Thomas Partey’s role for Atletico Madrid shined throughout the whole game against Real Sociedad,
helping the squad clinch third place as they kept a 1-1 draw in the end, while Koke’s at the 30-minute mark got the first goal off from Alvaro Morata’s pass easing up shot.
Hector Herrera conceded a late own goal gave Sociedad the point needed to equalize, and fortunately, the one point was enough for Real Sociedad to hit the Europa League in sixth place.
Third-placed Atletico Madrid with 70 points, 17 behind La Liga champions Real Madrid and 12 behind Barcelona, will all be joining next season’s Champions League, and together with qualified fourth-placed Sevilla, that defeated Valencia by 1-0.
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Granada brought their ultimate show by winning 4-0 against Athletic Bilbao to grab the seventh place and bringing them qualified in the Europa League second qualifying round.
Usually, The third Europa League spot is usually awarded for Copa del Rey winners but changes were made and went to the team finishing seventh as finalists Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao requested that the showpiece, postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, be postponed until next season so fans can attend.
Villarreal secured fifth place upon the standings and qualification for the Europa League group stage.
Getafe, will be missing out to play in Europe after a 1-0 controversial defeat against Levante in which they had three goals ruled out by VAR, missed a penalty, and conceded an added time strike, as they finished in eighth place on 54 points.
“Today football has been very unfair on us and we leave feeling very sad because we had it in our hands and let it escape on the last day,” said Getafe coach Jose Bordalas.
“Angel Rodriguez’s goal should have stood and Jaime Mata has scored so many penalties and then look what happens.”
Barcelona finished at second place, and the world’s greatest player Lionel Messi won his seventh La Liga golden boot – and fourth in a row – after scoring twice in Barcelona’s 5-0 win over Alaves on the final day.