose at 7th minute. Both teams battled it out for the 1St and 2nd half. And at 64th minute, ex Espanyol player Cristhian Stuani scored the equaliser for Girona, Ending the match in a draw
Leganes 0:3 FC Barcelona
Next up is the thrashing of Leganes by the hands of league leaders Barcelona, making it their third loss in a row. The opening goal was scored by Luis Suarez at the 28th minute, finally ending his goal drought for Barcelona. And at 60th minute, he doubled the lead for Barcelona, which apparently ended it all for Leganes. Although Leganes had more chances than Fcb, they failed to score. And a 90th-minute goal from Paulinho proved to be a final nail in the coffin of Leganes, taking Barcelona 10 points ahead of title holders Real Madrid.
Getafe 4:1 Alaves
While much drama was already going on, breathtaking scenes at Colesium Alfonso Perez where Getafe took on Alaves in a 4:1 thrashing. The game was already over for Alaves when Bergara and Molina scored for Getafe at 6th and 9th minute. Later on, Angel Rodriguez scored a brace at 53 and 64 minutes, further into humiliating Alaves. Cristian Santos scored a goal for Alaves in last minutes but that wasn’t enough to overcome the damage done already.
Sevilla 2:1 Celta Vigo
Another brilliant game at Ramon Sanchez as Sevilla Fc hosted Celta Vigo in a thrilling game. Both teams are known to have a consistent attacking record, with Sevilla having a slight upper hand. Maxi Gomes scored the opener for Celta in the early minutes but was cancelled out by a 36th-minute equaliser by Luis Muriel. Later on, ex Celta player Nolito scored the 2nd goal for Sevilla at the 48th minute, which proved to be lethal as Celta couldn’t get to reply to it and failed to score, Ending in 3 points for Sevilla.
Malaga 3:2 Deportivo
Emotional scenes at La Rosaleda as host Malaga, who face relegation this season made a stunning comeback in a home game against Deportivo La Corouna. Roberto Rosales scored the opener for Malaga but that was cancelled out by Arsenal’s loanee Lucas Perez at the 23rd minute. And later on, Deportivo doubled their lead with a goal from Fabian Schar in the second half. But at the 63rd minute, an equaliser from Gonzalo Castro gave life to the dead Malaga. And in the last minutes of the game, super sub Borja Baston scored the winner for the Malaga as the recovered from their defeat at the hands of Villarreal.
Atletico Madrid 0:0 Real Madrid
The Biggest game of the week was the Derby between two Madrid sides and was also the most important one as it would decide about the title race of both clubs. Real Madrid had a more attacking game with more and expected possession, But Atletico also was the defensive masterclass. Moreover, this game also became a subject of controversy as both teams were denied clear penalties on more than one occasion. Both teams battled for 90 minutes to get on the score sheet but failed, consequently ending in a goalless draw, ending almost any hopes for both clubs in the title race.
Espanyol 0:2 Valencia
More misery for Espanol as Valencia takes on them at RCDE stadium. The first half went goal-less for both side but at the 67th minute, a strike from Kondogbia opened the scoreline for Valencia. And in later minutes of second half, Santi Mina sealed the victory for Valencia, meaning 8 straight wins for Valencia and the second spot in the league table.
Las Palmas 0:2 Levante
10th loss for Las Palmas in 12 games after losing to Levante at Home, as they lurk deep into the relegation zone. Both teams kept each other at bay from scoring but at the 71th minute, Chieck Doukoure netted the opener for Levante and 8 minutes later, Jason doubled the lead for Levante and the game ended with ensuring that Las Palmas is last on the table.
Athletic Bilbao 1:1 Villarreal
Narrow escape for Bilbao as they draw at home against Villarreal. Manu Trigueros scored the opener for Villarreal at the 28th minute. Bilbao played a much more offensive game but couldn’t manage to find the net. And it seemed all over for Bilbao but then a header from Artiz Aduriz on the assist of Balenziaga found the net and equalised the game for Bilbao. Although they didn’t lose its a very slacking start from Bilbao after the departure of Valverde, certainly not the results they are used to.
Eibar 5:0 Real Betis
Last of the day is the clash between Eibar and Betis, with having the biggest scoreline of the week. The opening goal was an own goal from Jordi Amat giving Eibar the lead. The lead was doubled by Gonzalo Escalante. Later on, a 56th and 71st-minute brace from Charles made the lead 4:0. And the final nail in the coffin of Betis came at 80th minute with a shot from Sergi Enrich, completing the total humiliation of Betis.