As every year by these dates, this evening will take place the penultimate fixture of LaLiga with all the games taking place at the same time and with several teams battling for their goals and immediate future.
There are 180 minutes left for a new season to finish. A classical Sunday fixture with all the games being played simultaneously and so fans keep an eye on the scores from the other stadiums as the old times, with all in play.
If we make a review of the situation so far, in a league clearly dominated by Real Madrid, Europe and relegation are still in play.
In the battle for Europe, the Barça of Xavi are still under a rebuild process, but they are likely to end second and end the season the right way, which is a good grade taking into account the juggling that the club has been forced to do through their institutional transition. A single point is enough to reach their current ceiling.
Atlético dragged high expectations from last season and it has ended up in a disappointment. However, they will be in the Champions League in the worst season of Simeone in ten years. In the elite. Disturbing. They are battling to be at least third, their minimum in the last decade.
They play against a direct rival as it is Sevilla, who are looking to make up for a season full of doubts by finishing within the top four. A direct game at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium where a tribute to key scorer from last season Luis Suárez will take place ahead of his more than likely last home game with Atlético.
It seems like Betis will not top off what it has almost been a perfect year under Manuel Pellegrini. If they win their two games, they will have to wait for a double defeat of Sevilla, but that is not impossible after the incompetence from Lopetegui’s team in the last few months.
Real Sociedad and Villarreal, who have shown tiredness after an outstanding ride in the Champions League, will once again represent the Spanish football in the continent next year with the order to be determined.
In the relegation area, the reformed Getafe from the winter transfer market only need a point to pull off what it seemed very difficult during the first few months of the competition. On the other hand, Granada have been back on track right after getting rid of their biggest problem, Robert Moreno, with the signing of Karanka and rely on themselves to earn the stay.
Another reborn team is Cádiz, as they look to certify their stay through the arrival of Sergio González and after the exit of their symbol Álvaro Cervera, whose destitution actually revitalized the squad. Fali must play the last two games in order to guarantee the intensity and focus that the job requires.
Mallorca and Alavés are in disadvantage, but their schedule offers reasons for them to believe that they can chances.
180 minutes with all in play.
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