After the eventful match in the Catalan derby between Barça and Espanyol, the 15th day of La Liga continued this Saturday afternoon with two very attractive small posters, starting with the reception of Valencia from Gennaro Gattuso to Villarreal. Two teams determined to get plenty of points after the international break. A beautiful balanced show at the Ceramica stadium: Edinson Cavani opened the scoring with a formidable volley from the penalty spot (21st) but Samuel Chukwueze equalized just before the break (45th). But in the last moments of a really attractive match, Juan Foyth offered the victory to the locals (89th) to win the Valencian derby (2-1).
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In the other meeting on Saturday afternoon, Real Sociedad ensured its victory against Osasuna (2-0) in the Basque Country. Brais Méndez’s opener on an assist from Japanese international Takefusa Kubo (22nd) allowed Imanol Alguacil Barrenetxea’s men to take the lead in the first half, even though the Pamplona players were much more dangerous . Alexander Sørloth then doubled the bet for Sociedad, putting them permanently in the shelter (64th). In the standings, Villarreal (7th) takes valuable points and Valencia (10th) remains in the soft underbelly of the Spanish championship, behind Osasuna (9th). The Basques (3rd) climb on the podium. Next week, for Matchday 16, Villarreal will host Real Madrid, while Valencia will open the doors to Mestalla in Cadiz. Real Sociedad will travel to Almeria, as will Osasuna who will go to Bilbao.