La Liga results  – Real and Barca win big; Sevilla draw to stay winless in four attempts 

​Sevilla 0 – 0 Sporting Gijon

Real Madrid 3 – 0 Alaves

Valencia 3 – 0 Deportivo La  Coruna

Granada 1 – 4 Barcelona

  • Real Madrid 3 – 0 Alaves

Real Madrid are two points clear at the top of La Liga with 10 games remaining after overcoming Alaves to record a fourth straight league win.

Karim Benzema put Zinedine Zidane’s side on course for victory after meeting Dani Carvajal’s fine cut-back.

Deyverson and Edgar wasted chances to equalise for Alaves before two goals in three minutes sealed the points.

Isco made it 2-0 before Nacho headed home after Gareth Bale’s free-kick had rebounded off the bar into his path.

Despite a victory which nudged Real closer to their first league title since 2012, this was a far from vintage display by the European champions.

For long periods their players looked jaded after long trips during the international break.

Mid-table Alaves, promoted as champions of Spain’s second-tier at the end of last season, beat  Barcelona 2-1at the Nou Camp last September and the Basque club will be frustrated they did not pick up at least a point at the Bernabeu.

Karim Benzema has scored against all the 31 sides he has faced in La Liga (120 goals)

  • Granada 1 – 4 Barcelona

Barcelona overcame the absence of top scorer Lionel Messi to cut Real Madrid’s La Liga lead to two points with a comfortable win at Granada.

Luis Suarez’s exquisite lob just before half-time opened the scoring before on-loan Chelsea midfielder Jeremie Boga equalised with a composed finish.

Paco Alcacer restored Barca’s lead before Uche Agbo was sent off for two yellow cards.

Ivan Rakitic’s deflected finish made it 3-1 before Neymar scored the fourth.

Suarez hit the bar before opening the scoring with a fine finish after Guillermo Ochoa, who had denied the former Liverpool striker with two fine saves, came rushing off his line.

Granada are in the relegation zone, eight points from safety, yet they were given hope of a surprise result when substitute Boga slotted beyond Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Alcacer, another substitute, restored Barca’s lead after a lob over the defence by Suarez before Agbo, on loan from Watford, was shown a second yellow card.

Barca, who lost midfielder Rafinha to an injury early in the game, made the extra man advantage count.

Rakitic’s shot was going wide before it took a deflection and found its way into the net before Neymar rounded off a highly satisfactory night for the visitors with a tap-in.

  • ​Sevilla 0 – 0 Sporting Gijon

Sevilla slumped to their fourth La Liga game without a win after being held to a goalless draw at home by lowly Sporting Gijon.

And it could have been even worse for Sevilla after referee Inaki Bikandi reversed a decision to award the visitors a penalty after a trip in the box after half an hour.

Bikandi initially pointed to the spot, only to realise one of his assistants had also raised his flag for offside against a Gijon player, giving Sevilla a let-off.

  • Valencia 3 – 0 Deportivo La  Coruna

Valencia ran out 3-0 winners over Deportivo La Coruna at the Mestalla.

Ezequiel Garay, Joao Cancelo and a Raul Albentosa own goal boosted Los Che into 13th place with the victory.


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