La Liga provided a chaotic weekend as Actual Madrid had been defeated for the primary time this season whereas there have been eight crimson playing cards – sending the sending off rely for the season by means of the roof.
The Seville derby was particularly spicy with 4 reds and fights within the tunnel post-match.
Even the often placid Villarreal followers had been upset calling for Unai Emery’s substitute to be sacked after simply 4 video games.
Barca are high after Actual Madrid’s shock defeat to Rayo Vallecano – as might be becoming after Gerard Pique’s final ever recreation on the Camp Nou.
Right here, Sportsmail’s PETE JENSON outlines ten issues we discovered from the weekend’s motion.
This LaLiga weekend was chaotic with eight sendings off forward of the ultimate gameweek earlier than the World Cup kicks off
Carlo Ancelotti’s Actual Madrid had been handed their first defeat as they fell behind rivals Barcelona
Lights out for Madrid earlier than the World Cup
Ten of the eleven Actual Madrid starters towards Rayo Vallecano final night time shall be on the World Cup and most of them regarded as in the event that they had been already in Qatar as they misplaced their first league recreation of the season and high spot within the desk.
Not since 1977 have Lightning scored three towards their huge metropolis neighbours. ‘I do not assume the World Cup had something to do with it,’ mentioned Carlo Ancelotti after the 3-2 reverse.
He did admit the truncated season – due to the World Cup – meant his staff had performed ‘too many video games’. None of that ought to take something away from Madrid.
Sensible younger coach Andoni Iraola was despatched off within the second half – hopefully he discovered a tv shortly as a result of it was simply after he disappeared down the tunnel that Oscar Trejo missed a penalty after which scored from the retake to win the sport.
Actual Madrid regarded like they had been fascinated with Qatar as they had been surprised 3-2 by Rayo
Monchi’s Souness impression wants work
All that was lacking was the Sevilla flag to plant within the heart circle as Monchi marched out on to the pitch at Betis after they drew 1-1 final night time. He banged his chest and went in direction of the small group of Sevilla followers. Betis did not prefer it a lot and Sergio Canales confronted him as he ultimately left the pitch.
The confrontations continued within the tunnel
Referee Jose Maria Sanchez Martinez revealed in his report: ‘As soon as the match was over and once we had been in our altering room, there was an altercation within the tunnel between gamers and coaches of each groups.
On leaving our altering room to examine what was occurring, each groups went again to their respective altering rooms, and we had been unable to establish the initiators of the altercation.’ Relations between the 2 Seville golf equipment are at an all-time low.
La Liga has gone crimson card loopy
Spanish soccer numbers man Pedro Martin tweeted on Sunday night time: ‘Fifty-four reds in 13 video games in La Liga, 43 greater than the Premier League having performed a recreation extra.’
The bar is about too low too usually – of the 4 reds within the Seville derby Fekir was only a stray arm into the face of the stooping Papu Gomez and the crimson for Betis conserving teaching Toni Doblas appears to have been only for standing up and waving his arms.
The Seville derby between Sevilla and Betis noticed 4 gamers despatched off – taking LaLiga’s tally for dismissals by means of the roof
With signings Sampaoli will make Sevilla contenders
There was sufficient proof on present within the derby that Sevilla shall be again within the new yr offering Monchi can shake issues up and provides him a squad with a couple of extra of the gamers he wants. Successful the Europe League is likely to be a stretch however they won’t keep within the backside three.
Villarreal followers miss Unai Emery
Why would not they? New coach Quique Setien has already misplaced as many matches as Emery had misplaced earlier than he left. It has been three defeats and a draw within the former Barca coach’s first 4 video games and the Villarreal followers – not identified for being notably arduous to please – sang ‘Quique go now’ on Sunday.
His rhetoric since a taking on has been that he wasn’t anticipating the decision to take cost, and he wants time to implement his ideas. Villarreal followers are questioning what actually wanted altering.
Quique Setien is already underneath fireplace since occurring Unai Emery after three losses and a draw
Lewandowski will not be Jorginho
Feelings had been operating so excessive that Lewandowski puzzled if he should not let Pique take the early penalty. Pique informed him to take it however as he put the ball down the supporters had been singing Pique’s identify.
Maybe that is why La Liga’s high scorer came visiting all Jorginho and tried a double hop-skip-and-jump earlier than hitting the submit.
Pique obtained the ship off Messi additionally deserved
What a distinction between Lionel Messi shuffling off to Paris Saint Germain after a tearful press convention and Pique’s identify being sung by 92,000 in a Camp Nou that was nonetheless full 20 minutes after the top of the sport as he made his emotional lap of honour.
He had earned it, Messi might by no means get the goodbye he deserves.
Gerard Pique was given a fantastic send-off by Barcelona – however Lionel Messi ought to have been given the identical farewell earlier than he shuffled off to PSG
Simeone and Joao Felix want to speak
Simeone must have a protracted dialog with Joao Felix. For so long as their marriage of inconvenience continues, the participant is losing the perfect years of his profession, and Simeone is taking Atletico Madrid in direction of mediocrity.
He was disregarded of the beginning line-up once more and got here on to attain as Simeone’s staff didn’t beat 10-man Espanyol. As soon as Joao Felix is again from Qatar, he and Simeone want to speak about saving Atletico’s season, collectively.
Ansu Fati should go to Qatar
He’s off form and never match, and but nonetheless when he comes on for Barcelona he manages to make extra occur in his half hour than those that have performed the earlier hour.
He has the magic that nobody else can provide Spain coach Luis Enrique.