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SPANISH FOOTBALL | ROUND 14 LIGA SATURDAY RESULTS

Spanish Football action back today with Round 14 Liga matches. The game that eclipsed all games was the "clasico" between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. We will be giving more space on the post to this encounter between the two best Clubs in World Football. Apart you can see below the final results of today´s other matches along with the goalscorers.

FC Barcelona - Real Madrid

FC Barcelona hosted Real Madrid with a must win objective if they were not to allow the visitors a possible 9 point gap on the Liga classification table. The final result a 1 - 1 draw which keeps things as they were before "el clasico", with a six point difference between both on the Liga table with Real Madrid on top.

A game that went to Real Madrid the first half & to Barça the second half. The added note was that once again Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos did his heroic piece & headed the equalizer in the 90th min to save the match for his team.

Earlier in the 52nd min Luis Suarez managed to put Barça ahead with a header from a Neymar free.kick. 



The game was intense with lots of fouls and controversial referee decisions throughout the entire match. Possible penalties due to hand ball to both sides were not called, & some fouls perhaps deserved more sanction. Keeping apart these elements the match was also notable due the absence from the big stars. Messi was average for his team, while Cristiano Ronaldo intermittent and out of touch. Karim Benzema was "totally out" & zero effective, while Neymar, allow playing a part in the first goal, inaccurate & more on the floor than on his feet. Good match from Real Madrid defender Varane ( except the 1º Barça goal), Modric as always & Lucas Vazquez who sacrificed himself for Real Madrid. For Barça Sergi Busquets was outstanding, show again that in his position he is Best, Pique was good while Iniesta impressed in the 2º half.

The good news for FC Barcelona was indeed the return of Captain Andres Iniesta in the second half and to which he contributed positively to the good Barça play. The other side of the coin was James Rodriguez who once again did not get a run & was surpassed by Casemiro, Asensio & young Mariano, the three substitutes. Clear message that the Colombian is not an important piece in this Real Madrid team which now has 34 straight games without defeat. 


Conclusion: a typical Barça-Real Madrid game which was intense & physical. Barcelona is showing signs of losing its "total domination" aspect to their Football & maybe are on a slow slide to "normality", while Real Madrid had to do its usual heroics to comeback & save the day. In the end this draw result was more a victory for Real Madrid which saves points & even take one back to Madrid. 

Other Liga results:
  • Granada 2 (Andreas, Lomban) - Sevilla FC 1 (Ben Yedder)
Sevilla FC misses a golden chance to cut the points gap with Real Madrid and FC Barcelona on the classification table.
  • Leganes 0 - Villarreal 0
Surprise result for Villarreal which is losing steam after a great early start to the season.
  • Atletico de Madrid 0 - RCD Espanyol 0

FIFA "THE BEST" 2016 | FINALISTS

These three players are the finalists for the FIFA FOOTBALL AWARDS 2016 , otherwise better known for as the "FIFA Golden Ball". Although the changes introduced by the FIFA & France Football call it "THE BEST"...very marketing.

FIFA Golden Ball Award 2016

Final three Candidates:
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid CF)
  • Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)
  • Antoine Griezmann (Atletico de Madrid)
All three players of LA LIGA, the premier league of Spanish Football.

Favourite is Cristiano Ronaldo, although surprises are possibe with Messi close, Griezmann must probably third placed.

And the winner is ...?

SPANISH FOOTBALL | LA LIGA ROUND 13 SUNDAY RESULTS

Spanish Football and La Liga continued today with more Round 13 matches. Here are the respective final results along with the goalscorers.

Soccer Spain

Atletico de Madrid travelled to Osasuna and needed a win to stay in touch in the Liga race. Their recent losses has pushed them down the classification table & a negative result would have put things uphill for the rest of the season.

The final result Osasuna 0 - Atletico de Madrid 3 with the visitors putting in a good performance that should lift their spirits & aspirations again. The goalscorers were Godin in the 35th min, Gameiro in the 36th min and Carrasco in the 89th min.

Other scores:
  • Celta 3 ( Aspas, Bongonda, Cheika) - Granada 1 (Kravets)
  • Villarreal 0 - Alaves 2 ( Gomez, Camarasa)
Soccer Spain

Bad match by FC Barcelona on a ground that has not been good for them in past seasons. Real Sociedad had a wonderful 1º half but failed to convert their opportunities, & this is not good against Barça. Although they went ahead through Willian Jose in the 52nd min, Barça managed to equalize in the 58th min through Messi.

The match then went into end to end mode...Real Sociedad continued to "sin" in missing their many goal opportunities. FC Barcelona allowed off the hook. Final result 1 - 1.

Next week FC Barcelona plays Real Madrid!


Monday Night Round 13 match:
Las Palmas - Athletic Club Bilbao

SPANISH FOOTBALL | LA LIGA ROUND 13 SATURDAY RESULTS

Spanish Football games today with Round 13 of La Liga. Here are the final results of today´s games & all the goalscorers.

Spanish Football

One of the big games today was the Real Madrid - Sporting de Gijon clash. Real Madrid faced the third last placed team with the former attempting to find their "real" form before next weeks huge match with Barça away from home. With some notable injuries: Bale & Varane, Real Madrid was looking to get a good result & in the process get their "Football Machine" fine-tuned. It was a basic disaster.

Bad game, although Real Madrid started well & went up 2 - 0 by the 17th min. Then the machine broke down terribly. The locals lost the midfield & Sporting was allowed to think that they could turn the match around & they nearly did. With heavy rain & a surface that tired most players, Real Madrid was begging for the referee to whistle the end. Not a good sign with Barcelona 7 days away.


Cristiano Ronaldo got Real Madrid on course with a 4th min penalty, followed by a second 17th min goal. The good stuff stopped here as Sporting pulled one back in the 34th min through Carmona. Real Sporting Gijon then had the equalizer mid second half but Cop missed the penalty!

Close call, final result 2 - 1 to Real Madrid.

Other final results
  • Eibar 3 (Leon, Enrich, Kike) - Real Betis 1 (Ruben Castro)
  • Malaga FC 4 (Santos x 2, Sandro, Ontiveros) - Deportivo 3 (Borges x 2 , Andone)
  • RCD Espanyol 3 ( Piatti x 2, Gerard) - Leganes 0

Big game between Sevilla FC & Valencia CF. Very even match with most of the exciting action happening in the second half. Sevilla FC opened through Vitolo in the 54th min after Valencia defender Garay deflected the shot. But Valencia CF managed the equalizer in the 64th min through young Munir. The match intensified thereafter further & it was the visitors that later went ahead in the 74th min when Parejo scored.

Drama in the last minutes as the home side attacked but Valencia managed to surprise the locals & take the valuable 3 points. Final result Sevilla FC 1 - Valencia Cf 2 

SPANISH FOOTBALL CLUBS | CHAMPIONS LEAGUE RESULTS

The last two remaining Spanish Football Clubs with UEFA Champions League obligations were in action tonight with the following final results & goalscorers. 

FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona travelled to Glasgow to play Celtic. The final result a 0 - 2 victory for the Spaniards which assures them Group top spot & a place in the next phase of the competition.

Celtic started strong but fizzed out as Barça - with Messi - began taking control. The Argentine scored the opener in the 24th min to dampen the Scottish spirits; then again via a penalty in the 56th min. Barça had more chances (Suarez hit the post) but failed to get the ball into the net.

Things got heated later with Neymar in the centre of things & could have been sent off. The Scottish were frustrated with the result. 


Atletico Madrid

Atletico de Madrid defeated PSV Eindhoven 2 - 0 to assure themselves Group top spot & a place in the next phase of Champions League. A relative comfortable night for the locals with PSV putting in a fight until the second half. Although PSV hardly troubled Atletico goalie Oblak, they did defend solidly all the 1º st half.

However, Gameiro opened the can with the first goal in the 55th min, & Griezmann sealed with the second in the 66th min. Match won, secured & Champions on course.

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