Week 25 in review
With Valencia and Atlético Madrid in action in the Copa Del Rey semi-final second leg, it was a reduced schedule of fixtures that got underway on Friday evening as hosts Celta Vigo and visitors Osasuna played out a 1-1 draw at Balaídos. The early evening game Saturday saw Elche move up two places to 10th with an impressive 3-2 win away at Granada, the home side having taken the lead twice in the game before late goals from Victor Campuzano and Fidel Chaves saw Los Franjiverdes leave with all 3 points on the night. The other game of the evening saw Real Madrid remain second with a comfortable 2-0 win at home against local rivals Getafe, the side they recently overcame in the other Copa Del Rey semi-final tie. Luka Jovic was again on the scoresheet against Getafe, with the visitors having to play out the last 30 minutes with 10 men after Damian Suarez was sent off for a second bookable offence.
3rd placed Barcelona looked back to their best as they swept aside Sevilla 4-1 in the afternoon kick-off on Sunday, a hat-trick from French international Antoine Griezmann and a penalty from Lionel Messi doing the damage before a stoppage time strike from Luuk De Jong restored some pride for the visitors. Barcelona remain 5 points behind Real Madrid in the table after their win. Cadiz, meanwhile, remain firmly rooted in a relegation battle after another defeat, this time falling 2-0 at home at the hands of Valladolid. It was a similar story for Levante who were thumped 5-1 at home by Athletic Bilbao, with all five goals coming from a sensational performance by Iñaki Williams, who now has 13 for the season. The Basque side currently sit 5th in the Europa league qualification spot, on level points with Basque rivals Real Sociedad, who were comfortable 2-0 winners in their game as they hosted Huesca.
The final game came on Monday evening where bottom club Eibar took the lead after just 5 minutes away to Alavés, courtesy of a goal from Kike, before then being 2-1 down at the break, a double from Luis Rioja turning the game on it’s head. The struggling Basque side thought they’d done enough to snatch a point against their Basque rivals when Kike scored again in the 91st minute, but there was still time for former West Ham man Lucas to grab a winner for the hosts and condemn Eibar to their 18th defeat of the season.Share this: