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Match round-up - First Division, Day 20

Eibar and Málaga drew 1-1 in the Monday night game, a result which took the Basque side up to eighth place, but left the visitors still down at the bottom of the table. José González’s new team took the lead through En-Nesyri with a quarter of an hour gone, but Kike García turned in the equaliser from Bebé’s cross with fifteen minutes left on the clock. (22.01.18)

Barcelona’s lead at the top is now eleven points after a 0-5 victory at Betis on Sunday evening. All the goals came after the break, Rakitic starting things off and Messi and Luis Suárez helping themselves to two each after that. Earlier in the afternoon Real Madrid finally came good with a 7-1 win over Deportivo, albeit that they went behind midway through the first half to a strike by Adrián López. Nacho made it all square though and Bale added two more either side of half time, and Modric, two from Ronaldo and a last goal from Nacho took Zidane’s side back above Villarreal to fourth. Elsewhere Celta beat Real Sociedad 1-2, an Aspas penalty and a Maxi Gómez header overturning the opener from Willian José (who also missed a penalty), and Alavés and Leganés drew 2-2 in the mid-day-kick-off, Munir and Alfonso putting the locals two up after the break, but a Gabriel penalty and a last minute strike from Zaldúa pegging them back. (21.01.18)

Not a good week for Atlético Madrid, and after their midweek cup defeat against Sevilla, they were held to a 1-1 draw by Girona on Saturday. Griezmann gave Simeone’s side a first half lead, but Portu made it all square after the restart. Atleti stay second though after third placed Valencia lost 2-1 at Las Palmas in the last match of the evening. Santi Mina put the Ches in front early on, but Jonathan Viera levelled it a few minutes later. Soon after the restart Calleri converted a penalty for the Canary Islanders, and the visitors ended with nine men after Gabriel Paulista and Rubén Vezo were both sent off. The win takes Paco Jémez’s team off the bottom of the table. Villarreal moved above Real Madrid (who play tomorrow) to fourth after they beat Levante 2-1, a Manu Trigueros penalty and a strike by Cheryshev putting the locals two up before Roger got a last minute consolation for the away side, also from the penalty spot. And Sevilla stay two points behind Villarreal in sixth place after they won 0-3 at Espanyol earlier in the day. Franco Vázquez and Sarabia both scored before the break, and Muriel wrapped things up after the restart to give new coach Vicenzo Montella his second victory in three days. (20.01.18)

A 2-2 draw between Getafe and Athletic Bilbao on Friday evening, the result leaving both teams in mid-table. The Basques went ahead twice, an impressive volley by Williams early on, and a Raúl García penalty soon after the restart. A Jorge Molina penalty and a strike by substitute Angel with a quarter of an hour to go levelled it both times however, and Herrerín saved a second penalty from Molina before Angel’s equaliser. (19.01.18)