Spanish La Liga

Real Madrid slips up and allow the chasing pack to make up some ground. The traditional challengers are closing in.

LA LIGA

Real Madrid’s shock defeat to Getafe has opened up the Spanish La Liga title race.
Atletico Madrid took fourth place from Rayo Vallecano.
Barcelona is a point from the top four.
Sevilla with a game in hand is 5 points from the top.
Real Betis hangs in third place despite defeat to Celta Vigo
Levante is 19 matches into the season without a win.

 

MATCH RESULTS
VALENCIA 1-2 ESPANYOL
GETAFE 1-0 REAL MADRID
ATLETICO MADRID 2-0 RAYO VALLECANO
ALAVES 1-1 REAL SOCIEDAD
REAL BETIS 0-2 CELTA VIGO
ELCHE 0-0 GRANADA
MALLORCA 0-1 BARCELONA
VILLARREAL 5-0 LEVANTE
OSASUNA 1-3 ATHLETIC CLUB
CADIZ 0-1 SEVILLA

 

LEAGUE STANDINGS
1. Real Madrid – 46 points
2. Sevilla – 41 points
3. Real Betis – 33 points
4. Atletico Madrid – 32 points
5. Barcelona – 31 points
6. Rayo Vallecano – 30 points
7. Real Sociedad – 30 points
8. Villarreal – 28 points
9. Valencia – 28 points
10. Athletic Club – 27 points
11. Espanyol – 26 points
12. Celta Vigo – 23 points
13. Granada – 23 points
14. Osasuna – 22 points
15. Mallorca – 20 points
16. Getafe – 18 points
17. Elche – 16 points
18. Alaves – 16 points
19. Cadiz – 14 points
20. Levante – 8 points

GETAFE 1-0 REAL MADRID
Real Madrid kicked off the new year with a league defeat.
Enes UnaI took advantage of a defensive error to score the only goal of the match in the 9th minute.
There was a 31 point difference between Real Madrid and Getafe.

ATLETICO MADRID 2-0 RAYO VALLECANO
Angel Correa scored both goals to get Atletico Madrid the win to move two points above Rayo Vallecano.

REAL BETIS 0-2 CELTA VIGO
Back-to-back defeat for Real Betis.
Back-to-back wins for Celta Vigo.
Celta Vigo narrowed the gap between the two teams to 10 points.
Iago Aspas scored both goals.

ALAVES 1-1 REAL SOCIEDAD
Real Sociedad went six league games without a win after a draw with Alaves.

MALLORCA 0-1 BARCELONA
Luuk DeJong’s goal in the 44th minute got a depleted Barcelona squad a win on the road against Mallorca. Barcelona is now touching distance from the top four.

VILLAREAL 5-0 LEVANTE
11 defeats and 8 draws.
Levante did not help their goal difference; and hit the halfway point
of their season without a win.
Gerard Moreno had two goals to his name to help Villarreal
win their 4th straight league game since defeat to Sevilla.

OSASUNA 1-3 ATHLETIC CLUB
Oihan Samet scored three to get Athletic Club from a goal down to a comfortable win on the road.
Athletic Club opened a 5- point gap on Osasuna to help ensure that Osasuna’s game in hand does not have the mathematical value to leap above.

CADIZ 0-1 SEVILLA
Lucas Ocampo scored the only goal of the match in the 58th minute to get the three points at Cadiz.

 

 

 

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