La Liga results – Ezequiel Garay scores twice as Valencia  defeat relegated Osasuna; Bilbao’s top four hopes dashed  after Alaves defeat

​Alaves 1 – 0 Athletic Bilbao

Valencia 4 – 1 Osasuna

Deportivo La Coruna 1 – 2 Espanyol

Malaga 3 – 0 Celta Vigo

  • Valencia 4 – 1 Osasuna

Valencia ended a run of three-straight league defeats as they cruised to a 4-1 win over already-relegated Osasuna.

Ezequiel Garay scored twice to give the home side a 2-0 lead before the interval and further goals from Simone Zaza and Rodrigo Moreno sealed victory.

  • ​Alaves 1 – 0 Athletic Bilbao

Athletic Bilbao suffered a damaging blow in their bid to secure a Europa League berth for next season as they lost 1-0 to Alaves.

A second-half goal from Theo Hernandez means the visitors are clinging onto sixth place on goal difference after rivals Real Sociedad earned a draw on Friday night.
The highly-rated Hernandez grabbed his first La Liga goal in style when he lashed home a left-foot shot from the edge of the box following a corner.
Bilbao’s defeat ended a run of four-consecutive wins and also ended their slim hopes of reaching the top four.

  • Deportivo La Coruna 1 – 2 Espanyol

Deportivo La Coruna remain in the relegation picture after a 2-1 home defeat by Espanyol.

Victory would have guaranteed Deportivo’s safety but Sporting Gijon’s win over Las Palmas means they are five points behind with two games left.

The hosts never recovered from a poor start. Leo Baptistao gave Espanyol the lead in the 14th minute and Gerard Moreno doubled it just before the half hour.

Florin Andone pulled one back two minutes into the second half but Deportivo could not find an equaliser despite 60 percent possession and 21 efforts on goal.

  • Malaga 3 – 0 Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo’s collapse in form continued as a much-changed side was swept away 3-0 by an on fire Malaga.

Ahead of Celta’s trip to Manchester United in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final, coach Eduardo Berizzo made nine changes from the side that lost Thursday’s first-leg 1-0.

And again the Galicians lack of strength in depth showed as goals from Javier Ontiveros, Recio and Sandro Ramirez condemned Celta to a sixth league defeat in seven games.

Malaga, by contrast, have now won six of their last seven to leapfrog Celta into 11th.


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