The 32nd round of the Spanish league played tonight (Saturday) and provided some intriguing results as Elche beat Mallorca 0: 3 and moved away from the bottom, Alabs surprised Rayo Vallecano 0: 1 and scored three precious points in the hot bottom struggles, Osasuna recorded an expensive away win when they won 1 : 2 over Valencia and overtook it in the table and Villarreal returned to the winning track with 1: 2 over Hattafa. The games, like all Spanish league games, were broadcast on Channel ONE for HOT subscribers, yes subscribers, Cellcom TV and Partner TV.
Hattafa – Villarreal 2: 1
After beating all of Europe and ousting Bayern Munich on the way to a big meeting in the Champions League semi-final against Liverpool, Villarreal wanted to continue the momentum and break a streak of three league games without a win. Already in the seventh minute, the great Gerard Moreno took advantage of Paco Alcázar’s cooking and raised the yellow submarine to an early lead. Nine minutes later, Gerard Moreno was again involved in the goal, this time on the cook standard, with Manu Trigros doubling the yellow lead.
In the 63rd minute Anes Onal only narrowed the result but it was not enough for his team, which continues to get entangled at the bottom and is only four points away from the red line. Villarreal remained in seventh place, raising their balance to 49 points, six points from sixth-placed Sociedad.
Elche – Mallorca 0: 3
After beating Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid in the previous round and beating it 0-1, the red team from the Larry Islands looked bad and surrendered 3-0 to Elche in the 32nd round of the Spanish league. Both teams did not find the net until the 42nd minute, so Juan Mojika took advantage of a successful fiddle by Fidel Chavez to set up a 0-1 draw for the host in the white uniform. The Reds hoped to get back into the game, but in the 58th minute Chavez provided more cooking, this time Pedro Bigas, and the latter doubled the advantage of the locals.
In the 81st minute Kang I did not score an own goal and sealed the result of the game. Following the loss Mallorca were left with 29 points and could find themselves below the red line at the end of the cycle if Cadiz surprises Barcelona. On the other hand, Elche raised its tally to 35 points and moved away from the bottom.
Alabs – Rayo Vallecano 0: 1
Julio and Essex’s players hosted Andoni Areola’s players for an important bottom-of-the-table battle at Mendisura’s Stadium and sent a clear message – they are not giving up on the struggle for survival. The visitors dominated the ball unchallenged, holding the ball 62% of the match and scoring 20 kicks per goal, but failed to subdue Fernando Pacheco who made a great appearance and left three precious points with the host.
After long minutes of massive pressure, it was the host who took the lead thanks to a winning goal by Husslow in the 64th minute that sent an accurate kick to the right corner of Stola Dimitrievsky and sealed the result of the game.
Valencia – Osasuna 2: 1
The guest interrupted a seven-game losing streak without a loss in all competitions and overtook them in the table. After a first half in which both teams missed a lot, Chimi Avila solved the dam from an accurate penalty in the 50th minute. The hosts increased the pace and went forward with all their might to achieve the equalizer, but left a bare back and it cost dearly when Ante Bodimir doubled in the 75th minute.
The whites pressed and pressed until they too came on the scoreboard from a goal by the great Carlos Soler who was also accurate from the penalty spot in the 83rd minute and gave great hope to the home crowd to maintain the streak, but it was too late and the guest defended well to maintain the advantage until the end of 90 minutes . Following the loss the Bats dropped to tenth place with 42 points behind them, while the bunch in pink are ranked one place above them with 44 points.