Week 6 in review
Barcelona finish the weekend on top courtesy of their 3-1 victory over 2nd place Valencia on Friday evening in the clash of the weekend. Another massive game the following evening, at the Bernabeu, saw Sevilla triumph 3-2 away to Real Madrid with a Luuk De Jong goal late on earning the visitors 3 points, a result which sees them leapfrog the current holders to move up to 5th in la liga. Eden Hazard struck twice for Madrid in the defeat, while former Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic also hit a double as Sevilla hit back in a thrilling encounter, before De Jong’s late strike.
Osasuna continued their good form with a 2-2 draw away at Real Betis, and perhaps they were unlucky not to get more after racing into a 2-0 lead within 18 minutes before the hosts hit back. It was one of four draws on Sunday, as Celta Vigo v Athletic Bilbao and Cadiz v Elche both drew a blank, while Alavés and Getafe played out a 1-1 draw. Real Sociedad enjoyed a narrow 1-0 victory against Eibar, Mikel Merino with the only goal in that one, while Valladolid came back from 1-0 down inside 2 minutes to take all 3 points with a 3-1 win away in Valencia against Levante.
The final action of the weekend came on Monday evening, with Huesca hauling themselves out of the relegation zone, and dumping Villarreal rock bottom, with a 2-0 victory. Former Leicester City striker and Premier League winner Shinji Okazaki opened the scoring, before another former Premier League player, ex-Everton attacker Sandro, secured the win, both goals coming in the first half. Villarreal now find themselves rooted to the foot of the table with just 2 points so far, with former Arsenal manager Unai Emery now under increased pressure to turn the fortunes around.Share this: