Week 13 in review
Barcelona returned to the top of La Liga with a convincing 4-0 win as they hosted Alaves on Wednesday evening. The Azulgrana took advantage of playing earlier in the evening than Valencia to register a comfortable 4-0 win which sees them back on top, courtesy of a better goal difference, although they also have a game in hand over Valencia, who now find themselves in second spot after a late goal from Ángel Di María saw them draw 1-1 with Real Madrid.
The earlier games saw Atlético Madrid inflict another defeat on Cádiz, although many would have predicted more than the 1-0 win which saw Atlético move into European qualification contention. A Sergio León hat-trick for Levante against his former side Real Betis couldn’t prevent them remaining in the bottom 3, eventually losing 4-3 thanks to a late Juanma winner. Villarreal returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Celta Vigo, while Valladolid will have been grateful for a point in their 0-0 draw with Getafe after being reduced to 10 men as Roque Mesa saw red.
Athletic Bilbao move into fourth, just one point behind Real Madrid, after a 3-0 win at home against Osasuna saw them leapfrog the Pamplona based side, Raúl García grabbing a brace for the hosts in the victory. There was also a double for Guido Carrillo as his side Elche dumped further misery on bottom club Eibar in a 2-1 win. The final game of the midweek fixtures saw Granada chalk up an impressive 2-0 win against Real Sociedad, who now drop to 9th having been in and around the European qualification spots of late, albeit the Basque side still only sit three points behind Atlético in 5th.Share this: