La Liga results  – Sevila rout relegated Osasuna; Deportivo  beat Las Palmas

​Granada 1 – 2 Espanyol

Sporting Gijon 2 – 2 Real Betis

Deportivo La Coruna 3 – 0 Las Palmas

Leganes 1 – 1 Alaves

Sevilla 5 – 0 Osasuna

  • Sevilla 5 – 0 Osasuna

Jorge Sampaoli led Sevilla to a 5-0 thrashing of already-relegated Osasuna in what could be his final game at the helm.

The 57-year-old Argentinian revealed this week that his country are looking to make him their new international coach and if this was his final game at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, he bowed out in style.

Vitolo and Franco Vazquez each scored a brace while ex-Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic was also on target for aSevillaside that were guaranteed a fourth-placed finish regardless of the result, and went beyond Sampaoli’s target of 70 points with the win.

For Osasuna, who were relegated with four games still to go, they ended the season having conceded a staggering 94 times across the 38 games.

  • Sporting Gijon 2 – 2 Real Betis

Ruben Castro finished the season with 13 goals after netting a brace in Real Betis’ 2-2 draw with Sporting Gijon.

The home side led when Douglas scored in the seventh minute but Castro capitalised on goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar’s mis-kick to level before beating the stopper again with a well-placed finish in the second half.

Betis were denied the three points, though, as Carlos Carmona held off Riza Durmisi at the back post to equalise with 11 minutes remaining.

  • Deportivo La Coruna 3 – 0 Las Palmas

Florin Andone scored twice for Deportivo La Coruna in a 3-0 win over Las Palmas, who lost a fifth straight game.

The Romanian followed up a close-range finish with a fine solo goal where he ran from halfway to make it 2-0, with Aston Villa loanee Carles Gil adding another with his first goal for the club.

Las Palmas’ misery was completed when Hernan was dismissed for a pair of bookings.

  • Leganes 1 – 1 Alaves

David Timor’s late wonder goal for Leganes stopped Alaves moving up to eighth as that contest finished 1-1.

The visitors took a second-half lead through Nenad Krsticic but Timor let fly from 35 yards late on to earn Leganes a share of the spoils.

  • ​Granada 1 – 2 Espanyol

On Friday, Granada slumped to a seventh straight defeat under manager Tony Adams, losing 2-1 at home to Espanyol in their final match of the season.

Leo Baptistao’s early strike and Ruben Vezo’s own goal saw Granada fall 2-0 behind inside the first 10 minutes.

On-loan Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira replied for the home side before the break, but Adams’ seven-game spell in charge ended pointless.

Former Arsenal and England skipper Adams was appointed head coach until the end of the season on April 10 following the sacking of Lucas Alcaraz, but Granada, already relegated, finished bottom of the table.

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La Liga result – Ronaldo breaks 46-year all-time European top-scorer record with his brace as Real Madrid go within a point of La Liga title

​Celta Vigo 1 – 4 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid took a huge step towards the La Liga title with a 4-1 victory at Celta Vigo.

Ronaldo broke England’s Jimmy Greaves’ 46-year record for most goals in Europe’s top five leagues in the first half, then added another for good measure in the second period for Real, who now need just one point to be confirmed league champions.

The Portugal international got Los Blancos off to a roaring start after just 10 minutes, when he latched onto the ball at the top of the box, took a touch and fired an unstoppable left-footed shot to eclipse the former Tottenham, AC Milan and Chelsea striker’s previous mark of 366.

And he was at it again shortly after the break, firing a pinpoint left-footed finish off the inside of the post after receiving a through ball from Isco on the counter-attack on 48 minutes.

Celta saw Iago Aspas sent off for a second yellow in the 62nd minute when he went down too easily in the box in search of a penalty.

John Guidetti quickly pulled a goal back for the home side in the 69th, though Karim Benzema calmed any Real nerves a minute later, with a tap-in after fine work from Marcelo on the left wing.

Ronaldo was guilty of a shocking miss minutes later, when he hooked his shot well wide of the post despite having an open goal to aim at from close range.

But Toni Kroos bagged Real’s fourth and final goal, finishing off a sweeping move with an easy finish from close range in the 89th.

The victory gives Zinedine Zidane’s side a three-point advantage over second-placed Barcelona with just one match to play.

La Liga results  – Ronaldo nets a brace as Real edge closer to title; Neymar bags a hat trick for Barca to keep up pressure on Real 

​Alaves 3 – 1 Celta Vigo

Athletic Bilbao 1 – 1 Leganes

Eibar 0 – 1 Sporting Gijon

Las Palmas 1 – 4 Barcelona

Real Betis 1 – 1 Atletico  Madrid

Real Madrid 4 – 1 Sevilla

Real Sociedad 2 – 2 Malaga

Villarreal 0 – 0 Deportivo La Coruna

  • Real Madrid 4 – 1 Sevilla

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice, his 400th and 401  goals,for Real Madrid as they took another step towards the La Liga title with victory over Sevilla.

Real led through Nacho’s controversial free-kick before Ronaldo pounced on a rebound to double their lead.

Stevan Jovetic replied after the break, but Ronaldo’s sensational second strike, his 401st for Real Madrid, and Toni Kroos’ late goal sealed victory.

Real Madrid stay in second place behind Barcelona who beat Las Palmas 4-1.

Barcelona, who  beat Las Palmas 4-1on Sunday, keep hold of top spot courtesy of their head-to-head advantage.

But Real have a game in hand and need four points from their final two matches to lift their first title since 2012.

Despite having won just three of their last 11 matches, Sevilla still secured fourth place and a spot in the Champions League play-off next season as Villarreal were held at home to Deportivo La Coruna.

  • Las Palmas 1 – 4 Barcelona

Neymar hit a hat trick as Barcelona kept their hold on top spot — for the time being at least — with a 4-1 victory at Las Palmas.

Neymar broke the deadlock for Luis Enrique’s side after 25 minutes, slotting home from close range after being teed up by Luis Suarez.

And the pair swapped roles just two minutes later, with Neymar this time picking out the run of Suarez, who produced a clever finish to beat Javi Varas.

Pedro Bigas scored for Las Palmas in the 63rd minute, smashing home Kevin-Prince Boateng’s delivery, but Neymar restored Barca’s two-goal advantage just a few minutes later with a far-post header following Ivan Rakitic’s cross.

And Neymar completed his hat trick soon after, tucking the ball home after being found by Jordi Alba, to put the game out of sight.

  • Real Betis 1 – 1 Atletico  Madrid

Atletico Madrid drew 1-1 at Real Betis to secure third spot and qualification for the Champions League group stages next season.

Dani Ceballos scored a 57th-minute opener for the hosts with a strike from the edge of the box following a Betis corner.

However, Stefan Savic found an equaliser for Diego Simeone’s side in the 66th minute with a close-range strike to wrap up third place with one game of the season to spare. Sevilla are assured of fourth spot and will enter next season’s Champions League in the qualifying rounds.

  • Eibar 0 – 1 Sporting Gijon

Sporting Gijon were relegated despite winning 1-0 at Eibar.

Burgui’s 32nd-minute goal gave Sporting only their second away win of the season, but Deportivo La Coruna and Leganes both drew to doom them.

  • Athletic Bilbao 1 – 1 Leganes

Leganes secured their safety with a 1-1 draw at Athletic Bilbao.

Artiz Adruriz’s close-range strike — his 16th league goal of the season — gave Athletic the lead after 13 minutes.

But Alexander Szymanowski equalised on the hour with a header that meant so much for Leganes.

  • Villarreal 0 – 0 Deportivo La Coruna

Deportivo also guaranteed themselves another season in the top flight with a goalless draw at Villarreal, whose failure to win handed Sevilla a ticket to the Champions League.

  • Real Sociedad 2 – 2 Malaga

Real Sociedad failed to take advantage of Villarreal and Athletic, rivals for Europa League qualification, dropping points as they were held 2-2 at home by Malaga.

Xabi Prieto gave Sociedad a 31st-minute lead from the penalty spot but Malaga went ahead through Luis Hernandez (45) and Recio (75) before Jon Bautista equalised five minutes from time.

  • ​Alaves 3 – 1 Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo, fresh from their Europa League semifinal exit to Manchester United, lost 3-1 to Copa del Rey finalists Alaves as they suffered a fifth straight league defeat.

Alaves scored three times in the opening 37 minutes through Manu Garcia, Zouhair Feddal and Deyverson, with Iago Aspas claiming a late Celta consolation from the penalty spot.

On Saturday 
Espanyol 0 – 1 Valencia

Osasuna 2 – 1 Granada

  • Espanyol 0 – 1 Valencia

Jose Gaya’s second-half goal gave Valencia a 1-0 away win at Espanyol.

A game of little goalmouth action and few chances was settled after 75 minutes when 21-year-old defender Gaya scored with a left-foot shot from the left side of the penalty area.

Espanyol could not muster a response and slipped to a third straight home loss, following defeats to city rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, while Valencia secured back-to-back wins.

  • Osasuna 2 – 1 Granada

Osasuna won the battle of the basement clubs with a 2-1 win over Granada.

Jhon Steven Mondragon handed the home side the lead after 24 minutes, before Gustavo Ramos fired an unlikely equaliser for Tony Adams’ men four minutes before the break.

Kenan Kodro then slotted home from close range 15 minutes from time to record a morale-boosting win and condemn Adams to yet another defeat in charge of El Grana.

La Liga Results And Table

Barcelona players celebrate against Levante.
Barcelona players celebrate against Levante.

Karim Benzema scored to help Real Madrid eke out a 1-0 win over Granada on Saturday, though Cristiano Ronaldo was forced to wait to score the 500th goal of his career.

Ronaldo, sitting on 499 goals, saw his scoring run end after finding the net eight times in his previous two matches.

Fernando Torres and Angel Correa both scored as second-half substitutes and inspired Atletico Madrid to a 2-0 win at Eibar.

A stoppage-time goal from Hernan Perez saw Espanyol sneak past 10-man Real Sociedad 3-2 for their second win of the season.

Sociedad led after 19 minutes through Imanol Agirretxe before Gerard Moreno levelled from the penalty spot moments after goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli had been sent off.

Espanyol then went ahead thanks to Enzo Roco’s 71st-minute strike but Jonathan looked to have secured a point for the home side with his equaliser four minutes from time.

Roco supplied the ball which was finished by Perez in the final minute, snatching a win for Espanyol which banished memories of last weekend’s 6-0 hammering to Real Madrid.

Valencia’s underwhelming start to the season continued as they were held to a goalless draw at their Mestalla home by Real Betis, who played most of the second half with 10 men.

Lionel Messi scored two goals as Barcelona blitzed Levante to start the second half on their way to a 4-1 win at Camp Nou. The victory puts the Catalans back in first place in the league, having won all four of their matches so far this season.

Marc Bartra scored the first of his team’s three goals in the 50th minute, followed by a Neymar strike in the 56th and a Lionel Messi penalty kick in the 61st.

Victor Casadesus pulled one back for Levante, just three minutes after coming on as a substitute in the 63rd minute.

Messi had another chance to add to Barca’s lead when he drew a penalty in the 75th minute, but his attempt from the spot sailed over the crossbar.

The Barcelona talisman made no mistake about his next chance though, slicing through the Levante defence to score in the 90th minute and seal the victory for his team.

Luis Suarez did not start the match for Barcelona for the first time all season. He was an unused substitute on the night.

Sevilla’s miserable start to the Primera Division rolled on as they were beaten 2-1 at home by high-flying Celta Vigo.

Goals from Nolito and Daniel Wass gave the visitors a two-goal cushion at half-time, while Fernando Llorente scored his first goal for Sevilla early in the second period to bring Unai Emery’s side back into the game.

Celta had young full-back Jonny Castro dismissed in injury time for picking up a second yellow card, but there was no time left for Sevilla to take advantage, and they remain on two points from four matches, sitting in the relegation zone.

Villarreal enjoyed a familiar story of success after notching up their third 3-1 victory in a row to keep themselves level on points with Real Madrid in the table.

Athletic Bilbao were the victims this time, following on from Espanyol and Granada, and the Basque side was never in the match against the Yellow Submarine at El Madrigal.

Javi Guerra’s first goal for Rayo Vallecano kick-started their campaign as they registered a first win by beating Las Palmas 1-0.

Sporting Gijon picked up their first win of the season by seeing off local rivals Deportivo La Coruna 3-2 in a thrilling game at Riazor.

Roma loanee Antonio Sanabria scored twice in the opening eight minutes to get the visitors off to a fantastic start, but the Galicians fought their way back through goals by Juanfran and Luis Alberto, only for Alex Menendez to restore Sporting’s lead 11 minutes before the break.

Getafe 1 – 0 Malaga

Real Madrid 1 – 0 Granada

Valencia 0 – 0 Real Betis

Eibar 0 – 2 Atletico Madrid

Real Sociedad 2 – 3 Espanyol

Sevilla 1 – 2 Celta Vigo

Deportivo La Coruna 2 – 3Sporting Gijon

Villarreal 3 – 1 Athletic Bilbao

Barcelona 4 – 1 Levante

Las Palmas 0 – 1 Rayo Vallecano

1 Barcelona 4 12

2 Real Madrid 4 10

3 Villarreal 4 10

4 Celta Vigo 4 10

5 Atletico Madrid 4 9

6 Eibar 4 7

7 Valencia 4 6

8 Espanyol 4 6

9 Deportivo La Coruna 4 5

10 Sporting Gijon 4 5

11 Real Betis 4 5

12 Rayo Vallecano 4 4

13 Athletic Bilbao 4 3

14 Getafe 4 3

15 Granada 4 3

16 Las Palmas 4 2

17 Real Sociedad 4 2

18 Malaga 4 2

19 Levante 4 2

20 Sevilla 4 2