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Champions Real Madrid’s substitutes crushed host Granada, bottom runners-up, who had been relegated even before they played

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Champions Real Madrid’s substitutes crushed its host, bottom runner-up Granada, which had even before playing the match been relegated to the second division after Real Mallorca beat its guest, Las Palmas, 1-0, 4-0, on Saturday, in the 35th round of competitions.

The Real quartet took turns scoring: Fran Garcia (38), Turkish Arda Guler (45 + 2), and Moroccan Ibrahim Diaz (49 and 58), who raised his tally to 12 goals this season in various tournaments.

Real raised its lead score to 90 points, 15 ahead of runner-up Girona, which tied with its host Alaves 2-2 on Friday at the opening of the stage, and is threatened with losing second place if Barcelona, ​​which trails it by two points (75 to 73), wins over its guest, Real Sociedad. Monday.

The Italian coach of the Royal Club, Carlo Ancelotti, made 9 changes to the starting lineup, a week after winning the “La Liga” title for the 36th time in his career and three days after reaching the final of the Champions League competition, where he will face Germany’s Borussia Dortmund on June 1 at the famous Wembley Stadium.

Despite the seating of Brazilian Vinicius Junior, his compatriot Rodrigo, Englishman Jude Bellingham, and Uruguayan Fede Valverde, Real did not leave any room for hope for the Andalusian club, which was officially relegated to the second division.

Real Madrid, which returned to defend its den, Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, after a 9-month absence due to injury, played its 29th consecutive match without losing, which is a record for one season, and will celebrate with its fans on Sunday the title in the streets of the Spanish capital.

Real Madrid goals against Granada

Uruguayan defender Giovanni Gonzalez’s goal in the 29th minute against Las Palmas dashed Granada’s hopes of remaining in the first division.

Granada, in 19th place with 21 points, is 13 points behind Rayo Vallecano, 17th, and therefore cannot catch up with them mathematically.

Granada was accompanied by its counterpart, Almeria, at the bottom of the standings, the first to fall to second place, while Cadiz, which ranks eighteenth with 26 points, will struggle to maintain its hopes when it hosts Getafe on Sunday.

Mallorca is moving away from the specter of relegation

On the other hand, the victory allowed Real Mallorca, the runner-up in the cup competition this season, to advance further in the standings and avoid the specter of relegation by occupying fifteenth place with 35 points, two points behind Las Palmas, fourteenth.

Villarreal overturned its deficit against its guest Seville to win 3-2, with two late goals scored by Colombian Yerson Mosquera (84) and Norwegian Alexander Sorloth (90 + 7), who also scored the equalizer (30), in response to the two goals of Moroccan international Youssef En-Nesyri (26 from a penalty kick). And 44).

Athletic Bilbao will play later with Osasuna.

The stage continues on Sunday, with Atletico Madrid playing against Celta Vigo, Valencia playing against Rayo Vallecano, and Real Betis playing against Almeria.