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Girona plays in Getafe and Athletic Club makes the Champions League more expensive

Míchel’s men fail again away from home and lose a cushion in the ‘Top 4’ that the ‘lions’ attacked against Alavés

Mallorca removed the burning suffered by Granada

MADRID, March 16 (.) –

Girona lost (1-0) on their visit to Getafe this Saturday on matchday 29 of LaLiga EA Sports, missing out on a Champions League zone in the table that continues to be challenged by Athletic Club, who won (2-0) to Deportivo Alavés, while Mallorca moved further away from the relegation zone at the expense of Granada (1-0).

Míchel’s team failed away from home for the fourth consecutive game, this time south of Madrid, where he scored a goal from Yellu Santiago, a midfielder who arrived in Getafe this January. José Bordalás won the game against the coach of a Girona team that shortly after saw his income reduced towards a historic presence in the Champions League, in need of points away from Montilivi.

Óscar and Greenwood assumed an important role for the hosts, while Miguel Gutiérrez’s injury before the match left Míchel without a key piece. Alderete took the red card at the start and Savinho was a constant problem for a ‘Geta’ team that stood tall and went into the break ahead (1-0) with Santiago’s goal.

The blue team knew how to hold on to the lead without getting behind, also with courage in the changes and a good chance for Jaime Mata. Dovbyk and Stuani already had the tie for Girona at the end, but Míchel’s team failed again as visitors, while Getafe won again after four games and can join the fight for Europe in the final stretch of the League.

Next, Athletic Club won the derby in San Mamés to add 56 points and move six behind Girona. The first protagonist in Bilbao was Unai Simón, who saved a clear chance from Guridi and after half an hour he saved a penalty from Luis Rioja. Furthermore, in the next play after the maximum penalty, it was 1-0.

Gorka Guruzeta put the hosts ahead and sank the Vitoria team, achieving the double in five minutes, a tough 2-0 that Alavés did not even know how to make up for, keeping the bottom zone at bay. Luis García Plaza’s men were at the mercy of the locals in the second half, despite the changes since they did not take risks either. With possession and finding ways, Athletic forgave the win.

MALLORCA ESCAPES THE CONDEMNATION OF GRANADA

In the morning session, Mallorca moved closer to remaining in the First Division with a well-deserved victory against a Granada team that is increasingly closer to relegation. Javier Aguirre’s men, in good shape to arrive well prepared for the Copa del Rey final as Ernesto Valverde’s men are doing, ruled in Son Moix and had many chances that Augusto Batalla thwarted.

The Argentine goalkeeper of the Andalusian team scored several goals from Vedat Muriqi, others he forgave the striker, and even stopped them two at a time, as on a double occasion already in the final stretch. Mallorca besieged Granada in the second half without response, with a forced header from Myrto Uzuni as the only shot at the local goal.

Antonio Raíllo was the one who managed to put the ball out of the reach of Batalla, in a corner kick in the 85th minute. Three more points for a Mallorca that had possession and arrivals, although it cost them the goal, while Alexander Medina’s Granada seems destined to relegation, less than a year after his return to the elite.

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