Round 21 continued this afternoon with four more games of the Spanish Football League - Liga - after Real Madrid defeated Getafe 4 - 0 midday. Here is a brief summary of events, final results & all the goalscorers.

La Liga 2013

Madrid Club RAYO VALLECANO are not consistent this season but lift to the big occasions. They managed to defeat REAL BETIS 3 - 0 in an entertaining match. Rayo was already a goal up after 4 mins when PITI converted a penalty. Betis reacted somewhat but the locals kept to their plan of steady defence & quick attacks. It paid off when in the 65th min DELIBASIC scored & later the third goal came in the 82 nd via JUAN CARLOS.

La Liga 2013

FC BARCELONA defeated OSASUNA 5 - 1 with the visitors down to 10 men in the 27th min with a red card to Arribas. This event gave the match over to Barça who exploited the advantage to steam-roll Osasuna out of the match. 

Before the red card, MESSI put Barça ahead in the 11 th min & Osasuna equalized in the 24th min via RAOUL LOE. With Osasuna down to 10 men, MESSI began his personal show with another goal in the 28 min converting a penalty, PEDRO managed the third Barça goal in the 41 st min & MESSI continued with two more - 55 th & 57th - to belt in his HAT-TRICK + 1. Special mention to David Villa who played well & connected with Messi in deadly fashion tonight.

Dress rehearsal perhaps for the big mid-week Spanish Cup 1º leg semi-final against Real Madrid, as Barça was firing tonight on all 8 pistons. Exhibition of Football, pace & class with Messi overwhelming.

Malaga FC

REAL MALLORCA are currently second last on the Liga table & are desperately attempting to get out of the relegation zone. To be able to do this the team needs victories something that his an uphill battle for Mallorca lately. Tonight MALAGA FC defeated them away 2 - 3 with Mallorca showing glimpses of danger on & off, one of those occasions being the goal in the 27th min thanks to CASADESUS & another a brave attempt at a comeback via GIOVANNI in the 71st min that did not find momentum.

Malaga FC , although inconsistent, was finally the more effective & had their ideas clearer on how to go about with their Football tonight. SAVIOLA opened things for them in the 10th min, followed by a second in the 16th min by ISCO & the third by MONREAL in the 62nd min. The danger point for Malaga came in the 72 nd min when defender Demichelis got a red card. This left Malaga with 10 men & Mallorca began to think that there was a possibility of equalizing the match & possibly turning the game around. Although Mallorca came close, Malaga put cold water on that idea to secure the scoreline.

La Liga 2013

ATLETICO DE MADRID Coach Simeone said before this match against ATHLETIC CLUB BILBAO that it would be their toughest to date, & that is how it was, very tough. It always is for any team which visits "San Mames" at Bilbao with a hostile atmosphere that backs its Club with fierce energy. This gets transmitted onto their players who rev themselves up to exhibit aggression, intensity & thirst for victory.

Atletico had their chances, plenty of good opportunities that they did not consolidate & showed tonight how much they miss Falcao up front. This allowed Bilbao to grow in confidence & believe in themselves as they were pushed forward by the home crowd. This & strong play slowly pushed the balance to their favour & the goals finally came for them.

SAN JOSE opened the can for Bilbao in the 50th min, & while Atletico went looking for the equalizer, Bilbao counter-attacked & found a second goal in the 77 th min via SUSAETA. Bilbao continued to grow in confidence & then put the match beyond doubt when DE MARCOS scored the third in the 84th min. Knock-out blow for Atletico.

Moral boost to BIlbao, important win for them. Atletico lost because they did not take their chances when they came & allowed the opponent to lift in spirits & play. Final result 3 - 0 to Bilbao.

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