Matchday thirteen in La Liga saw Atletico Madrid and Barcelona slip on the last minutes which resulted only one point on the road in hand, instead of three. Meanwhile, Real Sociedad still stays on top.
Los Rojiblancos were travelling to Estadio Mestalla to take on Valencia last weekend. It was the game which meant to be a victorious one as they already had two goal lead till 90 minutes before conceding twice in the injury time. Luis Suarez opened the scoring at the first half but the home side had to wait after the interval for an equaliser from Stefan Savic’s own goal. Then, Atletico responded well by netting twice through Antoine Griezmann and Sime Vrsaljko within less than five minutes. Their nightmare came right in the final five minutes when Hugo Duro bagged a brace. It was disappointing stalemate for Diego Simeone’s men and hindered their attempt to close the gap from the top three.
Valencia vs Atletico Madrid 3-3
Goals: Stefan Savic (50), Hugo Duro (91,95); Luis Suarez (35), Antoine Griezmann (58), Sime Vrsaljko (60)
Valencia: Jasper Cillesen – Foulquier, Diakhaby, Jose Gaya, Omar Alderete (Manu Vallejo 86) – Hugo Guillamon, Carlos Soler (Koba Koindredi 85), Helder Costa (Hugo Duro 85), Uros Racic (Yunus Musah 65), Daniel Wass (Marcos Andre 65) – Carlos Guedes
Atletico Madrid: Jan Oblak – Jose Gimenez, Stefan Savic, Mario Hermoso – Koke, Yannick Carrasco, Rodrigo de Paul (Joao Felix 87), Kieran Trippier (Sime Vrsaljko 8) – Antoine Griezmann, Angel Correa (Kondogbia 73), Luis Suarez (Hector Herrera 87)
In Vigo, Barcelona fell on the same mistake as Luis Suarez and Co. They even had three goal lead at the first half, which seems to be a perfect welcome for their newly appointed manager, Xavi Hernandez. Ansu Fati, Sergio Busquets and Memphis Depay scored one each. Yet, Celta Vigo replied through Iago Aspas’s brace, one of them was in the last minute, and Nolito. Blaugrana is still stranded on the mid table with six points margin from Sociedad on the top.
Imanol Alguacil’s men’s positive trend endured as they clinched a 2-0 win while facing off Osasuna. Mikel Merino and the former Manchester United man Adnan Janusaj’s penalty gave them the necessary three points. They are still sitting on the top but only with one point different from Real Madrid and Sevilla on the second and third respectively.
Betis vs Sevilla 0-2
Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano 2-1
Espanyol vs Granada 1-0
Athletic Bilbao vs Cadiz 0-1
Mallorca vs Elche 2-2
Villareal vs Getafe 1-0
Alaves vs Levante 2-1