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.

Spanish La Liga ’18-19 – Highlights: Madrid Bag First La Liga Win

Rank Name Won Draw Lost Points
1 Real Madrid 2 0 0 6
2 Barcelona 2 0 0 6
3 Sevilla 1 1 0 4
4 Espanyol 1 1 0 4
5 Real Sociedad 1 1 0 4
6 Atletico Madrid 1 1 0 4
7 Levante 1 0 0 3
8 Athletico Bilbao 1 0 0 3
9 Huesca 1 0 1 3
10 Getafe CF 1 0 1 3

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La Liga 2018-19 – Full Schedule

Match 6 of 10: Espanyol vs Valencia

Result: 2 – 0

Goal Scorers:

Espanyol: Esteban Granero 62′, Borja Iglesias 68′

Match Statistics:

Espanyol Team Stats Valencia
19 Shots 16
9 Shots On Target 4
48% Possession 52%
430 Passes 472
82% Pass Accuracy 81%
16 Fouls 12
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
2 Offsides 1
6 Corners 10


La Liga

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Match 7 of 10: Girona vs Real Madrid

Result: 1 – 4

Goal Scorers:

  • Girona: Borja Garcia 16′
  • Real Madrid: Sergio Ramos 39′ (P), Karim Benzema 52′ (P), 80′, Gareth Bale 59′

Match Statistics:

Girona Team Stats Real Madrid
10 Shots 20
5 Shots On Target 8
33% Possession 67%
358 Passes 713
76% Pass Accuracy 89%
13 Fouls 11
2 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
2 Offsides 1
4 Corners 7


La Liga

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

Match Statistics:

Sevilla Team Stats Villarreal
19 Shots 14
2 Shots On Target 6
53% Possession 47%
454 Passes 427
85% Pass Accuracy 83%
13 Fouls 14
3 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
0 Offsides 2
4 Corners 5


La Liga

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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