Alavés, Mallorca, Cádiz, Granada and Getafe do not want to look into the abyss

Villarreal and Real Sociedad put the last place in the Europa League at stake.

Alavés, Mallorca, Cádiz, Granada and Getafe do not want to look into the abyss

Villarreal and Real Sociedad put the last place in the Europa League at stake


Deportivo Alavés (31 points), RCD Mallorca (33), Cádiz (35), Granada (37) and Getafe (38) face this Sunday (7:30 p.m.) a unified day of LaLiga Santander with dramatic overtones in which they will try to avoid accompanying Levante to LaLiga SmartBank, while Villarreal and Real Sociedad compete for the last of the Europa League access places.

Only the Vitorians, who visit the already relegated Levante, and the Balearic Islands, who receive a Rayo Vallecano with nothing at stake, can fall mathematically to the Second Well if they stumble this day, while the others would have to wait for the last date to meet your future. In seven points the five teams in danger move, with very different probabilities of being saved.

In a Ciutat de València in mourning after the mathematical relegation of his team at the Santiago Bernabéu, Alavés, despite adding three wins in the last five games, does not depend on himself. If he loses, he will be relegated; to stay in the First Division, they must win their two games, that Cádiz only add one point and that Mallorca lose at least one match, or win one and draw another as long as the Cadiz do not win in the remainder of the League and the Mallorcan just get one point.

Javier Aguirre's team, second to last two units from salvation, reach the penultimate round after 'scratching' a draw against Sevilla and aware that they need to add three by three to ward off the ghost of relegation.

There are several combinations that give them permanence, but the simplest is to win their next two matches and that Cádiz does not win everything or that Granada only adds one point. As he also has the particular win against the yellows and Alavés, it would also be enough for him to score in both games and for Cádiz to lose theirs and for the babazorros not to win everything.

The Andalusians, a priori, expect the worst schedule of all, as they host the champion Real Madrid at the Nuevo Mirandilla and face an Alavés on the final day that could make it to the fight for permanence alive. If they win their two games, Sergio González's men will be saved, but also if they lose them and Mallorca does not add more than one point and the Vitoria team loses one.

Granada, who visits Real Betis who have a very difficult 'Champions' -five points away-, also wants to do their homework this Sunday, in which they will be saved if they win. They are also worth two draws in the last days, or even not winning any, as long as Mallorca does not win everything.

Meanwhile, at the Coliseum, it is enough for Getafe to get a point against FC Barcelona -that nothing is at stake with the tied Champions League place- or on the final date against Elche. Losing both duels, only a carom could make him finish his bones in Second.

At the Estadio de la Cerámica, Villarreal (56) and Real Sociedad (59) will face each other for the last of the Europa League places. The people from Castellón, who won the first round (1-3) and who are keeping an eye on the state of Gerard Moreno, Arnaut Danjuma, Yeremy Pino and Serge Aurier, will storm the sixth position if they get their second consecutive victory after thrashing during the week to Lightning (1-5).

The San Sebastian team, which broke a four-match winless streak against Cádiz (3-0), will defend its position if it manages to score at least one point in a match in which it will not be able to count on Carlos Fernández, Mikel Oyarzabal, Nacho Monreal and Ander Barrenetxea.

Pending what happens in the Ceramics will be Athletic Club (52), four points behind a 'Yellow Submarine' which they seek to put pressure on with a win against Osasuna, who have nothing at stake in San Mamés. Marcelino García Toral's men will try to get closer to the Conference League spot without the suspended Mikel Vesga or the injured Oihan Sancet.

Finally, this Sunday will also be the duel between RC Celta (43), who have nothing at stake, and Elche (39), mathematically saved but whose results, in the event of triple or quadruple ties at 39 points, could influence on the descent; Cádiz would go to Second if they draw with the Elche and Mallorca, while the Vermilion team would be the one that would descend if Granada also adds 39.

Athletic Club - Health. Figueroa Vázquez (C.Andaluz) 19.30.

Atletico Madrid - Seville. Sánchez Martínez (C.Murciano) 19.30.

Real Betis - Granada. From Burgos Bengoetxea (C.Basque) 19.30.

RC Celtic - Elche. Melero Lopez (C.Andaluz)

RCD Mallorca - Rayo Vallecano. Munuera Montero (C.Andaluz) 19.30.

Getafe - FC Barcelona. Gil Manzano (C.Extremeño) 19.30.

Cadiz - Real Madrid. Mateu Lahoz (C.Valenciano) 19.30.

Levante - Deportivo Alaves. Cuadra Fernández (Balearic C.) 19.30.

Villarreal - Royal Society. González Fuertes (C.Asturiano) 19.30.


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