Spanish La Liga ’18-19 – Highlights: Madrid Continue To Win
These are the next 3 matches of La Liga, Match Day 2 of 38. The highlights are appended below the points table. In case, you missed the highlights of the last three matches click here.
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Match 6 of 10: Espanyol vs Valencia
Result: 2 – 0
Espanyol: Esteban Granero 62′, Borja Iglesias 68′
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- Valencia slammed away to Espanyol 2-0 as they lost path in the diversion and are still to record a win this season in La Liga.
- The guests are looking to solidify themselves as a Champions League side and they went out efficient, pushing back Espanyol however they were not able make their weight, especially from Rodrigo, tally.
Good win. Valencia were flat for large parts of the game though. They invited Espanyol in.
— Edd Norval (@EddNorval) 26 August 2018
- Espanyol, in the mean time, hoped to assault and keeping in mind that their passing and development was frequently poor they created openings with both Sergio Garcia and Borja running close with headers after the half hour stamp. The previous’ exertion hit the crossbar and Borja had his endeavour halted by Neto.
Espanyol can only thank Valencia for that win. After a strong 30 mins, it slowly started falling apart. I was hoping the centennial season would start as well as the last or better. But hopefully this will make the trophy much sweeter once done. #EspanyolValencia
— ? J. Munk Østbjerg ? (@JCBMNKSTBJRG) 26 August 2018
- After the break Espanyol were vastly improved on the ball and they led the pack with a free-kick from Granero, which additionally observed the intercession of VAR, to discover that the ball had gone too far in the wake of hitting the crossbar.
- Espanyol kept on assaulting and got their second through Borja after the ball came to him, after Neto cleared from the feet of Baptistao.
Match 7 of 10: Girona vs Real Madrid
Result: 1 – 4
- Girona: Borja Garcia 16′
- Real Madrid: Sergio Ramos 39′ (P), Karim Benzema 52′ (P), 80′, Gareth Bale 59′
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- Girona opened the scoring in the main half yet surrendered two penalties, as Real Madrid facilitated to a 4-1 win in LaLiga.
- Real Madrid profited from two penalties as they fought against an eminent loss to beat Girona 4-1, while Gareth Bale kept up his hot goal scoring form alive.
- Madrid endured their first away annihilation of the 2017-18 season at Montilivi and it looked set to be another awkward trip when Borja Garcia gave the home side the lead following 16 minutes.
Prediction: Real Madrid wins Champs league this year out of the pure happiness and lightness of not having to put up with Cristiano anymore.
— Jonathan Colley (@RealWizColley) 26 August 2018
- In any case, Madrid turned the scoreline on its head with the assistance of indiscreet handles from Marc Muniesa and Pere Pons, permitting Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema to change over a spot-kick each either side of the break.
- Bale included a third in the 59th moment, with Benzema ensuring the win with a goal that puts Madrid above opponents Barcelona after two matches of the LaLiga battle.
- It was Madrid who made the early running, with Benzema finding the net following eight minutes just to be denied by the offside banner.
Great win @realmadrid!! We don’t need to sign big name attacking players this year. Good work from Navas!!!
— Daniel (@DNYBNDZ) 26 August 2018
- Isco could not deal with his feet so as to apply the complete to a squared Marco Asensio pass and Girona rebuffed the guests for their wickedness with the opening goal..
- Anthony Lozano’s shot was hindered in the case, however the ball fell merciful for Garcia, who kept his cool to transform onto his correct foot and discharge high into Keylor Navas’ net.
- However, the home side discarded their favorable position a short time from the break, Muniesa cutting down Asensio – who was fleeing from goal – inside the penalty zone.
Girona 1 Real Madrid 4 FT. Brilliant comeback thanks to a fantastic second half from Madrid. Bale Benze and Isco were fantastic in the second half. Asensio did really well to win two penalties.
— Bala (@bala_chn) 26 August 2018
- With Cristiano Ronaldo currently gone, spot-kick obligations tumbled to commander Ramos, whose fragile flick down the center cheated goalkeeper Bono.
- Madrid had another possibility from the spot seven minutes into the second half – this time Benzema scoring from 12 yards out after Asensio was hacked around Pons.
We didn’t have a great start but slowly took over the game and made adjustments. Good away win and three points. #RealMadrid
— alan garcia (@A_Ga_Lo22) 26 August 2018
- Very nearly a hour had sat back Madrid got their first goal from open play, with Bale opening past Bono to extend his La Liga scoring rushed to a vocation best six matches.
- Benzema’s second of the challenge arrived a little ways from time to put the outcome certain, the French striker tucking home a Bale check to round off the triumph.
Match 8 of 10: Sevilla vs Villarreal
Result: 0 – 0
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- It was frustrating night for both Sevilla and Villarreal as not goals were struck from either side and the match ended in a draw.
- Sevilla’s early attempts in the first half were unsuccessful as Mario Gaspar earlier received a yellow card for a bad foul.
0-0 draw at home against Villarreal…wasn’t the best performance with Villarreal set up playing for the draw…Sevilla looked dire in attack with all the UEL qualifiers taking a toll.
— El Mudo Kevin (@Sevillista4Life) 26 August 2018
- Domination by Sevilla in terms of shot making continued as Villarreal tried their best to score off penalties.
- In the dying moments of the first half, Villareal made a few attacks but the only highlight was Sevilla’s Gabriel Mercado who earned a yellow card for his foul.
Sevilla and Villareal
Barren draw written all over it.
— Luigi Riva ????????????? (@tunde_vorm) 26 August 2018
- Late substitutions were made by both Villarreal and Sevilla. But even this move did not benefit any team as the score remained 0-0.
- And it remained the same way till the match ended in a draw.
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