La Liga Results 2016: Full Table, Title Odds and Scores After Final Week 25 Game

Tom SunderlandFeatured ColumnistFebruary 21, 2016

Atletico Madrid's forward Fernando Torres gestures after missing a goal during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Villarreal CF at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on February 21, 2016. / AFP / JAVIER SORIANO        (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)
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Atletico Madrid couldn't close the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona after stumbling to a 0-0 stalemate against Villarreal on Sunday, following Real Madrid's example following their draw at Malaga earlier in the day.

Manager Gary Neville's Valencia bagged their third win in three games on Sunday after an injury-time strike from Santi Mina helped steer them to a 2-1 win at Granada.

Real missed their chance to tighten the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona after running to a 1-1 draw on Sunday at Malaga, where goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo missed the chance to win the game from the penalty spot.

Elsewhere, Jonathas scored the only goal as Real Sociedad topped Athletic Bilbao 1-0 in the Basque derby to tie up a third win in succession for La Real.

Read on for a roundup of the Primera Division's Week 25 results and the latest La Liga title odds.

2015-16 La Liga Table
PositionTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Barcelona2520326720+4763
2Atletico Madrid2517443511+2455
3Real Madrid2516637124+4754
4Villarreal2514743018+1249
5Sevilla2511863626+1041
6Celta Vigo2511593844-638
7Eibar2510694034+636
8Athletic Club25105103535035
9Real Sociedad2596103534+133
10Deportivo La Coruna2561453331+232
11Valencia2571083026+431
12Malaga2587102222031
13Real Betis2569101934-1527
14Getafe2575132639-1326
15Rayo Vallecano2567123451-1725
16Espanyol2574142248-2625
17Sporting Gijon2566132842-1424
18Las Palmas2556142440-1621
19Granada2555152651-2520
20Levante2555152445-2120
Source: BBC Sport
2015-16 La Liga Title Odds
ClubOdds
Barcelona1-20
Real Madrid5-1
Atletico Madrid9-1
Sevilla500-1
Villarreal500-1
Source: Oddschecker.com
Sunday's La Liga Results
HomeScoreAway
Rayo Vallecano2-2Sevilla
Malaga1-1Real Madrid
Athletic Bilbao0-1Real Sociedad
Granada1-2Valencia
Atletico Madrid0-0Villarreal
Source: BBC Sport

 

Recap

Atletico Madrid and Villarreal couldn't be pulled apart across 90 minutes as two teams better known for their tight defences battled to a 0-0 stalemate at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday evening.

However, it was far from a clash worth remembering as the two combatants nullified one another, and Bleacher Report's Rik Sharma highlighted the downside of watching a team exemplified by its defence:

Per WhoScored.com, manager Diego Simeone's hosts enjoyed twice the amount of shots on goal as Villarreal, but visiting goalkeeper Alphonse Areola succeeded in keeping the clean sheet as Villarreal picked up a valuable point.

Spanish Football Pod commented on the lack of forward-thinking shown by the two teams, perhaps hoping to have seen Villarreal chase the three points more:

Following up wins over Espanyol and Rapid Vienna with a third triumph at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes, Valencia rode through a storm of pressure to emerge as 2-1 victors at Granada.

After a goalless first half, Dani Parejo pounced to open the scoring 10 minutes into the second period, and Sky Sports La Liga posted footage of his well-timed half-volley:

It took Mina until the 90th minute to double Los Che's advantage before winger Edgar Mendez added a consolatory strike three minutes later.

Valencia were somewhat fortunate to weather Granada's torrent of pressure in the second half, and WhoScored.com showed it was the hosts who dominated the shot count 15 to 10. However, Yahoo's Andrew Gaffney noted the team was merely making up for lost time:

Earlier in the day, Real Madrid missed their mark after Raul Albentosa struck in the second period to cancel out Ronaldo's opener, and Los Blancos' talisman also failed to win the tie from the 12-yard spot.

Ronaldo headed Real in front, but Malaga stopper Carlos Kameni was equal to the Portuguese's penalty attempt just minutes later before centre-back Albentosa thundered in a second-half equaliser. Andy West highlighted Los Merengues' Andalusian struggles this term:

Spanish daily Sport summarised that this draw meant the Spanish title was no longer in Real's sights, with Barcelona now nine points ahead of manager Zinedine Zidane's side with 13 matches remaining.

Valencia weren't the only travelling outfit to triumph in foreign territory on Sunday, however, as Real Sociedad beat Athletic Bilbao 1-0 in the Basque derby thanks to a first-half goal from Jonathas. The striker found space on the edge of Athletic's area before rasping a terrific effort past Gorka Iraizoz and lifting La Real up to ninth in La Liga as a result.

Dermot Corrigan of ESPN FC outlined their rise through the Spanish rankings since David Moyes was relieved of his duties as manager:

After they let a 2-0 lead escape their grasp to draw 2-2, Sevilla were found wanting in their trip to Rayo Vallecano, where Manucho and Miku netted to rescue a point for the home outfit.

Steven Nzonzi and Vicente Iborra put Sevilla two goals in front before 20 minutes had passed in Madrid, but standards dropped as manager Unai Emery's men conceded twice and missed their chance to climb closer to the top four.