Celta de Vigo took the "Galicia Regional" derby winning Deportivo A Coruña 4 - 1. Deserved victory with Celta having all the answers & control. The goals fell in the following order:
- Mallo 31st min, 1 - 0
- Albentosa 36th min, 1 - 1
- Aspas 59th min (penalty), 2 - 1
- Orellana 77th min, 3 - 1
- Aspas 82nd min, 4 - 1
Sevilla FC inflicted the first lost this season for Atletico de Madrid winning 1 - 0. The game was very tactical with everything occurring in the midfield zone. An area saturated with players as both teams were more conservative than adventurous.
However, a brilliant pass mid 2º half from ex-Atletico Vietto found N´Zonzi who got away from the visiting defenders in score the only & winning goal in the 73rd min.
Shortly after Atletico lost Koke to a red card (double yellow) to leave his team down to 10 men. There was no time or way for Atletico to find the equalizer.
Big moral victory for Sevilla FC which finds itself up there in the classification table with the big team. Questioned Sevilla Coach Sampoli wins some credit & prestige.
Villarreal was pushed by Las Palmas but managed to win in extremis 2 - 1. Although Las Palmas got ahead first through the 30th min goal by Boateng, the talent & class of the Villarreal team came through. Sansone equalized in the 63rd min & Bakambu got the winner in the 91st min.
Malaga FC was too strong winning Madrid Club Leganes 4 - 0. The goals came in the following order:
- Jony 39th min, 1 - 0
- Chory Castro 41st min, 2 - 0
- Sandro 56th min, 3 - 0
- Camacho 91st min, 4 - 0
Real Madrid dominated most play but made many mistakes defensively & in their passing that always allowed the visitors to get back into the game.
Real Madrid opened the scoring through Benzema from a pin point pass from Isco in the 7th min. Bilbao then put in a great spell of Football earning the equalizer in the 26th min through Sabin. The match was then wide open with end to end play & opportunities for both teams. Real Madrid began losing control in the 2º half which made Coach Zidane make changes Lucas Vazquez (for Isco) & Morata (for Benzema).
The winner came in the 82nd min when Gareth Bale passed to find Morata who scored after scrambling from his first attempt to get the ball into the net.
Real Madrid maintains top spot of La Liga classification table, but their game tonight was not at all good & could have been easily a loss.