|Mata hits the wood-work|
VALENCIA held out an "unrecognizable" VILLAREAL & threw everything at them in attack but only managed to finish with a 0 - 0 draw result. Valencia was the better team & even hit the "wood-work" apart from "suffocating" the visitors with waves of attacks...but not effective. Valencia will be disappointed & Villareal waiting for them eagerly in the return leg.
|Cordoba - Deportivo|
The CORDOBA - DEPORTIVO A CORUÑA match should have been cancelled as it poured down with water & turned the pitch into a swimming pool. This conditioned the encounter & Football was not pretty to watch. RIKI put Deportivo ahead in the 17th min via a penalty & a terrible Depor keeper mistake allowed the equalizer for Cordoba via PEPE DIAZ in the 70th min.
|Iniesta for FC Barcelona|
ATHLETIC DE BILBAO managed to pull a 0 - 0 draw from FC BARCELONA in a match that saw Bilbao put a "bus" in front of their goal & keep out Barça. Barça Coach Guardiola even brought in Xavi, Messi & Villa in the 2º half to open up the Basque defence but they could not. Pique missed a sitter that most are still asking what happened. The 2º leg match is served & promises to be a great clash at Bilbao. Tweet