|Sporting - Zaragoza|
REAL SPORTING DE GIJON lost 1 - 2 to REAL ZARAGOZA & now are last on the Spanish League classification table with Zaragoza still in the relegation zone but with better chances of escaping the 2º Division "black hole".
Game typical of two teams desperate for the three points with all the nerves & tensions that the situation brings under the circumstances. Real Zaragoza got ahead first via POSTIGA in the 37th min, to which Gijon reacted with an equalizer in the 37th min via EGUREN. From here it was hard fought until in the very last moment, in the 90th min, LAFITA got the winner for Zaragoza.
Hope at Zaragoza tonight, while uncertainty & nerves sets in at Gijon.
|Racing - Granada|
RACING DE SANTANDER lost 0 - 1 to GRANADA & the former is currently second last on the classification table. Granada deserved the win as they were superior most of the game, while Racing showed flashes of good play. The winner came in the 89th min when a Racing defender fouled Uche & caused a penalty which SIQUEIRA converted for the winner.
|Cristiano Ronaldo 2012|
OSASUNA lost 1 - 5 to a very direct & effective REAL MADRID with CRISTIANO RONALDO putting in one of his best performances in recent times. The Madrid Club reached its 100th goal this season & is heading into record breaking status. Points to mention:
1. Raul Albiol started & played a solid game in defence
2. Ganero started & did a good job
3. Di Maria came on for 10 mins & got back into the team groove.
Osasuna had some moments but was well beaten by a stronger Real Madrid. The goals came in this order: BENZEMA with a superb volley from a CR7 pass in the 7th min, CRISTIANO RONALDO with a long range power driver in the 37th min, HIGUAIN with a chip over the goalie in the 39th min, CRISTIANO RONALDO from a free-kick (with deflection) in the 69th min & HIGUAIN in the 76th min from a Ronaldo pass.
As you can see CR7 clearly "man of the match". Sergio Ramos got a yellow card & will miss the important Valencia CF "Liga" match next week.
FC BARCELONA maintains its chase on Real Madrid winning ATHLETIC CLUB BILBAO 2 - 0. In fact it was a "done deal" beforehand if Bilbao coach Bielsa before the game decides to leave on the bench 3 of his top players: Fernando Llorente, Ander Herrera & Muniain, which later came on in the 2º half. Bilbao had its mind on this mid-week 2º leg Europa League 2º leg match against Schalke 04 & that may have made things a bit easier for Barça tonight.
Deserved win by Barça with goals from INIESTA with a power driver in the 40th min & a penalty in the 58th min which LIONEL MESSI converted. Bilbao attempted to pull back a goal but their reaction was too late, or lack off.
|Malaga - Real Betis|
The MALAGA winning streak ended at hands of REAL BETIS which won away 0 - 2. The goals from Betis came via RUBEN CASTRO in the 38th min & DORADO in the 45th min. From here Betis managed their advantage as Malaga had to figure out how to get back, they did´nt.