Spanish La Liga

Luis Suarez made a move towards the Pichichi trophy, but Atletico Madrid’s lead took a minimal hit. – the Spanish La Liga after Round 21


Atletico Madrid’s lead is narrowed but they still have a game in hand to potentially extend their lead.
Villarreal fell further away from the ‘Top 4’ after being held to a point by relegation-zoned Elche.
Elche are in the relegation zone with two games in hand.
Alaves jumped out of the relegation zone with a win against Valladolid.


Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid) – 16 goals
Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla) – 13 goals
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – 13 goals
Gerard Moreno (Villarreal) – 12 goals




Goal Scorers – Alaves – Joselu 66′

Goal Scorers – Levante – Jose Luis Morales 30′ 67′
Goal Scorers – Granada – Kenedy 43′ Roberto Soldado 90+3′

Goal Scorers – Huesca – Javi Galan 48′
Goal Scorers – Real Madrid – Raphael Varane 55′ 84′

Goal Scorers – Elche – Guido Carrilo 49′ Lucas Boye 64′
Goal Scorers – Villarreal – Gerard Moreno 16′ 35′

Goal Scorers – Sevilla – Munir el Haddadi 67′ Papu Gomez 87′ Yousef En-Nesyri 89′

Goal Scorers – Real Sociedad – Mikel Oyarzabal 26′(pen) 34′ Alexander Isak 54′ 59′
Goal Scorers – Cadiz – Jairo 65′

Goal Scorers – Athletic Club – Hugo Guillamon 43′(og)
Goal Scorers – Valencia – Gabriel Paulista 65′

Goal Scorers – Osasuna – Jonathan Calleri 18′ Ante Budimir 86′
Goal Scorers – Eibar – Kiki 44′

Goal Scorers – Real Betis – Borja Iglesias 38′ Victor Ruiz 75′
Goal Scorers – Barcelona – Lionel Messi 59′ Victor Ruiz 68′(og) Trincao 87′

Goal Scorers – Atletico Madrid – Luis Suarez 45′ 50′
Goal Scorers – Celta Vigo – Santi Mina 13′ Facundo Ferreyra 89′





Joselu scored the only goal of the match for Alaves to open the round with a win against Valladolid. The result allowed Alaves to move 2 points above Valladolid.

Roberto Soldado scored in the additional minutes of the second half to see Granada avoid defeat at Levante. The result kept the three point lead Granada had on Levante, and denied Levante the option of using their game in hand to open a three point lead.

Bottom table Huesca were close to upsetting Real Madrid. Raphael Varane scored a second-half brace to get Real Madrid a 2-1 win away against Huesca. It was a needed win for Real Madrid to bounce back from defeat to Levante in the last round.

Gerard Moreno’s first half brace ended up not being enough to get Villarreal the win to bounce back from their midweek Copa del Rey exit and make up for some of the points dropped in their last three league matches. A 2-2 draw against relegation-zoned Elche was Villarreal 4th straight league game that have ended in a draw.

Sevilla picked up three points at home against a 10-man Getafe side.

Mikel Oyarabal scored his brace in the first half, while Alexander Isak got his in the second half. Real Sociedad beat Cadiz by 4 goals to 1. Real Sociedad picked up their second win in 12 league matches.

Gabril Paulista tied the game for Valencia in the second half for Valencia to leave with a point against Athletic Club after Hugo Guillamon’s own goal had handed Athletic Club the lead in the dying minutes of the opening half.

Ante Budimir got Osasuna the win at home against Eibar with his goal in the 86th minute. Osauna used the 2-1 win to leap above Eibar in the standings by 2 points.

Lionel Messi came off the bench in the 57th minute and changed the game for Barcelona in Seville. Barcelona were trailing 1-0 against Real Betis until Messi was subbed into the game in the 57th minute; to get the equalizing goal just 2 minutes later. He played a hand in all three of Barcelona’s goals that lead to their 3-2 win against Real Betis. Victor Ruiz scored an own goal but redeemed himself with a goal on the other end.

(First league game without a win in 9 matches).This is the first set of points dropped by Atletico Madrid in the league since losing the Madrid derby against Real Madrid.
Luis Suarez added two goals to his tally but it wasn’t enough to help Atletico Madrid secure a win against Celta Vigo. Fecundo Ferreya scored in the 89th minutes to get Celta Vigo a third straight draw in the league.

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