|Granada scores against Sporting Gijon|
The GRANADA versus REAL SPORTING DE GIJON was a vital game for both as they hoover in & around the relegation zone of the ladder. The final result of 2 - 0 gives Granada some oxygen while it sends Sporting into some more "deep shit" that will be difficult to get out.
As expected it was hard fought, tense & with some controversial moments, as to expect with these types of matches, that was won by better effectiveness & higher determination.
Granada had more of these elements & their two goals came via MARTINS in the 2º nd min with a superb free-kick & by SIQUEIRA in the 23 rd min. Sporting realized the problems that a loss would involve for them & reacted with a late COLUNGA goal in the 92º nd min. But late & not enough, now they are second last on the ladder.
|Getafe - Real Sociedad|
GETAFE won 1 - 0 REAL SOCIEDAD in a match settled by an unfortunate action for one of the sides. Both teams were evenly matched all game, with chances appearing to both outfits. However, a 81 st min own goal by IÑIGO MARTINEZ (rebound included) gave the victory & the three points to Getafe. That´s Football!
|Zaragoza - Osasuna|
Speaking of luck, last placed REAL ZARAGOZA did not see it tonight at all & drew 1 - 1 against OSASUNA. Zaragoza hit the post twice & was only rewarded for their brave & gutsy performance with a goal by POSTIGA in the 85th min, to which Osasuna replied & equalized via ROVERSIO in the 88th min. When things go bad, everything goes bad for Zaragoza.
|Xavi celebrates his goal|
SEVILLA FC hosted FC BARCELONA with the former attempting to lift from their past poor performances, unsatisfied expectations & strong player criticisms from Club President Del Nido. The final result did not solve or change things as Barça won 0 - 2
The "damage" by Barça was done in the first half were they dominated the game & Sevilla kept giving away the ball. XAVI put Barça ahead in the 18th min with a fantastic free-kick goal. Then LIONEL MESSI did his magic & "nutmegged" a Sevilla defender & then chipped keeper Palop in the 25th min.
Sevilla reacted in the 2º half but missed all their chances. This is a sign of Sevilla´s problems of late, that they are not able to finish off their opportunities. Barça held tight & even had a Messi goal disallowed.
Madrid Club RAYO VALLECANO is a difficult team to beat in their home stadium & again this was proved after defeating REAL BETIS 3 - 0. Deserved win that puts them close to the Euro positions on the ladder which was not even contemplated at the start of the season. Now their hard work & their tight outfit allows the Club to dream about getting within the top 6 teams.
The goals came in the second half via ARMENTEROS in the 50th min from a Diego Costa pass, DIEGO COSTA then headed a free kick in the 78th min & substitute TAMUDO scored in the 90th min to give the Madrid team the three points. Good game.