Atletico win again, a disaster for Valencia in the Spanish League
MADRID, April 17 (Iance) Barcelona saw their lead at the top of La Liga drop to 11 points when they were held to a 0-0 draw away to Getafe.
Barcelona were unable to break down an experienced opponent and failed to score in their third consecutive match, after another consistent performance, Xinhua reported.
Barcelona’s injury woes were compounded in the 18th minute when Sergi Roberto had to falter due to a muscle injury and was replaced by Eric Garcia.
Their best chance came in the 26th minute when Rafinha hit the post when he shot cleanly, Alex Balde also sent the rebound against the woodwork, but overall, Barcelona disappointed once again and didn’t do enough against opponents running deep. vital point.
Real Madrid rested several key players ahead of the Champions League quarter-final second leg in London next week, but beat Cadiz with relative ease.
Although Cadiz goalkeeper David Gil made several fine saves, Nacho Fernandez netted a powerful shot in the 72nd minute, and Marco Asensio made it 2-0 just three minutes later.
Two goals from Antoine Griezmann extended Atletico Madrid’s run to 10 wins from 12 games as they beat Almeria 2-1.
Atlético dominated the match, as Griezmann opened the scoring in the fifth minute, and although Leo Baptistao equalized with Almería’s only shot in the 39th minute, Griezmann came back four minutes later to win the match.
Inaki Williams scored twice as Athletic Bilbao secured a 2-0 Basque derby win at home to Real Sociedad. Williams’ first goal came after a corner kick in the 33rd minute, while his second came with a powerful shot to finish off a perfect counter-attack with 20 minutes left in the match.
Betis is three points behind fourth-placed Real Sociedad after its 3-1 victory at home to Espanyol, who remain second from bottom.
Ayoze Pérez’s first goal put Betis ahead in the 26th minute, and he then converted Moover for Juan Miranda to score Betis’ second, seven minutes later.
Cesar Montes Espanyol put him back in the game two minutes into the second half, but William Carvalho made the game safe for Betis in the 68th minute with a powerful shot.
Girona beat Elche, who are bottom in the standings, 2-0 to almost guarantee their place in the first division next season, with goals from Valentin Castellanos and Oriol Romeo.
But Valencia’s problems increased, as they lost 2-0 at home to Sevilla, who have continued to improve since the arrival of José Luis Mendilibar as coach.
Second-half goals from Lorik Bede and Suzu sealed Valencia’s defeat, and things got worse in the 86th minute when Elix Moreba was sent off, meaning he missed the all-important weekend trip to Elche.
Valladolid achieved a surprising victory away from home against Villarreal, with two goals from Salim Amal Allah and Jawad Al-Yamiq in the second and thirty-fourth minutes of the match, and although Etienne Kabue scored a goal for the owners of the land 16 minutes before the end of the match, Valladolid retained its capabilities. He could have added a third element with better finishes.
On Friday night, Rayo Vallecano ended an eight-game winless run when they beat Osasuna 2-1 thanks to an own goal from Aridane Hernandez after 40 minutes and a second from Isi Palazon three minutes later.