Real Madrid achieved a key victory against his classic rival Barcelona 2-1 at Alfredo Di Stéfano this Saturday for matchday 30 of The league from Spain. Now, those of Zinedine Zidane are at the top of the tournament with 66 units, waiting for what happens with Atlético de Madrid who plays tomorrow before Real Betis (16:00 from Argentina) and has the same points. For its part, Barça was 3rd with 65.
With goals from Karim Benzema (13 ‘) and Toni Kroos (28’), Real Madrid defeated Barcelona 2-1 after Óscar Mingueza discounted at 60 ‘. The game was well controlled by the ‘Merengues’ in the first stage but in the second half Ronald Koeman’s men reacted and almost tied it. This was a crucial victory for the fight for the title as now the Madridistas remained at the top awaiting the result of Atlético de Madrid.
This Sunday from 16:00 in Argentina and on the screen of ‘DirecTV Sports’ Real Betis (6th) receives Atlético de Madrid. If Diego Simeone’s team achieves victory, it would remain the only leader of LaLiga with 69 points, three more than Real Madrid and four more than Barça. Behind the first three, Sevilla appears with 58 and in Champions League positions (they play on Monday against Celta de Vigo (9th)).
“I think it is a deserved victory,” said Zidane, after the match. “We have not won anything. It’s a match, it’s three points and we’re in the fight like the other teams, ”said the French coach, keeping calm. With eight days to go, LaLiga becomes exciting with three teams fighting fully for the tournament with 24 points remaining. The merengue victory forces Atlético to score points on Sunday to regain the leadership of the championship.
Real Sociedad is in the Europa League positions in 5th place with 46 units and tomorrow will play against Valencia from 11:15 in Argentina. The day is completed by Villarreal receiving Osasuna (9:00 Arg) and Valladolid – Granada (13:30 Arg). In direct descent are Elche (26 points), Alavés (25) and Eibar (23).
Results and upcoming matches
Results of the matches of the 30th day of the Spanish championship: Friday: Huesca – Elche 3 – 1. Saturday: Getafe – Cádiz 0 – 1, Athletic – Alavés 0 – 0, Eibar – Levante 0 – 1, Real Madrid – Barcelona 2 – 1. Sunday: (9:00) Villarreal – Osasuna, (11:15) Valencia – Real Sociedad, (13:30) Valladolid – Granada, (16:00) Betis – Atlético de Madrid. Monday: (16:00) Celta – Seville. Hour: Argentina.