Sunday, 23 January 2022 05:40

La Liga Table: Atleti's miracle comeback deals blow to Barca

Atletico Madrid produced a miracle comeback on Saturday to keep their hopes of finishing in the top four in the La Liga table firmly on track, while earlier in the day Sevilla failed to make big inroads into Real Madrid’s lead.

The story of the night, though, came in the capital, where Diego Simeone’s side appeared to be heading towards a damaging defeat to Valencia.

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Atleti trailed 2-0 until the middle portion of the second half, and though Matheus Cunha pulled one back, they were still behind when the clock ticked to 90 minutes. In an incredible turnaround, though, Angel Correa and Mario Hermoso found goals in stoppage time to stun their opponent.

 

It pushes Atletico Madrid to 36 points.

At the very summit of the standing, there was also a significant development. Sevilla would have reduced Real Madrid’s advantage to just a single point had they managed to overcome mid-table Celta Vigo at home.

They also trailed 2-0 and managed to limit the damage thanks to goals from Papu Gomez and Oliver Torres in the final 20 minutes, but they were unable to build on their momentum to take the victory.

In Saturday’s other fixture, Cadiz heaped misery of Levante, who failed to build on their first win of the season last weekend as they succumbed 2-0 at home to another team in the drop zone.

Real Betis, meanwhile, remain comfortably ensconced in third place thanks to an easy 4-1 win over Espanyol on Friday. Here, too, there was a comeback, with the home side taking an early lead before a double from Borja Iglesias plus strikes from Guido Rodriguez and Willian Jose set up an easy win.

Four more games take place on Sunday, including Real Madrid hosting Elche and Barcelona travelling to Alaves.

LA LIGA STATISTICS:

La Liga: Player Stats, Team Stats, Fixtures, Results

 

SPAIN - PRIMERA DIVISION 2021/2022

POS
NAME
PM
W
D
L
PTS
GF
GA
GD
LAST 5
1 Real Madrid 21 15 4 2 49 45 18 27 WDWLW
2 Sevilla FC 22 13 7 2 46 34 16 18 DWWDD
3 Real Betis 22 12 4 6 40 41 25 16 LLDWW
4 Atletico Madrid 21 10 6 5 36 36 26 10 LLWDW
5 Real Sociedad 20 9 6 5 33 22 21 1 LLLDW
6 Villarreal 22 8 8 6 32 36 23 13 WWDLW
7 Barcelona 20 8 8 4 32 31 23 8 DWDWD
8 Rayo Vallecano 20 9 4 7 31 27 21 6 WLWLD
9 Valencia 22 7 8 7 29 35 36 -1 WLLDL
10 Athletic 21 6 10 5 28 20 17 3 LWLWD
11 Celta 22 7 6 9 27 26 25 1 WWLWD
12 Espanyol 22 7 6 9 27 26 30 -4 LWLDL
13 Osasuna 21 6 7 8 25 20 27 -7 DLLWL
14 Granada 21 5 9 7 24 26 31 -5 WWDDL
15 Elche 21 5 7 9 22 21 28 -7 LLDWW
16 Getafe 21 5 6 10 21 17 23 -6 DWWLW
17 Mallorca 21 4 8 9 20 17 33 -16 DLLLL
18 Cádiz CF 22 3 9 10 18 19 36 -17 DLLDW
19 Alavés 21 4 5 12 17 16 34 -18 LLDDL
20 Levante 21 1 8 12 11 21 43 -22 LLLWL

[footballcritic]

 

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