Spanish La Liga
Barcelona leads the pack by 5 points. Atletico Madrid has some breathing room in the second place, while Sevilla has a job to do in the next round when they face Real Madrid.
January 11, 2019
Rayo Vallecano 4-2 Celta Vigo
Rayo Vallecano – Raul de Tomas 4’ 37’ 77’ Bebe 90+1’
Celta Vigo – Nestor Araujo 13’ Maximiliano Gomez 18’(pen)
January 12, 2019
Leganes 1-0 Huesca
Leganes – Youssef En-Nesyri 73’
Valencia 1–1 Real Valladolid
Valencia – Daniel Parejo 71’
Real Valladolid – Ruben Alcaraz 82’
Girona 1–1 Alaves
Girona – Cristhian Stuani 12’
Alaves – Borja Baston 50’
Villarreal 1-2 Getafe
Villarreal – Leandro Cabrera 75′(o.g)
Getafe – Jorge Molina 52′ 89′
January 13, 2019
Atletico Madrid 1–0 Levante
Atletico Madrid – Antoine Griezmann 57’(pen)
Athletic Club 2–0 Sevilla
Athletic Club – Inaki Williams 23’ 84’
Barcelona 3–0 Eibar
Barcelona – Luis Suarez 19’ 59’ Lionel Messi 53’
Real Betis 1–2 Real Madrid
Real Betis – Sergio Canales 67’
Real Madrid – Luka Modric 13’ Daniel Ceballos 88’
January 14, 2019
Real Sociedad 3–2 Espanyol
Real Sociedad – Mikel Merino 3′ Willian Jose 8′(pen) 63′
Espanyol –Naldo 32′ Diego Llorente 45+2′
Despite taking an early lead in the 4th minute, Rayo Vallecano was trailing by after the opening 20 minutes. Raul de Tomas was the star man in this match after contributing three goals to Rayo Vallecano’s victory at home over Celta Vigo. Three defeat in a row for Celta Vigo and three victories in a row for relegation zoned Celta Vigo.
After a historic home victory against Real Betis in the last round, bottom table Huesca dropped all the points at Leganes after a ‘1-0’ defeat.
Rodrigo’s failure to convert a penalty in the 54th minute came back to haunt Valencia when Ruben Alcaraz scored an equalizing goal in the 82nd minute to give Real Valladolid a point.
Alaves had to come from behind to get a point at Girona. With the competition for a place in the ‘top four’, this wasn’t a result that favored Alaves.
A dramatic win for Getafe against Villarreal. Karl Toko Ekambi missed an injury-time penalty that would have allowed the home side to get a point from the fixture after Getafe restored their lead in the final minute of regulation time.
Antoine Griezman scored from the spot to hand Atletico Madrid a home victory against Levante.
Not the result Sevilla needed as they head to the Bernabeu in the next round to face Real Madrid. Inaki Williams provided the goals for Athletic Club to pull away from the relegation zone.
Lionel Messi‘s 400th La Liga goal was sandwiched by Luis Suarez’s goals to keep Barcelona on top of the league standings by 5 points. Messi and Suarez are leading the goalscoring list in the league.
Daniel Ceballos scored from a freekick to hand Real Madrid all the points from a ‘2-1’ win over Real Betis.
Real Sociedad beat Espanyol to gain an advantage in the league standings. Willian Jose scored two goals for Real Sociedad to leap above Espanyol in the league standings with a win,