|David Lopez scores for Bilbao|
ATHLETIC DE BILBAO won 3 - 0 REAL SPORTING DE GIJON in a game "scared" by an early 15th min red card to Sporting defender Gregory that left Sporting in a serious disadvantage thereafter. Bilbao took the opportunity & scored a penalty in the 16th min by DAVID LOPEZ. Sporting tried to maintain the level but with 10 men & plenty of spaces Bilbao managed the second via TOQUERO in the 26th min. Then FERNANDO LLORENTE scored the third in the 73rd min to seal a great night for the the locals.
|Getafe back winning|
GETAFE needed a win & managed it in big fashion 4 - 1 against DEPORTIVO. The visitors risked with very offensive Football that allowed Getafe to counter-attack in deadly fashion. Goals came thick & fast via COLUNGA with two in the 19th min & 26th min, along with MIKU in the 44th min & PEDRO RIOS in the 56th min. Deportivo managed a consolation goal via a penalty scored by RIKI in the 68th min.
|Osasuna - Mallorca|
OSASUNA drew 1 - 1 with REAL MALLORCA. Goal for Osasuna via FLAÑO & the goal for Mallorca via CASTRO in the 37th min.
|Bernardello scores for Almeria|
Fantastic match between ALMERIA & RCD ESPANYOL with the home side winning 3 -2 after the visitors attempted a heroic come back. Almeria did all the damage early with goals from SILVA in the 5th min, that was followed by a goal from UCHE a minute later & a third in the 18th min via BERNARDELLO. Espanyol recovered from the blow & scored in the 33rd min via VERDU & again via ALVARO in the 48th min.
Things got exciting as Espanyol looked for the equalizer & Almeria did everything to keep them out. In the end, Almeria managed the three points & a sigh of relief. Great match!
|Racing scores against Zaragoza|
REAL ZARAGOZA & RACING DE SANTANDER played out a 1 - 1 draw. The goal came via CHRISTIAN for Racing in the 13th min & the equalizer came for Zaragoza via BOUTAHAR in the 39th min. A point each & goodnight.
|Valdo scores the winner for Levante|
VILLAREAL were surprised by bottom of the ladder team LEVANTE with a 0 - 1 loss that gives the visitors three vital points in their efforts to stay clear from the relegation zone. The winner for Levante came in the 42nd min via VALDO. Surprise of the night in Spanish Football.
|Messi again on the scoring sheet for|
FC BARCELONA defeated ATLETICO DE MADRID 3 - 0 that included a LIONEL MESSI HAT-TRICK which helps keeps Barça Spanish League table lead in tact & put further pressure on rivals & second placed Real Madrid that must win tomorrow to not allow the 7 point gap between both to further widen & practically sentence the Liga title in favour of Barça
With this said, Barça was simply too good tonight, an under statement as they are without much doubt the "Best Team in the World" at this moment & gave no real options to Atletico who looked on at how the ball moved around them from side to side & into the goal net. The 1 st half was all Barça with dim flashes of Atletico - sorry Aguero - & two goals from MESSI in the 17th & 28th min.
The 2nd half was more of the same with poetic movements from Barça that danced on the field & accompanied by the Football music MESSI scored his third & "Hat-Trick" in the 79th min. The rest was Barça dancing again until the end of the match. Lionel Messi overtakes - for the moment - Cristiano Ronaldo as the Spanish League leading goal-scorer with 24 goals to date.
Tomorrow the last three matches of Round 22 , including Real Madrid. Tweet