Villarreal Win 2-0 at Barcelona to Qualify On Sunday to secure a spot in the Europa Conference League after finishing seventh in LaLiga. Goals from Alfonso Pedraza and Moi Gomez earned win at Barcelona on Sunday to secure a spot in the Europa Conference League after finishing seventh in LaLiga.
After reaching the Champions League semi-finals this season, knocking out former champions Juventus and Bayern Munich on the way, Barcelona to Qualify For La Liga Unai Emery’s side entered the final week of the season in danger of missing out on European competition completely.
Barcelona to Qualify For La Liga With the top six already determined, Villarreal started the day in seventh, one point ahead of Athletic Bilbao who were playing at fourth-placed Sevilla at the same time on Sunday. They needed to win at Camp Nou to guarantee qualification against a second-placed Barca side who had nothing left to play for and put up little fight.
Pedraza scored the opener in the 40th minute with a precise shot after receiving a fine through ball from Dani Parejo and Moi Gomez sealed the win in the 54th, striking powerfully home from close range after Adama Traore made a mistake while trying to clear the ball from his own area. Athletic ended up losing 1-0 to Sevilla to finish in eighth place, four points behind Villarreal.
Betis and Real Sociedad finished fifth and sixth to qualify for the Europa League. Champions Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico and Sevilla qualified for the Champions League. Alaves, Levante and Granada were relegated to the second division.Stefano Pioli’s side came into the final round of fixtures knowing a point would be enough for them to finish top ahead of rivals Inter Milan, but after Giroud squeezed the ball home in the 17th minute, a 19th Serie A title never looked in doubt.
Frenchman Giroud stabbed home a second in the 32nd minute after further fine work from Rafael Leao to put Pioli’s men on course for the trophy, without needing to be concerned with how Inter were getting on back at their shared San Siro stadium. There was no relenting from Milan as Kessie slotted home a third four minutes later to effectively put the game, and title race, to bed before halftime.