Day 25 of the League | Schedules, match results and summary | Sports

This weekend the 25th matchday in the Spanish League will take place. Barcelona, ​​leader with nine points ahead of Real Madrid, has a complicated visit to San Mamés on Sunday where they seek to deal an almost definitive blow to the championship. The whites play earlier, on Saturday, receiving Espanyol at the Bernabéu in their duel prior to the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Liverpool. Real Sociedad, Sevilla, Betis and Villarreal come from playing European competitions during the week. Cádiz and Getafe open the day on Friday with a crucial duel in the lower zone of the table.

These are the matches of the day:

Cádiz – Getafe (Friday 10, 9:00 p.m. Movistar LaLiga)

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Cádiz and Getafe open the day with a crucial duel for permanence. Both teams start the date outside of the relegation places but it is very likely that the one that loses will fall into the red zone. The people from Cádiz lead Madrid by one point, added a valuable point in San Sebastián and have accumulated three consecutive victories in their stadium, where they are becoming very strong. For their part, Getafe comes from beating Girona at home, but left many doubts after leading 3-0 and ending up suffering. Enes Unal, vital for Quique’s men, is in a sweet moment and has scored five goals in his last five league games.

Real Madrid – Espanyol (Saturday 11, 2:00 p.m. Movistar LaLiga)

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Before the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Liverpool, Real Madrid receives Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabéu. Ancelotti’s men stumbled in the Betis field and they need to win so that the League does not become a utopia. The parakeets saw a two-game winning streak cut short in Valladolid and only have a two-point lead over the relegation zone. The white team, whose gunpowder has been wet in recent games, faces a very suitable opponent: Madrid have won against Espanyol in their last nine games at the Bernabéu and the blue and whites have not won in the white coliseum since nineteen ninety six.

Elche – Valladolid (Saturday 11, 4:15 p.m. DAZN)

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Another important duel below. Elche, who added their second victory of the season in Mallorca, hurries their options of permanence against Valladolid. This Saturday’s duel could be the last bullet for Pablo Machín’s men, who face a rival with the same objective, but who leads them by fifteen points. Pucela is registering very bad numbers as a visitor and has been defeated in seven of its last eight outings, but its good performance at home keeps it out of the red zone for the moment. In the duel, tribute will be paid to Pelayo Novo, a former player from Elche who died last week.

Celta – Rayo Vallecano (Saturday 11, 6:30 p.m. Movistar LaLiga, GOL)

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Celta repeats in Balaídos in search of qualifying tranquility. The Galicians have only one defeat in the last six games, but their baggage is still not enough to stop looking at relegation. Opposite will be a Rayo with European aspirations, but who has lost sixth position in favor of Villarreal after four games without winning. Carvalhal will not be able to count on Mingueza and Tapia, while Iraola hopes to recover the powder in attack after two weeks without scoring. The best version of RDT is still being sought The striker has failed to see the door since his return to the pitch after the winter market.

Valencia – Osasuna (Saturday 11, 9:00 p.m. DAZN)

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Valencia faces a vital clash against an uncomfortable opponent. Baraja’s men, who have just fallen at the Camp Nou, are penultimate in the table and are at risk of being relegated to second place for the second time in their history. Cavani, Gabriel Paulista, Lato and Nico are some of the multiple casualties in the Che team, which clings to Mestalla to move forward with the situation. They receive Osasuna, who is fighting to enter the Cup final and who has the European places only three points away. However, Valencia, then led by Gattuso, took the win (1-2) in the first round of this League.

Mallorca – Real Sociedad (Sunday 12, 2:00 p.m. Movistar LaLiga)

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Real Sociedad visit Mallorca in the Champions League position but on the lookout for the third place that Atlético de Madrid snatched from them last day. The Basque team, quarter one point behind the rojiblanco team, have only won one of their last five games (two draws and two losses). Mallorca, from the middle of the table, aspires to continue without surprises after the defeat suffered at home last day against Elche, the bottom of the League. Real Sociedad need to win in order not to give up their place in the next Champions League. Imanol’s men are in a delicate moment, after losing (2-0) in the first leg of the Europa League round of 16 against Roma.

Seville – Almería (Sunday 12, 4:15 p.m. DAZN)

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Sevilla visits Almería in a key meeting for salvation. The two teams are tied on points, with Almería in the relegation zone due to goal difference. The Seville team has spent the season fighting against poor results, but the red zone of the table follows Sampaoli’s team, who were the only Spanish team to win in the Europa League but who are fighting not to be relegated in the League. Almería plays this Andalusian derby at home and seeks to come out of relegation with a victory in their stadium, a fort where they have added 22 of their 25 points.

Villarreal – Betis (Sunday 12, 6:30 p.m. Movistar LaLiga)

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Villarreal receives Betis for a direct confrontation in the fight for the European places. Betis has been more solvent this season and leads the yellow team by four points in fifth position. Pelegrini’s men have not lost in their last four league games, they arrive after drawing with Real Madrid and are looming over the Champions League spots. They cannot be neglected, however, since Villarreal looks up and if the three points stay at home for the Verdiblanco team, it would be difficult for them to get into the Champions League. The Verdiblancos have just lost in the Europa League against Manchester United (4-1), while the yellows drew (1-1) in the Conference League against Anderlecht (1-1).

Athletic – Barcelona (Sunday 12, 9:00 p.m. DAZN)

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Barcelona visits San Mamés in one of the matches of the day. The Catalans, now without European distractions, will already know the result of Real Madrid and are looking to give the championship another blow in one of the most complicated trips they have left. Athletic is in need of points, since it has suffered a slump in recent games and remains out of the European positions behind Villarreal and Rayo. One of the duties of the team led by Valverde is to improve their performance against the teams at the top of the table. The txingurri, who trained the Catalans for two and a half seasons, already suffered a harsh correction in the first leg (4-0). Xavi’s men are a rock in the League, where they have only conceded eight goals in 24 games.

Girona – Atlético de Madrid (Monday 13, 9:00 p.m. DAZN)

Atlético de Madrid closes the day by visiting Montilivi. The team of the recently honored Simeone has found the regularity he was looking for in recent weeks and is already third in the League. They face a Girona team that has been showing a great level lately, despite their last defeat at Getafe. Míchel’s men have the same goals (38) as Atlético, with whom they share the award for the third highest scoring team in the championship. They maintain a certain advantage with relegation, although they cannot be trusted, as happens to the mattresses with their pursuers for entering the Champions League. Griezmann and Depay are the main rojjiblanca illusion in recent games.

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