Matchday 9 of La Liga | Schedules, results and match summary | Soccer | Sports

The EA Sports League continues with Matchday 9, a week before all the teams rest due to the national team break. The most notable match of the day was played this Sunday at the Metropolitan Stadium between Atlético de Madrid and Real Sociedad, in what was a direct duel for Champions League positions. The colchoneros were victorious thanks to a penalty correctly converted by Griezmann in the final minutes. Real Madrid reaffirmed its league lead by beating Osasuna at home, with a double from Bellingham. Finally, FC closed the day with a draw in Granada that leaves the team behind in the dispute for the top of the standings.

Villarreal – UD Las Palmas (1-2)

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UD Las Palmas achieved a great result during their visit to Villarreal, which catapulted them up the league table and moved them away from the relegation zone. The Canary Islands team took the lead at La Cerámica with a goal from Guinean centre-back Saúl Coco and then Marc Cardona extended the lead with a well-taken penalty, which the VAR had confirmed a few minutes earlier. The locals managed to shorten the distance on the scoreboard since it was too late, in the 92nd minute, through Gerard Moreno. Even so, the ten minutes that the whistler added left time for the closing to have a certain degree of tension. Finally, Villarreal failed to tie the score and UD Las Palmas left with the entire spoils. Those led by García Pimienta now have two consecutive victories.

Atlético de Madrid – Real Sociedad (2-1)

Atlético de Madrid beat Real Sociedad this Sunday at the Metropolitan Stadium. Samu Lino opened the scoring for the hosts in the first half, after a great long pass from Koke. The Colchonero winger defined correctly with a shot at the first post by Alex Remiro, who was expecting a cross shot. In the second half, Mikel Oyarzabal scored for the third consecutive game and tied the game for the Txuri Urdin. Finally, when the Basque team was at its best, the whistler gave a penalty in favor of the colchoneros, which Griezmann was in charge of converting. With this victory, Atlético de Madrid confirms its position within the positions that qualify for the Champions League.

Celta Vigo – Getafe (2-2)

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Celta was unable to beat Getafe in Balaídos, who suffered the expulsion of Portuguese Domingos Duarte just in the 29th minute for a double yellow card. The match was an intense match, with several decisive VAR decisions and in which the Galician team accumulated several clear chances in the second half. However, those led by Rafa Benítez could not achieve a victory that would have kept them out of the relegation zone. Celta’s goals were scored by Bamba and Larsen; those of Getafe, Mayoral and Greenwood. AGENCIES

Alavés – Betis (1-1)

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Alavés and Betis tied in Mendizorroza, half-good news for both, because the Betis added in a week in which they played three games, and the Vitorians broke a bad streak after two defeats at home. In a very even match, with a lot of fear on both sides, Betis took the lead after half an hour, after a ball that Sivera did not catch, so that the striker put the right foot in, and Alavés tied with an own goal. BellerÍn gate, four minutes later. Kike García finished off, Claudio Bravo took it over the line, but the rebound bounced off his teammate and slipped into the goal. It was played with sportsmanship, despite the expulsion in stoppage time of Willian José, and also despite the incidents that occurred in the morning in a bar in Vitoria, when seventy hooded men armed with sticks, supposedly Alavés supporters, attacked some 30 Betis fans, who were drinking on a terrace on Abendaño Street. There was damage inside the bar, at least three injured and one detainee, a 31-year-old Alavés fan, when he was driving in a vehicle, apparently pointing out targets to inform the rest of the violent people. Furthermore, when they stopped him, he tried to run over an agent, for which he is accused of attacking authority. Shortly after the incident became public, Deportivo Alavés condemned it in a statement.

Granada – Barcelona (2-2)

Granada and FC Barcelona have tied in Los Cármenes. Bryan Zaragoza put the hosts ahead in the first seconds of the match and extended the lead a few minutes later. Lamine Yamal closed the gap for the Blaugrana before the break, becoming the youngest scorer in La Liga history, and Sergi Roberto tied the match at the end for the Blaugrana. With this result, those led by Xavi fall to third position and fall behind in the dispute for the top of the championship. The draw also does not help Granada to get out of the relegation zone.

