Rayo Vallecano made a comeback to equalize their match against Sevilla FC. The final 2 - 2 result gives Rayo wings in the classification table while Sevilla suffers a break in their winning streak. Goals in the following order:
- N´Zonzi 9th min, 0 - 1
- Iborra 19th min, 0 - 2
- Manucho 42nd min, 1 - 2
- Miku 61 st min, 2 - 2
Malaga FC drew 1 - 1 with Real Madrid. This final result practically puts an end to the Liga title aspirations for Real Madrid as FC Barcelona is now 9 points away, & Real Madrid plays Atletico de Madrid next week. No one sees FC Barcelona losing three Liga games thus Real Madrid can - barring a small miracle - say goodbye to this Liga this season.
Malaga FC simply played better, while Real Madrid without Benzema was ineffective upfront. Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 32nd min with a header (offside by the way) & later missed a penalty... this would prove costly.
The best player for Real Madrid was goalkeeper Keylor Navas who made exceptional saves until finally Malaga was rewarded with their deserved prize with a 65th min equalizer from Albentosa.
Only season objetive left for Real Madrid is now Champions League, & this will not be easy at all.
Athletic Club Bilbao lost the Basque Region derby against Real Sociedad 0 - 1. The winner for Real Sociedad came in the 16th min from a Jonathas goal. From here the match had plenty of action & opportunities with chances falling to both teams.
The bad news for Bilbao was the injury to Williams who will go into examination in the following hours.
Real Sociedad are not the same team as the first part of Liga. They now play much better Football & more importantly, win.
Granada lost 1 - 2 to Valencia CF with action happening in the latter part of the game. Valencia went ahead first through Parejo in the 55th min & Valencia later scored again in the 90th min through Mina. Granada then scored in the 91st min via Mendez to put some late nerves into the equation.
Valencia grab three valuable points , while Granada continues to struggle in the bottom part of the Liga ladder.
Atletico de Madrid drew 0 - 0 with Villarreal. With this result, & the draw of Real Madrid, it makes FC Barcelona the big winner after Round 25 of Liga, putting more points spaces between both.
Very even match & with both teams trying hard but failing to convert their efforts into goals. Atletico de Madrid meets Real Madrid next week were they have the chance to consolidate the Liga table second place.