Madrid Club Rayo Vallecano lost 0 - 1 to Sevilla FC. One of their many defensive mistakes lead to the winner in the 8th min. A mix-up between a Rayo defender & goalkeeper allowed Bacca to score. Rayo looked for the equalizer in the latter part of the game but Sevilla held strong in defence to secure the 3 points.
City of Barcelona derby with FC Barcelona hosting RCD Espanyol. The final result a runaway 5 - 1 victory for Barça with a HAT-TRICK from Lionel Messi included. Espanyol got themselves ahead in the 13th min but Barça reacted in the 44th min to equalize & later poured on the goals. This is the order of all the goals:
- Sergio Garcia 13th min, 0 - 1
- Messi 44th min, 1 - 1
- Messi 50th min, 2 - 1
- Pique 52th min, 3 -1
- Pedro 76th min, 4 - 1
- Messi 81st min, 5 - 1
Granada surprised pushing Valencia CF right up to the end. In fact, the home team deserved the victory, but Valencia are also a tough nut to crack & bit their teeth to manage a worked 1 - 1 draw down to 10 men when Alcacer was sent off in the 87th min.
In fact, Valencia thought they had managed to shake off Granada when Alvaro Negredo put them ahead in the 83rd min. But Valencia lost Alcacer to a red card in the 87th min to which Granada fully exploited & managed the equalizer in the 89th min through Success - possible offside! Excitement & controversy right down to the wire.
More Spanish Football with Monday night Round 14 games still to be played:
Eibar - Almeria
Levante - Getafe