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This is the 12th matchweek of the season so far. Some interesting games such us Cadiz´s win over Barcelona or Huesca that was tied due to its little experience to end games.

Results & Standings


Athletic Bilbao 0-2 Celta

Looks like Celta is starting to play to their maximum potential. Coudet´s team have won two games in a row which has meant getting out of relegation. Once again Iago Aspas led the celestes to a new victory, this time against Bilbao, a team which has to needs to back to winning as they find themselves only two points from relegation.

Next week they both have a tough match. Celta will play against Cadiz whilst Bilbao play against Valencia.

MOTM: Iago Aspas

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Levante 3-0 Getafe

Levante knew that Celta got out of relegation and so did they after beating Getafe in a game where two red cards to Getafe penalized them. Excellent performance which takes them out of the relegation at least until they play Barcelona next week.

Getafe on the other side had their worst performance this season. Two silly red cards, one for Chema Rodriguez after crushing a Dani´s Gomez chest with his studs and then Djene after getting booked twice. Moreover, Bordalas´ team did not shoot once on target proving why they are the team with least goals in La Liga.

MOTM: De Frutos

Sevilla 0-1 Real Madrid

A big mistake from Bono punished the home team. The game played on Saturday was the second one with least possession in the last 180 games with only 36.8%. Despite this fact, it was enough for Real Madrid to beat Sevilla.

Although Sevilla had the control of the game, not many chances were created and only shot twice on target in the entire game. Bono kept making childish mistakes and at the end Vinicius got the ball quicker and scored.

Everything is at stake against Atletico Madrid next week. If they lose, they will be nine points behind them, shortening their chances on winning the league.

MOTM: Vinicius

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Atletico Madrid 2-0 Valladolid

Another impeccable day for Atletico Madrid. The fact that they haven´t lost yet this season and only conceded twice this league shows how serious they are. They might not have the best players but they are the team which play best.

Next week, more than a game it is a final against Real Madrid. If they achieve to beat them, they will keep their hands on the top spot for quite a long time.

On the other hand, Valladolid gave a tough game to Atletico. Dropped down to relegation, an opportunity to get out of there will be presented against Osasuna which is the team just about out of relegation.

MOTM: Lemar

Cádiz 2-1 Barcelona

Barcelona get worst each week. Koeman is not suited for the job and the same for the players who don´t show any kind of commitment. To todays date, Barcelona find themselves closer to relegation than to Champions League positions. If any team is capable of losing with 82% of possession, that is Barcelona.

Cadiz´s season is out of this world and stand 5th on the table. Both Real Madrid and Barcelona have suffered from Cadiz. Ledesma had the best performance out of all 22 players. The Cadiz keeper saved Cadiz from conceding five goals.

MOTM: Ledesma

Granada 3-3 Huesca

Huesca fuming are surely fuming after what happened. Granada were down in the score by two goals and tied the game by scoring in the 88th and 90th minute. This is therefore, Huesca´s 8th draw of the season and still haven´t won a single game.

On the other hand, Granada have not emerged victorious since October. Europa League has been their main focus and might´ve been a distraction therefore why they have dropped their level in La Liga.

MOTM: Jorge Molina

Osasuna 0-2 Betis

Betis needed the win as Borja Iglesias the goal.  The table is so tight that from standing 16th, they climb to the 8th position. And all for winning a match that was doomed to a draw. However, Pellegrini’s team put a little more effort and faith.

Osasuna on the other side, threatened, but never shot on target, difficult to win a game that way. Therefore, they come back to relegation positions and will face Valladolid in a game where it is a must for the Rojillos to win if they don´t want to get stuck down in the table.

MOTM: Borja Iglesias

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Villarreal 0-0 Elche

Elche achieved to get a point out of the game. Their plan was almost perfect and it is almost due to their poor performance offensively as they did not shoot once in the game.

Not so much Emery, who saw how his team monopolized possession, played almost the entire game in the opposite half, but could not find the solution to the enigma posed from their opponents. Elche was orderly and disciplined in almost every action.

MOTM: Gerard Moreno

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Alavés 0-0 Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad crashed into a wall called Pacheco who was a nightmare for his opponents. With this tie, Real Sociedad loses the leadership and sees how the problems begin to accumulate.

Alavés end the game satisfied with the point earned after a difficult game. This point gained places them 12th in the table three points above relegation.

MOTM: Pacheco

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Eibar 0-0 Valencia

The game ended with no goals given to both keepers Marco Dmitrovic and Jaume Domenech. Eibar players went to hug their goalkeeper Dmitrovic after the game ended. The Serbian goalkeeper had just avoided with his foot a clear goal by Gameiro again he did not score a one on one which would have meant an unfair local defeat.

In contrast, Valencia finished the last minutes locked in their field, although Eibar was not able to convert their dominance into a goal and almost regretted the defeat with the final counterattack between Jason and Gameiro.

MOTM: Dmitrovic

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