La Liga game week 17: Roundup and results

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Bengaluru, Jan 8: La Liga game week 17 kicked off yesterday, January 7, with Espanyol managing a 1-1 draw against Deportivo.

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League leaders Real Madrid were in action against relegation-threatened Granada and as expected the Los Blancos emerged triumphant convincingly.

Real Madrid players celebrate (Image courtesy: Real Madrid Twitter handle)

Zinedine Zidane's men thrashed minnows Granada minnows 5-0 thanks to a brace from Isco and goals each from Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, and Casemiro.

In another important clash, Atletico Madrid came back to winning ways as they beat Eibar 2-0 courtesy goals from Saul and Antoine Griezmann.

Third-placed Sevilla defeated Real Sociedad 4-0 in a late night game as they retain place in the league table.

On Sunday, FC Barcelona took on Villarreal in the headlining match of the game week. Villarreal were leading until the 90th minute when Lionel Messi once again came to Barcelona's rescue and scored the equaliser from a free-kick.

Barcelona's drop to the third position as Sevilla go up with 36 points. It is almost Real Madrid league to lose now.


Here are all the results from Day 1 of game week 17

January 7, Saturday

Espanyol 1-1 Deportivo

Real Madrid 5-0 Granada

Eibar 0-2 Atletico Madrid

Las Palmas 1-0 Sporting Gijon

Real Sociedad 0-4 Sevilla

January 8, Sunday

Athletic Bilbao 0-0 Alaves

Real Betis 2-0 Leganes

Celta Vigo 3-1 Malaga

January 9, Monday

Villarreal 1-1 FC Barcelona

January 10, Tuesday

Osasuna Vs Valencia - 1:15 AM (IST)

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