Week 28 in review
Real Madrid maintained the pressure on Valencia as they got the latest round of fixtures underway with a 2-1 win at home against Granada on Friday night. Despite being 1-0 down after 7 minutes, the current champions came back at the Bernabéu thanks to goals from Mariano just before the break, and Luka Jovic in the second half, to secure all 3 points.
The main talking point on Saturday was without doubt the shock 2-1 victory for Huesca over Real Betis. The visitors came into this one on a 16 game unbeaten run, while the hosts had only managed 4 wins all season, but 2 goals at the end of the first half ensured the win, which saw them briefly climb outside the relegation zone. Sevilla had no such issues as they brushed aside Valladolid 4-0, with Suso grabbing a brace. There was another brace for in-form Alexander Isak also, but his double was only worthy of a point in a 2-2 draw on the road at Osasuna. The final game on Saturday evening saw Barcelona drop more points in their chase for the title, as they were held to a 0-0 draw away at Villarreal, who ended the game with 10 men after former Arsenal and Valencia man Francis Coquelin was dismissed with 6 minutes to go.
There was a distinct lack of goals again in the early kick-off on Sunday, replicating the late game Saturday evening with another 0-0 stalemate, this time Elche and Alavés the sides failing to get the better of each other. The honours were even at Balaídos too, as Nolito rescued a point for hosts Celta Vigo against visiting Getafe. The final game of the evening, after Valencia’s slender 1-0 victory over Atlético Madrid, saw Levante send Huesca back into the relegation zone, despite their impressive victory the previous day, with a 2-0 win at bottom club Eibar.
The final action came from San Mamés on Monday evening, as hosts Athletic Bilbao climbed back into the Champions’ League qualification spots with a 2-0 win over struggling Cádiz, Iñaki Williams among the scorers for his 14th league goal of the season, Bilbao moving a point back above Atlético Madrid, who have 2 games in hand.Share this: