Purple playing cards galore in La Liga as Pique says goodbye, Atletico and Villareal struggle-Xinhua

Nahuel Molina (R, entrance) of Atletico de Madrid Diego vies with Martin Braithwaite (L, entrance) of RCD Espanyol throughout a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico de Madrid and RCD Espanyol in Madrid, Spain, Nov. 6, 2022. ( Photograph by Gustavo Valiente/Xinhua)

MADRID, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) — Atletico Madrid’s poor week continued on Sunday once they had been held to a 1-1 draw within the Metropolitano Stadium by Espanyol, regardless of the guests taking part in for over an hour with 10 males.

Leandro Cabrera was barely unfortunate to be proven a direct crimson card after being adjudged to have dedicated knowledgeable foul on Alvaro Morata within the twenty eighth minute, however Atletico had been unable to take benefit and had been booed off at halftime.

Issues bought even worse for Diego Simeone’s males within the 62nd minute when Sergi Darder put Espanyol in entrance after good work from Joselu, however Joao Felix saved some extent with a robust volley with 12 minutes remaining.

Actual Sociedad had been additionally lowered to 10 males early of their 1-1 draw at house to Valencia when Aritz Elustondo caught Samuel Lino with a full set of studs.

The aspect from San Sebastian had been forward by Hugo Guillamon’s personal objective, however Lino’s shot from exterior the world leveled the rating earlier than the break.

Actual Sociedad then defended effectively to frustrate Valencia within the second half.

There have been three crimson playing cards within the Seville derby as Actual Betis drew 1-1 at house to Sevilla in a sometimes bad-tempered affair.

Sevilla defender Gonzalo Montiel was the primary to go after a late, knee-high problem on Alex Moreno within the thirty seventh minute, and 6 minutes later Betis took the lead after a confused motion ended with the ball deflecting off Jesus Navas into his personal internet.

Betis had been on prime, however Nabil Fekir was the following to be despatched off when he caught Papu Gomez with a flying arm, and Borja Iglesias left Betis with 9 males early within the second half when he was late on Joan Jordan with a problem from behind .

Sevilla pressed arduous towards 9 males and bought their reward within the 81st minute when Nemanja Gudelj scored a screaming 30-meter shot.

Gudelj hit the crossbar minutes later and nearly received the sport within the final minute with one other effort that Claudio Bravo tipped over the bar.

Quique Setien remains to be on the lookout for his first win since changing Unai Emery at Villarreal after his aspect had been overwhelmed 2-0 at house to Mallorca. Vedat Muriqi opened the scoring with a low shot for the guests after half an hour, and though Villarreal handed the ball effectively, they could not get by a well-organized Mallorca protection.

Amath sealed the win within the 74th minute, prompting the Villarreal followers to name for him to go away the membership on the ultimate whistle.

On Saturday night time, Gerard Pique’s final sport for FC Barcelona within the Camp Nou ended with a 2-0 win for Barca at house to Almeria.

The veteran defender, who introduced his retirement through the week, was within the beginning 11 for the sport, which Barca received with relative ease, regardless of Robert Lewandowski lacking an early penalty.

Second-half objectives from Ousmane Dembele and Frenkie de Jong assured all three factors and Pique was given an emotional reception by the followers when he was substituted within the closing minutes.

Barca lead the desk forward of Actual Madrid’s sport with Rayo Vallecano on Monday night.

Osasuna received 2-1 away to Celta Vigo to maneuver into the highest six thanks to 2 first-half objectives from Chimy Avila within the eighth and twenty eighth minutes, with Iago Aspas netting for Celta after 19 minutes.

Celta had possibilities to take one thing from the sport, however as soon as once more didn’t take them.

Valladolid defeated backside aspect Elche, with objectives from Javi Sanchez and Roque Mesa seeing them house towards a rival that has nonetheless not received a sport this season.

Saturday kicked off with a 0-0 draw between Getafe and Cadiz which favored neither aspect and ended with three gamers despatched off in harm time, with Portu and Gaston Alvarez getting their matching orders within the 96th and 97th minutes for the house aspect, whereas Luis Hernandez noticed crimson within the 99th minute for Cadiz.

The spherical of matches started on Friday with Girona successful 2-1 at house to Athletic Bilbao to finish a seven-game winless run.

Geoffrey Kondogbia (R) of Atletico de Madrid Diego vies with Joselu of RCD Espanyol throughout a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico de Madrid and RCD Espanyol in Madrid, Spain, Nov. 6, 2022. (Photograph by Gustavo Valiente/Xinhua)

Joao Felix of Atletico de Madrid Diego reacts throughout a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico de Madrid and RCD Espanyol in Madrid, Spain, Nov. 6, 2022. (Photograph by Gustavo Valiente/Xinhua)

Joao Felix (R) of Atletico de Madrid Diego vies with Oscar Gil of RCD Espanyol throughout a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico de Madrid and RCD Espanyol in Madrid, Spain, Nov. 6, 2022. (Photograph by Gustavo Valiente/Xinhua)

Joao Felix of Atletico de Madrid Diego celebrates a objective throughout a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico de Madrid and RCD Espanyol in Madrid, Spain, Nov. 6, 2022. (Photograph by Gustavo Valiente/Xinhua)

Head coach of Atletico de Madrid Diego Simone gestures throughout a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico de Madrid and RCD Espanyol in Madrid, Spain, Nov. 6, 2022. (Photograph by Gustavo Valiente/Xinhua)

Gamers of RCD Espanyol have fun throughout a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico de Madrid and RCD Espanyol in Madrid, Spain, Nov. 6, 2022. (Photograph by Gustavo Valiente/Xinhua)

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