SPANISH FOOTBALL & Round 20 of the Spanish League - La Liga continued tonight with six matches. Here is a brief summary of events with results & scorers.

Spanish Football
Sporting de Gijon winner by Barral

REAL SPORTING DE GIJON won 1 - 0 ATLETICO DE MADRID. The visitors put in a terrible performance & are undergoing some unexplained difficulties in this part of the season. Real Sporting managed the winner after some horrible defending between Atletico defender Perea & midfielder Garcia that allowed BARRAL to score the winning goal in the 50th min. Atletico did not react at all & left a pitiful image that left fans bewildered by their pathetic performance & play. Sporting Gijon will be happy as the three points gives them more oxygen as they too are going through a rough patch.

Spanish Soccer
Sergio Garcia scores for Espanyol

lost at home to RCD ESPANYOL 1 - 3 with the latter making a great comeback. Getafe got ahead first via MIKU in the 13th min but gradually lost control of the game to see LUIS GARCIA equalize in the 52nd min & Espanyol go further ahead with goals by CALLEJON in the 59th min & SERGIO GARCIA in the 63rd min.

Spanish League 2011
Ulloa scored twice today

defeated comfortably OSASUNA 3 - 1 & keep up their marked improvement & string of wins. Goals for Almeria came from C. GARCIA in the 8th min & ULLOA who scored twice (10th & 54th min). The only goal for Osasuna came from ARANDA with his 23rd min contribution.

La Liga
Zaragoza - Deportivo

REAL ZARAGOZA need all the points they can muster up to keep out of relegation problems & they managed three tonight with a 1  - 0 win over DEPORTIVO. The winner came thanks to BOUTAHAR in the 38th min. 

Real Madrid
Karim Benzema 

REAL MADRID Coach Jose Miurinho chose today to make experiments? First half Xabi Alonso & Ozil were left on the bench for Gago & Kaká, then both the latter were taken off for the former for the start of the second half. Why? Perhaps Mourinho was thinking in this mid week Spanish Cup semi final 1º leg against Sevilla FC?  KARIM BENZEMA started & was very average except for his 60th min effort that turned out to be the winning goal against REAL MALLORCA ending that match with a 1 - 0 result.

It was a strange match all round with a disciplined & well placed Real Mallorca suffocating Real Madrid in the midfield & practicing some very dangerous counter-attacking Football. In fact, Mallorca hit the post via Nsue in the 13th min & Real Madrid keepr IKER CASILLAS made two vital saves (one in the last minute from Mallorca forward Webo) to help out his team in tonights victory. Looking at the match overall a draw would have made it more justly as Real Madrid did not convince & they looked out off place & out of timing.

Said  all this, three points are three points & how they are gained at this stage make little difference as Real Madrid mantain the 4 point difference with Liga Leaders FC Barcelona.

Spanish Soccer
Rossi scores twice for Villareal

REAL SOCIEDAD visited VILLAREAL & played well up to the moment they scored their only goal via ARANBURU in the 29th min. From that moment Villareal took control & "fixed" things with two great goals from ROSSI ( 40th & 47th min) with Cazorla proving the passes. Final result 2 - 1 to Villareal who continue showing that they are an alternative to the two Spanish Football giants: FC Barcelona & Real Madrid.

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