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First division – day 21

Rayo Vallecano are out of the relegation zone after a 0-1 victory over Alavés in the Monday night game! Raúl De Tomás headed the only goal from Advíncula’s cross shortly after the restart to take the Madrid based side above Celta in the table. (28.01.19)

Barcelona stay five points clear at the top of the table after a 0-2 win at regional rivals Girona on Sunday. Semedo latched on to a loose ball to give Valverde’s side an early lead, and after Bernardo was sent off for a second bookable offence, Messi combined with Jordi Alba to score the second midway through the second half. Real Madrid consolidated third spot after they beat Barça’s neighbours Espanyol 2-4 later in the evening. Benzema and Sergio Ramos put Madrid two up with only fifteen minutes gone, and although Leo Baptistao got one back, Benzema restored the two goal cushion before the break. Gareth Bale came on after the restart to make it four, and after Varane was sent off for bringing down Piatti as he advanced on goal, Rosales completed the scoring late on. Betis missed out on a return to the European spots after they lost 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao, Muniain getting the only goal in the twentieth minute to take the Basque side three points clear of the drop zone. And Real Sociedad are now three points below the Andalusians after they were held to a 0-0 draw by bottom club Huesca. Further down the table Celta are now just a point above the relegation spots after they were beaten 2-1 by Valladolid, Sisto putting the visitors ahead on the quarter hour mark, but Oscar Plano and Keko scoring after the break to take the locals a point above the Galicians in the table. (27.01.19)

Atlético Madrid kept up their push for the league title despite having only thirteen fit and available first team players, a 2-0 victory over Getafe on Saturday taking them to within two points of leaders Barcelona pending their game on Sunday. Griezmann put Simeone’s side ahead with just under half an hour on the clock, and Saúl added the second some ten minutes later after Soria saved a shot from Kalinic. The visitors ended the match with nine men after Djené and Cabrera were sent off late on, and they could drop out of the European spots if results go against them later this weekend. Earlier in the day Sevilla moved up level with third placed Real Madrid after a 5-0 win over Levante, all the goals coming in the second half of the match. Ben Yedder and André Silva started things off, and Sarabia came on to set up Franco Vázquez and then score the fourth himself from the penalty spot after Quincy Promes was brought down in the area. With the game coming to an end the Andalusians were awarded a second penalty for a foul by Cabaco on Roque, and although Oier saved the spot kick from Promes, the Dutch striker fired the rebound back into the net. Valencia meanwhile are starting to improve, and they find themselves in seventh spot after beating Villarreal 3-0. Diakhaby headed the Ches into an early lead, and Chershev and Rodrigo added two more in the second half to leave their opponents down in next to bottom spot. Elsewhere Leganés and Eibar drew 2-2 to leave both in mid-table, Kike García and Joan Jordán putting the visitors two up at the break, but En-Nesyri scoring twice after the restart to save a point for his side. (26.01.19)