La Liga Gameweek 4: Winners/Losers – Betis Flying High

Match Day 04 in La Liga had some delicate touches, and had some nasty battles as teams tried to get as many points as possible. We will talk about all the important actions in our weekly Winners and Losers from the La Liga Match Day 04.

 

Winners:

Real Betis

First in the list of winners is a surprise inclusion in the form of Real Betis, who continued their impressive start of the season after earning a hard fought draw at Mestalla stadium while playing away from the home. The importance of the draw even become more significant considering the fact that Pepe Mel side had to play nearly all of the 2nd half with 10 men after midfielder Daniel Ceballos received 2ndyellow of the match in the 48th minute.

The star of the show for the away side was their center back Heiko Westermann, who, along with Goal Keeper played a hugely significant part in what could prove to be a precious point at the end of the season.

 

Celta Vigo

Next in the list of winners for the match day 04 in BBVA La Liga features Celta Vigo, who won an impressive game away from home against 2 time consecutive Europa League winner Sevilla at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium. Sevilla always proved to be a tough opponent to deal at home, but Eduardo Berizzo’s men were up to the task and were two nil up inside the first 30 minutes of the match, which proved enough to seal all three points for the away side.

The star of the show for the winners were their left sided attacking Spanish midfielder Nolito, who had an assist and a goal to his name in a famous away victory for the sky blues, as they will look to push for a spot in Europe next season.

 

Atletico Madrid

Last in the list of winners for the match day 04 in BBVA La Liga features Diego Simeone’s Athletico Madrid, who once again showed their true color in an away match against Eibar. Simeone’s man looked totally in command throughout the match and were in full command right from the beginning. Simeone’s man had more possession, more shots on goal, and look absolutely in command, both defensively and offensively.

The most pleasing thing for the Spanish giants is the signs of revival of the old Fernando Torres, who went missing for a very long time, but so far had 2 goals in 4 appearances for the red & white, and Simeone will hope that his star striker will carry on his good form for the rest of the season.

 

Losers:

Valencia

First in the list of losers for the Match day 04 in BBVA La Liga features Valencia, who could not able to get all three points against a new promoted visiting Real Betis. The result becomes even more disappointing for the home side as they had the numerical advantage in the 2nd half after the visitors were down to 10 men in the 48th minute.

However, Nuno Santo’s side couldn’t able to break the deadlock after considerable chances against the opposition. This is the 2nd consecutive disappointing result for the home side within a week, as they lost to Zenit in the Champions League opener just a few days at home. Nuno Santo’s side will need to get their act together if they are to qualify for the Champions League against next season, as their start is being disappointing after his team managed to win only 1 out of first 4 league matches.

 

Sevilla:

Next in the list of losers for the Match Day 04 in the BBVA La Liga features Unai Emery’s Sevilla, who lost at home against visiting Celta Vigo. Sevilla, who under Unai Emery had tremendous success domestically as well as on the European stage, would have hoped to win their first match of the campaign, failed to live up to their expectations and were truly the 2nd best in the match.

This is Sevilla’s 2nd defeat in 4 matches, and pressure is mounting on Sevilla’s head coach, as they currently lie on the bottom of the table with 2 points in 4 league games. Unai Emery will have to turn it around quickly or he might face a potential exit from the club.

Real Sociedad

Last in the list of losers for the match day 04 in the BBVA La Liga seaon 2015/16 features David Moyes Real Socieddad, who lost another game and are now in the relegation battle after managed to earn only 2 points from the first 4 league matches of the new campaign. David Moyes’s side were in control till the 42nd minute of the first half, when Goal Keeper Ruli was sent off and the whole complexion of the game changed.

Sergio Gonzalez’s Espanyol made full use of the numerical advantage and first equalized in the 44th minute and then took a lead in the 2nd half. Moyes’s man got the equalizer in the 86th minute, but 4 minutes conceded the 3rd goal which proved enough for the visitors to take all three points back home. Moyes will have to turn around quickly before pressure started to mount on his position at the club.

This article originally appeared on Playingfor90.com.

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