The Catalan forward Moreno squandered quite a few opportunities but his volley took a wicked deflection to secure the first victory over Real of Espanyol. Actual stay third on 51 points from 26 matches, seven supporting second-placed Atlético Madrid, who sponsor Leganés on Wednesday, and 14 adrift of Barcelona, who perform on Thursday. The actual trainer, Zinedine Zidane, rested Ronaldo before next week’s trip to Paris St-Germain in the Champions League last 16, which his side lead 3-1 in the first leg, and picked Gareth Bale in center-forward at a much-changed team. But, in Cornella, a Madrid was despite a promising beginning — not that Zidane though.
“We actually did not deserve to boat that aim,” he said. ‘We played well in the first half but could not score. although the second half was not good we did not deserve to concede in the last minute. Espanyol had opportunities and we deserved more. That’s football and we have to look forward.” Bale, having fought to get back in the side after injury, saw a header parried by Espanyol’s former Actual keeper Diego López, who subsequently scrambled away a deflected Marco Asensio cross, but that was as good as it got for the visitors. Espanyol should have headed, just for Moreno to spurn a gilt-edged opportunity after pouncing on a wayward Varane clearance. When he saw an effort ruled out by the linesman’s flag before 22, the forward’s misery was compounded. judi bola
Following the break the Espanyol defender Óscar Duarte trimmed the bar before Actual keeper, Keylor Navas, acrobatically denied Moreno. It seemed that the forward was going to survive a torrid night when his left-foot effort curled beyond the far post with a minute left but Moreno wasn’t to be refused, his aim securing a deserved three points which took Espanyol around 13th with 31 points after their first win in eight matches. “We will need to go game by game,” Moreno said. “This success will help us calm things down a little. We should do this more and it is going to give us the confidence we needed. Hopefully, it’ll push us forward to better things.”
Barcelona visit with Las Palmas on Thursday. The French forwards Griezmann bagged two goals in each half in a stunning display to become the first Atlético player this century to score hat-tricks in consecutive league games. Leganes had started strongly and been unlucky not to start the scoring. Atlético goalkeeper Jan Oblak tipped Gerard Gumbau’s thunderous effort on into the pub before Filipe Luis blocked Gabriel’s followup at stake at a frantic opening quarter where Griezmann struck the woodwork. The Frenchman made no error, however, as he ran on to Koke’s sumptuous through ball to complete after 25 minutes and soon doubled his tally with a gorgeous free-kick.
The hat-trick was finished with a towering header before Griezmann volleyed at a fourth to complete an eighth consecutive victory for Diego Simeone’s group in all contests. Los Che was on track to leapfrog Actual — who lost 1-0 at Espanyol on Tuesday — to third place before Óscar de Marcos brought Athletic amount using a hit four minutes after the break. It was a fourth consecutive defeat for Málaga whose hunt for a first success under José González extended into a sixth match. In Deportivo’s fourth match with Seedorf accountable for Angel’s 40th-minute opener was followed by an Eneko Bóveda own goal four minutes later. Jorge Molina added Getafe eight minutes. Deportivo and Málaga are two and seven points adrift of safety.