|Malaga - Mallorca|
MALAGA FC continue adding points, this time at the expense of a disappointing REAL MALLORCA who lost away 1 - 0. Malaga deserved the victory as they always showed the initiative & created the most opportunities with the winner coming in the 39th min when Mallorca defender Caceres put in an own goal from a Demichelis header.
|Uche for Granada|
GRANADA blew the roof of their stadium when their home fans celebrated their victory 1 - 0 over VILLAREAL. The latter are going through a difficult moment after losing mid-week to Bayern Munich in Champions & have lost their confidence & play. This takes nothing away from the merits of Granada which played a fantastic match, deserved to win & UCHE deserved his celebration in the 55th min as it turned out to be the winner.
|Soldado for Valencia CF|
REAL SPORTING DE GIJON continue without lifting after VALENCIA CF visited & won 0 - 1 with another ROBERTO SOLDADO goal in the 29th min. To the merit of Sporting Gijon they managed to lift their game in the 2º half but ran into an inspired Valencia goalie GUAITA who avoided the equalizer. Said this, Valencia deserved the victory as they were definitely the better team.
If there was any doubt on the form or past performances of FC BARCELONA tonight they were vanished after they "steam-rolled" OSASUNA 8 - 0, yes there is no mistake, 8-0. Not much to add except that it was a "one team" show & as the goals went in the spirits of Osasuna sank further & further. It was at one stage sad to watch & they were at times humiliated by an inspired Barça in front of their home crowd.
LIONEL MESSI got a HAT-TRICK ( 5th, 40th & 76th min), DAVID VILLA scored two goals ( 33rd & 75th min), CESC FABREGAS got his in the 12th min , XAVI tasted some action in the 56th min & to add salt to the Osasuna wound the own goal from defender ROSVERSIO came in the 39th min.
By the way, Barça hit the post twice!
SEVILLA FC defeated REAL SOCIEDAD 1 - 0 thanks to the goal scored by veteran & Club Captain KANOUTE in the 53rd min. The match was entertaining with the home side creating more chances & always with the initiative. Deserved win for Sevilla.