Spanish La Liga ’18-19 – Highlights: Isco’s Late Strike Saves Real Madrid
These are the next 4 matches of of La Liga, Match Day 4 of 38. The highlights are appended below the points table.
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Match 2 of 10: Atletico Madrid vs Eibar
Result: 1 – 1
- Atletico Madrid: Borja Garces Moreno 90+4′
- Eibar: Sergi Enrich 87′
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- Atletico Madrid turned away a humiliating home thrashing to minnows Eibar by attracting 1-1 on account of a strike from young debutante Borja Garces, somewhere down in stoppage time yet proceeded with their poor beginning to the La Liga season.
- Eibar, one of the smallest groups in the best flight, took a stunning lead with three minutes staying at the Wanda Metropolitano, when striker Sergi Enrich struck the ball in from short proximity after delicate goalkeeping from Jan Oblak.
Atlético Madrid labour to a 1-1 draw at home to Eibar and now have a league record of one win in four.
What a contrast after the jubilation of beating bitter rivals Real Madrid in the UEFA Supercup.
— Joshua Jones (@joshuapsjones) 15 September 2018
- Atletico had commanded the match overall, however were every now and again foiled by Eibar’s Serbian attendant Marko Dmitrovic, and it took the impossible figure of institute graduate Garces, 19, to pull them level in the 94th moment, pounding the ball home in the wake of controlling a cut-over from Angel Correa.
Atlético Madrid grabbed a draw.
Barcelona manged to win and if we lose Barcelona will be alone on the top!
There’s no need to be nervous. pic.twitter.com/YIadcz08cJ
— A. (@AhmedMashaly24) 15 September 2018
Match 3 of 10: Real Sociedad vs Barcelona
Result: 1 – 2
- Real Sociedad: Aritz Elustondo 12′
- Barcelona: Luis Suarez 63′, Ousmane Dembele 66′
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- Barcelona rode their fortunes to dig out from a deficit, and win 2-1 at Real Sociedad, proceeding to oust their horrendous record in San Sebastian and keeping up their ideal beginning to the La Liga 2018-19 season.
- The Camp Nou fell behind after a pounding shot from Aritz Elustondo in the 12th minute from a set piece.
- They likewise survived significant attack from the home side in the 2nd half before Luis Suarez levelled in the 63rd minute, with a crude goal and Ousmane Dembele gave them a scarcely merited lead three minutes later.
Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé struck as Barcelona came from behind at the break to win 2-1 at Real Sociedad.
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) 15 September 2018
- The fightback takes after Barca’s 4-2 win at Real Sociedad in January. They recorded a second in a row triumph at Anoeta following a 11-year fruitless spell without an association win there.
- Barca lead the standings with 12 points after 4 matches, albeit Real Madrid can go along with them at the association’s summit on the off chance that they win at Athletic Bilbao later on Saturday.
That was stressful. That curse is still real, win or not. In the distant future children are going to sit by my feet as I tell tales about how FC Barcelona seemed to enter an alternate dimension when they set foot in the Anoeta. It’s like the mirror universe in Star Trek.
— Emma Gabriel-Garcia (@emgabrielgarcia) 15 September 2018
Match 4 of 10: Valencia vs Real Betis
Result: 0 – 0
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- The 2018/19 crusade has not begun in the most ideal path for Valencia, as Marcelino’s side fell 9 points behind pioneers Barcelona after their goalless draw against Betis.
- Their motivation was not helped by early damage to Geoffrey Kondogbia, who had to be supplanted.
- A feisty first-half was more eminent for the yellow cards than any conventional entries of play, and the only close chance in the entire match was when, Dani Parejo shook the cross bar on 54 minutes.
- Still winless in LaLiga Santander, Los Che will seek after better fortunes in the Champions League.
This is exactly why we haven’t been winning the league…Draw with Atleti, lose against Valencia…draw at Elche..Repeat!
— Kasim Ibrahim (@Porsches30) 15 September 2018
Match 5 of 10: Athletico Bilbao vs Real Madrid
Result: 1 – 1
- Athletico Bilbao: Iker Muniain 32′
- Real Madrid: Isco 63′
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- Barcelona sit 2 points clear at the highest point of the La Liga table after Real Madrid were held by Athletic Bilbao.
- Madrid dropped points without precedent for La Liga under Julen Lopetegui, with Isco’s header rescuing a 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao.
- Iker Muniain packaged home from short proximity to give Athletic a first-half lead in a terrible tempered conflict at San Mames, while Unai Simon struck a goal for the hosts.
Real Madrid fans crying about a) their team being fatigued and b) that Athletic players were very physical.
a) It's mid September, the season has barely started ffs.
b) WTF did you expect? We are Athletic! Prepare for battle every time you big softies.
— Athletic Club UK (@AthleticClubUK) 15 September 2018
- In any case, Toni Kroos sent Gareth Bale clear with a phenomenal chipped pass and substitute Isco flicked in the Wales winger’s cross to level not long after his second-half presentation.
- Madrid squeezed for a victor however could not beat Simon a second time, leaving Lopetegui’s men two points behind class pioneers Barcelona, who kept up their ideal record.
- Inaki Williams hauled a 14th minute shot wide, and Markel Susaeta approached with a 20-yard drive before twice being denied by Thibaut Courtois as Athletic made a high-octane beginning.
As much as I hate Cristiano right now, but I have to admit, Real Madrid wont be the same without him.
These are the types of matches were he used to show up and get the 3 points for the team.
— Jaafar (@TheRMFam) 15 September 2018
- Simon spared from Marco Asensio, yet Athletic took a justified lead in the 32nd moment.
- Susaeta got into the Madrid box and the commander’s low cross was diverted in from short proximity by a mix of Williams and Muniain, the last credited with the objective.
- Athletic had a second goal discounted for offside when Raul Garcia tucked home a Benat free-kick, with Simon again jumping low on his right side to keep out Luka Modric’s drive.
- Simon was lucky to escape with a poor repel from Bale’s free-kick, however the 21-year-old splendidly presented appropriate reparations to keep out Sergio Ramos on the bounce.
Marco Asensio is
way overrated because he plays for Real Madrid and only shines one or two times on spotlight on him.
— RumorsTransfers 24/7 🗞 (@rumorstransfers) 15 September 2018
- Lopetegui expedited Isco and the Spain awed the equaliser inside three minutes, gesturing in plain to give Bale’s incredible right-footed cross on the run the finish it merited.
- Be that as it may, Simon magnificently obstructed an Asensio shot in the 68th moment to safeguard a point for Athletic, neither side ready to discover a victor in a hysterical final minutes.
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