FC Barcelona easy against Mallorca, Atlético returns to one point behind Real, Espanyol officially relegated


With Ligue 1, La Liga still has to wait until next weekend to find out its final outcome. In the meantime, the 37th and penultimate day of the championship took place in a 9-game multiplex, the day after Real Madrid’s victory in Seville on Saturday (2-1). Despite the title of champion won by FC Barcelona four days before the end of the season, several meetings with different stakes were played out this Sunday afternoon, between the race for European places and the fight to maintain it.

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After celebrating their 27th Spanish Championship last weekend, Catalan fans not only bid farewell to Spotify Camp Nou, which will enter a phase of works, but also to two of its players for Barça’s last home game. , in the persons of Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, during the reception of Mallorca. Ansu Fati offered himself a double in the first period before seeing Gavi widen the gap, while the Blaugranas were in numerical superiority after the red scooped by Amath Ndiaye, author of a dangerous tackle on Alejandro Balde, released on injury after the first quarter of an hour.

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No change in European markets…

Despite the different results of the teams in the top 7, qualifying for continental competitions, the La Liga classification did not know a big change one week before the end of the championship. Atlético de Madrid won at home against Real Sociedad and came back a point behind Real, hoping for a misstep from their rival to try to steal the runners-up spot from them on the last day. The Basques are guaranteed to play in the Champions League next season.

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As for the other European Cups, Villarreal lost to Rayo Vallecano but was guaranteed to keep its fifth place, ahead of Real Betis. Thanks to a double from Borja Iglesias, the Sevillians emerged victorious from their trip to Girona, who can still believe in a qualification in C4 despite this defeat. Athletic Club believed they had taken a sufficient point to climb to seventh place, qualifying for the C4, but ultimately lost to Elche, red lantern. Osasuna, defeated in Getafe, temporarily kept his ticket for the Europa League Conference.

… nor for maintaining

Unfortunately, if the first places did not see a big change, the second half of the table saw several teams go up or down, but not in the red zone. Indeed, Espanyol, penultimate after their draw in Valencia, is officially relegated to the second division. Real Valladolid, first relegated, took only one point in Almeria but kept a hope to maintain, having only two small points behind the… 13th place. The final day of the elite will therefore offer us a breathless race to know the third team relegated to D2…

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The complete results of the 37th day

Almeria 0-0 Real Valladolid

Athletic Club 0-1 Elche : Boye (90+2nd)

Atletico de Madrid 2-1 Real Sociedad: Griezmann (37th), Molina (73rd) / Sorloth (88th)

FC Barcelona 3-0 Mallorca: Fati (1st, 24th), Gavi (70th)

Cadiz 1-0 Celta de Vigo: Sobrino (53rd)

Girona 1-2 Real Betis : Gutierrez (36th) / Iglesias (47th, 77th)

Getafe 2-1 Osasuna: Latasa (39th), Mata (90th) / Avila (2nd)

Valencia 2-2 Espanyol : Lopez (38th), Lino (90+3rd) / Montes (40th), Braithwaite (50th)

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Rayo Vallecano 2-1 Villarreal: De Tomas (56th), Palazon (63rd) / Lo Celso (83rd)

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