Villarreal hosted FC Barcelona & lost to a 81st min goal by substitute Sandro from a great Messi pass. Good game of Football with both teams attacking & creating numerous chances along with both goalkeepers very active with some marvellous saves. In the end the Barça perseverance & perhaps some luck allowed them to find their chance & convert for the winner. FC Barcelona still need some time to find their groove as the new incorporations are still looking for total & complete integration.
Final score 0 - 1 to Barcelona & important 3 points.
Surprise result with Real Sociedad winning 4 - 2 Real Madrid after being down 0 - 2. Great & prideful performance from Real Sociedad which deserved the three points, but a disappointing performance from Real Madrid that brought back memories of Di Maria & Xabi Alonso.
Real Madrid started on fire with a Sergio Ramos header goal in the 5th min & a Gareth Bale second goal in the 11th min. Real Madrid created more opportunities & failed to score more which they later paid for dearly.
The Real Sociedad comeback happened in the following manner:
- Iñigo Martinez 34th min
- Zurutuza 41st min
- Zurutuza 65th min
- Carlos Vela 74th min
Coach Carlo Ancelotti has plenty of work ahead in coming weeks. By the way Cristiano Ronaldo was rested.
Great match & a cliff hanger between Deportivo A Coruña & Madrid Club Rayo Vallecano with a 2 - 2 final draw result.
Young ex-Real Madrid player Jose Rodriguez opened the score for Deportivo in the 8th min. Rayo Vallecano equalized with hard work in the 40th min via Bueno & then Bueno again scored in the 73rd min to put Rayo ahead. Just when Rayo had the victory in their hands Deportivo player Cuenca scored the equalizer in the 95th min. Shared points!
Elche 1 - Granada 1 , first goal for Granada from Fran Rico in the 82nd min. The Elche equalizer in the 91st min from Lomban.
La Liga takes a 2 week break due to international match schedule.