La Liga review: Barcelona fall six points behind Real Madrid as Atletico responds well to derby defeat

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The match between Barcelona and Real Sociedad concluded with a 1-1 draw as the performance of Barcelona was below par at the Anoeta.

Barcelona’s last victory at Anoeta was an affair of the past which dates back to 2007. Luis Enrique’s players did not perform really well in the match which made them fall short of six points from Real Madrid ahead of next weekend’s El Clasico scheduled at the Nou Camp.

The scoring of the match between Barcelona and Real Sociedad was opened by William Jose and Lionel Messi soon leveled the score but it was a goal that did not help the team much because the match was drawn. Juanmi was ruled offside when turning home after Carlos Vela had struck a post, even though replays showed Gerard Pique played him onside.

After Real Madrid was defeated in the derby match, they responded back in a ferocious way and defeated their opponents Osasuna with a score of 3-0. Deigo Godin and Kevin Gameiro scored within two minutes of each other and helped their team secure victory.

After being defeated by Real Sociedad seven days earlier, Real Madrid was the next one to defeat Atletico Madrid by a score of 3-0. However, the team took no time to buck up their performance against their struggling hosts.

Atletico Madrid should thank their goalkeeper Jan Oblak who did an amazing job by saving an early penalty from Roberto Torres. Godin then nodded in a Koke corner to break the deadlock, striker Gameiro came next to add a second after receiving Angel Correa’s scooped pass and Yannick Carrasco added a third in stoppage time to complete three goals for the team.

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Alavés pulled off an exceptional success against Villarreal with a score of 2-0. This was the first time that Villarreal was beaten at home in the league match. The Yellow Submarine or Villarreal, who were the winner of five games at homeland, fell short to keep up with the score of two goals by the opposite team in the starting 17 minutes of the match. The first goal was scored by Ibai of Alavés with a close-range finish after Severson’s header came back off a post. The second goal was scored by Victor Camarasa and the Villarreal team faced a terrible defeat.

Iago Aspas was a former Liverpool striker and this season took his tally to 10. His team Celta Vigo extended their unbeaten run at home to eight games as they won against Granada with a score of 3-1. Aspas scored his first goal (his ninth goal overall) and then Theo Bongonda made the second goal (first goal of the season) against Granada. Celta Vigo was about to score their third goal when Artem Kravets seized an error from Gustavo Cabral. However, Paper Diop made sure that Celta’s fine run at Balaidos continued.

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