SPANISH FOOTBALL LEAGUE action tonight with all 10 games of Round 37 played simultaneously as Clubs at the bottom end of the ladder are playing their future attempting to avoid the "last ticket" to the 2º Division, & others are attempting to grab the Euro train in the top end of the classification table. Highly charged LIGA with fierce competition & goals. Here is a brief summary of events, results & scorers.

Spanish League Top Goal scorer Cristiano Ronaldo

VILLAREAL lost 1 - 3 to REAL MADRID. The big news was the two goals from free-kicks that Real Madrid forward CRISTIANO RONALDO scored to take his personal goal tally this season in the LIGA to 38 goals. This figure secures him the Top Goal scorer for season 2010-2011 of the Spanish League - "El Pichichi" - & virtually (still not official) the European Top Scorer Golden Shoe (Boot) Award. Added to this the 38 goal figure equals the Spanish Football Historical mark shared with Legends Telmo Zarra (At Bilbao) & Hugo Sanchez ( Real Madrid ), a mark which Ronaldo could overtake in next weeks final Round of La Liga.

Back to the game, Real Madrid dominanted the first half with goals from MARCELO in 17th min & RONALDO in the 22nd min. VIllareal dominated the second half with a goal from CANI in the 49th min & were unlucky not to have equalized. CRISTIANO RONALDO scored the third for the team & his second in the 90th min.

Dominguez scores for Atletico de Madrid 

ATLETICO DE MADRID managed a hard fought 2 -1 victory over already relegated Club HERCULES. Atletico de Madrid played its last game at home this season & Coach Flores left Diego Forlan in the stands as both will not be continuing next season at the Club. The win tonight still leaves Atletico marginally out of the Euro places & will need a victory in the last Round to see what happens.

DOMINGUEZ put Atletico ahead early with his 1st min goal, to see later Atletico goalkeeper De Gea save a penalty from TREZEGUET in the 29th min. However the Hercules forward made up for his mistake equalizing in the 66th min,  to later see REYES score the winner for Atletico in the 71st min.

Sevilla FC secures a Euro place

SEVILLA FC defeated REAL SOCIEDAD 3 - 1 to virtually grab a Euro ticket & put the latter into relegation danger awaiting the last round. The goals came from KANOUTE who scored twice in the 53rd & 60th min with superb headers & team-mate NEGREDO in the 85th min. The goal for Real Sociedad came thanks to AGIRRETXU in the 72nd min. 

Must win situation for Real Sociedad next week.

Getafe breathe with win

GETAFE won OSASUNA 2 - 0 to momentarily get out of the last relegation position & play for their Spanish League future next week. In fact,  both Clubs will be playing for their Liga future in the last Round. The first goal for Getafe was an own goal by Osasuna player FLAÑO & the second came via PEDRO RIOS in the 92nd min.

None are safe!

Deportivo grab a point from Barça

FC BARCELONA with a B side & the Spanish League title celebrations hangover still apparent drew 0 - 0 with DEPORTIVO A CORUÑA. A valuable point for Depor but that does not secure them from disappearing from the Spanish League if they don't get a positive result in the final Round next week.

Athletic de Bilbao holding onto Europe

ATHLETIC DE BILBAO drew with a 10 men down MALAGA 1 - 1 as Bilbao clinches onto its Euro classification
 position. RECIO put Malaga ahead in the 41st min, but lost defender Demichelis to a second yellow in the 51st min that gave Bilbao ground advantage. Bilboa managed to equalize via a penalty in the 52nd that DAVID LOPEZ converted.

Sporting Gijon saved

REAL SPORTING DE GIJON won 2 -1 RACING DE SANTANDER to secure another year in the Spanish Football League. In fact, both are safe & played a "fluid" match with Racing goalie Mario saving everything & deserves a mention. CHRISTIAN got Racing ahead first in the 31st min , that was followed by Sporting goals in the 44th min via DE LA CUEVAS & the winner via NACHO NOVO in the 51st min.

UCHE scores for Almeria

Relegated Club ALMERIA won 3 - 1 MALLORCA to grab some lost pride. UCHE scored in the 5th min, followed by team-mates ORTIZ in the 14th min & PIATTI in the 31st min. For Mallorca WEBO managed a consolation goal. 

REAL ZARAGOZA won 1 - 0 RCD ESPANYOL which saw paradoxically the home team slip into the last remaining relegation position (Getafe won) & the visitors miss their Euro ticket. The winner came thanks to PONZIO in the 54th min.

Real Zaragoza plays a "do or die" match in the last Round. A must win situation or leave La Liga.

Levante down to 10 men

LEVENTE visited VALENCIA CF & was down to 10 men in the 22nd min when Xisco was set off. Even this did not give a positive result as the match ended in a 0 - 0 draw. Valencia has assured third place & Levante its future next season in the 1º Division.

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