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Match round-up - First Division, Day 14

Alavés moved off the bottom of the table to the detriment of Málaga after beating Girona 2-3 in the Monday night game. Two goals in three minutes around the hour mark by Stuani and Juanpe put the locals in front, but Ibai Gómez produced a hat-trick in the last twenty minutes to give new coach Abelardo a win in his first game in charge. (04.12.17)

Barcelona are now five points clear at the top after second placed Valencia were beaten 1-0 by Getafe on Sunday afternoon. The locals were left with ten men when Arambarri was sent off midway through the first half, but Bergara got the only goal after the break to hand the Ches their first defeat of the season. The top five have opened up a seven point gap over the rest though after sixth placed Villarreal lost 3-1 at Leganés in the mid-day kick-off. Dani Raba put the visitors ahead on the hour mark, but strikes by Diego Rico, El Zhar and Gabriel took the Madrid based team to within a point of their opponents in the table. Later in the day managerless Las Palmas clocked up their first win in nine games, the Canary Islanders beating Betis 1-0 with an early goal from Calleri to move to within two points of escaping the drop zone. Eibar meanwhile are now seven points clear of the bottom three after they won 3-1 against Espanyol, Kike García, Iván Alejo and Joan Jordán all scoring before Sergi Enrich put through his own net near the end. (03.12.17)

Leaders Barcelona were held to a 2-2 draw by Celta in the early Saturday game, and Valencia could move to within two points of them if they can win on Sunday. Iago Aspas gave the visitors the lead in the twentieth minute, and although strikes by Messi and Luis Suárez turned the scoreline around, Maxi Gómez made it all square later on. Third placed Atlético Madrid narrowed the gap on the Catalans to six points after they came from behind to beat Real Sociedad 2-1, Filipe Luis and Griezmann getting the goals in the second half after Willian José had opened the scoring from the penalty spot. Fourth placed Real Madrid are now two points below their city rivals however after they could only draw 0-0 at Athletic Bilbao, Zidane’s side unable to find the net and ending up with ten men after Sergio Ramos was sent off near the end. Sevilla are Madrid’s next opponents in the league, and they are now level with them in the table after they beat Deportivo 2-0, Ben Yedder and Krohn-Dehli the scorers for the Andalusians. One game on Friday evening as well, Málaga and Levante drawing 0-0 to leave Michel’s team even further down in the drop zone. (02.12.17)