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LA LIGA WeeK 31 ROUND-UP: Getafe move close to top four

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 08/04/2019

Barcelona and Getafe were the big winners this weekend as their win prove to be significant in the title race and the Champions League qualification for both teams respectively.

Barcelona defeated Atletico Madrid to move closer to the La Liga title, goals from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi sealed a late win for the Camp Nou giants on Saturday and game that was marred by Diego Costa’s red card.

Getafe earned a slim win over Athletic Bilbao to move close to finish in the fourth place, Angel Luis came in the 55th minute for Uruguayan defender Mathias Olivera in the 55th minute to give Getafe the win ion the 78th minute.

José Bordalás’ men main their hold on the fourth spot on the La Liga table after the 1-0 win over the team from Basque.

Celta Vigo moved out of the relegation zone after a 3-1 first back against Real Sociedad at the Abanca-Balaidos Stadium on Sunday.

Willian Jose put La Real ahead in the 32nd minute and in the second half Iago Aspas brace and Maximiliano Gonzalez goal ensured the Galician team moved out of the relegation zone.

Real Madrid put the defeat against Valencia behind to put up a good second half performance against Eibar at the Santiago Bernabeu to win 2-1 against José Luis Mendilibar’s men.

Karim Benzema’s brace cancelled out Marc Cardona opener after Real Madrid was stunned by a goal in the first half.

Benzema wasted several chances on goal but the good news is that Zinedine Zidane’s men were able to record a win despite playing for nothing at this point of the season.

Real Betis defeated Villareal 2-1 at the Benito Villamarin Stadium on Sunday as the Yellow submarine remained in the relegation zone after 31 La Liga games this season.

Giovani Lo Celso scored the opening goal for Real Betis and after three minutes Ramiro Funes More equalised for Villarreal.

The fight to get out of the danger zone is still wide open as Villarreal is just four points behind Girona who on the 14th position on the La Liga table.

Relegation strugglers Rayo Vallecano stunned Valencia 2-0 at the Vallecas to keep their hope of remaining in the Spanish top division alive.

Real Madrid loanee Raul de Tomas scored the opening goal in the 32nd minute and in the last minute of the encounter they scored another goal via Mario Suarez to claim the three points.

Valencia hope to finish in the top four was threatened by the defeat to relegation struggler.

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