The struggles for the lead, relegation and Europe tighten more than ever after matchday 35

The top part of the LaLiga classification is still intact at the end of the season matchday 35 after the draws of FC Barcelona Y Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid Y Sevilla, in two duels full of tension and wasted chances to attack the leadership. The fight for Europe is also red hot and tighter if possible, with the defeat of Villarreal at the hands of Celtic.

The fight for salvation has nothing to envy to the upper zone, with the Eibar winning again for the second consecutive day to dream of permanence again, precisely, getting into serious problems Getafe. The Alaves It was the other team in the contest that scored points and they will wait for some final days of heart attack.

Real Sociedad 2 – 0 Elche

Real Sociedad had to sweat to win the game 2-0 against Elche who saw their goal of relegation frustrated. The expulsion of Raúl Guti when barely 10 minutes of the match had been played penalized and weighed down the Elche team throughout the match.

However, Fran Escribá’s men held out for more than an hour with their unbeaten goal, until Aritz Elustondo opened the scoring for the txuri urdin in 72 with a powerful header. Already in discount, Oyarzabal broke his scoring drought to make it 2-0 and leave the three points at the Reale Arena and settle the San Sebastian in fifth position.

Alaves 2 – 2 Raise

Joselu Mato rescued this Saturday a point for Deportivo Alavés against Levante (2-2) that had come back in the first half a goal from Pere Pons with two goals from Jose Luis Morales that could seal the permanence of the granotas.

The goal of the Galician forward in the 87th minute gave Alavés air to continue out of the relegation places for the moment, while those of Paco López achieved salvation in a virtual way in a duel that lasted until 102 minutes, after the discount between the two halves.

Barça 0 – 0 Atlético

Atlético de Madrid drew 0-0 on their visit to Camp Nou to face Barça in the decisive duel for the leadership of the League. Those of Cholo were better in the first half but they did not manage to take advantage of their opportunities; and the culé team squeezed in the second 45 minutes, although equally without luck, which leaves the leadership within shot for Real Madrid.

Cádiz 2 – 1 Huesca

Cádiz beat Huesca 2-1 and sealed its mathematical permanence in the First Division, after a game that leaves the Huesca team touched and in relegation places.

In an electrifying end of the first half, Cádiz went ahead with a header from Argentine Marcos Mauro on goal after a corner poorly defended by Huesca (m.42); Although the joy did not last long, when Rafa Mir tied with a goal from about 35 meters when he saw Argentine goal Ledesma ahead, when he entered added time.

However, Cádiz took advantage of the last play of the first half to go ahead again with an own goal by Uruguayan Gastón Silva, which gave way to a second half in which the people of Cádiz knew how to stop Huesca’s attacks to maintain the favorable result.

Athletic 2 – 2 Osasuna

A goal from Ante Budimir two minutes from the end allowed Osasuna, already saved in a mathematical way, to tie San Mamés (2-2) against an Athletic Club that with this result sees its chances of reaching a European place almost definitively extinguished .

The rojiblanco team went ahead before the first minute of play with a goal from Jon Morcillo, who received an excellent pass from the heel of Asier Villalibre, and in the 11th minute Darko Brasanac equalized by combing a serve from Juan Cruz at the near post.

After the hour of the match, in the 62nd minute, Oihan Sancet headed a cross from Alex Berenguer into the nets to make it 2-1 and in 89 Budimir signed the final 2-2 with a header also from Enric Gallego. .

Getafe 0 – 1 Eibar

A hand from the Serbian Nemanja Maksimovic gave a penalty to Eibar, who won 0-1 in Getafe with a goal from Recio from eleven meters in the 89th minute with which the gunsmith team took a breath to keep their dream intact for the permanence.

Getafe got into an incredible mess. He went for the tie, looked for a point that would have been good to mark distance with respect to the Second Division positions and ended up scalded. Eibar, who had six months without winning outside Ipurúa and was almost hopeless, achieved their second consecutive victory and, if Valladolid loses, they will be only two points away from salvation.

Valencia 3 – 0 Valladolid

Two goals from Maxi Gómez, in the last play of the first half and in the first of the second, and another by Thierry almost at the end gave Valencia a key victory in their fight for permanence against Valladolid that was superior until the break and that in the second he dominated with distant centers against a local team that defended well, but that signed a win that does not reflect what was seen during the match.

The bats break away from the fight for salvation and break out of a tighter fight than they have in the entire season. Yes, the Pucelano team is immersed, which remains marking the permanence until the next day, with 31 points, only one more than Huesca and Elche, and two above Eibar, bottom.

Celta 2 – 4 Villarreal

Celta thrashed Villarreal this Sunday at La Cerámica (2-4) in a great duel that the Vigo team already controlled at half-time by 1-3, after a controversial end of the first half due to a penalty against the locals. Mina, with a header at 19 minutes, opened the scoring, although Villarreal responded six minutes later through Moi Gómez, also with a header.

A disputed penalty pointed out by Medié Jiménez was taken advantage of by Santi Mina to put Celta ahead again in the 34th minute and in added time Brais Ménez made the third goal rise to the scoreboard, after a final stretch of the first half with tension due to some decisions arbitrations that resulted in the expulsion of two players from the Villarreal bench for protesting.

When Villarreal sought to close the gap on the scoreboard at the start of the second half, Eduardo Coudet’s team cut off any hint of reaction from the locals with a fourth goal, the work of Argentine Augusto Solari. That goal already left Villarreal touched, who, despite looking for the goal, found a Celta well established in his plot and only achieved his goal with a penalty from Gerard Moreno in the 87th minute

Real Madrid 2 – 2 Seville

Real Madrid vs.  Seville

Real Madrid saved a point in discount in a match marked by the VAR thanks to a rebound in Hazard, although they lost the opportunity to become leader of LaLiga. Sevilla took the lead in the first half through Fernando and Asensio leveled the contest after the break. The controversy came in the 75th, with a penalty that the referee indicated on Benzema but that he annulled to indicate a previous one in the Real Madrid area that Rakitic transformed. Those of Zidane rescued a point in the discount that is not worth them to place themselves leaders, but to maintain the second place.

Betis 2 – 1 Granada

Borja Iglesias, with two goals, one in the first half and the other when the game died, broke the spell of six consecutive draws for Betis and with a 2-1 victory against Granada, in the match that closed at Benito Villamarín the Thirty-fifth day of LaLiga Santander, it gets very close to being the next season in the Europa League, while its rival loses almost all options to get into continental positions.

The Galician striker scored a goal in the 39th minute that Venezuelan Darwin Machís countered in the 66th minute, but when a draw was already seen that was of little use to both, Borja Iglesias scored after an indirect free kick inside the area by transfer to goalkeeper Aarón Escandell of the French Maxime Gonzlons, which now puts Betis sixth in the table and Granada keeps it tenth.

In fact, after this day the classification of LaLiga can paint very different from how it does at the moment.


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