Cadiz – Girona (0-1)

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Girona continues dreaming. A goal from Aleix García, the best player on the field, subdued a brave Cádiz, who played from the 11th minute with one less player due to the expulsion of Machís. Girona suffered more than they should have to obtain their seventh victory of the season, which placed them in the provisional leadership of the League, but the three points tasted like glory. He won where no one has done this season and with some of his mainstays, in the case of Savio, playing a very discreet game. Part of the greatness of a team also lies in winning even when it does not play well, with many problems to dismantle an inferior Cádiz that had difficulties even to reach the end of the clash alive, where it had some dangerous approach to the goal by Gazzaniga. Girona continues to dream, in Champions League positions, and this Cádiz that has its fifth game without winning is fading somewhat. Sergio’s team is a commendable team and they had to fight against too many adversities. Míchel continues his great work, getting an excellent performance from a Catalan team with a defined pattern, which he wins even without playing well. Inform Rafael Pineda

Real Madrid – Osasuna (4-0)

Real Madrid defeated Osasuna convincingly at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. The meringues came into the match with significant losses in defense, which led Ancelotti to play with Tchouaméni in the central defense position, along with Rudiger. However, the whites became strong in this situation and confirmed the leadership obtained in Montilivi with a home win. Jude Bellingham started the party with a double and reached eight goals after nine league games. Vinícius Júnior scored the third goal of the game and assisted Joselu to score the fourth. Later, the Spanish attacker missed a penalty which, given the result, ended up being somewhat anecdotal.

Mallorca – Valencia (1-1)

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Mallorca and Valencia have tied 1-1 in Son Moix. The locals went ahead very early with a good cross shot from Dani Rodríguez when just five minutes into the game. Later, Diego López tied the match for the visitors with a formidable header. The youth player made a great turn to put the ball as far as possible from Rajkovic’s reach, after a lateral cross from Correia. In the second half, Vermillions and Valencians did not hurt each other anymore and ended the afternoon dividing points. With this tie, Mallorca continues to stay afloat, out of the relegation zone and Valencia, which continues to rely on its youth players to avoid falling further behind, moves away from the dispute for European places.

Sevilla – Rayo Vallecano (2-2)

Sevilla rescued a point against Rayo Vallecano in the last play of the match thanks to an excellent header from En-Nesyri. It was the final 2-2 in a match where Rayo went 0-2 in the first half as Francisco Rodríguez’s men took advantage of the Andalusian team’s defensive weakness. Óscar Valentín and Álvaro scored for Rayo, much more in tune and faster than a stuck rival. The first goal came after a glaring error by the Andalusian team’s defense, where Sergio Ramos was not present. Álvaro, who scored again in Nervión, had a highway on his side to chip the ball to Nyland in the second. José Luis Mendilibar took Fernando off the field in the 37th minute and the Brazilian, leader of the locker room, made the change ugly and did not greet him. Rakitic came in and Sevilla improved. The second half of the Andalusian team was quite good. Sevilla found the goal in a shot by Sow and subjected Rayo to a real siege, which no longer had as much football as in the first half of the match. Dmitrievski saved Rayo on a couple of occasions, but could not prevent En-Nesyri’s goal in the last action of the match in the 96th minute. Two minutes earlier, Rafa Mir also missed a clear goal. Sevilla, who made up to 22 shots, goes into the break with only eight points. Rayo does it with 13, on the verge of European positions. Inform Rafael Pineda.

Athletic Bilbao – Almería (3-0)

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Athletic easily got rid of last-place Almería, who put up nothing more than a testimonial resistance in San Mamés. The red-and-white forwards added a dozen chances and were successful three times, against a rival that was falling apart in defense and about whom there was hardly any news. Unai Simón celebrated Luis de La Fuente’s call with a peaceful night. Only one shot from Embarba, with the score already 3-0, he had to put his hands to deny the shot. On the contrary, Maximiano was side by side the entire game, neutralizing chances, although he could not withstand Guruzeta’s shot from close range, deflecting Yuri’s pass with his right that made it 1-0. Already in the second half, Dani García, who does not lavish much with goals, scored the second with a header after an extraordinary cross from De Marcos. Sancet celebrated the coach’s call by closing the scoring with his second goal of the season.

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