The Liga BBVA season became even more exciting after the matchday 30 action thanks to the results picked up by teams such as Villarreal, Real Sociedad, Real Betis and Almería. These sides were the winners during a night in which the fight to avoid relegation and to qualify for Europe became even more fiercely contested.
Villarreal’s 1-0 away win against Getafe was a further blow for Cosmin Costra’s side. The home team conceded early through a Jérémy Perbet strike, and in order to stay up must not drop any more points between now and the end of the season. The same is true for Real Valladolid, whose defeat at the hands of Real Sociedad makes life until the last day of the season even harder. Carlos Vela once again got on the score sheet to help his team in the race for UEFA Champions League football next year.
European qualification looks more complicated for Valencia and Levante however. Juan Antonio Pizzi’s men had to settle for a point against Almería despite having taken a 2-0 lead in the first half. Meanwhile, Levante lost at home to a Real Betis side that showed signs of beginning to click after taking all three points for the first time in four games.
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Liga BBVA Matchday 30
Real Sociedad de Fútbol - Real Valladolid CF 1-0
Getafe CF - Villarreal CF 0-1
UD Almería - Valencia CF 0-0
Levante UD - Real Betis Balompié 0-0