Valencia foiled Sevilla’s plan to move closer to Real Madrid on the top of La Liga with a 1-1 draw.
Los che initially trailed due to a Mouctar Diakhaby own goal early in the contest. Nevertheless, Gonçalo Guedes made up for it with his own conversion, this time in the right goalmouth, a minute before halftime.
A win by Sevilla could have crept them to within two points of Los Blancos.
Meanwhile, third ranked Real Betis tore down Alavés with a 4-0 whitewash to sweep their matchup this season. The victory also inched closer Los Verdiblancos to a UEFA Champions League slot.
Sergio Canales served as provider and goal scorer in three of Betis’ conversions. He first provided the cross to Borja Iglesias at the 11th minute before scoring himself 18 minutes later. “Panda” completed his double four minutes before halftime.
Juanmi capped off the rout with a lob over Fernando Pacheco before the 10-minute mark of the second half.
Finally, Getafe prevailed over Granada in a 4-2 goalfest to leapfrog idle Mallorca at 16th place.
There were four different players who scored for the vanquishers: Sandro, Enes Ünal, Nemanja Maksimović, and Borja Mayoral.
Luis Suárez was responsible for both Granada goals.