Spanish Football League Round of 22 match Pamplona – Real Madrid, February 18, 2023. Vinicius Junior (left) of Real Madrid wastes a goal chance, David Garcia of Pamplona, right.
Madrid – In the 22nd round of the Spanish league, the players of Real Madrid did not break the resistance of home team Pamplona until the end of the second half and after winning 2:0 reduced the lead of the leader Barcelona to five points in the incomplete table. An own goal in the set-up set the San Sebastian players up for victory over a weakened Celta Vigo. The match ended 1:1, after Mikel Oyarzabal's opening goal, Robin Le Normand hit his own goal at the very end. Mallorca continue their domestic dominance with a 4-2 win over Villarreal for their fifth home win in a row. Betis won La Liga at home for the first time since October, a 2-1 win over Valladolid by Sergio Canales.
The “White Ballet” could have taken the lead in the tenth minute, but Vinícius Júnior's escape and subsequent shot was pushed out by Herrera with his foot for a corner. At the beginning of the second act, the Brazilian striker was more successful, but his attempt was preceded by an offside position. Osasuna could have taken the lead after an hour, but Gómez only hit the post.
The absence of Benzema was very noticeable in Real's productivity, the visitors were able to turn a chance into a goal only in the 78th minute. Vinícius addressed Valverde in the penalty area with a reverse pass, who finished accurately in the slide. In the end, they opened up the home game and Madrid were getting into fast breaks. Vinícius converted one of them, but his goal was again disallowed due to offside. The game was finally decided by Asensio in the second minute of regulation.
Real in second place is five points behind leaders Barcelona, but the Catalan team has Sunday's match against Cádiz to look forward to. Pamplona did not win the fifth league match in a row and is in tenth place in the incomplete table.
The first goal of the game in San Sebastian came in the fifth minute. On the counterattack, Kubo sent Oyarzabal out, who in the fall burned goalkeeper Villar at the front post. In the 75th minute, Tapia was sent off after only seven minutes on the field. After a yellow card for a foul, he protested, for which he received a second yellow card from the referee.
The guests equalized even in a weakened state, in the third minute of regulation, Le Normand knocked the ball into his own net after Aspas' cross. San Sebastian is third, Celta Vigo is in 13th place.
Mallorca's footballers did not show that they are the third worst team in La Liga in terms of productivity in the match against Villarreal, and the opponents scored four goals. Trigueros' red card from the 21st minute also helped the home team to a big win. Rodríguez contributed to the victory with two goals, Kadewere scored the first goal for Mallorca after his transfer from Lyon. Mallorca caught up with Villarreal on points and is ninth in the incomplete table, Villarreal is eighth thanks to a better score.
After five consecutive home wins at the start of the season, Betis were without a win at home for the same number of matches until today, when the Sevilla side ended that negative streak. The home team took the lead in the second minute, when Canales sent Juanmi to score with a pass from the middle of the field.
Valladolid equalized after half an hour, thanks to Larin. The Canadian striker is having a great season, scoring three times in four games after his move from Club Brugge, and no other Valladolid player has scored in those games. The last goal came in the setup of the first half, when Canales scored from a penalty kick. Betis is in fifth place, Valladolid is in 14th position.
Results of the 22nd round of the Spanish football league
San Sebastian – Celta Vigo 1:1 (5. Oyarzabal – 90.+3 own Le Normand), Betis Sevilla – Valladolid 2:1 (2. Juanmi, 45.+4 Canales from pen. – 30. Larin), Mallorca – Villarreal 4:2 (45th and 56th Rodríguez, 20th Kadewere, 63rd Muriqi – 43rd Morales, 50th Chukwueze), Pamplona – Real Madrid 0:2 (78th Valverde, 90th+2 Asensio).
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