The Spanish league leaders remain top of the league table despite losing points to their local rivals in the Madrid Derby. FC Barcelona’s poor form continues as they suffered a horrible defeat to Malaga. Read here about the stunning and interesting results produced from the Matchweek 31 of the 2016/2017 LaLiga.
VILLARREAL 3, ATHLETIC BILBAO 1
It was a very irritating match as ten disciplinary cards were produced, nine of them were yellow cards and just one a red card. Ten-men Villarreal convincingly defeated the Basque football club, Athletic Bilbao, at Estadio de la Ceramica.
ESPANYOL 1, ALAVES 0
David Lopez provided an assist to Pablo Piatti, who scored the only goal of the match, as Espanyol defeated Alaves at home in Barcelona.
REAL MADRID 1, ATLETICO MADRID 1
France international Antoine Griezmann’s goal in the second half cancelled Pepe’s goal out as the Madrid Derby at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium ended in a two-goal draw, leading the Spanish league leaders Real Madrid to drop points.
SEVILLA 4, DEPORTIVO LA CORUÑA 2
Pablo Sarabia scored a goal and provided an assist as Jorge Sampaoli’s Sevilla convincingly defeated Deportivo La Coruña at home.
MALAGA 2, FC BARCELONA 0
Michel’s Malaga outplayed ten-men FC Barcelona, after Brazil international Neymar Jr was sent-off, after goals scored by Sandro Ramirez and Jony at home. FC Barcelona dropped three massive points as they had the chance to leapfrog fierce rivals Real Madrid to top tge league table.
GRANADA 1, VALENCIA 3
Struggling Valencia are in a good form Simone Zaza were on the scoresheet twice as his side defeated Granada away from home.
CELTA VIGO 0, EIBAR 2
Sensational Eibar defeated Celta Vigo at Estadio Municipal Balaidos. Nevertheless, Sweden international John Guidetti were not included in the 18-men squad.
OSASUNA 2, LEGANES 1
Sergio Leon contributed in bringing back struggling Osasuna from one goal down to win the match with two-one in Pamplona.
LAS PALMAS 4, REAL BETIS 1
Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng scored a goal and provided an assist as Las Palmas crushed Real Betis at home.
REAL SOCIEDAD 3, SPORTING GIJON 1
Sporting Gijon were outplayed by Real Sociedad, who won convincingly with three-one at home.