Barcelona and Atletico Madrid kick off 2022 with wins as Real Madrid slip up at Getafe

Injury hit Barcelona edge out Mallorca

Luuk De Jong

Barcelona have started 2022 with a win as Xavi’s side secured a 1-0 victory away at Mallorca.

The much maligned Luuk De Jong made the key breakthrough on the night as the Dutchman nodded home Oscar Mingueza’s cross just before the break.

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Atletico Madrid secure 2022 winning start against Rayo

Diego Simeone of Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid returned to winning ways on Sunday afternoon with a home victory over Rayo Vallecano.

Rayo had double-figure absentees due to coronavirus, but Atleti still had a job to do, and Angel Correa ensured it got done with two smart finishes.

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Real Madrid slip up at Getafe

Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid suffered a shock defeat at Getafe in their first game back following the Christmas break.

Enes Unal’s early goal proved enough to secure a shock win for Quique Sanchez Flores’ hosts as Los Blancos endured a tough start to 2022.

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