Spanish Football action today with La Liga Round 13 scheduled matches. Here are all the corresponding final results along with all the goalscorers.

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Round 13 kicked-off with the Friday night game between Levante & Real Betis. The final result was a 0 - 1 win to Betis with the 3rd min goal from Ruben Castro. Levante was unlucky & hit the woodwork twice, one a tremendous miss by the Levante forward.

FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona hosted Real Sociedad & won comfortably 4 - 0. Barça are enjoying their "sweet spot moment" & are basically unstoppable, especially their three players upfront who all scored. Neymar scored twice - 21st & 52nd min -, Luis Suarez in the 40th min & Lionel Messi in the 90th min. 

Little more to add, except FC Barcelona is top of La Liga ladder & playing like angels.

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Atletico de Madrid defeated RCD Espanyol 1 - 0 & keeps up pace with Barça sitting in the 2º Liga table spot. The winner & goal was a very early by Griezmann in the 3rd min, while later Atletico came close to scoring again various times but was off target. 

The worrying news was Atletico de Madrid midfielder Tiago who was carried off & taken to Hospital. Its a leg bone fracture & the Portuguese player could miss the season.

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Top match between Malaga FC & Granada which ended in a 2 - 2 draw after the latter made a comeback. Malaga FC was up 2 goals after Charles in the 44th min & Formal in the 58th min steered the game in the hands of Malaga. But a red card to Malaga defender Tissone put Malaga down to 10 men & allowed Granada back in the match. They managed two goals in the late part of the game - El Arabi in the 82nd & Rochina in the 85th min - to get the draw.

Las Palmas 0 - Deportivo A Coruña 2 (Simon own goal 18th min & Lucas Perez 91st min)

Celta de Vigo 2 (Orellana 15th min &  Nolito 83rd min) - Sporting de Gijon 1 (Carlos Castro 68th min)


Three Spanish Football Clubs had their turn tonight in Champions League with Group games. Here are the corresponding final results along with all the goalscorers.


Shakhtar D. hosted a wounded Real Madrid for their Group A match. The final result 3 - 4 with Real Madrid collapsing in defence after being 0 - 4. It all happened in the 78th min when a penalty was awarded & converted by Teixeira. Then followed another by Dentinho in the 84th min & Teixeira in the 89th min nearly equalizing the match. 

Before all this drama Real Madrid without James, Benzema, Kroos, Navas & Danilo (later came on to replace injured Varane) starting controlled proceeding with goals scored by Cristiano Ronaldo in the 17th min, Modric in the 50th min, Carvajal in the 52nd & Cristiano Ronaldo in the 71st min.

After all these goals we witnessed a total transformation for the worst from Real Madrid with terrible defensive marking & positioning that nearly gave the surprise. Coach Benitez & fans will be disappointed with the bad performance of the last 15 minutes from Real Madrid. 

The good news is they remain top of Group A.

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Needed victory for Atletico de Madrid over Galatasaray 2 - 0 in their Group C clash. Both goals from Griezmann, in the 12th & 65th min. Atletico de Madrid will now play it out with Benfica in the next match for the top spot of Group C.

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Bad news for Spanish Football was the 4 - 2 defeat away by Sevilla FC at the hands of German Club Borussia MGladbach in their Group D game. The loss by Sevilla leaves them out from advancing further in the Champions League competition. The goals came in the following order:

  • Stindl 29th min, 1 - 0
  • Johnson 67th min, 2 - 0
  • Raffael 77th min, 3 - 0
  • Vitolo 81st min, 3 - 1
  • Stindl 82nd min, 4 - 1
  • Banega 90th min, 4 - 2


UEFA Champions League Football tonight with two Spanish Football Clubs in Group action. Here are the final results from their corresponding matches along with  all the goalscorers.


FC Barcelona hosted AC Roma for their Group E game & won 6 - 1. Barça is unstoppable at this moment, without or now with Lionel Messi. AC Roma could have stayed home as they were steamed rolled by FC Barcelona & even missed a penalty in the 82nd min when Dzeko "hit" Barça goalie Ter Stegen. Thanks to the pride of Dzeko he later scored in the last minute - 93rd, the only goal for Roma. Talking about penalties, Neymar missed one for Barça in the 79th min due to a too casual approach. 

Not much more to add except all the goalscorers:
  • Suarez 15th min, 1 - 0 
  • Messi 18th min, 2 - 0
  • Suarez 43rd min, 3 - 0
  • Messi 50th min, 4 - 0
  • Pique 56th min, 5 - 0
  • Adriano 79th min, 6 - 1
  • Dzeko 93rd min, 6 - 1 
Top match from Luis Suarez with great goals, a forward in a state of grace.

Valencia CF

Zenit St Petersburg hosted Valencia CF & won 2 - 0. The goals came from Shator in the 15th min & Dzyuba 76th min. Valencia even lost a man in the latter part of the game with a red card & Vezo was sent off.

The loss complicates the opportunities of classifying from Group H for Valencia CF. They now have to win at home in the next Group match to even think about advancing further in the competition. Valencia Coach Nuno is running out of credit.
Tomorrow more Champions League Group games with the three remaining Spanish Football Clubs scheduled.


UEFA has made public its list of 40 players nominated for the Champions League Team XI 2015. The Spanish Liga has the most players - 16/40 - of which 4 are Spanish Nationals : Sergio Ramos, Gerard Pique, Andres Iniesta & Alvaro Morata.

The final Team XI will be decided by votes acummulated by website.

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List of 40 nominees for UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TEAM XI


Joe Hart (Manchester City)
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) 
Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) 
Denys Boyko (Dnipro)


David Alaba (Bayern Munchi)
David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain 
Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid)
Ricardo Rodríguez (Wolfsburgo)
Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain)
SERGIO RAMOS (Real Madrid)
GERARD PIQUÉ (Barcelona)
Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich)
Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus)
Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus)
Dani Alves (Barcelona) 
Javier Mascherano (Barcelona)


Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City)
Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
James Rodríguez (Real Madrid)
Yevhen Konoplyanka (Dnipro/Sevilla)
Hakan Çalhanoglu (Bayer Leverkusen)
Arturo Vidal (Juventus/Bayern Munich) 
Paul Pogba (Juventus)
Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona)
Grzegorz Krychowiak (Sevilla),
Claudio Marchisio (Juventus) 
Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain)


Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Luis Suárez (Barcelona)
Neymar (Barcelona)
Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain)
Sergio Agüero (Manchester City)
Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid)
Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal)
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)


Real Madrid was run over last Saturday by FC Barcelona 0 - 4 in "El Clasico" & as expected its the end of the World for the former. The backlash has been so intense that President Florentino Perez has had to come out this afternoon in a press conference to back his Coach Rafael Benitez who has been hammered. The nasty rumour is that the dressing room has no faith in their Coach & desire that Benitez be "pushed aside", with Cristiano Ronaldo apparently one of leading callers.  The Portuguese player is also thinking elsewhere for next season & Benitez could be helping with his decision.

With these last claims there is no evidential truth, but media insiders say that its common knowledge in the "inner circles". President Florentino Perez has had to put out fires announcing his full support for Benitez. But we have seen this before, last year when Perez gave full support to Ancelotti when under fire he then sacked him later. 

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The Real Madrid President has again put the blame this afternoon on the media, "which is out to get him". Sounds too familiar, its an old tactic to cover the numerous Football decision which have turned out to be mistakes. No one doubts that Florentino Perez is an expert business & finance man & has turned Real Madrid into the Worlds Richest Club, but he has no idea about Football. His period as Real Madrid President (2 periods) are full of big mistakes:
  • letting go of Makelele ,
  • letting go of Seedrof ,
  • sacking Coach Vicente del Bosque,
  • Signing Kaka...others, 
  • Signing Luxemburg, Pellegrini,...others,  
  • Not signing Luis Suarez, not good enough according to him,
  • Sacking Carlo Ancelotti,
  • PERHAPS - signing Rafael Benitez.
These are just a few in a long list of poor decisions.

What about Benitez? Like all Coaches it will depend if he can maintain victories. Winning is the only guarantee, not the hallow words of a President with doubtful credibility & at the whim of maintaining himself in power. The hard fact is that not only has FC Barcelona smashed Real Madrid last Saturday, Barça has been running over Real Madrid the last 10 years.

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