• Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020
  • Last Update : 12:50 am

Atletico held by Betis, Las Palmas down

  • Published at 12:17 pm April 23rd, 2018
Atletico held by Betis, Las Palmas down
Atletico Madrid failed to break down Real Betis in a 0-0 draw on Sunday which further reduced their slim chances of catching Barcelona at the top of La Liga, while Las Palmas were relegated after a crushing 4-0 home defeat by Alaves. Diego Simeone's Atletico moved 11 points behind Barcelona with four games remaining and the unbeaten leaders need one more point to win the title. With the Europa League semi-final first leg at Arsenal on Thursday in mind, Simeone rotated key players and Betis tried to take advantage. Javi Garcia missed two excellent chances and Cristian Tello struck the post for the visitors, who extended their club record run of games without conceding a goal to six. However, Atletico's defensive resilience ended Betis’ run of six wins in a row as they recorded their 11th consecutive home clean sheet. Aissa Mandi headed a Fernando Torres effort off the line and Saul Niguez struck the bar as Atletico also came close, but neither side could earn a victory. "The team is heading into Thursday's game really well," Simeone said. "We made important changes and the players responded, I had to rotate to ensure we had fresh players." In the Canary Islands, Munir El Haddadi struck twice with Alvaro Medran and Ruben Sobrino also netting as four second-half goals from Alaves consigned Las Palmas to relegation in a mostly-empty stadium. Paco Jemez's side have 21 points from 34 games and are 13 short of Levante in 17th with only four matches left and they will join bottom side Malaga in the second division next season. Las Palmas have gone 12 matches without a victory and this was their fifth straight defeat. "Beyond the fact that this is a sad day because we go down to the second division, it's also sad because of the result, we went down in the worst way possible," said Jemez. "We are as sad as (the fans), we didn't want this moment to arrive but we will keep working because there are still a lot of things to fight for and we must be responsible with the image of the club." Alaves' triumph confirms their safety, sitting 13th with 41 points from 34 games, an impressive feat masterminded by Abelardo Fernandez who took over in December with the Basque side bottom of the table. Malaga beat Real Sociedad 2-0 and Espanyol won 2-0 at Girona to damage their Catalan rivals’ dreams of finishing in a Europa League spot. The result left Girona ninth and Espanyol 16th in the standings, 11 points clear of the relegation zone. RESULTS: Girona 0 Espanyol 2 (Gerard Moreno 43, 55) Malaga 2 (Adrian 11, En-Nesyri 35) Real Sociedad 0 Las Palmas 0 Alaves 4 (Munir 51, 73, Medran 79, Sobrino 90+1) Atletico Madrid 0 Real Betis 0 La Liga table after Sunday's matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Barcelona              33 25  8  0 83 19 83 Atletico Madrid        34 21  9  4 54 18 72 Real Madrid            33 20  8  5 80 36 68 Valencia               34 20  6  8 62 36 66 ------------------------------------------- Real Betis             34 17  5 12 54 53 56 ------------------------------------------- Villarreal             33 15  6 12 45 40 51 ------------------------------------------- Sevilla                33 14  6 13 41 52 48 Getafe                 34 13  9 12 39 31 48 Girona                 34 13  8 13 46 52 47 Celta Vigo             34 12  9 13 53 47 45 Real Sociedad          34 12  7 15 60 54 43 Eibar                  34 12  7 15 37 47 43 Alaves                 34 13  2 19 34 47 41 Athletic Bilbao        33  9 13 11 36 39 40 Leganes                34 11  7 16 28 41 40 Espanyol               34  9 12 13 28 40 39 Levante                33  7 13 13 29 48 34 ------------------------------------------- Deportivo La Coruna    34  6 10 18 32 65 28 Las Palmas             34  5  6 23 22 69 21 -- relegated Malaga                 34  5  5 24 22 51 20 -- relegated Top four teams qualify for 2018-19 Champions League Fifth-placed team qualifies for 2018-19 Europa League group stage Sixth-placed team qualifies for 2018-19 Europa League qualifying Bottom three teams relegated to second-tier Segunda Division
50
50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail