La Liga – Round 26


Top Four

1. Barcelona
2. Real Madrid
3. Sevilla
4. Atletico Madrid


Bottom Four

17. Deportivo La Coruna
18. Granada
19. Sporting Gijon
20. Osasuna

March 3, 2017

Real Betis             2-3                 Real Sociedad

Aissa Mandi 16’                                           Jon Bautista 9’
Antonio Sanabria 65’                               Xabier Prieto 26’ 72’


Xabier Prieto had to give Real Sociedad a goal lead on two occasions to leave Real Betis with all three points.



March 4, 2017

Leganes                    1-0                  Granada

Darwin Machis 83’


A deserved victory for Leganes saw them open a five-point between themselves and Granada; leaving Granada in the relegation zone.


Eibar                   1-4                        Real Madrid

Ruben Jimenez Pena 72’                                Karim Benzema 14’ 25’
                                                                            James Rodriguez 29’
                                                                             Marco Asensio 60’  

SD Eibar v Real Madrid CF - La Liga : News Photo

Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo were not needed for Real Madrid bounced back from their slip at home to Las Palmas by going away to Eibar and getting all three points with a dominant performance.


Villarreal               2-0                 Espanyol

Roberto Soriano 45’
Diego Lopez 80’(o.g.)


Villarreal got a victory at home to move closer to the top five in the league standings.


Barcelona             5-0               Celta Vigo

Lionel Messi 24’ 64’
Neymar 40’
Ivan Rakitic 57’
Samuel Umtiti 61’

FC Barcelona vs Celta Vigo - La Liga : News Photo

Barcelona piled the pressure on Real Madrid by thrashing Celta Vigo in an almost perfect performance.

The victory keeps Barcelona on top of the league standings but with Real Madrid having a game in hand, there is still work to do for both teams before the second El Clasico decides the title.


March 5, 2017

Sporting Gijón       0-1     Deportivo La Coruna

                                                           Pedro Mosquera 45’+2’


Had Emre Colak converted his spot kick, the goal could have come earlier for Deportivo La Coruna.

In a battle to avoid the threat of relegation, Deportivo La Coruna came out on top after grabbing all three points in their away fixture against Sporting Gijon.  


Deportivo sits right above the drop zone and has a match in hand to hopefully move further away.


Atletico Madrid               3-0       Valencia

Antoine Griezmann 10’ 83’
Kevin Gameiro 48’

Club Atletico de Madrid v Valencia C.F. - La Liga'n : News Photo

If the goal for Atletico at the moment is not to missing out on 2017/18 UEFA Champions League? then there is hope.

Both teams have had their up and downs this season but quality in the attack of Atletico Madrid is hard to keep out.


Las Palmas                     5-2            Osasuna

Jese Rodriguez 7’ 87’                                           Kenan Kodro 31’ 37’
Marko Livaja 55’                                      
Unai Garcia 70’(o.g)
Roque Mesa 76’


After getting a draw at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu against Real Madrid, you can bet Las Palmas was going to be sharp in their next fixture; especially when the opposition is has been residing at the bottom of the league table.


Athletic Club                   1-0                Malaga

Raul Garcia 72’(pen)

Athletic Club v Malaga CF - La Liga : News Photo

It was a third consecutive league defeat for Malaga after Raul Garcia converted a penalty to give Athletic Club a deserved home victory.


March 6, 2017

Alaves                        1-1              Sevilla

Aleksandar Katai 75’                                    Wissam Ben Yedder 23’


Alaves came from an early goal down to avoid a defeat at home and trip Sevilla in the title race.


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