La Liga matchday 16: schedules, results and match summaries | Soccer | Sports

The EA Sports League continues with the 16th day of the championship, from December 8 to 11. Real Madrid will seek to confirm their leadership against Betis in a complicated field like that of Benito Villamarín. Girona, co-leader with meringues, visits FC Barcelona in Montjuïc, a regional crossover which this year has become a direct duel at the top of the ranking. On the other hand, Atlético de Madrid will try to turn the page on the painful defeat against the Catalans and will try to straighten out the path by hosting Almería, last place in the standings, at the Metropolitano.

Getafe – Valencia (1-0)

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An 87th-minute Borja Mayoral goal beat Valencia after several worthy interventions from goalkeeper Giorgi Mamarshdavili, who came close to stopping Getafe despite his team playing with a man less for almost the entire second half in due to the expulsion of a double yellow from Gabriel Paulista. In a difficult ending, there were also the expulsions of the visitor Guerra and the local Duarte. Mayoral scored his eleventh goal of the season, nine in La Liga and two in the Cup, the striker has scored in four of the last five days of the championship.

Alavés – Las Palmas (0-1)

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UD Las Palmas came out alive from the headquarters of Deportivo Alavés, who missed countless chances to win the match and also ended up losing 0-1 this Saturday in Mendizorroza. Two posts, two goals disallowed by VAR and two more goals saved between the posts by the islanders were not enough to overcome Kirian Rodríguez’s goal who managed to surprise Antonio Sivera from outside the area in the 31st minute .

Distribution of points at Benito Villaramín in an electric duel, back and forth, with more counterattacks than static play. Yes, Madrid tried to control the ball more and, when they managed to control the duel, appeared the usual, a Jude Bellingham who slept the ball with his chest to define before the departure of Rui Silva. But Betis did not change their roadmap, longer passes and short attacks, counterattacks that had Isco as their flagship. In one of them, Ruibal invented a shot from outside the area that made Lunín’s stretch useless. Tied behind the leader against Betis and at home.

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The day the San Sebastian team commemorated the 25th anniversary of the assassination of their supporter Aitor Zabaleta, which they remembered by jumping onto the pitch wearing t-shirts with that number and name on the back , finally went well after achieving his third away victory. It was 10 minutes from the end of the first half that Imanol’s team, thanks to the shooting of Merino, Zubimendi and Kubo, resolved the match.

Mallorca – Sevilla (1-0)

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Mallorca, thanks to a goal from Larin, ended its streak of 10 defeats without winning by beating Sevilla in its stadium. And the Sevilla team did everything they could to avoid leaving the Vermilion Stadium empty, as they managed 19 shots – compared to five for Aguirre’s team – and even had a goal ruled out by VAR due to a hand from En-Nesyri, which deviated a little and a shot from Pedrosa found the net. Bad dynamic for Sevilla, who could not beat an immeasurable Rajkovic, who still has not won with Diego Alonso on the bench and who has nine games without winning, also out of the Champions League and flirting with the places of relegation to the First Division.

Atlético de Madrid – Almería (Sunday December 10 at 2:00 p.m., Movistar)

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Atlético de Madrid will have to overcome the bitter pill that the defeat in Montjuic meant and will try to straighten out the path this Sunday against Almería. The Colchoneros suffered a major blow the day before in their aspirations to compete for the championship, but they know they still have plenty of season left. On the other hand, Almería still does not know what a victory is this season. Those led by Gaizka Gaditano missed a great opportunity to win against Betis, a match in which they played more than an hour with numerical superiority, but a great performance from Rui Silva prevented it.

Granada – Athletic Bilbao (Sunday December 10 at 4:15 p.m., DAZN)

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Granada host Athletic Bilbao at Los Cármenes this Sunday. Uruguayan Alexander Medina will look for his first victory as coach of the Andalusian team, after having to start last week with a defeat at the Santiago Bernabéu. It will not be something simple, because Athletic Bilbao arrives at a great moment of the season, with three victories in the last four matches and with twelve goals scored in these matches. Ernesto Valverde’s men arrive with guns blazing and will look to take advantage of Granada’s current bad situation to continue on this path.

Cádiz – Osasuna (Sunday December 10 at 6:30 p.m., Movistar)

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Cádiz have been on the brink of relegation for weeks and this Sunday, against Osasuna, they will look to regain peace of mind with a victory. The Cádiz team has just drawn against Celta, after playing seventy minutes with one player less, thus avoiding a defeat that would have sent them to the last three places in the standings. Osasuna is not going through a good time either, since the Navarrese team has accumulated five games without winning and has considerably lowered its position in the league in recent days.

Barcelona – Girona (Sunday December 10 at 9:00 p.m., DAZN)

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Today’s match takes place in Montjuïc between FC Barcelona and Girona, a regional duel which this year has become a direct confrontation at the top of the standings. The rojiblancos are leaders, tied on points with Real Madrid and four points ahead of the azulgranas. This difference is essential for Barça to obtain the three points this Sunday, in its aspirations to compete for the title of champion, a task that will not be easy against a team that does not stop dreaming, like Michel’s.

Rayo Vallecano – Celta (Monday December 11 at 9:00 p.m., DAZN/GOL)

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Rayo Vallecano hosts Celta lacking points and in relegation. The Galician team narrowly missed an unbeatable opportunity to move out of the bottom three places in the standings, but failed to beat Cádiz, despite playing with one more player for seventy minutes. Now, Rafa Benítez’s team enters complicated territories, like that of Vallecas, in search of the points they lost the day before. Rayo, for its part, seeks to end the negative streak of five games without a victory in the league.

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