REAL ZARAGOZA defeated OSASUNA 3 - 1. The visitors are not in good shape of late while the home team were inspired today. POSTINGA put Zaragoza ahead in the 4th min to which ARMENTEROS equalized for Osasuna in the 29th min. That was all Osasuna could do with TIMOR giving Zaragoza its second via an own goal in the 45th min & APOÑO got the third via a penalty in the 71st min
CELTA DE VIGO won 2 - 1 GETAFE. The socrers were FERNANDEZ in the 57th min & South Korean signing PARK in the 68th min. For Getafe their star revelation player BARRADA scored in the 54th min.
REAL BETIS won 1 - 0 RCD ESPANYOL against the grain. Espanyol deserved more, much more as they were again unlucky in front of goal. The visitors played much better & dominated, until PAULAO in the 17th min got the only Betis goal that Espanyol never recovered from the whole game. The worst came in the second half when Espanyol lost WAKASO to a red card.
|FCB - Granada|
A suffered win by FC BARCELONA 2 - 0 over a defensive GRANADA with their goalie TOÑO starring. Total domination by Barça but the Granada defence & their goalie stopped the numerous goal opportunities. It looked like things would end in a 0 - 0 draw until XAVI scored a "cracker" in the 87th min & BORJA in the 92nd min.
The interesting moment of the night was the drilling Messi gave David Villa for not returning a ball in a play combination. This adds evidence to rumours that the relationship between Messi & Villa is not the best & under frustration & pressure tonight this may have flowered.
Three points won by Barça, the the team this season is not as effective & "devastating" as last year. The Messi "incident" with Villa with give rise to talk in the coming days.