|Rayo Vallecano score their goal|
GETAFE lost to RAYO VALLECANO in the local derby between the city of Madrid lesser known Liga Clubs. The winning goal came very early when MICHU headed for Rayo in the 4th min. Getafe attempted the equalizer & were not awarded a penalty which would have shared the points. Final result 0 - 1
ATLETICO DE MADRID put in their best game this season with a 4 - 0 victory over RACING DE SANTANDER. The other winner was Colombian & Atletico new forward FALCAO who scored a HAT-TRICK ( 23rd , 35th penalty & 55th min) while having two more goals disallowed. The other goal came in the 78th min via ADRIAN who came on mid - 2º half for Diego.
The special mention goes to the Turk & Atletico de Madrid midfielder TURAN who put in a "blinder" with his passes setting up the Falcao & the Adrian goal. Atletico looks on the right path, lets hope they can stay on it.
REAL ZARAGOZA notched up a victory over RCD ESPANYOL 2 - 1. The player to mention was ex Espanyol player, now Zaragoza, LUIS GARCIA who scored the first in the 29th min & then "killed" his ex -team with the winner in the 93rd min. However, just to mention it, Garcia missed a penalty earlier, so the man was the big protaganist in all senses.
The goal for Espanyol came from JAVI LOPEZ that equalized things until Luis Garcia changed the final result & the outcome.
Bad day for REAL MADRID which lost away from home 0 - 1 to LEVANTE after playing with 10 men from the 39th min after Khedira was sent off - unjustly in my opinion - for tussling with a Levante player. I believe Real Madrid maybe now paying for all their early controversial & past statements, & actions, in reference to the referees. Its only my intuition.
Real Madrid started with Ozil & Ronaldo on the bench, while Khedira & Kaka started. The Madrid side never looked comfortable infront of a sticky & awkward Levante which frustrated the "Whites" all night. In fact, Real Madrid missed some early sitters - especially Benzema - that they would pay for later.
Then the red card to Khedira, after a tussle involving Di Maria to which Khedira pushed aside a Levante player arguing with Di Maria for "faking it". The referee interpreted this as an aggression & thus the Red Card. However the referee was to later be the protagonist as a clear hand-ball by a Levante player in the penalty area wasn´t called, along with other harsh tackles that could have been red cards for some Levante players.
The winner came from a counter-attack in the 67th min via KONE as Levante opened up the Real defence straight after they had attempted an "attacking" play. From here, neither Ronaldo nor Ozil could fix things as the frustrations over took the clear thinking.
A big loss & a shocker!
|Betis scores against Bilbao|
REAL BETIS travelled to ATHLETIC DE BILBAO & won 2 - 3 to make them joint Spanish League table leaders along with Valencia CF. The visitors "rocked" early Bilbao with a 6th min goal from BEÑAT followed by a 12th min goal by NACHO. At.Bilbao managed to react & scored a goal via DE MARCOS in the 37th min , but again Betis answered with a third goal via a penalty that SALVA SEVILLA transformed in the 40th min.
From here Betis suffered all the 2º half as Bilbao put on the pressure & attacked in waves. The home team generated opportunities & had the visitors on the ropes at times. Bilbao was rewarded for their efforts in the 85th min with a goal from DAVID LOPEZ, but it was too late & Betis held on.
The three points go South.