Girona visits Vallecas as the leader against Real Madrid, who receives Valencia at the Santiago Bernabéu, on a day in which Barcelona will try to forget its European sorrows by beating Alavés and the derby of maximum rivalry between Sevilla and Betis will monopolize much of the spotlight.
Athletic Club de Bilbao – Celta de Vigo (Friday 9 p.m.)
Closes the descent with seven points Celta de Vigo, who has only won one game in the League this season, on September 1 against Almería, more than two months ago. In this critical situation he visits San Mamés, where Athletic Club awaits him, who will look for a victory that will allow him to join the fight for the Champions League positions.
Rayo Vallecano – Girona (Saturday 2pm)
The match in Vallecas will be special for the Girona coach, Miguel Ángel Sánchez, ‘Míchel’, raised in the Rayo quarry, a first team player for 16 seasons and who wore the franjirroja shirt in 425 official matches. In addition, as a coach between 2017 and 2019, he achieved a promotion to First Division in 2018.
Granada – Getafe (Saturday 6:30 p.m.)
It is also declining Granada, emotionally affected by its situation in the table and for their elimination from the Copa del Rey due to an improper lineup against Arosa. With this panorama they receive Getafe, who are experiencing a completely opposite moment, and even more so after their brilliant victory against Cádiz, with one less player, on the last day.
Osasuna – Las Palmas
Osasuna, after two league defeats, receives the UD Las Palmas, which has two consecutive victories and after putting an end to the ‘soap opera’ Jonathan Viera hopes to relax spirits and take advantage of the doubts of the Navarrese team.
Real Madrid – Valencia (Saturday, 9:00 p.m.)
At the Santiago Bernabéu, Real Madrid will play for the third time in seven days in front of its fans. On this occasion, they host Valencia with the aim of forgetting the last league draw against Rayo and continuing their streak of unbeaten games, which so far amounts to nine games – six in the League and three in the Champions League – in the last month and a half.
Barcelona – Alavés (Sunday, 4:15 p.m.)
Two points behind Real Madrid, and four behind the leader, is Barcelona, which hopes to straighten out its dynamics against Alavés and, above all, improve the image of the last two weeks, which ended with defeats against Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk and a victory in added time against Real Sociedad.
Seville – Betis (Sunday, 6:30 p.m.)
Betis is better off as it is sixth, has gone seven league games without losing and is demonstrating its solvency on the pitch game by game.
Sevilla, on the other hand, has not won in the League since September 26 against Almería and the fans are beginning to be tired of the team’s drift, which has not found in Diego Alonso the expected boost from the bench since the Uruguayan has only won one of the six games coached so far, the one played against the modest Quintanar in Copa del Rey.
Atlético de Madrid – Villarreal (Sunday, 9:00 p.m.)
The last team to close the ‘Champions’ zone is Atlético de Madrid, six points behind the leader, with one game less. The red and white team, emotionally reinforced by their rout against Glasgow Celtic (6-0) In the Champions League, they receive Villarreal, who arrives at the event with many doubts and with their second coach of the season, José Rojo ‘Pacheta’, highly questioned due to the results that the team is achieving, closer to relegation than to European zone.
Real Mallorca – Cádiz (November 29)
The day was to be completed with Real Mallorca-Cádiz, but The match has been postponed to Wednesday, November 29, due to the absence of Vedat Muriqi, who has been called up by his national team, taking advantage of the extension by FIFA of the period that Kosovo and Israel had to summon players, which prevented him from playing with the Balearic team.