La Liga (Spain)

Spanish La Liga – Round 33


Top Four
1. Barcelona
2. Real Madrid
3. Atletico Madrid
4. Sevilla
Bottom Four
17. Leganes
18. Sporting Gijon
19. Granada
20. Osasuna


Goals Scored:: 22

La Liga

April 21, 2017

Sevilla               2-0         Granada

Paulo Ganso 4’ 46


As we expected, Sevilla kept Granada in the relegation zone.  Paulo Ganso scored a brace for Sevilla to keep tabs on a potential top three finish.


April 22, 2017

Malaga               2-0           Valencia

Jose Recio 36’
Sandro Ramirez 40’


Malaga defeated Valencia to cut the point gap between the two teams down to four points.


Villarreal                         2-1           Leganes

Cedric Bakambu 68’ 90’+2’           Guerrero 90’


Cedric Bakambu had to restore the lead he gave Villarreal to avoid dropping two points late in the match.

It was Leganes 7th straight match without victory; including 4 consecutive defeats.


Osasuna             2-2        Sporting Gijon

Jorge Mere 19’(o.g)         Roberto Canella 79’
Kenan Kodro 72’              Carlos Castro 81’


Osasuna conceded two quick late goals to deny them the chance of climbing from the bottom of the league table.


Espanyol          0-1        Atlético Madrid

                                     Antoine Griezmann 73’


Antoine Griezmann once again did the scoring to allow Atletico Madrid to leave a fixture with the maximum points.


April 23, 2017

Real Sociedad      1-0     Deportivo La Coruna

Willian Jose 28’

Real Sociedad v Deportivo - La Liga : News Photo

A home victory for Real Sociedad sees them make up for their defeat to Barcelona in their previous fixture.


Celta Vigo          0-1          Real Betis

                                          Darko Brasanac 54’


Real Betis surprised Celta Vigo and picked up maximum points in an away victory.


Las Palmas         1-1             Alaves

Kevin-Prince Boateng 44’   Ibai Gomez 61’


Las Palmas and Alaves played out another ‘1-1’ draw.


Real Madrid        2-3         Barcelona

Casemiro 28’                    Lionel Messi 33’ 90’+2’
James Rodriguez 85’        Ivan Rakitic 73’


Barcelona needed this victory to better their odds of retaining the league title.


Lionel Messi scored his 500th goal for FC Barcelona while delivering his side the victory in the second round of the La Liga El Clasico.


Unlike their first meeting of the season, Sergio Ramos couldn’t get a late header to give Real Madrid their desired result. Ramos was sent off in the 77th-minute after receiving a straight red card for launching a two-footed tackle to stop Lionel Messi in a breakaway counterattack.


Barcelona climbed to the top of the league table with this victory, but Real Madrid if Real Madrid is to keep a 100% winning record in their next 6 league matches, this defeat wouldn’t impact their title ambitions.


April 24, 2017

Eibar                 0-1          Athletic Club

                                      Raul Garcia 90’4’

SD Eibar v Athletic Club : News Photo

Raul Garcia scored a late extra-time goal to give Athletic Club an away victory over a 10-man Eibar side.


Eibar had to play the majority of the second half with fewer men when Gonzalo Escalante was sent off on a straight red card.

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