la liga matchday 18 roundup

La Liga Matchday 18 Roundup: Real Madrid Finally Lose!!!

Real Madrid failed to extend their unbeaten streak to 41 games as they were stopped in their tracks by Jorge Sampaoli’s Sevilla. The game was tightly contested as it ended 2-1 with Ronaldo scoring Madrid’s lone goal from the penalty spot.

Sergio Ramos then scored an own goal in the 85th-minute before Stefan Jovetic scored the winner for the Seville outfit.

Leganes and Athletic Bilbao played out a goalless draw with Leganes looking the likeliest side to make something happen in the tie. Villarreal was also held to a goalless draw by Deportivo.

Atletico Madrid continued their impressive form as they picked up a 1-0 win over Real Betis courtesy of a goal from Nicolas Gaitan.

Barcelona put out a statement of intent to Real Madrid as they thumped Las Palmas 5-0 with Luis Suarez (2), Lionel Messi, Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal all getting on the scoresheet.

Real Madrid are now just two points clear of Barca, but they still have a game in hand against Valencia, thus; they could potentially increase the gap.

Valencia gave their fans something to cheer on as they secured a 2-1 win over Espanyol. Martin Montoya and Santi Mina were on target at the Mestalla with David Lopez bagging Espanyol’s lone goal.

Alaves suffered a 1-0 defeat to Celta Vigo thanks to a late goal from Nemanja Radoja whilst Granada and Osasuna played out a 1-1 draw with goals from Oriol Riera and Artem Kravets cancelling each other out.

Eibar edged a 3-2 win over Sporting Gijon at the El Molinon. Adrian Gonzales opened the scoring with a penalty in the 4th-minute before Carlos Carmona pegged one back for Gijon. Pedro Leon and Antonio Luna then got their names on the scoresheet thus taking the scores to 3-1.

Nacho Cases pulled a goal back, but his efforts proved futile with Eibar bagging the three points.

Inigo Martinez and Juanmi were on target for Real Sociedad as they secured a 2-0 away win over Malaga on Monday night.

La Liga Matchday 18 Table​

la liga matchday 18 table

Highlights of La Liga Matchday 18 Games

Sevilla vs Real Madrid

 

Barcelona vs Las Palmas

 

Atletico Madrid vs Real Betis

 

Valencia vs Espanyol

 

Celta Vigo vs Alaves

 

About the Author Phillip Ekuwem

Phillip is a football writer with an immense love and passion for the beautiful game. He's well versed in European football as he enjoys watching the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and the Serie A.

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