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Spain: Real Madrid lets Girona slip away from the top of the league

Spain: Real Madrid lets Girona slip away from the top of the league

Before hosting Sporting de Braga, Real Madrid did not exceed a draw against Rayo Vallecano, in a match in the 12th round of the Spanish League.

Dimitrievski was the focus of attention when he denied Valverde a goal after only five minutes, then Joselu in the 39th minute. The Merengues controlled the match but lacked efficiency. Moreover, Bragaense’s Champions League opponent still scored a goal through Fini Junior, but the shot was disallowed due to the offside of Joselu, the player who assisted the Brazilian.

Rayo, who had Pepe in the final quarter-hour of the match, won a point. Thus, Real Madrid let Girona slip away at the top of La Liga, having only two points more than Barcelona, ​​in third place.

Rayo Vallecano, which played its eighth match in the tournament without losing, is ranked ninth in the league table with 18 points, the same as Valencia and one point behind Real Sociedad.

In the other match this afternoon, note Athletic Bilbao’s 3-2 victory over Villarreal and Alaves’ victory over Almeria.

Alaves’ return to tournament victories, after a drought of seven matches, in which they suffered four defeats and three draws, was achieved with a goal by Serbian Alexander Cedlar (1-0), in the 79th minute, after Romanian Ianis Hagi missed a penalty kick at 45+1.

Almeria, owned by Portuguese goalkeeper Luis Maximiano, suffered its fourth defeat in a row and remains in last place in the league table with three points – three behind Granada (19) – and is still without a win this season in the Spanish League.

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Valencia, led by Portuguese Thierry Correa in the starting lineup, won over Granada 1-0, in the presence of goalkeeper Andre Ferreira and Wilson Manafa, who came on as a substitute in the 82nd minute, with a goal from Pebelo, in the 45th minute + 7. , penalty.

Spanish league standings