LaLiga: Real return to top four
Posted: 9 December 2018 Time: 10:00 pm
Real Madrid returned to the top four with a narrow win, Eibar and Levante play to a thrilling draw while Real Betis moved into the top six after seeing off Rayo Vallecano.
Huesca 0-1 Real Madrid
Real Madrid returned to the top four following a hard-fought 1-0 win over bottom-placed Huesca away from home.
Gareth Bale was the match winner as his first half strike ended a three-month goal drought in the league to help Santiago Solari’s side return amongst the pace-setters.
Eibar 4-4 Levante
Eibar and Levante played to a thrilling 4-4 draw after the host were denied victory at the death after getting ahead through Sergi Enrich,Gonzalo Escalante and a double for Charles with one coming from the penalty spot.
Levante were able to bounce back courtesy of Jose Luis Nogales, Roberto Suarez Pier, an own goal from Paulo Oliviera followed by Borja Mayoral last-gasp leveller for a share of the spoils.
After their impressive 3-0 pasting of Real Madrid, the result comes as a set-back for the hosts to move further up the table as it does little to elevate their standings on the table.
Sociedad 1-2 Valladolid
Valladolid returned to the top half of the table following a 2-1 away win over Sociedad. It took strikes from Luareano Suarez and Antonito to get them to that pedestal.
Mikel Oyarzabal came up with the goods for the hosts with a second half equaliser until the visitors after the midway mark for a massive three points.
Real Betis 2-0 Rayo Vallecano
A penalty from Giovanni Lo Celso and a late effort in the second half from Sidnei handed Betis a 2-0 win over Rayo.
Judging by their first half performances, the clash seemed destined for a draw but pendulum swung with the awarding of a penalty in the second period.
This result takes them all the way up to sixth in the Europa League slots, while Rayo's woes down the barrel continues to hinder their plight.