Atletico Madrid ended a distinguished series for Real Madrid, defeating it 1-0 in the match that was held at the “Wanda Metropolitano” on Sunday, May 8, in the Spanish League competitions, which Real Madrid secured the crown in the last round, after winning 4-0 over Espanol.
Many of the first-class stars of the team were absent from the Real Madrid squad, due to a technical decision by Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti, whose team awaits a heavy-caliber match against Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday (May 28).
Real Madrid entered the match with an unbeaten streak against Atlético Madrid in the last 8 official matches he played against him in all competitions (win 4 and draw 4), which is the second longest unbeaten streak in the history of the derby after a 25-match unbeaten streak, which Real Madrid achieved it between 2000 and 2013, according to the Opta website, which specializes in football statistics.
Real Madrid entered the match with an unbeaten streak against Atletico for 8 matches
Atletico Madrid imposed control in the first half of the match, but waited until the 40th minute to score the goal through Belgian player Yannick Carrasco, who scored a penalty kick awarded by the referee after referring to the video technology (VAR), which is the first penalty kick scored by Atletico Madrid against Real in the League (according to Obta) since the goal of former Uruguayan star Diego Forlan in March 2010.
Real Madrid resorted to relying on some of its main stars in the second half; Croatia’s Luka Modric, Brazilian Vinicius Junior and French Ferland Mendy made a relative improvement in the team’s performance, but Atlético managed to maintain their lead, clinching a valuable victory that brought him closer to qualifying for the Champions League.
Atlético raised its score to 64 points, consolidating its position in the fourth qualifier for the Champions League, 6 points behind Real Betis, who is in fifth place, with 3 rounds remaining until the end of the championship competitions.
Seville survives defeat with a deadly draw against Villarreal
Villarreal coach, Unai Emery, failed to break the knot of Seville club, in the match that brought the two teams together at Villarreal “La Ceramica” stadium, Sunday, May 8, in the 35th round of the Spanish League, which ended in a 1-1 draw, to bring Seville close to qualifying to participate in the tournament. UEFA Champions League next season.
According to the “Opta” network, which specializes in football statistics, Emery lost 7 of the last 8 matches (before this match) he played in the Spanish League against Seville, who represented Emery’s knot in the recent confrontations, although before these confrontations he managed to beat Seville in 4 of 5 matches. previous matches.
A negative number for Emery in the recent confrontations against Sevilla
Emery seemed to be on his way to undo his knot in the last matches against the Andalusian team when Argentine Giovanni Lo Celso scored the goal for the yellow subs in the 86th minute, but Frenchman Jules Conde managed to equalize for Seville in the 90 + 5 minute.
With this result, Seville raised its score to 65 points, close to deciding the third qualifying card to participate in the Champions League, after Real Madrid, the champion and Barcelona, the runner-up, accompanied by Atletico Madrid (fourth with 64 points), while Real Betis’ chances diminished (the fifth with 58 points).
Villarreal continued the series of points bleeding for the second match in a row after losing 1-2 in the last round against Deportivo Alaves, to occupy seventh place with 53 points, two points behind Real Sociedad, who occupies sixth place qualifying to participate in the European Conference League, and 5 points behind Real Betis, fifth in the league, secured their participation in the European League by winning the King’s Cup.
Rayo Vallecano draws with Getafe and ensures it stays in La Liga
In another match held at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez in Madrid, Rayo Vallecano guaranteed to remain in the First Division with a 0-0 draw with Getafe, the owner of the land and the public.
Vallecano deserved the victory after creating several achieved opportunities that amounted to 4 chances, while Getafe got one chance achieved in the first half, so that the two teams were satisfied with a tie that made Getafe raise its score to 42 points in the 12th place, 5 points behind the host, who occupies the 15th place .
Espanyol draw with Osasuna
In another match, Espanyol postponed the decision of officially staying in the League next season for another round, with a positive draw among its fans 1-1 with Osasuna. Osasuna ended the first half of the meeting, which was hosted by the “Cornella El Prat” stadium, ahead with a goal scored by Enrique Barja 3 minutes before the end of the original time of the half, but the hosts managed to return to the match with a equalizer in the 67th minute thanks to Nico Ribaudo.
With this draw, the Catalan team failed to confirm that it will remain in the top league next season, after it was satisfied with a point that made its score of 40 points in 13th place, away from the danger zone by 8 points, with 3 games remaining at the end. As for Osasuna, he raised his score to 46 points, occupying the ninth place.
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