SPANISH FOOTBALL & its LEAGUE was super emotional as Clubs put in the extra effort to either avoid relegation into the 2nd Division & fight it out for the limited European places at the Top of LA LIGA ladder. Seven games played tonight in Round 35 with nerves, frustrations, controversy & for some,  complete joy. Here is a summary of todays events, results & scorers.

Barral scores the equalizer for Sporting

REAL SPORTING DE GIJON came back to equalize in the final moment to finish their clash with DEPORTIVO A CORUÑA in a 2 - 2 draw. Very controversial finish from Deportivo´s point of view as a penalty ( a second ) was called in Sporting s favour that leaves doubts,  & the conversion by BARRAL in the 96th min put Deportivo one step away from the relegation zone.

Deportivo started well with an 8th min goal from ADRIAN & looked good until a penalty was given to Sporting to which AYOZE scored in the 35th min & equalized. Deportivo were not daunted & continued with their confident play & ADRIAN put them ahead with his second in the 40th min.

Rough & tough second half that saw Deportivo attempt to hold out until a "controversial penalty" was given to Sporting right at the end that allowed the equalizer & took away 2 vital points out of their hands. Now they are in real trouble on the ladder

Getafe win & give hope

Different story at GETAFE which started in the relegation positions & won tonight 2 - 0 to get out at the expense of ALMERIA who says GOODBYE to the Spanish League. COLUNGA put Getafe ahead in the 4th min & PEDRO RIOS gave a second in the 53rd min. Getafe are still in danger but have greater hopes, while I send my best wishes to all the wonderful fans at Almeria who see their team drop.

Toquero for Athletic de Bilbao

Great match between ATHLETIC DE BILBAO & LEVANTE with the home team winning 3 - 2 in a game that complicated itself for Bilbao. The win strengthens Bilbao´s claim for a Euro place as they attempt to "fend off" Sevilla & Atletico de Madrid.

Bilbao dominated most of the game with TOQUERO scoring in the 30th min, DAVID LOPEZ in the 47th via a penalty & FERNANDO LLORENTE in the 62nd. But things went wrong & Levente nearly surprised Bilbao with two quick goals from STUANI in the 77th min & NANO in the 85th min. Levante nearly spoiled the party!

Young Giovani MVP for Racing

Vital victory by RACING DE SANTANDER away 2 - 3 to HERCULES that puts the latter deeper into the relegation black hole. It was an intense match as one would expect between two teams playing for their Spanish League future & that saw a direct Red Card to Hercules Valdes in the 60th min.

Young GIOVANI is getting better with games & is directly responsable to have helped Racing at this critical end part of the season. Two goals from the player in the 13th & 40th min along with team-mate HENRIQUE in the 46th min. For Hercules there failed attempt gave two goals from SENDOA in the 39th min & THIAGO in the 42th min that wasn´t enough. 

Spanish Soccer
Valencia CF back in the groove

VALENCIA CF has the main objective of cementing the Spanish Football League 3rd place on the ladder & defeated REAL SOCIEDAD 3 - 0. ROBERTO SOLDADO keeps knocking them in & scored two goals in the 16th & 37th min, along with JONAS in the 25th min.

The loss for Real Sociedad puts them dangerously in the orbit of the relegation zone "black hole". Warning lights at San Sebastian.

Spanish Football
Atletico de Madrid - Malaga 

Never is an team ("animal") more dangerous than when injured. ATLETICO DE MADRID found that out with MALAGA losing 0 - 3 at home as the latter are fighting to survive in the Spanish Football 1º Division. A heavy blow for Atletico as their faint Champions League aspirations disappear & their Europa League plans are now in danger.

As expected a very hard fought out game which was very physical as both teams went all out in their endevours. But it was Malaga that got ahead via RONDON in the 29th min & that man again, BAPTISTA in the 35th min.

Atletico attempted to recover from this shock but the "nail in the coffin" came in the 84th min via MARESCA to put things beyond the home side. Celebrations for Malaga that makes a big leap into the mid positions of the ladder, while Atletico de Madrid underestimated the  fighting spirit of their adversary tonight.

Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick man

SEVILLA FC lost 2 - 6 to REAL MADRID & thus delays any festive actions that FC Barcelona may have had in mind in celebrating tomorrow because mathematically they cannot claim the Spanish League Title just as yet. Apart from this,  the Spanish Football League Top Goal scorer for season 2010-2011 prize - "El Pichichi" - slanted towards CRISTIANO RONALDO with his 4 goals ( HAT-TRICK) tonight ( 30th , 64th, 70th & 76th min). The other goals for Real Madrid came via SERGIO RAMOS with a header that opened proceedings in the 21st min & KAKA that managed his in the 41st min.

The match was dominated by Real Madrid most of the time except for small burst periods in the second half when Sevilla FC got their rewards & goals via ALVARO NEGERDO in the 60th min, & again the same player late in the 84th min.

To end, three matches tomorrow to finish off Round 35, with Barça included,  & without doubt Lionel Messi aiming to cancel out & pull back some goals in the head to head clash with Ronaldo for the "Pichichi" award.

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