Friday, March 24, 2023

Barça widens its distance in front of LaLiga

Matchday 24 of LaLiga Santander leaves a FC Barcelona with many doubts but even more leader. Xavi Hernández’s team has not fully fueled with the absences of Pedri, Lewandowski and Dembélé, but a very fair match was enough to knock Valencia down at the Camp Nou. The Ché team sinks into the relegation zone. While, Real Madrid dropped points againthis time at the Benito Villamarín, and there are now nine rental points for Barça at the top of the table.

In European area, Atlético recovered third place in style, after thrashing Sevilla at the Cívitas Metropolitano. The image of the Andalusian team leaves Sampaoli very touched, who saw how the public chanted ‘a second oe’ in several bars of the match. From behind, Real Sociedad could not with a tough Cádiz and Villarreal smiles again thanks to Gerard Moreno.

In the relegation places the drama is maximum. Elche added their second victory of the course, but they are still 13 points from safety. Just above is Baraja’s team, which does not raise its head. And the third place from the bottom is occupied by Almería.

The next day is scheduled exciting duels, both for the high zone and in the fight to avoid relegation. Some of the most notable are Elche-Valladolid (Saturday at 4:15 p.m.), Sevilla-Almería (Sunday 4:15 p.m.) or Athletic-FC Barcelona (Sunday 9:00 p.m.).

Real Sociedad – Cádiz (0-0)

The Real Sociedad drew (0-0) against Cádiz in a match with local dominance but without success that lengthens the pothole of the Basques and allows the Andalusians to join for salvation. Those of Imanol Alguacil had possession in more than 70% but showed a moment no spark, no goal, which Cádiz sharpened to score against a rival from above. With hardly any chances, a good one on each side, the Basque team had to settle for a point that is not worth it to secure third place this day. The Andalusian team adds a good performance at home to its good numbers at home so as not to fall into the relegation zone.

Getafe – Girona (3-2)

He Getafe beat Girona with a good dose of suffering (3-2) to feed your salvation options. The Madrid team left the relegation zone thanks to a victory that pointed to placido with a 3-0 at halftime. Enes Ünal signed a double in 15 minutes and the Coliseum rubbed their eyes with Borja Mayoral’s third against a Girona that has been surpassed like few times. In the second half, Míchel seemed to correct his scheme, with three central defenders, and the Catalan team reacted from the 3-1 draw that Taty Castellanos signed thanks to Riquelme and Tsygankov. With 10 minutes to go, Miguel Gutiérrez put the nerves to the surface with the 3-2, but in the final exchange the score did not change.

Almeria – Villarreal (0-2)

He gradual return of Gerard Moreno after injury paid off this saturday in triumph of the ‘submarine’ in Almeria (0-2). The Spanish international jumped off the bench again this time to make it 0-1 in the 76th minute. Shortly after, Morales sentenced an Almería team that defended itself from the yellow dominance until Moreno’s aim and did not make good their recent victory over Barça . With their second victory in a row, Quique Setién’s team joins the fight for the Champions League zone, while Rubi’s men remain on the verge of relegation.

Mallorca – Elche (0-1)

In Son Moix, he Elche he sweated a lot when the VAR began to review Muriqi’s 1-1 in the 97th minute. The referee annulled the equalizer due to a previous foul by Maffeo and the Elche team breathed with their first victory away, the second in total of the course, to give life to the miracle. Mallorca accepts its third defeat in four games. Pablo Machín’s men, with 14 games to come back from 13 points, began suffering before the Balearic chances of Maffeo, Kadewere and Kang-In Lee, plus a providential save by Nteka from a sung goal by Dani Rodríguez. In the second half, Elche equalized the battle and the match reached the final stretch even, where Boyé made it 0-1 at 88′ and the VAR this time smiled at Elche.

Atlético de Madrid – Seville (6-1)

He Atlético de Madrid thrashed Sevilla (6-1) in the Cívitas Metropolitano, a local recital before an Andalusian sieve that allows the rojiblancos to assault third place in the table on a day of tribute to Diego Pablo Simeone. The Atlético fiefdom won integers to recover its essence and strength in a year that has not been the best with a feast to take advantage of the draw the day before against Real Sociedad and thus climb to the league podium, with 45 points, one more than the Basques . Meanwhile, Sevilla, in their fourth game without winning out of the last five, their crisis pending relegation emerges.

Valladolid – Espanyol (2-1)

He Real Valladolid broke a dynamic of three days without winning to leave, with 27 points, a relegation zone that is tightening and a lot. Pacheta’s team again taught wickers to believe in salvation and had a great Gonzalo Plata, plus goals from Iván Sánchez and Aguado. Espanyol, with Brian Oliván injured after eight minutes, suffered from local harassment at the start, but had their step forward with Darder and Puado. The 1-0 at 25 minutes gave a Valladolid prominence again that was able to sentence, although Puado reappeared brushing the ‘parakeet’ goal. With Silver everywhere, Pucela doubled the lead on 62′ and forgave again, without having to pay for it despite the final suspense for Braithwaite’s 2-1.

Barcelona – Valencia (1-0)

He FC Barcelonawith a solitary goal from Raphinha and with one less player from minute 59 for the expulsion of Ronald Araujo, was imposed on Valencia on Spotify Camp Nou (1-0) and it establishes itself in the leadership of LaLiga Santander crowning its great week, a result that leaves the ‘che’ team in relegation positions. The Brazilian striker’s goal after a quarter of an hour was enough for a Barça team that had to suffer to redeem the points of their fiefdom; Ferran Torres missed a penalty in minute 55, and the referee did not whistle a possible maximum penalty in the final stretch when the Catalans had already fallen behind.

Lightning – Athletic (0-0)

He Rayo and Athletic Club did not go beyond a tie no goals despite having both good chances. In a special match between Andoni Iraola and Ernesto Valverde, a student and teacher in Bilbao, with the rain falling on the Madrid neighborhood and two teams looking for victory, only aim was missing, both with the same goal of bringing the European zone closer. In the exchange, the last one was from Nico Williams, who crashed into the crossbar, and, although the Basques were left with one less for the red card for Sancet, Rayo did not have a reply.

Betis – Real Madrid (0-0)

He Real Madrid drew goalless against Real Betis. Carlo Ancelotti’s team jumped into the Verdiblanco fiefdom with a clear offensive intention, with a Vinicius who tried throughout the game and overflowed on more than one occasion. In the second half, the siege was notable by the whites but, without a goal, the defending champion begins to neglect his crown while Betis remains three points behind the ‘Champions’ zone. Rodrygo, Vinicius and Benzema packed the visiting attack but Betis responded with a nice exchange.


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