Day 36 of the League | Schedules, match results and summary | Sports

With only one day off, this Tuesday the League returns with the matchday 36 dispute, the penultimate of the championship. With the champion Barcelona and the Champions League and Europa League positions practically defined, the fight for permanence in the highest category is the most interesting of what remains of the League. Seven teams (Valencia, Almería, Celta, Cádiz, Getafe, Valladolid and Espanyol) have options to accompany the already relegated Elche to the second division. This time there will be no direct duel between the teams involved in the burning. The other thing that remains to be defined is seventh place, which gives access to the Conference League and which Athletic currently holds, pursued by Girona, Sevilla and Osasuna.

These are the matches of the day:

Celta – Girona (Tuesday 23, 7:30 p.m. Movistar LaLiga)

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Celta’s latest results (four consecutive defeats and three points out of the last 24 at stake) have put the team from Vigo in a good mess. Surpassed in the standings by Valencia and Almería after losing to Athletic last Saturday, they have a four-point margin with the red zone. A victory in their fiefdom, where they have not managed to be regular throughout the championship, would bring them very close to permanence. They will face a Girona that is signing a dream second round and that has the major challenge of getting into European competitions for the first time in its history.

Real Sociedad – Almería (Tuesday 23, 7:30 p.m. Dazn)

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Real Sociedad receives Almería with the aim of certifying their place in the Champions League. Five points ahead of Villarreal with nine to play seems like more than enough income for Imanol’s team, who also had the pleasure last Saturday of being the first team to win this season at the Camp Nou. They face an Almería that is still at risk for permanence but that caught air with a win (3-0) against Mallorca. If the Andalusian team finally achieves salvation, it will not be because of their performance at home, where they have only added seven points throughout the season (the same as bottom team Elche).

Valladolid – Barcelona (Tuesday 23, 10:00 p.m. Dazn)

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The champion Barcelona visits a Valladolid with water up to its neck. Xavi’s men let themselves go in their last duel against Real and their only objective is to fatten the records in a League that they have dominated with a great advantage. Pucela for its part has entered into a crisis at the worst moment, with five straight defeats that have precipitated it to the relegation places. After the blow against a direct rival like Cádiz, Pezzolano’s men (who replaced Pacheta a month and a half ago) need to react. Part of the Barça fans sang to their players “on Tuesday in Pucela you can’t fail”, referring to a possible Barça defeat that would cause Espanyol to be relegated.

Elche – Seville (Wednesday 24, 7:30 p.m. Dazn)

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After a hectic week, qualifying for the Europa League final and a Sevillian derby, Sevilla visits bottom club Elche. Mendilibar’s team, currently ninth, can cause four possible scenarios in relation to the seventh place that gives access to the Conference League. If they win the Europa League against Roma and are not seventh; They will go to the Champions League and there will be eight teams in Europe next season. If they take the final and remain seventh, the Conference place will be annulled. If they lose the final, they will have to reach seventh position to be able to be in Europe. For its part, Elche is improving despite already being relegated and has accumulated four of the last six points at stake.

Villarreal – Cádiz (Wednesday 24, 7:30 p.m. Movistar LaLiga)

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Yellow duel in La Cerámica. Villarreal, supported by the Jackson-Chukwueze-Pino trident, is in great form in this final of the League, but except for a disaster in San Sebastián, it will be very difficult for them to enter the next Champions League. It is measured against a Cádiz that has tied itself tooth and nail to the first division and that now has a three-point advantage over the relegation zone. Gerard Moreno, who scored the winning goal for Castellón in Girona, is an important asset for Setién in recent days after a year full of physical problems.

Real Madrid – Rayo Vallecano (Wednesday 24, 7:30 p.m. Movistar LaLiga)

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With the Vinicius case In full swing and sports in the background, Real Madrid returns to the Bernabéu without much at stake against Rayo. Ancelotti’s men culminated their fateful week of European elimination with a new defeat in the League against Valencia, which returns second place to Atlético de Madrid. The whites will seek to make up against Rayo, who with their defeat against Espanyol squandered a large part of their chances of entering the Conference League. However, Iraola’s team is very uncomfortable for the greats: they beat Madrid in the first leg and Barça was not able to score against them in either of the two games.

Betis – Getafe (Wednesday 24, 10:00 p.m. Dazn)

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Betis receive a rushed Getafe to certify their sixth league position. Pellegrini’s team added a point in a long-suffering Sevillian derby that can do good in their fiefdom to leave their pursuers without options. They will face the Bordalás team, who left two crucial points against Elche with everything in their favor last Saturday. The Madrid team came out of relegation thanks to the defeat of Valladolid, but has the same score as the Pucelanos (against whom it faces on the last day) in a League final that is expected to be heart-stopping.

Espanyol – Atlético de Madrid (Wednesday 24, 10:00 p.m. Movistar LaLiga)

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Espanyol has come back to life after being practically evicted after the derby lost against Barça. The parakeet team prevailed in Vallecas to be only one point away from salvation and has an important challenge against Atlético de Madrid, who thrashed Osasuna with good feelings. Simeone’s men have the objective of beating Madrid and being second after a good second round in the domestic championship, now without the cup obligations from which they were soon removed. Espanyol has not beaten Atlético since 2019.

Mallorca – Valencia (Thursday 25, 7:30 p.m. Dazn)

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Mallorca and Valencia meet at Son Moix. The locals, already saved, receive the Che team, which seems to have overcome one of the most difficult moments in its recent history, where it has flirted with its second relegation to the second division all season. With five points ahead of the burning, a victory in Mallorca would leave Baraja’s permanence practically closed. Aguirre’s team wants to continue its good performance at home, where it is the ninth best team in the championship.

Osasuna – Athletic (Thursday 25, 9:30 p.m. Movistar LaLiga)

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Osasuna and Athletic reissue the Copa del Rey semifinal with the Conference League place between eyebrows. Valverde’s men broke their losing streak in the league with a long-suffering win against Celta (2-1) and have an advantage to secure seventh place, although they have been very irregular throughout the second round. In El Sadar he will have to face the illusion of Osasuna, who has already qualified for the next Spanish Super Cup in Arabia and who dreams of returning to European competitions for the first time since 2006.

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