|Agirretxe scored twice|
The goals came via AGIRRETXE in the 18th min, with a second via VELA in the 21st min & again AGIRRETXE in the 39th min.
|Sporting - Sevilla FC|
REAL SPORTING DE GIJON need every point they can gather in their attempt to stay away from relegation. Tonight they took a huge forward step defeating SEVILLA FC 1 - 0. The home side deserved the victory as they showed their teeth all game & proposed initiative. The goal - & winner - came in the 31st min via ANDRE CASTRO. Sevilla did not recover from this blow & were overcome by anxiety as the match went on. The visitors finished real disappointed as they can´t find a constant groove. Sporting on the other hand will be ecstatic &its deserved.
The REAL BETIS - REAL MADRID game turned out to be the clash of the night. Big performance by Betis that pushed the leaders to the limit & forced the visitors to find "that something extra" to solve the difficult situations. Betis looked Real in the eyes all game & played attacking Football that gave them two goals, MOLINA in the 9th min & JEFFERSON MONTERO in the 54th min, & could have been more. There was controversy as well with handballs not called for Betis & even a cross-bar.
However, Real Madrid are very dangerous in the counter-attacks & they basically "kill you off" if they can manage to attack when the opposite team has 70% of its men upfront. The first goal for Real Madrid came from a precision Ozil pass that found HIGUAIN who fired home the equalizer in the 24th min.
The second half was non-stop end to end stuff & CRISTIANO RONALDO scored the second for Real Madrid in the 51st min. While Betis was knocking around Real Madrid after equalizing, a corner from Kaka saw Ramos header straight to the Betis goalie who deflected into the path of CRISTIANO RONALDO in the 72nd min for the teams third & winner. From this point Real Madrid held on, literally, to finally take the three points & keep the points gap with Barça in tact. Final result 2 - 3