|Real Mallorca scores goal|
REAL MALLORCA defeated REAL ZARAGOZA 1 - 0 from a brilliantly taken free-kick in the 67th min by DE GUZMAN from the semi circle. Before this, Zaragoza goalkeeper Doblas cuased the foul on Mallorca forward Webo which lead to a red card to Doblas & left his team down to ten men. Mallorca scored & punished Zaragoza & took the match.
|Dani Alves FC Barcelona|
FC BARCELONA had pressure before their game to make secure of a victory with Real Madrid close behind on the Spanish League ladder & to put a smile on team-mate Abidal face who I´m sure was watching from hospital. The end result was a well worked 2 - 1 victory at home against GETAFE with a brief scare towards the end of the match for the home side.
DANI ALVES delivered a "missile" in the 16th min to set Barça on course. Barça controlled & created chances that were´nt fully taken.
|Bojan scores for FC Barcelona|
Then young BOJAN put back on a comfortable course his team with his 50th min goal. Things looked comfortable until the last part of the match when Getafe pulled one back via MANU DE MORAL in the 86th min that lifted the hopes of the visitors, but nothing came from their efforts. Finally, just a mention, good match by the Barça defenders Pique & Milito who worked very well together.
Barça maintain their 5 point advantage over Real Madrid on the classification table.
|Benzema once again for Real Madrid|
The 11 year "curse" continues with ATLETICO DE MADRID losing the big local derby 1 - 2 to REAL MADRID with now 21 straight derby games without a victory for Atletico. Although Real Madrid overall deserved to win the "man of the match" was Real Madrid goalkeeper IKER CASILLAS who made - if I have not lost count - 9 crucial game saving stops that kept out Atletico & assured his teams victory.
REAL MADRID got ahead first via in form & reborn Frenchmen KARIM BENZEMA who scored in the 11th min. From this point & for the next 20 mins Atletico de Madrid dominated totally & was stopped by Casillas on 5 occasions.
Then German OZIL returned the calmness to his team with a majestic 32nd min goal that knocked the wind out of Atletico.
|Sergio Aguero scorer for At. Madrid|
The second half was mostly dominated by Real Madrid which created chances but did not convert. Then in a radical change of events & after Real Madrid had substituted Benzema, Roanldo & Lass Diarra, Argentine forward & Atletico de Madrid player SERGIO AGUERO was finally rewarded for all his hard work with a 86th min goal. The next 8 mins was Atletico attempting the equalizer with Madrid against the ropes, but the visitors held out to take another derby.
Real Madrid stay in touch - 5 points - with FC Barcelona. Atletico, well, maybe next season.