The two Spanish giants Real Madrid and FC Barcelona played last night in different matches. Real Madrid won against Real Sociedad while Barcelona failed to win against Real Betis. On the other side, Atletico Madrid also lost to Mallorca at their home ground. As a result, Real Madrid remain at the top, eight points ahead of Sevilla. But FC Barcelona stand on the 7th after playing 15 games in La Liga.
Real Betis beat Barcelona
Barcelona lost to Real Betis, the third team in the points table, at their home ground, Camp Nou. It is the first defeat under the new manager, Xavi Hernandez. Xavi already managed three games of Barcelona, where he won two and lost one.
However, FC Barcelona played with 4-3-3 formation against Real Betis. Memphis Depay played at the center-forward. Xavi used Philippe Coutinho and Ezzalzouli as two wingers. Besides, Real Betis manager Manuel Pellegrini set up his team formation with 4-2-3-1.
Both Barcelona and Real Betis could not score in the first half. The home team has had some chances to score in the first half, but their strikers were not clinical enough. It looked like the match will be drawn, but the visitors found the net at the very last moment. Winger Juanmi scored in the 79th minute and secured the victory of Real Betis.
Real Madrid VS Real Sociedad
The thirteen times Champions League winner Real Madrid are flying the in La Liga this season. They have won five of their last five league games. Overall, Real Madrid are unbeaten in eleven games.
Last night they beat Real Sociedad at Reale Arena, the home ground of Real Sociedad. Real Madrid defeated the home team by a 2-0 margin. Vinicius Jr and Luka Jovic scored for the Los Blancos.
The first half ended in 0-0 at Reale Arena. However, Real Madrid took the lead at the very beginning of the second half. Vinicius Jr found the net in the 47th minute for the visitors. Substitute Luka Jovic passed the ball towards Vini, and he converted it into the goal.
It is the 10th goal of this season for Vinicus Jr. Real Madrid doubled their lead within ten minutes. This time Luka Jovic scored with the help of Casemiro. Real Sociedad could not score in the remaining minutes. As a result, Real Madrid secured three points and are standing at the top of the table.