Eder strikes early to aid Real Madrid regain top spot in LaLiga

GETAFE: Reigning Champions Real Madrid regained the top spot in the LaLiga table after they edged past the home team Getafe 1-0 at  Coliseum Alfonso Perez.on Saturday. 

Eder Militao scored the lone goal of the match as he headed the ball into the nets of Luka Modric’s corner in the third minute.

Real had almost doubled the lead after halftime but Rodrygo’s strike was ruled out for offside.

The finest opportunity for Getafe to tie the score came midway through the first half when Borja Mayoral was unable to net Fabrizio Angileri’s shot across the goal.

With the narrow win, Los Blancos went three points ahead of second-placed Barcelona who will face Celta Vigo on Sunday in a bid to top the standing at the end of matchday eight of LaLiga 2022-23.

Meanwhile, in another game on Saturday, Angel Correa’s brace powered Atletico Madrid to go 2-1 up over Girona in a home game.

Correa scored the first goal in the fifth minute after a brilliant assist from Griezmann. He then doubled his team’s lead three minutes into the second half.

Rodrigo Riquelme, however, reduced the deficit with a long-range shot which landed in the nets through deflection.

Following this win, Atletico moved to the fourth position on the table while Girona took the 13th spot.

Almeria, on the other hand, thumped Rayo Vallecano 3-1 at home, thanks to the goals by Lucas Robertone, Srdan Babic and El Bilal Toure.

Meanwhile, Sevilla and Athletic Club ended in a 1-1 draw as Mikel Vesga equalized Oliver Torres’ early goal.

The action-filled tournament is being telecasted live on Pakistan’s first HD Sports channel – A Sports and is simultaneously streamed on the digital platform of ARY Digital Network – ARY ZAP in crystal clear HD quality.

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