Day 31 of the League | Schedules, match results and summary | Sports

Matchday 31 of the League starts this Tuesday on a weekday date that will force the teams to play with a very tight schedule. There are only eight games left to finish the competition and Barcelona stands as a potential winner with 11 points ahead of Real Madrid. The white team will visit Girona in the first match of the day, at the same time as Cádiz-Osasuna. Betis and Real Sociedad meet on the same day in a key game in the fight for the Champions League places. On Wednesday, Atlético de Madrid receives Mallorca after losing against Barcelona at the Camp Nou, stopping the rojiblancos’ good run. On the same day, Getafe-Almería, Celta-Elche and Rayo Vallecano-Barcelona are played. Valencia will try to escape relegation against Valladolid on Thursday, after winning last day against a practically relegated Elche. Villarreal receives Espanyol and Athletic faces Sevilla to close the day.

These are the matches of matchday 31:

Cádiz – Osasuna (Tuesday 25, 7:30 p.m., DAZN)

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Cádiz wants to get away from the relegation zone and for that they will have to beat Osasuna in one of the games that open the day. The Andalusian team has spent the season in and out of the red part of the table, but now they have a margin of two points that they hope to extend against the team from Pamplona. Jagoba Arrasate’s men arrive at the game with a tough calendar ahead, since after Cádiz and in a period of nine days they will face Real Sociedad in the League, who is fighting to be in the Champions League, Barcelona and Real Madrid in the final of the Copa del Rey.

Girona – Real Madrid (Tuesday 25, 7:30 p.m., Movistar LaLiga)

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Real Madrid has a very difficult goal of winning the League this season and is focused on the Champions League semifinals against Manchester City. However, Ancelotti’s men cannot let go if they want to maintain the second position that Atlético de Madrid is also pursuing, five points behind the whites. Girona arrives at the match after losing last day against Valladolid and in the lower half of the table. Although with a margin on relegation, the Catalan team wants to tie up their permanence as soon as possible.

Betis – Real Sociedad (Tuesday 25, 22.00, Movistar LaLiga)

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Betis and Real Sociedad star in one of the most important duels of the day in the fight for the Champions League next season. The Andalusian team is six points behind the Basque team, but if the three points remain at home, they will be one step closer to playing in the highest European competition. Pellegrini’s men also need victory to keep their distance from Villarreal, to just one point, which if they beat them would relegate the Betis to the Conference League position. Real Sociedad, which is having a great season, will look for the victory that will allow them to hold on to the Champions League.

Atlético de Madrid – Mallorca (Wednesday 26, 7:30 p.m., DAZN)

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Atlético de Madrid touched second place in the League until they met Barcelona last day and ended their great streak. Simeone’s men were two points behind Real Madrid, but the defeat at the Camp Nou has once again left them five. With eight games ahead, they can still try again, but the rojiblanco team needs to overcome Mallorca first, who have not lost in their last four games, and who, with their stay practically closed, will seek to climb positions in the table.

Getafe – Almería (Wednesday 26, 7:30 p.m., DAZN)

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Getafe and Almería play salvation in a direct confrontation after being defeated on the last day. The azulones have a point advantage over Valencia, which marks the red zone, while the Andalusians tie on points with those of Baraja and are out of relegation for the golaverage. The fourth worst local is measured against the worst visitor of the competition. Almería’s data away from home is terrible: four points in 14 games.

Celta – Elche (Wednesday 26, 10:00 p.m., Movistar LaLiga)

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Celta welcomes the bottom team to end a two-game losing streak and definitively seal their permanence. Carvalhal’s team is sustained thanks to Iago Aspas and Gabri Veiga who have scored 21 of Vigo’s 36 goals in the League. There has been a double from one of the two sky blue youth squads in six of their last eight home victories. For its part, Elche has accumulated four defeats in a row after the arrival of Becaccece and could consummate its mathematical relegation next weekend. The franjiverdes need one more point to not be the team with the worst historical score in the League. This negative record is held by Sporting de Gijón in the 1997/1998 season, which ended with 13 points.

Rayo Vallecano – Barcelona (Wednesday 26, 10:00 p.m., DAZN)

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Barça wants to get closer to the league leader with another victory. The Catalans visit a Rayo in the doldrums in the second round, but who was already able to defeat Real Madrid in his stadium. Xavi recovered Pedri and De Jong, capital players in his scheme, in the last match against Atlético. The Barça team is on its way to becoming the least thrashed team in history (with only nine goals conceded). Of course, those from Iraola maintain their strength in Vallecas, where in their last six games only Atlético de Madrid has been able to get all three points. In addition, it is difficult for Barça to sink their teeth into Rayo: with a defeat and a draw in their last two direct confrontations.

Valencia – Valladolid (Thursday 27, 7:30 p.m., DAZN)

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Another final for Valencia in their goal of maintaining the category. Baraja’s painting saved its first matchball against bottom club Elche and, although they are still in the relegation zone, they already have their rivals a stone’s throw away. This time Valladolid is measured, a direct rival for permanence but which accumulates 7 of the last 9 possible points. This streak, which coincides with the relief on the bench, has given Pucela a small cushion compared to the red zone. Although their advantage is by no means definitive, a win in Valencia would bring them much closer to their goal.

Villarreal – Espanyol (Thursday 27, 7:30 p.m., Movistar LaLiga)

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Villarreal and Espanyol arrive in a slump for their duel on Thursday. The yellows come from losing to Sevilla in injury time and the goal of the Champions League already seems like a utopia. In addition, Athletic is on their heels in the fight for sixth place. For its part, Espanyol arrives with a lot of urgency and in relegation places after not going beyond the draw against Cádiz. The change of coach has not had an effect at the moment in the blue and white team, which only surpasses Elche in the table and needs to add three by three to not return to the Second Division two seasons after promotion.

Athletic – Sevilla (Thursday 27, 10:00 p.m., Movistar LaLiga)

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Athletic receives Sevilla in San Mamés with the Europa League positions between their eyebrows. Valverde’s team accumulates three wins in a row after their traumatic cup elimination against Osasuna and stalks the places defended by Betis and Villarreal. Facing a sweet Sevilla after the arrival of Mendilibar has salvation on track. Vesga, Zárraga and Muniain are absent for the Bilbao side, while Marcao and Jordán miss out on the game for Sevilla. The newspaper library says that the duels between Athletic and Sevilla are usually even: no one has scored more than two goals in the League since 2016 (3-1 in favor of the Basques, who Valverde also coached).

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