Spanish La Liga
A controversial call by the VAR sees Real Madrid get a win at Levante; joining FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid as the top 3 teams gained 3 points.
League topscorers Lionel Messi(25) and Luis Suarez(16) increased their tally.
Barcelona keeps their 7-point lead in the standings after knocking Sevilla out of 4th place.
February 22, 2019
Espanyol 1–1 Huesca
Espanyol – Esteban Granero 20’
Huesca – Xabier Etxeita 47’
February 23, 2019
Getafe 2–1 Rayo Vallecano
Getafe – Jamie Mata 28’ Jorge Molina 68’
Rayo Vallecano – Raul de Tomas 58’
Sevilla 2–4 Barcelona
Sevilla – Jesus Navas 22’ Gabriel Mercado 42’
Barcelona – Lionel Messi 26’ 67’ 85’ Luis Suarez 90+3’
Alaves 0–0 Celta Vigo
Athletic Club 1–0 Eibar
Athletic Club – Raul Garcia 1’
February 24, 2019
Leganes 1–1 Valencia
Leganes – Martin Braithwaite 89’
Valencia – Geoffrey Kondogbia 22’
Atletico Madrid 2–0 Villarreal
Atletico Madrid – Alvaro Morata 31’ Saul Niguez 88’
Real Valladolid 0–2 Real Betis
Real Betis – Aissa Mandi 45+3’ Joaquin 87’
Levante 1–2 Real Madrid
Levante – Roger 60’
Real Madrid – Karim Benzema 43’(pen) Gareth Bale 78’(pen)
February 25, 2019
Girona 0–0 Real Sociedad
Xabier Etxeita scored an equalizing goal for Bottom-table Huesca to pick up a point away against Espanyol.
Jorge Molina scored the winning goal for Getafe to get into the top four by beating Rayo Vallecano and benefiting from Barcelona’s victory at Sevilla.
Lionel Messi carried Barcelona over the line with a hattrick against Sevilla. Barcelona had to come from a goal down on two occasions before finishing the match with a ‘4-2’ win.
Alaves don’t get the win to leap over Sevilla in the standings and Celta Vigo doesn’t escape the relegation threat after both teams played out a goalless draw.
Raul Garcia scored the only goal of the match in the first minute to give Atheltic Club to stay unbeaten in 3 straight league matches.
A fourth league draw in a row for Valencia after Marin Braithwaite scored a late equalizing goal for Leganes to come from behind and get a ‘1-1’ home draw.
Alvaro Morata scored his first goal for Atletico Madrid in their ‘2-0’ win against Villarreal
Real Betis consoled themselves after their disappointing exit from the Europa League by scoring a late goal in each half to beat a Real Valladolid side that is under relegation-threat; in search for their first win in 5 matches.
A penalty allowed Gareth Bale to get the goal that ensured Real Madrid avoided dropping points at Levante. Two penalties awarded, two goals scored by Real Madrid.