At the end of this 2021-2022 La Liga season, the last three games of this 38and day issued the last European ticket: for Villarreal, Barça scorer. A small loser, Athletic Club was unable to recover from its delay against Sevilla, while Atlético confirmed its excellent end to the season by defeating Real Sociedad.
FC Barcelona 0-2 Villarreal
Goals: Pedraza (41and) and Gómez (55and) for the Submarino Amarillo
At Camp Nou this Sunday evening, FC Barcelona will never have existed against a conquering Villarreal (0-2). However, it took nearly 45 minutes for Unai Emery’s men to put their game in place. An initiative from the defence. Found in the back of Frenkie de Jong by Pau Torres, Alfonso Pedraza effectively escaped into the box to control from the chest and follow up with a volley from the left (0-1, 41and). An essential goal in the race for Europe, confirmed by the break on recovery.
Positioned in a wing-side role, Adama Traoré had a lot to do in front of the yellow waves. Enough to push the Hispano-Malian to the fault, on a full axis recovery in the area allowing Moi Gómez, mounted at the forefront, to take back the leather, without movement on the part of Marc-André ter Stegen (0-2, 55and). After the Europa League and a Champions League semi-final, Villarreal will try to clinch the Europa League Conference next season.
Real Sociedad 1-2 Atletico
Goals: Guridi (90and+1) for the Txuri-Urdin // De Paul (50and) and Correa (68and) for the Colchoneros
In the match without stake of the evening, Atlético made the difference in Anoeta by winning in front of Real Sociedad (0-2). Despite the boredom, the first situation was to benefit the Txuri-Urdin. The work of Robin Le Normand, who came to eat Reinildo in the air from a free kick and place an imprecise header (15and). The Blue and Whites were dominant and close to opening with Rafinha. The Brazilian international thus illustrated himself with a powerful recovery, on the post (30and) before not framing his face-to-face, launched by Alexander Isak, in the recovery in front of Stefan Savić (40and).
But by dint of spoiling, the hosts saw their opponents go ahead. As soon as the locker room returned, Rodrigo de Paul, supported in the background by Antoine Griezmann, effectively swung a tense missile into the right corner of Álex Remiro (0-1, 50and). The Argentinian was soon joined by his compatriot, Ángel Correa, who barely entered the game, with a placed shot (0-2, 68and). In added time, Jon Guridi, rebounding from a free kick by Adnan Januzaj saved by Jan Oblak, reduced the score with a header (1-2, 90and+1). The Colchoneros therefore finish well and on the podium.
Sevilla 1-0 Athletic Club
Goal: Mir (68and) for Sevilla
With Villarreal’s victory at Barcelona, Bilbao had no chance of playing Europe next season. Enough to avoid regrets after this defeat at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán against Sevilla (1-0). However, the Basques were quick to stand out. Launched from the midfield, Yuri Berchiche unleashed a heavy strike at the entrance to the surface, countered by Jules Koundé and picked up just as sharply by the side to open the scoring. A goal unfortunately disallowed, since the former Parisian had touched the ball with his hand, during his second attempt (27and). In the process, Álex Berenguer, in turn, tried his luck, with a shot passed over (41and).
In response, the Sevillians asked Youssef En-Nesyri, found by Óliver Torres, who could only find the small outside net (48and). Game postponed, since Rafa Mir, coming off the bench and receiving a nice pass from Erik Lamela, found the fault with a rolled shot (0-1, 68and). A sufficient achievement for a controlled success, depriving the Lions of a place in C4, at four small points.
By Adel Bentaha