Real Valladolid managed to momentarily jump out of the relegation zone of the Liga classification table with three valuable points at the expense of FC Barcelona. Surprise 1 - 0 win to Valladolid & a major upset for FC Barcelona that gives their arch rivals Real Madrid an opportunity to open up a 4 point gap if they can win their game tomorrow against Levante.
Lets not forget & take away the merits from Valladolid which put in a "blinder" of a match as they are fighting a different "war" to maintain themselves alive in the Spanish League. Positive result for them that should lift their confidence levels.
Another Club fighting to stay alive & within the Spanish Liga next season is last placed Real Betis which managed a vital 2 - 0 victory over Madrid Club Getafe. The goals came from on-loan Atletico de Madrid player Baptistao in the 16th min to put Betis ahead & give him is first goal with Betis. The second came from Ruben Castro in the 39th min. The lift in form from their forward Ruben Castro has coincided with the better performances from Real Betis. A player vital for his Club that has been linked to Atletico de Madrid (& others) next season if Betis should fall to the 2º Division.
All the contrary at Getafe which is having a horror second part of the season & are in relegation danger along with their Coach Luis Garcia who is on the ropes & his job on the line.
Celta de Vigo hosted Atletico de Madrid & lost 0 - 2 in two Celta defensive lapses in two minutes. For Atletico de Madrid the win was important as they open a 1 point gap with FC Barcelona & they won without their in form forward Diego Costa who was sitting out a suspension due to accumulated yellow cards. David Villa who was back after injury & had all the forward responsibilities on his shoulders tonight lifted for the occasion & scored both goals, the first in the 62nd min after a terrible Celta defensive mistake & the second in the 64th min from a fabulous Sosa pass-assist.
The match before the Villa "explosion on the scene" was fairly even & Celta was putting in a very good match. But the two quick goals caused them to lower their shouters to allow Atletico to finally dominate the match till the final whistle.
Another relative surprising result from a team that was more desperate for the points. That desperation comes from the lower Clubs wanting to get away from the relegation zone of the Liga classification as soon as possible. Granada in the lower end of the table defeated top end Club Villarreal 2 - 0 by simply playing better Football. The goals came in the 23rd min from Fran Rico when he converted a penalty & the second in the 33rd min from El Arabi.