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La Liga Matchday 4 Roundup: Barca Secure Victory amid Injury Concern

Supporters of La Liga clubs and neutrals alike were treated to some beautiful displays of football this past weekend in the Spanish top flight. Read all about it in our La Liga matchday 4 roundup.

Friday night’s game saw Eibar go head to head with Leganes at the Municipal de Ipurua. Eibar were deservedly victorious in the game, albeit by a small margin as they secured a 1-0 win courtesy of a 53rd-minute strike from Alejandro Galvez.

Getafe played host to Barcelona on Saturday in a game that was ultimately marred by an injury to one of the Blaugrana’s key players, Ousmane Dembele.

As expected Barca dominated possession from the onset, but Getafe utilised counter attacks to get past Barca’s defence.

Getafe opened the scoring through a strike from Gaku Shibasaki in the 32nd-minute as the first half ended 1-0 in Getafe’s favour.

The second half, though, as you can imagine, was a different story. The Blaugrana drew level in the 53rd-minute through Denis Suarez before new signing Paulinho scored the match winner in the 84th-minute.

Antoine Griezmann was on target as Atletico Madrid grabbed all three points against Malaga at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.

After a long wait, Atleti opened the scoring in the 61st-minute thanks to Greizmann. The Frenchman’s goal ended up being the game’s decider as Los Rojiblancos secured a 1-0 victory.

Alaves were thumped 3-0 by Villarreal at Estadio Mendizorroza. Cedric Bakambu opened the scoring in the 32nd-minute before Carlos Bacca found the back of the net 20-minutes later.

Bakambu completed his brace in the 62nd-minute as Villarreal earned an important away win.

Real Betis beat Deportivo La Coruna 2-1 at Estadio Benito Villamarin in a game that was pretty much one-sided in terms of dominance.

A brace from Joaquin helped Real Betis to the victory whilst Federico Cartabia scored Depor’s lone goal.

A 69th-minute strike from Luis Muriel helped Sevilla to a crucial away win over Girona who were given an opportunity to earn a point in the late stages of the game through a penalty that Alex Granell ultimately failed to convert.

Las Palmas also secured a 1-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao at Estadio de Gran Canaria courtesy of a late goal from French striker Loic Remy. Las Palmas currently sit 11th on the league table with six points from four games as opposed to their opponents on the day who currently occupy 6th-place having garnered seven points thus far.

Elsewhere, Levante and Valencia played out a 1-1 draw in what turned out to be a tight footballing affair. Both sides maintained a similar level of dominance in the game, but Valencia were able to muster more goalscoring chances.

Rodrigo opened the scoring in the 31st-minute before Levante popped up with a goal as Enis Bhardi struck home to earn his side a point in the 41st-minute.

Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid travelled to the Aneota to take on a high-flying Real Sociedad side in a bid to maintain a place in the top four.

Borja Mayoral opened the scoring for Los Blancos in the 19th-minute before Kevin Rodrigues scored the equaliser for Sociedad.

The match featured somewhat of an irony as Kevin Rodrigues scored again in the 36th-minute, but this time for Real Madrid with an own goal.

Gareth Bale closed the scoring in the 61st-minute courtesy of an assist from Isco.

Monday night’s clash and the last game of the weekend saw Espanyol secure a win over Celta Vigo at the RCDE Stadium.

Gerard Moreno opened the scoring for Espanyol in the 10th-minute before Pablo Piatti doubled their lead in the 24th-minute.

A goal from Andreu Fontas in the 69th-minute served as Celta’s lone goal as Espanyol won 2-1.

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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