GRANADA drew 1 - 1 against DEPORTIVO A CORUÑA in a hard fought out match that included a "phantom goal" not given to Deportivo.
The first goal came from a sloppy defensive back pass mistake with Granada goalie involved when OLIVIERA scored for Deportivo in the 40th min. From here onwards Deportivo had numerous chances but kept bouncing into the Granada goalie which stopped all attempts. Then Granada pushed forward & were rewarded when Italian FLORO FLORES equalized in the 81st min.
RCD ESPANYOL let slip a victory chance over ATHLETIC CLUB BILBAO when the latter made a comeback to finish the game with a 3 - 3 draw.
Espanyol started strong with goals from LOPEZ in the 17th min & VERDU in the 43rd min, but Bilbao pulled back in the 55th min via ADURIZ & FRAN LLORENTE who came on as a substitute equalized in the 71st min.
Very competitive up to this point, & Espanyol scored the third & got ahead via LONGO in the 80th min & looked set for the three points. But Bilbao managed to equalize again via ADURIZ in the 83rd min for his second & team saver.
Espanyol Coach Pochettino was sent off , a sign of the nerves & tension of the match.
OSASUSA drew with REAL MALLORCA 1 - 1 in a hard fought out match that included a red card each when Osasuna forward Llorente elbowed Mallorca defender Nunes & the latter reacted violently. The struggle continued until SOLA scored for Osasuna in the 69th min to which HEMED equalized in the 78th min. Even result & shared points.
|Real Sociedad - Real Zaragoza|
REAL SOCIEDAD managed the victory over visiting Club REAL ZARAGOZA with two moments of brilliance that gave them the 2 - 0 winning result. In general the game was not exciting & was more tactical , not to mention lacking spectacle, until IÑIGO MARTINEZ scored in the 55th min & VELA scored a penalty in the 61st min.
ATLETICO DE MADRID defeated 4 - 3 fellow city Club RAYO VALLECANO suffering, especially after being 4 - 0 at the 55th min. In fact Rayo Vallecano nearly pulled off the equalizing miracle that would have been a disaster for Atletico after 60 min of perfect Football.
Up to the collapsing moment, Atletico scored via MARIO SUAREZ ( 29th min), KOKE ( 49th min ) , ARDA ( 51 st min ) & FALCAO via a penalty ( 55 min ). Then the complacency & a drastic drop in concentration levels allowed Rayo to dominant & call all the shots.
Rayo player DELIBASIC scored twice in the 82nd & 85th min & LEO in the 89th min, which made the "balls" of the Atletico fans rise up to their throats. Thanks to the heavens that the referee blew the whistle. Their will be some firm shouting ( screaming ) in the Atletico dressing room from Coach Simeone no doubt.