Let’s take a look at what happened yesterday in Spain’s top-flight.
Real Club Celta de Vigo 0 – Athletic Club Bilbao 1
A northern derby saw the Celta Vigo Galicians, lose narrowly to the Basque Athletic Bilbao at the Abanca-Balaídos. Anaki Williams’ goal on 34 minutes was enough for Bilbao to see off the match and to take all 3 points home to the Basque country. Athletic are now 7th in La Liga, with Celta Vigo now in 17th.
Elche CF 1 – Sevilla FC 1
Sevilla had to make do with a point as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Elche in La Liga on Saturday, ending their 100% start to the season. Elche took the lead through defender Enzo Roco on 11 minutes, but Sevilla fought back and equalised with a Youssef En-Nesyri header on 40 minutes. The result sees Elche in 15th place and Sevilla in 2nd.
Real Sociedad de Fútbol 1 – Levante UD 0
A first-half goal from Ander Barrenetxea was enough for Real Sociedad to win this match. Real Sociedad were effective at creating goalscoring opportunities from the flanks, whereas Levante showed promise by often stealing the ball and launching counter-attacks. Real Sociedad now occupy 6th spot in Spain’s La Liga, whereas Levante now occupy 13th.
Real Betis Balompié 0 – Real Madrid CF 1
Real Madrid managed a narrow win at Real Betis as they waited on the outcome of their ongoing efforts to sign Paris St-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe. The 2 teams were heading for a goalless draw when right-back Dani Carvajal volleyed Karim Benzema’s pin-point cross into the net. The 1 goal was enough for the team from Spain’s capital to get the victory here. The result means that Real Madrid are now top of La Liga with 7 points and Real Betis are in 14th, with only 2 points to date.