Week 27 in review
The latest round of fixtures began on Friday night as second placed Real Madrid dropped more points in their quest to retain the title, as they were held to a 1-1 draw away to Real Sociedad. Hosts Sociedad took the lead 15 minutes in, through the impressive Alexander Isak who now has 20 goals for the season, before Real Madrid grabbed an equaliser 9 minutes after the break, midfielder Isco with the goal. The result saw Madrid temporarily move within 4 points of Valencia, having played 2 games more.
There were also plenty of shocks on Sunday, most notably starting with the noon kick-off, where struggling Getafe ran out surprise 3-1 winners against Sevilla, a result which sees the hosts now sit 4 points clear of the relegation places, a double from on-loan Watford striker Juan Hernandez giving Getafe a 2-0 lead after just 10 minutes. Another on loan striker, this time Valencia man Manu Vallejo, was again on target as his side Villarreal came back from a goal down to draw 1-1 at Real Betis. There was another shock at the Estadi Ciutat de València as Levante climbed out of the relegation zone for the first time since November following an impressive 3-1 victory against Elche.
Atlético Madrid climbed back above Athletic Bilbao as they beat the Basque outfit 2-0 at the Metropolitano, while Barcelona remained above them in 3rd as they brushed aside Eibar 4-1, the visitors finding themselves with an uphill struggle after being reduced to 10 men after just 26 minutes. Eibar are currently 2 points adrift at the foot of the table, and favourites to go down with just 4 wins so far this season. Fellow relegation candidates Huesca also fell to another defeat, Deyverson with another late goal for Alavés condemning the visitors to a 1-0 defeat.
Granada moved back up 1 place to 11th with a 3-1 win at home against Osasuna, having a 3-0 advantage before the visitors pulled one back late on, while there was nothing to split Valladolid and Celta Vigo as they played out a 0-0 draw in the final fixture of the weekend.Share this: