|Real Sociedad - RCD Espanyol|
REAL SOCIEDAD drew 0 - 0 with RCD ESPANYOL with the latter disappointed that they did not do more & grab the three points. The highlight was the post in the 80th min by Espanyol player CRISTIAN ALONSO that could have given his team the victory. Was not to be, thus shared points.
|Sporting de Gijon victory|
REAL SPORTING DE GIJON took full advantage of a GETAFE team down to 10 men after Barrada received a red card in the 61st min, to win 2 - 1. Getafe got ahead first via MIKU in the 34th min , but Sporting equalized in the 50th min via TREJO. The red card to Getafe gave Gijon the advantage & they scored the winner via NACHO NOVO in the 89th min. Valuable points for Gijon.
|Osasuna - Rayo Vallecano|
OSASUNA were "lucky" to get away with a 0 - 0 draw against RAYO VALLECANO which deserved more for their initiative, play & more created opportunities. Others may say Rayo deserved the draw for not scoring... your right as well.
|Muniain starred for Bilbao|
ATLETIC CLUB BILBAO won SEVILLA FC away 1 - 2. The last time Bilbao won Sevilla at the latters home ground was 18 years ago, plus tonight the MVP was youngster Muniain who gave the pass of the winning goal for Bilbao. The main observations was the bad defense of Sevilla all night, & the first goal coming early when Bilbao got ahead in the 5th min via IRAOLA. Sevilla managed to equalize via JESUS NAVAS in the 14th min to watch later in the 71st min Bilbao get the winner via DE MARCOS.
Sevilla fans were unhappy post match transferring their anger at the Sevilla bench.
|Adrian - At. Madrid|
ATLETICO DE MADRID managed to win in their particular fashion, without star forward Falcao, 3 - 2 LEVANTE. A worked victory with lots of inconsistent moments & Atletico playing their worst Football when they should have been comfortable. In a nutshell, the thinking was, give us the 3 points today & we can talk about doing good Football on another ocassion. That is , Atletico was practical, but its not good in the long -term.
In the 31st min Atletico claimed a penalty on Adrian that was not called. A pity as it was a clear foul by the Levante defender. From here it was suffering for Atletico until Coach Manzano put on "punished" Reyes for Salvio & the former gave the pass to PIZZI that opened the scoreline in the 68th min.
Then Atletico broke apart, & palyed even worst, which allowed Levante via XAVI TORRES to equalize in the 71st min. Thankfully, Atletico found some inner fighting spirit & some pride to bring back the game to their area & dominance. ADRIAN put Atletico back ahead in the 74th min & DIEGO put in the third in the 82nd min. But, yes you guess it in true Atletico facshion, Levante pulled a second in the 92nd min to again show up the Atletico inconsistencies.
A match not for Atletico fans with heart problems , but at least the three points. Said this, still lots of questions & problems to be solved at Atletico. Nearly "stuffed" it up!
|Injured linesman: Granada-Mallorca|
GRANADA managed to make a great comeback against REAL MALLORCA to lead 2 - 1 in the game when the referee SUSPENDED the game in the 63rd min when the linesman received an object straight into his face. The object was an "umbrella" thrown from some moron in the crowd that was thankfully taken away by Police. Great way to support your team when leading & on top ensure a hefty fine to the Club. Nothing like these type of supporters for any Club!
The goal scorers were VICTOR in the 34th min for Mallorca, & the two goals for Granada came thanks to SIQUIERA in the 54th min & MARTINS in the 61st min.
Monday Night Spanish Football:
Racing - Malaga