Raise for reversing adverse streak in Spanish soccer League

The men of Italian coach Alessio Lisci occupy the basement of the standings with eight points and have not achieved a championship win si

The men of Italian coach Alessio Lisci occupy the basement of the standings with eight points and have not achieved a championship win since April, so they hope that the derby will mark the moment of reaction.

Lisci will not have at his disposal Francisco Javier “Son” Hidalgo and the French Mickael Malsa Malsa, and due to injury to the Serbian Nemanja Radoja and the German Shkodran Mustafi, and in doubt Sergio Postigo remains, suffering from an ailment.

In the last match of the League, Levante lost 3-4 to Espanyol and also fell in the 30th final of the Copa del Rey, succumbing in the penalty shootout against Alcoyano.

For its part, Valencia reaches the duel located in the eighth position of the championship just two points behind Barcelona, ​​seventh. The disciples of José Bordalás have four consecutive victories and add eight games without losing, with only one loss in the last 10 games.

That is why he faces the commitment with calm and more confidence in order to stay in the fight for qualification for European competitions.

An optimism now tainted by the cases of coronavirus reported in the team, including that of Bordalás, and that will prevent central Omar Alderete from playing the derby.

Nor will they be able to count on the Uruguayan Maximiliano Gómez and the Danish Daniel Wass, due to suspension, and Antonio Latorre “Lato”, the Frenchman Dimitri Foulquier and Gabriel Paulista, due to injury.

Tournament leaders Real Madrid gave up a goalless draw against Cádiz on Sunday and lost a streak of 10 straight wins.

The meringues clearly dominated the game and shot at the opposite goal 34 times, but failed to beat Argentine goalkeeper Jeremías Ledesma.

Thus, Sevilla, second in the standings and winner of Atlético de Madrid 2-1 on Saturday (fifth), shortened the difference that separates it from Real Madrid, leader of the competition, by six points.

At the Coliseum, Getafe, 16 in the table, achieved a victory in the last moments against Osasuna (12) with an unappealable header from Darío Poveda (minutes 90 + 3) after a great center from Damián Suárez.

For their part, Granada beat Mallorca 4-1 to add their second consecutive success at home, supported by the three goals of Jorge Molina (m. 20, 61 and 90 + 1), who on the way to 40 years is the most veteran to achieve that many goals in a Spanish League challenge.

For the Andalusian club Antonio Puertas (90 + 6) also scored and for the defeated Dani Rodríguez (24) did.

In addition, Athletic Club beat Betis 3-2 with a decisive goal by Óscar de Marcos in the 89th minute.

Results of matchday 18:


-Celta de Vigo – Espanyol 3-1.


-Rayo Vallecano – Alavés 2-0.

-Real Sociedad – Villarreal 1-3.

-Barcelona – Elche 3-2.

-Seville – Atlético de Madrid 2-1.


-Granada – Mallorca 4-1.

-Athletic de Bilbao – Betis 3-2.

-Getafe – Osasuna 1-0.

-Real Madrid – Cádiz 0-0.


-Levante – Valencia.

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