🔰 Real Sociedad 0⃣-1⃣ Real Madrid
Gareth Bale played the role of the protagonist😎 in Cristiano Ronaldo's absence as Real Madrid👑 worked hard for a 1⃣-0⃣ win against Real Sociedad. The victory✌ at Anoeta saw Real Madrid stretch their La Liga winning streak to 10 games🙌. Madrid struggled to break down a determined Sociedad team until Bale headed⚽ in a Lucas Vazquez cross in the 80th minute to keep Madrid in the title race👍 and a point behind Barca🔷.
🔰 Atletico Madrid 1⃣-0⃣ Rayo Vallecano
A goal⚽ from Antoine Griezmann, Atletico's top scorer in the league⭐, a mere 34 seconds after he was introduced from the bench in the second half was enough for Atletico to down👊 Rayo and keep abreast with Barcelona. Atletico had made 7⃣ changes🔁 to their side from the Bayern clash and were disorganised in the first half😟. But once Griezmann gave Atletico the lead, the Colchoneros shut shop👍.
🔰 Real Betis 0⃣-2⃣ Barcelona
Barcelona moved to within 2 wins of retaining the La Liga🏆 after a hard-fought win over Real Betis in Seville. 2 second half goals⚽ from Rakitic and Suarez was enough for the Catalans to down a 10-man Betis✌. Heiko Westermann was dismissed in the 35' which made Betis' task harder🙆. Rakitic opened the scoring by tapping in after a miscommunication between Betis GK Adan and Pezzella👏. Suarez added another after latching on to Messi's exquisite👌 through-ball.