Week 12 in review
Getafe bounced back from their 2-0 defeat against league leaders Valencia last weekend to chalk up an impressive 5-2 comeback win against lowly Cádiz on Saturday evening as Round 12 got underway. The Madrid based side found themselves 2-0 down after 23 minutes of the game before former West Brom and Watford defender Allan Nyom pulled one back. Further goals from Jaime Mata, Damián Suárez and a double from another former Watford man, the on-loan Juan Hernández, ensured the hosts claimed their third win of the season.
Atlético Madrid began the action on Sunday with a 2-0 victory over Villarreal, their fourth successive win since defeat against neighbours Real, to continue their push for the European places, while Sevilla bounced back from their derby thumping with a 2-1 victory on the road against Celta Vigo, aided by the red card for Ander Guevara for the hosts. The key game came in the early evening kick off at the Camp Nou, Barcelona edging out Real Madrid as second hosted third, Lionel Messi and Coutinho grabbing the goals for the Azulgrana before a late Luka Jovic strike restored some pride for the visitors, both sides remaining where as they were in the table with Real travelling to face leaders Valencia next game.
Osasuna find themselves back in 4th spot after a comfortable 3-0 win at home against Elche, their return to the Champions League spots aided by Real Sociedad‘s collapse against Valencia. Granada needed a goal in stoppage time from Darwin Machís to ensure they left Valencia with a win, the late strike ensuring a 2-1 win against Levante who remain in the bottom 3, while there were 1-1 draws between Huesca and Valladolid, and Real Betis and Alavés. The final game of the weekend saw Eibar once again suffer defeat, although they did at least give a good account of themselves in the 4-2 loss away to Athletic Bilbao, twice pulling themselves level before a second goal from Iker Muniain and a late Óscar de Marcos goal consigned them to their 9th defeat of the season.Share this: