REAL SOCIEDAD was awarded with a 1- 0 victory over ESPANYOL due to their persistence & hard work. In fact it was Espanyol who had all the chances with numerous misses that should have gone in the net, but those failures made them pay dearly in the end when an own goal by Espanyol defender FORLIN gave the 3º points to the home team. It was real bad luck, but Espanyol should have wrapped things up earlier.
|(Moment Galán - on the floor - gets injuried)|
Similiar story in the REAL ZARAGOZA 2-2 draw with REAL SPORTING DE GIJON. The visitors got off the a flying start with an own goal by Zaragoza defender OBRADOVIC in the 32nd min & a second via DIEGO CASTRO in the 49th min. However, when Sporting had things under control, Zaragoza via their forwrad SINAMA PONGOLLE turned things around single handed. He scored twice, in the 56th & 61st min, to equalize the match for Zaragoza a save a point. Sporting will be angry with themselves for their lack of concentration in the final 30 minutes of the match to watch the victory slip through their fingers.
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VALENCIA CF won 2 - 1 ATLETIC DE BILBAO & should have by more had their forwards Mata, Soldado & Aduriz scored their numerous chances. ADURIZ headed the first goal for Valencia in the 11th min from a brilliant cross from Soldado. From here, Valencia dominated the visitors totally the rest of the first half & they didn´t "kill off" Bilbao.
The 2º half saw a more aggressive At Bilbao come out & they looked much better at least in halting the earlier home team dominance which paid off with a consolation goal - a cracker - by GABILONDO in the 48th min. Two minutes earlier Valencia forward VICENTE managed a second goal in the 46th min to assure the victory & the 3º points for Valencia.
Valencia CF remains top spot of the Spanish League table with this victory. Tweet