Barcelona defeats Villarreal and temporarily rises to the lead

Barcelona defeats Villarreal and temporarily rises to the lead

FC Barcelona defeated Villarreal 2-0 on Saturday for the 14th round, and they rose to the leadership of the Spanish Football League.

With Portugal's Nélson Semedo in the lead, FC Barcelona scored Gerard Piqué at 36 minutes and Carles Aleñà at 87 and went up to the top of the table with 28 points, 'dethroning' Sevilla (26). still faces Alaves today.

The Catalans stood out from Atletico Madrid, who today was not beyond a 1-1 draw at Girona and came in third with 25 points, within the reach of Alavés, which adds the same 23 of Real Madrid.

Girona, who are in sixth place, reached the advantage in the 45th minute, with a penalty converted by Uruguayan Stuani, but Atletico Madrid restored equality to 82, thanks to an unfortunate move by Ramalho, who scored.

Gelson Martins was launched by Diego Simeone in the 74th minute and, already at the rebates, came close to giving the victory to the 'colchoneros', but goalkeeper Iraizoz prevented the Portuguese international's attempt.

In the first game of the day, William Carvalho made the assist to the sole goal of Betis, in the victory at home over Real Sociedad, 1-0.

In the 33rd minute, after a corner, the Portuguese midfielder diverted the ball to the first post, leaving Junior Firpo loose to make the only attempt of the match.

With this result, Betis (10th place) now has 19 points, the same as Real Sociedad, which is one place above.

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