Levante and Real Madrid run to Europe, while Alaves leaves the red zone

It was the time of restoration in Spain, the fourteenth day of the beginning of the new year. FC Barcelona remain firmly in the lead and a turnaround is behind them this weekend. “Levante” and “Real Madrid” are strengthening their positions on the podium, increasing the gap in the race for Europe. Alaves, who are at the bottom of the table, are no longer in the relegation position…

At the end of December, Alaves missed the opportunity to return to the standings and leave the relegation zone represented by the last two places of the championship. The dynamic was positive for the Basque club, but the defeat at the red light delayed the recovery of Alhama Deportivo.

The year is off to a good start for Alavés

In 2023, the regrets were erased, as Alaves managed to win the first match of the year against Valencia (4-1). Deportivo, who took the lead on their turf, then took control thanks to a double from Marta San Adrian (29).e and 34e). Advantage confirmed by a cross by Cristina Aunon (48) after returning from the dressing roome), then Elba Verges’ winning header (68e), to restore the center distilled by Marta San Adrian.

10 points from Alaves’ last five matches, lift that allows Deportivo to overtake Villarreal (15)e) in the temporary classification of La Liga. The Groguetes After a heavy defeat against Levante (0-6), they are red even though they are only one point behind Alaves (14).e) and Levante Las Planas (13e).

In turn, the red lantern could not continue on the lawn of Alhama Real Sociedad. Murcia players opened the scoring with a beautiful shot by Marina Martin (16).e). In the second half, “Real” changed the trend with two corner kicks. Alhama goalkeeper Laura Martinez (55e). In the end, the second one is taken from the head by Manuela Vanegas, the Colombian defender of “Real” (82).e).

Levante wants to return to Europe

With the defeat to Levante, Villarreal joined Alhama in the red zone. Instead, Levante confirmed their current form, as did top scorer Alba Redondo. The Spanish striker has scored ten goals in his last ten games, including (16) against Villarreal on Saturday.e and 18e).

The pace that made Alba Redondo the top scorer in La Liga with 13 goals since the start of the season. With this success, Levante remains in second place in the provisional classification, closely followed by Real Madrid (3).e), one point behind Valencia players. However, due to Real Madrid’s two late matches, the roles could be reversed quickly.

More than a duel for places of honor, the two teams have in common that they have widened the gap in the race for Europe. “Levante” is currently 5 points ahead of “Atletico de Madrid” (4e) and seven Madrid SBB (5e). The latter lost to Real Madrid (0:4) in one of the derbies of the Spanish capital this Sunday.

Reinforced victory for Real

“Real” proved to be more effective on their neighbor’s turf, opening the score from the first minute of the game through Esther Gonzalez. The Madrid attacker will add the second goal from a free kick (38e), Real goalkeeper Misa Rodríguez on parade against Racheal Kundananji (20)e) or Karen Araya (24e).

In the second half, Caroline Weir’s accurate shot went under Paola Ulloa’s goal (53).e), and Maite Oroz ensured the victory of “Real” at the end of the match (84e). Madrid CFF clearly did not have the same success in their chances (57e67e or 90+2).

Real Madrid reject a direct rival for Europe, while Atlético are kept in the Granadilla turf in the Canary Islands. A draw (1-1), the Madrid players had the advantage of Marta Cardona’s corner kick (27e). In the second half, Maria Jose Perez equalized for Tenerife (69e) and the Islanders even looked close to finding victory at the end of the match.

Barca remains on top of the fight

Levante and Real Madrid therefore widen the gap, but are still far from the Blaugrana leaders. FC Barcelona starts 2023 with 13e A win in La Liga this season, Saturday night’s win over Sevilla FC (4-0). Catalonia’s dominance was almost complete in this match and quickly materialized when Asisat Oshoala opened the scoring (11).e).

The Nigerian international then serves Claudia Pina on the plateau for Barca’s second goal (34).e). The young Spanish striker would have less success before the break, pushing back Ester Sullastres’ (45 + 2) penalty at the right post. However, in the second half, Barça scored a brace from Salma Paralluelo (70e and 84e), input for the last half hour.

The Blaugrana are still seven points ahead of Levante and eight points ahead of Real Madrid. A significant advantage, even the last matches (two for Real, one for Barça) can change these gaps again.

Photo: Real Madrid CF

League F (2022/2023) – 14th round resultse during the day

Villarreal CF – Levante UD : 0-6

Deportivo Alaves – Valencia: 4-1

Real Society – Alhama CF: 2-1

FC Barcelona – Sevilla FC: 4-0

UD Granadilla Tenerife – Atletico de Madrid: 1-1

Athletic Bilbao – FC Levante Las Planas: 2-0

Betis Sevilla – Sporting Club de Huelva: 0-0

Madrid SBB – real Madrid : 0-4

=> You can find the F League classification on our page dedicated to the Spanish Championship

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