REAL ZARAGOZA won a vital match for themselves 1 - 0, in the last moment, against ATLETICO DE MADRID that takes the former off the last position of the Liga table. Atletico once again spoiled a "golden chance" to jump into Euro positions.
Both teams speculated all match with a tactical set up that gave little spaces. Then in the very last moment Atletico defender Godin committed a penalty which APOÑO scored ( 94th min ) to give Zaragoza the victory. That´s Football.
|Raul Garcia for Osasuna|
LEVANTE lost 0 - 2 to OSASUNA which jumps into Euro positions on the ladder. Osasuna were more effective & efficient with their chances as Levante was stronger in the middle part of the encounter. The first goal for Osasuna came via RAUL GARCIA in the 15th min & the second via NINO in the 79th min.
|Espanyol - Malaga|
Great match & comeback by MALAGA FC which defeated RCD ESPANYOL 1 - 2 away & hold 4th place on the ladder, & equal Valencia CF currently third on points.
Malaga rightly deserved the victory as they hit the post twice in the 1ºst half & showed initiative all match. Although Espanyol scored first via the impressive Brazilian youngster COUTINHO in the 23rd min, Malaga kept at their game plan & equalized via VAN NISTELROOY in the 76th min & got the winner in the 78th via DEMICHELIS.
|Sporting late equalizer|
ATHLETIC CLUB BILBAO let slip a victory against relegation zone Club REAL SPORTING DE GIJON drawing 1 - 1. Bilbao deserved much more but paid the price for not converting their chances into goal. Bilbao youngster Muniain missed a penalty in the 35th min & later Bilbao hit the post in the 60th min. Bilbao then redeemed themselves with a DE MARCOS goal in the 76th min but let the victory slip when LORA equalized for Sporting on the 90th min. Bilbao will be disappointed, & Gijon glad to get a valuable point in their particular relegation zone struggle.
|Villareal scores against Rayo|
New Coach Lotina has given VILLAREAL a positive push as his team managed another victory 0 - 2 at the hands of Madrid Club RAYO VALLECANO. A deserved victory as Villareal went looking for the match & risked more in doing so. The rewards came in the 28th min via a MARCOS RUBEN goal & a second in the 85th min via ANGEL.
|Real Betis - Racing|
Tight match between REAL BETIS & RACING DE SANTANDER that ended in a 1 - 1 draw. Apart from Racing fighting for their "first division life" stuck for the moment in the relegation zone of the table, the match was a battle in the midfield with two details - one each team - effecting the final result. SANTA CRUZ put Betis ahead in the 17th min & STUANI equalized for Racing in the 78th min. Shared points.
MONDAY NIGHT GAME:
Granada - Sevilla FC