LA LIGA WeeK 22 ROUNDUP: Real close gap on Barca & Atletico

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 04/02/2019

Real Madrid close gap on Barcelona and Atletico Madrid as both teams dropped points respectively against their respective opponents in the La Liga.

Atletico Madrid was unable to get a positive result against  Real Betis as they suffered their second defeat of the season, Sergio Canales scored from a penalty spot to give Betis their ninth win of the season.

Barcelona struggled against Valencia at the Camp Nou they came back from two goals behind to get earn a draw against the Mestalla outfit on Saturday with Lionel Messi scoring a brace to help the Catalan club avoid a defeat. He sustained a thigh injury and he remained doubtful for the Copa del Rey clash against Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Real Madrid was in blistering form against Deportivo Alaves, Karim Benzman, Vinicius and Mariano Diaz got the goals for Los Blancos. Santiago Solari's men had a comfortable game against the Alaves with the away team limited to few chances on goal. 

Vinicius put up a scintillating display to power Real Madrid attack, the Brazilian created one and scored one in the en route to the 3-0 win against Abelardo Fernández's men.