Week 29 in review
Real Madrid were the biggest gainers of the weekend, as they moved within 6 points of league leaders Valencia after their win and Valencia dropping points again. The games began on Friday evening, with Valencia’s neighbours Levante climbing another spot clear of the relegation zone with a 2-1 win at home to fellow strugglers Celta Vigo, with former Valencia youngster Roger Marti grabbing both goals for the hosts.
Following Valencia’s disappointing draw in the early kick-off on Saturday, when they were held 0-0 away to Valladolid, 6th placed Real Sociedad faired better as they chalked up a 3-0 home win against Villarreal, who were impressive in the week as they grabbed a draw with the league leaders. Alexander Isak adding to his goal tally late on in that one, while there was just one goal in the evening game as Athletic Bilbao, who currently sit fourth, won 1-0 away at Alavés. The final game of the day saw Barcelona, who’ve stuttered all season, post another disappointing result at the Camp Nou as they were held 3-3 by relegation threatened Huesca. Barcelona had taken the lead before a hat-trick from Sandro in the second half was eventually cancelled out with a late Barca goal to deny the side currently 3rd bottom a famous win on the night.
Real Madrid knew a win in the early kick-off Sunday would help them pull closer to the league leaders, and they duly delivered after a hat-trick from Norwegian youngster Martin Ødegaard gave them a 3-0 win away to Cádiz, who dropped to the foot of the table hours later after Eibar managed a 2-1 win away in Getafe. Real’s neighbours Atlético Madrid also hit 3 as they brushed aside Osasuna at home 3-0, a win which sees them remain 1 point behind Athletic Bilbao in the race for the Champions’ League qualification spots, although the side from the capital still have 2 games in hand on the Basque club. The final game of the evening saw a goal after just 2 minutes seal all 3 points for Granada in a 1-0 victory over Sevilla, the hosts holding on after being reduced to 10 men following the dismissal of former Spurs and Valencia front man Roberto Soldado after 70 minutes.
The weekend ended on Monday evening with Real Betis remaining in 7th spot after they won 1-0 against Elche, an early goal from former Barcelona youngster Cristian Tello the only thing separating the 2 sides. The defeat sees Elche remain 11th in the table.Share this: