Villarreal had the opportunity to jump on the top of La Liga classification table today but lost 1 - 2 to Celta de Vigo. The latter which is having a great season so far sits currently in second place with 18 points sharing with Real Madrid (1st) & FC Barcelona (3rd).
Villarreal lost the 3 points in the last moment when Celta forward Nolito scored in the 89th min breaking the draw situation & giving the victory to Celta. Before, Celta de Vigo went ahead in the 40th min through Orellana, while Villarreal equalized through Dennis Suarez in the 66th min.
Real Sociedad lost 0 - 2 to Atletico de Madrid & down to 9 men at the end of the match with red cards to Reyes & Jonathas. Real Sociedad are very unhappy with the final result after claiming a penalty in the 88th min which was not called & which allowed Atletico de Madrid to counter-attack & score the 2º goal through Carrasco. Had the penalty been called it would have given Real Sociedad a chance to equalize the game.
Before all this controversy, Atletico de Madrid got ahead first when their in-form French forward Antoine Griezmann scored in the 8th min.
Rough times ahead at Real Sociedad with just one victory so far this season. Real Sociedad Coach David Moyes is being questioned & is currently under pressure.
Madrid Club Getafe needed a convincing moral boosting victory & they managed that defeating Las Palmas 4 - 0. The goals came in the following order:
- Victor Rodriguez 3rd min, 1 - 0
- Sarabia 11th min, 2 - 0
- Scepovic 85th min, 3 - 0
- Scepovic 92nd min, 4 - 0
Deportivo A Coruña managed to turn around a game it had lost drawing 2 - 2 with Athletic Club Bilbao. Dramatic end after Athletic Club had scored two goals - Williams 29th min & Aduriz 62nd min - to witness how Deportivo managed to pull back & draw the match. The goals for Deportivo came through Lucas in the 79th min & Arribas in the 89th min.
Tomorrow the last schedule game of Round 8, Real Sporting Gijon vs. Granada.