Spain: Villarreal beats Barcelona to secure Europa League

Villarreal visited and beat the now Spanish runners-up, FC Barcelona, ​​by 2-0, on the 38th and final round of the Spanish Football League, and secured seventh place and access to the Europa Conference League.

At Camp Nou, Alfonso Pedraza, in the 41st minute, and Moi Gómez, in the 55th minute, sealed the triumph of the ‘Yellow Submarine’.

The victories of the previous champions, Atlético Madrid (third), by 2-1 against Real Sociedad (sixth), and by Sevilla (fourth) against Athletic Bilbao (eighth), by 1-0, left the top of the table unchanged.

Champions Real Madrid will play in the Champions League group stage, as will FC Barcelona, ​​Atlético Madrid and Seville, with Betis and Real Sociedad in the Europa League and Villarreal in the Europa Conference League.

Previously, Granada, owned by the Portuguese Luís Maximiano and Domingos Duarte, fell to the 2nd Spanish Football League, in a 38th and final match in which they were ‘overtaken’ by Cádiz and Mallorca.

The team entered the last round two positions above the relegation, but the compromising draw at home with Espanyol (0-0), combined with the away victories of Cádiz, with the already relegated Alavés (1-0), and Mallorca , with Osasuna (2-0), were ‘fatal’.

For Granada it was a hard blow, when the team even had the opportunity to win, but saw Molina miss a penalty in the 72nd minute and Bacca hit the post.

On the other hand, at Alavés, the video referee did not confirm a possible hand from a Cádiz player in the 87th minute and made the penalty initially aimed at the home team unfeasible.

Granada, which did not depend on third parties, ended up finishing the season in the worst way, joining Levante (19th) and Alavés (20th) as the relegated teams, in a day of salvation for Cádiz and Mallorca.

Day program:

Friday, May 20, 2022

Rayo Vallecano – Levante, 2 – 4
Real Madrid – Bétis, 0 – 0

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Valencia – Celta de Vigo, 2 – 0

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Health – Mallorca, 0 – 2
Granada CF – Espanyol, 0 – 0
Barcelona-Villarreal, 0-2
Sevilla – Athletic Bilbao, 1 – 0
Real Sociedad – Atletico Madrid, 1 – 2

Source: Futebol 365 – Notícias by

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