|Jonas for Valencia CF|
RAYO VALLECANO hosted VALENCIA CF & lost 1 - 2. The game from my view was fairly even with Valencia more intense & deserved the victory. The visitors took their chances & were more effective. The goals for Valencia came via JONAS in the 20th min & TINO COSTA in the 56th min. Rayo managed a consolation goal late via TAMUDO in the 84th min.
|Adrian for Atletico de Madrid|
Match of the round & big Madrid Derby between REAL MADRID & ATLETICO DE MADRID. I unfortunately can only express my opinion as an Atletico fan who is feed up with what he sees at the Club. The big problems start in the top office, more another day, while the rest comes from Coach Manzano with decisions that simply amazes me.
Real Madrid defeated Atletico de Madrid 4 - 1 (again) with the first warning sign being putting on Salvio ahead of Reyes from the start. Being that as it was, Atletico got ahead first with the 14th min via ADRIAN, but that was all for Atletico.
|Real Madrid 2011|
Then the turning point came when Atleti goalie Courtois floored Benzema in the square & gave a penalty, plus earned himself the RED CARD. CRISTIANO RONALDO scored to equalize in the 29th min & Aleti was down to 10 men.
Here is Coach Manzano´s reaccion. Instead of taking off Salvio, he takes off Atletico´s most creative midfielder play maker DIEGO to put on Goalie Asenjo (this last obvious). Left without words readers with taking off Diego! Instead of fighting on, Coach Manzano thinks the team should defend the draw & play counter-attack Football.Neither happened & Atletico resorted to very rough play tactics that nearly earned them more red cards...more later.
The Real Madrid goals came obvously thereafter via DI MARIA in the 49th min, HIGUAIN in the 65th min & CRISTIANO RONALDO via a penalty in the 82nd which saw Atletico defender GODIN receive a RED CARD...told you there was more.
Important victory for Madrid as the below event then took place...
GETAFE defeated FC BARCELONA 1 - 0 in the surprise of the Round. Real Madrid now have a 6 point advantage over Barça on the Spanish League table & the "clasico" down the road on the 10th of December.
Simple analisis. Getafe put a defensive barrier the size of the Chinese Wall & waited for their chance, a chance that came in the 62nd via VALERA. From here, the Getafe defence did their job, Getafe goalie stopped it all & Barcelona players ( Pedro, Villa, Messi ...) missed it all..& I mean missed it ALL.
One of those matches for Barça were they could not resolve the situation. Getafe smart with the resources at hand.
Now the LIGA is on fire!