Granada bound for Europe; Leganes relegated – La Prensa Latina Media
Madrid, Jul 19 (efe-epa).- Sunday’s finale to the pandemic-disrupted LaLiga season saw Granada get approved for European play for the very first time in their history and Leganes consigned to transfer in spite of their excellent 2-2 draw with champions Real Madrid.
The Blancos clinched the title recently and Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla went into Match Day 38 in firm ownership of the other 3 Champions League locations.
Fifth place, the first Europa League spot, had currently been declared by Villarreal, however 6th and seventh were still up for grabs.
At the bottom of the table, with Espanyol and Mallorca already relegated, the only thing delegated be chosen was whether Celtic or Leganes would join them next season in the second division Real Sociedad left it till late in their game with Atletico at the Wanda Metropolitano, where the Colchoneros took the lead in the 30th minute on an objective by Koke Resurreccion. Adnan Januzaj matched for the visitors with 3 minutes left in regulation to protect the point the San Sebastian club needed to pin down 6th place.
The draw was also sufficient for Atleti to remain level on points with Sevilla, 1-0 winners Sunday over Valencia, and hang onto 3rd place by virtue of a better objective distinction than the southern side.
Granada assisted their own bring on by surging Athletic Bilbao 4-0, though they likewise got assistance from Levante, who held Getafe 1-0 in a game that saw four objectives prohibited by VAR.
The results allowed Granada to leapfrog Getafe into the seventh spot on the table, which includes an opportunity for the Europa League via the 2nd qualifying round.
Left out of Europe were Getafe and Osasuna, who drew 2-2 Sunday with Mallorca, as well as Valencia, the biggest disappointment of the 2019-2020 LaLiga campaign.
In control of their own fate, Celta Vigo might do no much better than 0-0 against last-place Espanyol and the understanding of what was happening because game influenced Leganes to push for all 3 points against Real Madrid.
Sergio Ramos put the LaLiga winners ahead in the 9th minute, but Bryan Gil reacted for Leganes in the first-half blockage time. Marco Asensio brought back the Blancos’ benefit seven minutes into the 2nd.
This time, it was Roger Assale who brought Leganes level again, and his side swarmed the Real Madrid area in the last minutes in pursuit of the goal that would purchase them another season in the top-flight of Spanish soccer.
Lionel Messi had a brace for Barcelona in a 5-0 rout of Alaves to clinch his seventh golden boot in LaLiga, while Villarreal quote farewell to 2 of its most storied players, Santi Cazorla and Bruno Soriano, with a definite 4-0 victory over Eibar.
Valladolid capped off a fine season by beating Real Betis 2-0.