Simeone sets Atleti record, Barca open 9-point lead after Madrid drop points

Memphis Depay scored twice as Atletico Madrid trashed Sevilla 6-1 to commemorate Diego Simeone’s 613th game in charge of the Colchoneros.

The Argentine manager now holds the record for the most games as Atletico Madrid manager after breaking Luis Aragones’s long-standing record.

In the other games, Raphinha scored the only goal as 10-man Barcelona beat Valencia 1-0 to take a 9-point lead atop La Liga table after Real Madrid were forced to a goalless draw by Real Betis.

Samuel Chuwueze was the star man for Villarreal who secured a 2-0 win at Almeria on Saturday. The Super Eagles winger assisted both goals as Yellow Submarines picked up the maximum points on the road.

Samu now has 10 goals, and 10 assists in all competitions this season.

Sadiq Umar’s club, Real Sociedad were forced to a goalless draw at home by Cadiz. The Nigerian striker is still injured.

Spanish La Liga Week 24 Results

Atletico 6-1 Sevilla
Barcelona 1-0 Valencia
Real Betis 0-0 Real Madrid
Rayo Vallecano 0-0 Athletico Bilbao
Real Vallodlid 2-1 Espanyol
Mallorca 0-1 Elche
Almeria 0-2 Villarreal
Getafe 3-2 Girona
Real Sociedad 0-0 Cadiz

Monday Fixture

Osasuna v Celta Vigo

1. Robert Lewndowski (Barcelona) – 15
2. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) – 11
3. Joselu (Espanyol) – 11
4. Borja Iglesias (Real Betis) – 10

Top four

1. Barcelona – 62
2. Real Madrid – 53
3. Atletico Madrid – 45
4. Real Sociedad – 44

Bottom 4

17. Sevilla – 25
18. Almeria – 25
19. Valencia – 23
20. Elche – 12

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