|Espanyol - Valencia CF|
RCD ESPANYOL defeated convincingly VALENCIA CF 4 - 0 & puts the latter third position on the Liga table in a delicate situation. Valencia still hold the prized third place thanks to the fact the Malaga could only manage a draw in their game today.
The home team showed their intentions in the 25th min when CRISTIAN GOMEZ opened the scoring followed by a "cracker" from VERDU in the 29th min, later VAZQUEZ scored in the 57th min & lastly K.UCHE in the 79th min.
REAL ZARAGOZA kept their miracle option open as they defeated GRANADA 1 - 0 thanks to the goal from DUJMOVIC in the 5th min. Zaragoza have still a way to go if they are to avoid relegation & are 5 points behind the team just out of the danger zone Granada. Important win today indeed for Zaragoza.
|Castro for Betis|
REAL BETIS climb as they caused another defeat on OSASUNA winning 1 - 0 with the goal of RUBEN CASTRO in the 34th min. Osasuna went down to 10 men in the 61st min when midfielder Garcia was sent off with a red card.
|Malaga - Real Sociedad|
MALAGA FC let go a golden chance to get the third spot on the Spanish League ladder when they drew 1 - 1 with REAL SOCIEDAD. The home team started well with a 19th min goal from ISCO, but Socieded answered with the equalizer in the 48th min via XABI PRIETO. Real Sociedad went down to 10 men when Mikel Martinez was sent off & Malaga could not take advantage of their numerical superiority.
|Acosta for Racing de Santander|
VILLAREAL let go three points after RACING DE SANTANDER drew in the very last moment via a goal from ACOSTA in the 94th min. Earlier H.PEREZ had put Villareal ahead in the 47th min & things looked favourable for the home team.
The draw for Racing lifts their spirits but the Club seems destined sadly for 2º Division Football next season.
|Fernando Llorente scores for Bilbao|
The header goal from FERNANDO LLORENTE in the 12th min was enough to give the three points to ATHLETIC CLUB BILBAO over REAL MALLORCA. The visitors had a golden chance to equalize in the 35th min but Bigas hit the woodwork , so did Toquero for Bilbao in the 92nd min. Final result 1-0
Bilbao won today but their collective team "mind" was on this Thursdays Europa League semi 1º leg clash with Sporting Lisbon.
|Falcao for At Madrid|
City of Madrid "derby" between RAYO VALLECANO & ATLETICO DE MADRID with the visitors taking the match & the three points with a 0 - 1 scorline. It was´nt a pretty match at all with Rayo having more of the ball than Atletico. Both teams missed some "sitter" chances & things began balancing out as the match went on.
However a rapid counter-attack from Atletico ( via Juan Fran ) caught Rayo off guard & FALCAO fired home the opener & what would be later the winner in the 64th min. Therefore a slim win for Atletico which takes the game without brilliance but with effectiveness.
MONDAY NIGHT ROUND 34 MATCH
Getafe - Sevilla FC