February 17, 2017
Granada 4-1 Real Betis
Mehdi Carcela-Gonzalez 18’ Petros 75’
Adrian Ramos 28’ 64’
Andreas Pereira 33’
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Granada got their third league victory of the 2016-17 La Liga season by beating Real Betis to get a home victory that might help in their quest to get out of the drop zone. Three first-half unanswered goals for Granada gave them the win.
February 18, 2017
Sporting Gijón 1-4 Atlético Madrid
Sergio Alvarez 49’ Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco 46’
Kevin Gameiro 80’ 81’ 85’
Kevin Gameiro scored a hattrick in the final the minutes of regulation time to secure all three points for Atletico Madrid.
Real Madrid 2-0 Espanyol
Alvaro Morata 33’
Gareth Bale 83’
Gareth Bale returned from injury to score the insurance goal for Real Madrid to get another league victory. A goal in each half was how Real Madrid took all three points at home against Espanyol.
Deportivo La Coruna 0-1 Alavés
Manu Garcia 68’
Deportivo La Coruna remained relegation-threatened after falling at home to Alaves. Manu Garcia’s 68th-minute goal was the difference maker.
Sevilla 2-0 Eibar
Pablo Sarabia 30’
In a close contest, Sevilla kept up with the teams in the top four by grabbing a home victory against Eibar.
February 19, 2017
Real Sociedad 0-1 Villarreal
Samuel Castillejo 90’+4’
It would have been a hat-trick of league victories for Real Sociedad.
A late goal and some great tactical work allowed Villarreal a victory over Real Sociedad and cut the point gap between the two teams down to 2 points in the league standings.
Valencia 2-0 Athletic Club
Simone Zaza 45’+1’
The form sheet would have predicted an Athletic Club victory, but two goals in the first half gave Valencia their first victory in four matches.
Celta Vigo 3-0 Osasuna
Pione Sisto 23’
Iago Aspas 89’
Osasuna remains at the bottom of the league table after a third consecutive league defeat. Celta Vigo scored two late goals to make their victory a convincing one.
Barcelona 2-1 Leganes
Lionel Messi 4’ 90’(pen) Unai Lopez 71’
It was arguably a victory Barcelona did not deserve.
Lionel Messi scored a late penalty to give Barcelona a victory over recently-promoted Leganes. On the balance of play, Leganes probably deserved more out of this match than what hey got.
February 20, 2017
Malaga 2-1 Las Palmas
Pablo Fornals 27’ Mauricio Lemos 19’
Despite taking an early lead, Las Palmas couldn’t stop a third consecutive league defeat.
A home victory for Malaga allowed them to cut down the gap between themselves and Las Palmas down to just 2 points.