Real Madrid lost two points in the first leg against Villarreal. No goals scored in the match: 0-0. This was the second draw in this competition for Carlo Ancelotti’s undefeated team. Earlier, “Royal” stayed with Levante at 3-3.
Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld was the main player at Villarreal. The European League winner removed him in the 84th minute. Real Madrid leads the Spanish League with 17 points. Villarreal occupies tenth place with 8 points.
Sevilla climbed to second place with 14 points thanks to its home victory over Espanyol (2-0) and the surprising defeat of defending champions Atlético Madrid in Deportivo Alaves, who are still without goals (1-0). In the unbeaten Seville so far, Karim Rijkic came in the final stage. The Dutch defender assisted Rafa Mir’s crucial goal. Seville played with ten men since the 65th minute after the second yellow card of Thomas Delaney.
Barcelona will play at home against Levante on Sunday afternoon. After a number of fewer games with his side, coach Ronald Koeman urgently needs a landslide victory to counter the mounting criticism. Koeman himself is in the stands because of the suspension. Midfielder Frenkie de Jong is also absent from Barcelona due to the suspension.
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