The 34th round of the Spanish league could decide the championship for Barcelona, but earlier this evening (Saturday) Real Madrid will look to overtake Atletico Madrid temporarily on the way to second place in the little derby of the Spanish capital against Getafe. The fourth Real Sociedad lost a 0:2 advantage and ended with a 2:2 against Girona, Villarreal will try to get closer to it or at least keep the leading place in the Europa League next season in the meeting with Athletic Bilbao.
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Real Sociedad – Girona 2:2
The recent results of the Basques brought them closer to securing the leading fourth place for next season’s Champions League with a pair of victories over the Copa del Rey finalists – Real Madrid the winner and Osasuna with a score of 0:2 in both games. Also this time Real Sociedad led 0:2, but had to settle for a point against the rival who is fighting for a ticket to the Conference League. Japan’s Taka Kobo squeezed a penalty that Mikkel Oyarsvaal saved (5) and then headed David Silva (24), but Jan Kuoto Zimek (37) and Christian Stuani equalized from close range after a free kick in extra time of the half. The visiting Oriol Romeo was sent off three minutes to the end.
Villarreal – Athletic Bilbao (19:30)
Since the impressive streak of victories over Real Madrid, Osasuna and Real Sociedad, Villarreal have managed just 2 wins which have kept them out of the fight for the top 4 spot in next season’s Champions League. The yellow submarine will be happy to welcome back Giovanni Lo Celso and Kiko who may get first minutes since the injuries of the two, while on the other hand Bilbao got into trouble and is currently below Girona who is tied for seventh place in the Conference League next season. The great advantage of the Basques is the great streak against Villarreal, who have not beaten Bilbao in 8 games – the last time was only in 2018.
Real Madrid – Getafe (22:00)
After the 2:0 loss to Real Sociedad with a secondary lineup for the King’s Cup final match, in which the Blancos eventually won the title, Real will continue with the rotation in the small Madrid derby against Getafe. The 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Manchester City will force Carlo Ancelotti to save players for the return leg in England next week, with Dani Carvajal automatically rested with a red card in the previous round, while Dani Sabaios and Perlan Mendy could return to the squad from injury. . Mariano Dias, Marco Asensio and Nacho will get significant minutes with Karim Benzema, Rodrigo and David Alaba resting out of the squad. The guest who is fighting for her life in La Liga will look to surprise and achieve an away win at the Bernabeu for the first time since 2008.
Mallorca – Cadiz 0:1
For Mallorca: Pablo Mapo (16)
Osasuna – Almeria (17:15)
Sunday games in the Spanish league
Salta Vigo – Valencia
Elche – Atletico Madrid
Valladolid – Seville
Espanyol – Barcelona