|Real Sporting assured their place in the |
REAL SPORTING DE GIJON defeated RCD ESPANYOL 1 - 0 & celebrated it if they had won the Champions League. The three points basically nearly assures their place in the Spanish League next season & that in itself for a humble Club like Gijon is like winning the European Cup.
Hard fought out match that NACHO NOVO decided in the 60th min in favour of the home team.
|Malaga won & momentarily out of danger zone|
MALAGA managed three vital points away defeating RACING DE SANTANDER 1 - 2 as they momentarily get out of the relegation zone awaiting tomorrows result when Real Zaragoza plays their game.
Brazilian JULIO BAPTISTA put Malaga ahead in the 31st min proving how important he is turning out for the Club this part of the season. Then team-mate SEBA FERNANDEZ scored the second in the 34th min.
Things slightly complicated itself in favour of the home side as Racing picked up a few gears & scored in the 73rd min via ROSENBERG. But Malaga held out to their delight & their relief.
|Mallorca too strong against Getafe|
REAL MALLORCA won a lesser GETAFE 2 - 0 in a game with a correct result. NUNES scored first in the 25th min & Japanese player AKI scored the second in the 67th min. Coach Laudrup for Mallorca has done a great job this season given the "limited" resources at Mallorca.
|Hercules with "tooth & nails" to attempt to stay|
in the Spanish League
HERCULES managed a vital 1 - 0 win over DEPORTIVO. The goal by TIAGO in the 70th min is worth its weight in gold as it gives the team three points & nearly puts them out of the dangerous relegation zone. If they can pulled a few more wins they may be able to escape the gravitational force of 2º Division. Today is a great start in attempting to do so.
|Sergio Aguero decisive in Atletico de Madrid victory|
ATLETICO DE MADRID managed to fix a complicated match & period into a firm 4 - 1 victory over LEVANTE as the former puts all its "Football eggs" in gaining a place in the scare Euro League places of the Spanish League. They are currently up there just "out" fighting it out with Bilbao & Sevilla FC & today was a giant leap forward in their objective.
Atletico started well with two goals disallowed & ELIAS finally put in a grand free-kick in the 18th min to score the first for Atletico. However things turned sour & Levante equalized via a penalty that CAICEDO converted in the 39th min & the level of the home team dropped alarmingly.
The second half saw SERGIO "KUN" AGUERO come to the rescue with his authority stamping goals in the 50th min & another in the 70th from the penalty spot. Then the fourth for Atletico came in the 83rd min when MUÑUA put in a own goal from a Raul Garcia play.
|Negredo scores for Sevilla FC|
High scoring, very competitive & entertaining game of Football between SEVILLA FC & VILLAREAL with the former taking the points 3 - 2 after the visitors made a late attempt to turn things around. Sevilla FC with this win grabs harder onto the valuable 6th spot that gives them Europa League access & manages for now to "brush off" Atletico de Madrid hot in their pursuit.
The first half was all Sevilla with RAKITIC scoring a nice goal in the 9th min that was followed by another from team-mate ALVARO NEGREDO in the 14th min. Villareal thankfully reacted & slowly grinded back into some good play to be rewarded in the 56th min when defender MARCHENA scored. Sevilla reacted quickly to send a clear message of intentions in the 62nd min when ROMARIC put in his teams third, but Villareal were not giving in & ROSSI put in the second for Villareal in the 73rd min.
The comeback attempt was somewhat halted when Villareal defender Marchena was sent off with a red card & left the team with 10 men. With this numerical disadvantage Sevilla managed to hold out the visitors & grab the victory.
MONDAY NIGHT ROUND 33 MATCH:
Real Zaragoza - Almeria