The Spanish club favorite giant FC Barcelona saw their lead at the highest point of the La Liga vanish as they were beaten in the score of 1-2 at home by Valencia in the Camp Nou Stadium in the 33rd round amusements of the Spanish football season of the year. At the same time Lionel Messi’s 500th goal in his career couldn’t prevent Barcelona’s incredible slump in form continuing with a fourth defeat in five games. But Barcelona faces in real danger of falling apart and they must regroup before Wednesday’s trip to Deportivo.
Atletico Madrid are now the level on 76 points which shows with Barca at the top of La Liga with five games remaining as they beat Granada 3-0, but the Catalans retain the lead thanks to their superior face to face record. They have five league games left as well as the Copa del Rey final and the Blaugrana could still end up winning the double this campaign – but, by the same measure, they could also end up with nothing.
An own goal by Ivan Rakitic and a strike by Santi Mina on the stroke of half-time put Valencia 2-0 up on Sunday and despite the fact that Lionel Messi’s 500th objective carried Barcelona once again into the amusement with 63 minutes, a progression of awful misses by strikers combined with a wonderful presentation by Valencia manager Diego Alves kept them under control until the last shriek, reports Xinhua.
Barcelona have taken only one point from four diversions and their 11-point lead over Atletico Madrid has vanished to abandon them top of the table just on objective distinction.
Atletico Madrid fulfilled their part of the bargain as they brushed past Granada 3-0 in the Vicente Calderon with goals from Koke, Fernando Torres and Angel Correa. Diego Simeone’s side demonstrated no evil impacts from their endeavors in the European Champions League conflict against Barcelona on Wednesday night and are currently level on focuses at the highest point of the table.
Saturday saw Real Madrid proceed with their keep running of structure with a 5-1 win away against base of the table Getafe, for whom Juan Eduardo Esnaider made his presentation as mentor.
Goals from Alfred N’Diaye and Pablo Hernandez saw Betis take a valuable point away against Celta Vigo, while Eibar ended an eight-game winless run when they came back after conceding an early goal to David Zurutuza to win the Basque derby at home to Real Sociedad. Sergi Enrich leveled the scores before half-time before Gonzalo Escalante scored just before the hour the objective which guarantees Eibar will stay in the top flight for a third back to back season.
Brandishing Gijon earned a doing combating direct away toward Las Palmas, yet it remains whether Jony’s objective will be sufficient to spare his side, who are still stuck in an unfortunate situation.
Celta’s blunder permitted Athletic Club Bilbao to move into fifth spot on account of a 1-0 win away to Malaga. Athletic overcame tired legs taking after Thursday’s Europa League quarter-last away against Sevilla and a second half objective from Raul Garcia combined with a progression of fine spares from Gorka Iraizoz was sufficient to take the three focuses back to Bilbao.
Thursday’s game did take a toll on Sevilla though as they struggled to a 1-1 draw at home to Deportivo la Coruna. Vicente Iborra gave Sevilla the lead after 21 minutes, but Oriol Riera’s reply with 10 minutes left saw a share of the points and probably secures Deportivo’s top flight future for next season.Rayo Vallecano additionally made a major stride towards wellbeing as objectives from Javi Guerra and Miku gave them a slender 2-1 win over Villarreal for whom Adrian Lopez scored.