Spanish La Liga – Round Twenty

Top Four:
  1. Real Madrid
  2. Barcelona
  3. Sevilla
  4. Atletico Madrid
Bottom Four:
  1.  Leganes
  2. Sporting Gijon
  3.  Osasuna
  4.  Granada


January 27, 2017

Osasuna                                              1-1                 Malaga

Goran Causic 76’                                                       Ignacio Camacho 79’

Malaga had to quickly come from a goal down in the second half to salvage a point away against relegation-zoned Osasuna.

Michael Santos missed a penalty in the first half probably denied Malaga to an away victory over Osasuna.


January 28, 2017

Villarreal                                              2-0                    Granada

Bruno Soriano 42’

Alvaro Gonzalez 73’

Villarreal CF v Granada CF - La Liga : News Photo

Granada remains at the bottom of the league table after another defeat was handed to them by Villarreal.


Alaves                                                0-0                   Atletico Madrid


Atletico Madrid needed more that the point the got from this fixture.  

The match finished scoreless despite efforts from Atletico Madrid to find a goal.


Eibar                                                    3-1                   Deportivo La Coruna

Adrian Gonzalez 4’                                                       Emre Colak 19’

Sergi Enrich 16’

Florian Lejeune 72’

Eibar opened a ten-point gap between themselves and Deportivo La Coruna with a ‘3-1’ home victory.


Leganes                                           0-2                   Celta Vigo

                                                                                    Alvaro Lemos 32’

                                                                                    John Guidetti 67’(pen)

Leganes v Celta de Vigo- La Liga : News Photo

It is eight straight winless league matches for Leganes.  Celta Vigo got an away victory from recently promoted Leganes.


January 29, 2017

Real Betis                                 1-1                      Barcelona

Alexander Alegria 75’                                            Luis Suarez 90’

Real Betis defensive tactics worked well to get them a point against Barcelona.

Those were two very valuable points that were dropped by FC Barcelona. There is a lot of questions to be asked about their title defense season.


Espanyol                                   3-1                        Sevilla

Jose Antonio Reyes 4’(pen)                                     Stevan Jovetic 20’

Marc Navarro 45’+2’

Gerard Moreno 71’

RCD Espanyol v Sevilla FC - La Liga : News Photo

Despite coming back from a goal down, Sevilla couldn’t hold on to win this match as the fell in their away match against Espanyol.

A ten-man Sevilla team was defeated away at Espanyol. An early red card and a resulting penalty gave Espanyol a perfect start to the match.


Athletic Club                             2-1                      Sporting Gijon

Iker Muniain 50’                                                   Duje Cop 27’ (pen)

Aritz Aduriz 71’(pen)

Athletic Club v Real Sporting de Gijon - La Liga : News Photo

Athletic Club came from a goal down by scoring two goals in the second half to win at home over Sporting Gijon.


Real Madrid                              3-0                     Real Sociedad

Matteo Kovacic 38’

Cristiano Ronaldo 51’

Alvaro Morata 82’

Real Madrid CF vs Real Sociedad: La Liga : News Photo

With Sevilla and FC Barcelona dropping points in their respective matches, Real Madrid made the most of this advantage by defeating Real Sociedad and moving four points clear at the top with a game in hand.


January 30, 2017

Las Palmas                              3-1                  Valencia

Jonathan Viera 42’                                          Santi Mina 21’

Mauricio Lemos 57’

Kevin-Prince Boateng 61’

A defeat at Las Palmas sends Valencia back to the losing ways.

Las Palmas made numerical advantage count when Valencia’s Munir El Haddadi was sent off in the second half after accumulating two yellow cards within the space of three minutes.


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