|Toquero scores for At. Bilbao|
ATLETICO DE MADRID has entered into a free fall downward turn after today's 0 - 2 defeat to ATHLETIC DE BILBAO. The match ended with a severe fan back-lash as the team showed a poor image even though one can easily argue that Atletico was badly done by a very controversial referee decision.
The turning point of the whole game came in the 38th min when Atletico defender PEREA was given a direct red card due to an "apparent tackle" on Bilbao forward Fernando Llorente in the penalty area. The replay showed that there was no foul on Fernando Llorente & that Perea was unfairly given a red card which left Atletico with only 10 men for the rest of the match. Justice was handed by the "Football Gods" when Llorente missed the penalty , however by then the damage to Atletico was already done as the team collapsed mentally & nerves set in.
Atletico de Madrid missed their chances & Diego Forlan is passing a dry spell that makes one wonder if its natural or artifical. Atletico de Bilbao took full advantage of the man advantage & the Atletico chaos & scored twice via TOQUERO in the 46th min & in the 64th min to drive the final nail into the Atletico coffin.
Nerves must have set into Atletico Coach Quique Sanchez Flores as well as some of the field placements left many bewildered & also opened up the rumour mill that his days at the Club may be counted.
Big earthquake today at Atletico that will have after tremours all next week.
|Osasuna defeated Real Madrid 1 - 0|
Another earthquake at OSASUNA with their hard fought victory over REAL MADRID 1 - 0. This loss by Real Madrid opens up a 7 point gap between themselves in second place & FC Barcelona who currently lead the Spanish League classification table.
There was a strange "vibe" in the air before the match that something was about to occur when the Real Madrid starting 11 did not have Marcelo (flu) & Xabi Alonso ( fever). The Madrid team was without course & a without a player like Xabi to steer things as they looked very keen but without steady midfield guidance. This, the fierce defensive & aggressive attitude from Osasuna shook the visitors & frustrated them all the game. Suffice to say the following just to give you an idea of how things were on the field overall & for Real Madrid : 11 yellow cards & Carvalho perhaps the best player for Real Madrid.
Real Madrid had their chances but Osasuna defended like their lives depended on it. The home team played counter-attacking Football that finally paid dividends in the 62nd min when CAMUÑAS scored for Osasuna from an Aranda flick.
Real Coach Mourinho reacted with three changes : Adebayor, Kaka & the fever striken Xabi Alonso all of which bettered the image but were not able to get through the Osasuna defence. In the end the nerves, the frustrations & the need to rush things only made things worst for Real Madrid & they were defeated.
Great win for Osasuna who deserve it & should be congratulated. Big loss for Real Madrid who can practically say "good-bye" to the Spanish League Title for this season. Nothing is impossible, but the way Barça is playing, it looks difficult that the latter will lose 2 games & Real win all their remaining games until the end of the season.
|Villareal scores the only goal via Rossi|
ESPANYOL went down 0 - 1 to VILLAREAL in a fabulous game of Football with two side very equal & at the very top of the Spanish League classification table. The "breaker" was the solitary goal by that man again ROSSI for Villareal in the 44th min.
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