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SPANISH FOOTBALL - LA LIGA ROUND 23 SUNDAY GAMES RESULTS

SPANISH FOOTBALL continued this Sunday with six games of Round 23 scheduled in LA LIGA. Lets get straight into the round-up of the matches, the final results & all the scorers.

SPANISH SOCCER
Espanyol - Zaragoza

RCD ESPANYOL lost surprisingly to bottom placed Club REAL ZARAGOZA 0 - 2. It was the first away victory for Zaragoza this season which is desperately attempting to string together some good games & wins in order to think about the possibility of avoiding relegation. Today was a good start for Zaragoza.

The two goals came via DA SILVA in the 56th min & JUAN CARLOS in the 90th min.


SPANISH SOCCER
Michu scores for Rayo

RAYO VALLECANO
 gave a good performance to defeated city ( Madrid )neighbour GETAFE 2 - 0. The goals came in the 33rd min via MICHU & a second via Atletico on-loan player DIEGO COSTA in the 63rd min.


SPANISH SOCCER
Malaga - Mallorca

MALAGA FC & their Coach Manuel Pellegrini have been under pressure this last week to better themselves or face some "consequences". The team reacted today with a very good 3 - 1 victory over REAL MALLORCA.

It was the visitors that started better & sent shivers through the Malaga stadium when they scored via PEREIRA in the 3rd min. However, Malaga reacted & took over proceedings with goals from SEBAS FERNANDEZ in the 10th min, TOULALAN in the 54th min & RONDON in the 67th min. 

SPANISH SOCCER
Valencia CF scores via Feghouli

VALENCIA CF overcame their mid-week Spanish Cup semi elimination to win 4 - 0 REAL SPORTING DE GIJON putting the latter in further "deep shit" as Gijon are at the bottom end of the ladder & looking at the abyss of the 2 º Division.

Valencia was dominate tonight & the goals came via FEGHOULI in the 33rd min, an own goal by Sporting defender BOTIA in the 73rd min & two by JONAS in the 91st & 94th min as Gijon collpased in the latter part. Sporting managed to put up some "sort" of a fight mid - game but ran out of ideas & strenght as Valencia was too good.



SPANISH FOOTBALL
Villareal - Granada

VILLAREAL
continued with their "recovery" under new Coach Molina with another important victory, 3 - 1 
, over GRANADA. Well deserved for the home side that put up the initiative from the start. The goals came via MARCOS RUBEN in the 15th min , to which Granada work to equalized in the 50th via IÑIGO LOEZ. However, that was all Granada did as VALERO put Villareal ahead in the 64th min & a third goal for Villareal came in the 73rd min via an own goal from Granada goalkeeper JULIO CESAR.


REAL MADRID 2012
Celebration of CR7 goal

REAL MADRID "locked" tonight a 10 point lead advantage over second placed FC Barcelona on the Spanish League classification table, after defeating 4 - 2 LEVANTE in an entertaining match that was not so easy for the home side in the first half.

Levante brought back some past "ghosts" - & from a set play - when CEBRAL headed the opener for Levante in the 4th min. Real Madrid looked nervous but managed to calm their play & being looing for the equalizer. Levanted defended & defended hard, as Real attacked while Levante goalie MANUA stopped it all. The frustration was increasing for Real Madrid when a "crucial" event occured that changed the course of the match. Levente defender IBORRA clearly hand-balled in the penalty area & was given a yellow card which ( being the second ) turned into a red card, thus leaving Levante at a disadvantage. CRISTIANO RONALDO then converted the penalty & got the equalizer in the 44th min.

The second half saw Real Madrid dominate & CRISTIANO RONALDO put in his personal mini-show with a second goal in the 50th min & a spectacular long range shot in the 56th min for his HAT-TRICK. The man has now 27 goals in the Spanish League ( out of 23 games) & is heading to break again records at this pace.

While Real Madrid were celebarting , Levante did a perfect counter-attack in the 62 nd min with a goal from KONE to bring Real back down to Earth. Real Madrid then got back to its business & Ronaldo missed two sitters, Benzema missed a header & Ozil hit the post. But KARIM BENZEMA scored a "curler" in the 65th min to bring back the calm & tranquillity to the team. 


An important victory for Real Madrid that puts half a Spanish League title in the bag. BUT, the season has a way to go as yet & anything can still happen.

MONDAY NIGHT GAME:
Real Sociedad - Sevilla FC

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