|Rayo Vallecano - Gijon|
RAYO VALLECANO lost 1 - 3 to REAL SPORTING DE GIJON mainly due to defensive mistakes. The locals played better than the final score shows but the goals for the visitors came in via "fumbles" in the 9th min via BARRAL & NACHO NOVO scored twice in the 36th & 66th min. Rayo managed a consolation goal in the 91 st min thanks to MICHU.
MALAGA grabbed a 1 - 1 drew against OSASUNA that tasted little for them. Although Osasuna got ahead first in the 33 rd min via IBRAHIMA, the home side dominated most of the match & was justly reward in the 69th min with an equalizing goal by JUANMI. Malaga had more chances & deserved more...but
No team wanted a point. However that is just what they both managed after VILLAREAL drew 1 - 1 with REAL SOCIEDAD. Real Sociedad scored first in the 51 st min via ARANBURU, but MARCOS RUBEN equalized in the 70th min for Villareal.
Villareal hoover dangerously next to the relegation zone of the table.
|Zaragoza - Mallorca|
REAL ZARAGOZA lost 0 - 1 against REAL MALLORCA & are currently last on the Spanish League table. Zaragoza has only managed this season 10 points from a possible 42 & the alarm bells are sounding loud. The winning goal for Real Mallorca came in the 40th min when VICTOR scored.
|At.Bilbao - Racing|
ATHLETIC CLUB BILBAO & RACING DE SANTANDER didn't put in the most artistically loving match & the result accompanied with a 1 - 1 draw that did get exciting towards the end. Lets fast forward & pass directly by the first half & straight to the 79th min when Bilbao got ahead with a goal from defender AURTENETXE. It looked like a home side victory & as the fans were lifting themselves from their seats Racing player ALVARO scored the equalizer in the 93rd min. The home crowd frozen with disbelief, so did most except the Racing bench.
The ATLETICO DE MADRID Master strategist , sports motivator & Coach Manzano sat on the visitors bench tonight to watch his team ATLETICO DE MADRID lose 4 - 2 to RCD ESPANYOL ( Notice the vile sarcasm from my end folks?)
Seriously, my perspective is biased as a frustrate Atletico follower, please forgive. I will attempt to put down my ATM glasses & sincerely say that RCD Espanyol deserve the victory as they danced Atletico from the start & most of the game. The goals mostly rained in the first half, starting with VERDU who scored after young Atletico goalie Courtois mad a mistake in the 5th min. Espanyol then stuck the dagger 2 mins later with another goal by VERDU again. Espanyol was "rolling" & ROMARIC got the third in the 19th min with Atletico KOed.
Atletico timidly reacted when Salvio found FALCAO in the 32 nd min & he headed in for a goal that took a while ( bounced off players ) to find the net.
More of the same in the 2º half with Espanyol dominate & Atletico at least attempting to stop the "blood flow". Espanyol scored a fourth via SERGIO GARCIA in the 54 th min & Atletico lifted - late - with an 82 nd min goal by ARDA TURAN.
Great win for Espanyol, & someone at Atletico tell Coach Manzano the proyect is too "big" for his talents ( again sarcasm ...I ´m frustrated guys ).
No Monady Night Football, instead SPANISH CUP 1º leg games mid week.