Vital three points away for GETAFE which defeated the home side MALLORCA 1 - 2. Mallorca started better & scored in the 10th min via RAMIS, however Getafe reacted & equalized in the 28th min via BARRADA. The same player got the winner in the 44 th min.
|Gijon - RCD Espanyol|
REAL SPORTING DE GIJON lost 1 - 2 to RCD ESPANYOL & go on their Xmas holidays in the relegation zone. THIEVY put Espanyol ahead just after 2 min & put the locals under some pressure. Gijon managed their hard worked equalizer in the 60th min via BARRAL , but SERGIO GARCIA scored the winner in the 83rd min for Espanyol
ATHLETIC CLUB BILBAO drew 1 - 1 with bottom placed REAL ZARAGOZA with controversy. The "Basque Club" got ahead early in the 7th min with a goal by SUSAETA, but in the 20th min Bilbao player JAVI MARTINEZ was given a red card leaving his team with 10 men & causing a penalty. The video shows that Martinez touched the ball & was wrongly sent off. Zaragoza player PONZI scored the penalty & equalizer in the 22nd min.
Bilbao went into defending mode & with a counter-attacking strategy, & Zaragoza looked to take the extra-man advantage. But, Bilbao at home is a very proud & fighting team & in the 86th min TOQUERO got the winner, blew the roof off the stadium & grabbed the 3 points, & with his team down to 10 men.
Real Zaragoza are last on the ladder for a reason.
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REAL MADRID went to SEVILLA FC & won 2 - 6 to go off for Xmas as LIGA Leaders with a 3 point advantage over FC Barcelona. A serious & intense match by both sides that saw two red cards, one to Real Madrid Pepe in the 43rd min ( harsh) & the other for Sevilla De Moral ( harsh as well).
The big difference in the first half that allowed Real Madrid the edge was goalie IKER CASILLAS who make 2 - 3 VITAL stops that could have changed the destiny of the match had the ball gone in for Sevilla. The other key was DI MARIA with pin point passes that were turned into goals. All this & the fact that Sevilla could not "KO" Real Madrid went they had the extra man, they paid for not being effective.
CRISTIANO RONALDO shut some months with another HAT-TRICK , included a goal from long range that was a rocket. He scored in the 10th , 41st & 85th min (penalty). The other scorers for Real Madrid were CALLEJON in the 37th min, DI MARIA in the 66th min & ALTINTOP in the 89th min. Great match from Arbeloa & Xabi Alonso.
For Sevilla, JESUS NAVAS managed a goal in the 69th min & NEGREDO another in the 91st min.