La Liga: Three things from the weekend’s action

GSFN looks at three things from this weekend’s action in La Liga.

1. Lamine Yamal makes Barcelona debut

With the number 41 on his back, Lamine Yamal Nasraoui Ebana became, at just 15 years old, the youngest debutant in Barcelona’s history when he replaced Gavi against Real Betis on Saturday night.

The player, who doesn’t turn 16 until July, was called up by Xavi for first-team training on 8 April and eventually got his moment as the Blaugrana ran out 4-0 winners over Betis at Camp Nou.

Three minutes after coming on, he was denied his first goal by goalkeeper Rui Silva. Shortly afterwards, he played a ball into the box for Ousmane Dembélé, which the Frenchman was unable to take advantage of.

2. José Bordalás loses first game in charge of Getafe

José Bordalás is the new Getafe head coach after Quique Sánchez Flores was sacked with the Madrid side struggling in La Liga.

Espanyol boss Luis García finally got his first win at the expense of Bordalás, with his Espanyol side beating Getafe 1-0 in a relegation six-pointer on Sunday.

With just six games to go, both teams are 31 points and in the relegation zone. Elche, who beat Rayo Vallecano 4-0 on Saturday, currently sit rock-bottom on 16 points.

3. Atlético Madrid record 5-2 win over Real Valladolid

Atlético Madrid moved to within two points of cross-city rivals Real Madrid in second place with a 5-2 victory over Real Valladolid on Sunday night.

Diego Simeone’s side raced into a 3-0 lead inside 38 minutes and after Valladolid responded with two goals, Atlético added two late on to take all three points.

Atlético are eight points ahead of Real Sociedad in the final Champions League place.

Kieran Quaile | GSFN

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