La Liga Desk: Madrid’s lead lower, Atleti win thriller

Real Madrid dropped factors within the race for La Liga as they had been held to a 0-0 draw by Villarreal on Saturday.

Together with Sevilla’s 2-0 win over Elche on Friday, Carlo Ancelotti’s aspect have seen their lead lower to only 4 factors.

They had been unlucky to not get the victory in opposition to Villarreal, with house goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli making a string of fine saves to thwart Gareth Bale in particular.

Atletico Madrid leapfrogged Barcelona to maneuver into fourth in La Liga following an impossibly thrilling 4-3 victory over Getafe on the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.

Luis Suarez missed an early penalty for Diego Simeone’s aspect however targets from Angel Correa and Matheus Cunha had them shifting in the direction of a regulation victory within the first half. Nonetheless, in an unimaginable 12-minute sequence, Borja Mayoral bought one again earlier than Enes Unal scored a few penalties that put Getafe 3-2 up.

In first-half stoppage-time, Correa bought his second of the sport, but Felipe’s crimson card earlier than an hour was up gave the guests the momentum as soon as extra. Nonetheless, Mario Hermoso struck within the final minute to settle a sport that just about actually had every thing.

Atletico Madrid, subsequently, moved onto 39 factors.

Osasuna, in the meantime, claimed a battle of two mid-table sides as they defeated the hopelessly out-of-form Rayo Vallecano 3-0 away from house. Jon Moncayola, Ruben Garcia and Kike Garcia had been all on the right track in a sport with a extra one-sided outcome than the truth of the fixture.

In Saturday’s different sport, Cadiz and Celta Vigo performed out a scoreless draw.

Sunday’s showcase fixture sees Xavi take his Barcelona aspect to City rivals Espanyol as they goal to reclaim a spot within the prime 4 of the Primera Division standings.