Week 32 in review
Huesca claimed a vital point in their battle to avoid the drop with an impressive 0-0 draw away at Celta Vigo, the hosts 9 points clear of the relegation battle below them, as Week 32 of fixtures got underway on Wednesday evening. There was another stalemate at the Estadio Martínez Valero as Elche came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with visitors Real Sociedad, who once again had Alexander Isak on the scoresheet, the Swedish international on 26 for the season including 18 in La Liga. With Valencia claiming a 2-0 win across the city against Levante, the visitors once again extended their lead to 7 in the race for their first title since 2004. Cadiz continued to struggle at the wrong end of the table, falling to a 1-0 defeat away to Alavés, a result which could see Eibar move above them were they to get something from their game in hand. At the other end, Real Betis moved into 4th with a comfortable 2-0 win over Granada, with Athletic Bilbao still yet to play.
Eibar moved off the bottom with a 0-0 draw against Valladolid, the point seeing them move level with Cadiz on 20 points but off the bottom spot due to a superior goal difference. There were goals a plenty in the other 8 PM kick off, however, as Villarreal thumped Getafe 5-2 at the Estadio de la Cerámica. The home side raced into a 3-0 lead before Getafe pulled one back, then grabbing another 2 including another strike for on loan Valencia striker Manu Vallejo before Getafe restored some pride with a late second. The performance of the evening, and midweek overall, undoubtedly came at San Mamés where Real Madrid underlined their credentials with an emphatic 4-1 win against Athletic Bilbao. The Basque side, who recently held league leaders Valencia to a 1-1 draw, came completely unstuck against the reigning champions, with Eden Hazard scoring twice as the gap at the top was once again reduced to just four points. The result was also a boost for Real Betis, who now remain in 4th spot at end of the current round, although Atlético Madrid currently have 2 games in hand on those ahead of them, due in large to their excellent progress in the Champions League, where they claimed an impressive 2-0 win on the evening against Wolfsburg at the Wanda Metropolitano.Share this: