The runner-up and the position of the Conference League, the other objectives of the 38th and last day in LaLiga Santander


The match between Real Valladolid and Getafe CF will be where the fight for permanence in LaLiga Santander will begin this Sunday, whose 38th and last day will take place on a single day with two times, at 6:30 p.m. for those who determine the European places and at 9:00 p.m. for the climax of those who advocate dodging demotion.

In the afternoon session, there will be much less tension because almost all the ‘fish’ is sold. With the champion already decided, the focus of the noble zone will be fixed on knowing if Real Madrid (77 pts.) will maintain its second place against its pursuer, an Atlético de Madrid (76 pts.) that will visit a Villarreal CF anchored without remedy to fifth place.

Madrid’s rival will be Athletic Club, which does have pending goals. With 50 points, the team from Bilbao is eighth and is chasing the seventh position that CA Osasuna has (50 pts.). Getting a slice of the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium would be very useful to the ‘lions’, in search of a place that qualifies them for the 2023/24 Conference League.

To try to avoid this, Osasuna will want to beat Girona FC at El Sadar, who has 49 points and also dreams of getting into Europe. Watching that match will be Rayo Vallecano (49 pts.), who visit RCD Mallorca with nothing at stake, and Sevilla FC (49 pts.), who will have another hangover in San Sebastián after winning the Europa League.

That appointment against at the Reale Arena, inconsequential for Real Sociedad by virtue of its already assured fourth place, could have negative consequences for Spanish football. If the results of LaLiga Santander finally place Sevilla in seventh place, the ticket to play the Conference League would vanish.


Facing the night session, the José Zorrilla Municipal Stadium will capture most of the attention. The Pucelano team, with 39 points, occupies the penultimate place in the First Division. His chair is the one that everyone will want to avoid at the end of the night, but Valladolid himself depends on himself not to go down to LaLiga SmartBank.

Although it is the team that is most likely to be relegated, it will save the category if it beats Getafe; the blanquivioletas will also smile if they tie their game and UD Almería lose during their visit to the already relegated RCD Espanyol; and Valladolid will also remain in the First Division if they finish level with Almería itself (40 pts.) and with RC Celta.

The people from Vigo (40 pts.) host FC Barcelona, ​​a brand-new champion for weeks and who is already thinking more about next season than this one. Culés’ efforts to comply with financial fair play, which will decide their transfer policy, fill the questions to coach Xavi Hernández at each press conference.

On the other hand, Valencia CF (41 pts.) will bring the curtain to its irregular campaign looking for something positive in the Real Betis stadium, immovable from its sixth position. Along with the ‘ches’, Cádiz CF (41 pts.) will visit Elche CF, which has been embittering other clubs for several days despite being bottom and relegated.

The caroms could offer up to a fivefold tie at 41 points or a triple tie at 40 points, among other figures. For this reason it will be a night of transistors, ‘online’ glances on tablets, television replays and a lot of nerves to decide which last team will accompany Espanyol and Elche in the Second Division next season.


-Domingo 4.

Majorca – Rayo Vallecano. Mateu Lahoz (Valencian C.) 18.30.

Royal Society – Seville. Del Cerro Grande (C. Madrid) 18.30.

Real Madrid – Athletic Club. Díaz de Mera Escuderos (C. Manchego) 18.30.

Villarreal – Atletico Madrid. From Burgos Bengoetxea (C. Vasco) 18.30.

Osasuna – Girona. Ortiz Arias (C. Madrileño) 18.30.

Betis – Valencia. Alberola Rojas (C. Manchego) 21.00.

Celta de Vigo – FC Barcelona. Pulido Santana (C. Canario) 21.00.

Valladolid – Getafe. Munuera Montero (C. Andalusian) 21.00.

Elche – Cadiz. Gil Manzano (C. Extremeño) 21.00.

Espanyol – Almeria. Soto Grado (C. Riojano) 21.00.