May 28, 2023 at 9:10 PM
FC Barcelona has won again in La Liga after two defeats. The brand new national champion was 3-0 too strong for RCD Mallorca with Frenkie de Jong in the base. At the bottom, Espanyol is the second relegated and the battle to avoid third place from the bottom remains extremely exciting.
Ansu Fati scored in the first minute for Barcelona-Mallorca and was again accurate in the 24th minute. In between, Mallorca striker Amath Ndiaye received a red card. In the second half, Gavi determined the final score in Camp Nou.
Barcelona secured the title two weeks ago and lost the two games after that. The team of coach Xavi disappointed against Real Sociedad (1-2) and Real Valladolid (3-1).
Nevertheless, Barcelona will finish at the top of La Liga with a clear difference. With one round to go, the lead over number two Real Madrid, which already won on Saturday, is eleven points.
Number three Atlético Madrid won at home, partly due to a goal and an assist from Antoine Griezmann, 2-1 against Real Sociedad. Alexander Sørloth (former FC Groningen) scored the visitors’ goal. The injured Memphis Depay was missing from Atlético due to an injury.
Six more clubs are battling against relegation
At the bottom, the curtain fell for Espanyol. The second club from Barcelona seemed to be on its way to a very important victory over the Valencia of basic player Justin Kluivert, but Samuel Lino made it 2-2 in extra time.
This makes Espanyol’s relegation a fact. The club was relegated five times before (the last time three years ago) and each time came back after a season.
Number twenty Elche has been relegated for a while. The battle to avoid eighteenth place remains very exciting. Six more clubs are eligible: Cádiz, Getafe, Valencia, Almería, Celta de Vigo and Real Valladolid.
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