|Cuenca scores for Barça|
For those who doubted, or questioned FC BARCELONA & their last performances, tonight they had their mouths shut with an smashing 5 - 0 victory over REAL MALLORCA. LIONEL MESSI was "questioned" this week & he answered tonight with a HAT-TRICK ( 13th, 21st & 29th min) to clear any debate &/or doubts. The other highlight was the first senior goal by youngster CUENCA who put in his bit of teamwork with a 50th min effort. DANI ALVES got into the party with his 90+ min goal to put the cherry on the cake. Barça as lethal as usual!
VILLAREAL grabbed some needed oxygen with their worked 2 - 0 win over RAYO VALLACANO. However, they paid a high price for their win with injuries to Marcos Ruben, Senna & Cani, adding to the 6 month loss last week of Rossi to a knee injury. BRUNO scored first in the 19th min to see Marcos Senna missed a penalty in the 38th min. But BORJA VALERO managed to seal the 3 points in the 67th min for the Villareal second goal.
VALENCIA CF did what they had to do & in convincing fashion winning GETAFE 3 - 1. The goals came from Frenchmen FEGHOULI who got two in the 12th & 26th min & ADURIZ managing the third in the 75th min. For Getafe DIEGO CASTRO managed the consolation goal with his effort in the 24th min.
|Higuain Real Madrid|
REAL SOCIEDAD lost 0 - 1 to REAL MADRID with the latter not as "electric" as in past matches. Perhaps it was because Kaka, Marcelo, Khedira & Benzema were given a rest & because Sociedad were "sticky" all game with some aggressive pressuring. The fact is that Real Madrid dominated the first half & GONZALO HIGUAIN manged the first goal in the 8th min to which Real could not find the second to ease things & the game.
The second half saw a gradual deterioration of the Real Madrid game, while Real Sociedad lifted & created some very dangerous chances that angered Real Coach Mourinho as he watched how his team went losing tension & a firm grip on the match. Real Madrid brought on Kaka, Khedira & Benzema in an attempt to regain the initiative & shut the game with a second goal. But it wasn´t to be, instead the visitors sweated it out till the end as Real Sociedad poured on the pressure to find the equalizer. A very worked victory for Real Madrid which managed the most important thing; the 3 points.