Spanish Soccer - Football games played today as part of Round 30 of Liga. Plenty of goals & with bottom of the ladder teams fighting for their Liga life. Here are all the final scores ( results ) & all the goalscorers.

Soccer Liga 2013

Battling bottom of the table area Granada got a real hiding from Real Betis losing 1 - 5. The home side was perhaps nervous with their ladder situation & was out played in all fronts. Betis striker Ruben Castro scored two quick goals in the 30th & 32nd min which rattled Granada & things got worst in the 34th min when a third came from an own goal from Granada I.Lopez.

Granada was broken morally & Betis got a fourth via Pabon in the 53rd min. The home side grabbed a consolation goal in the 71st min by Aranda but that was latter cancelled out by a Betis fifth in the 85th min by Angel.

Granada defender Siquiera got a red card in the 2nd half from the frustration.

Soccer Liga 2013

Real Sociedad defeated Malaga FC 4 - 2 with the latter resting players thinking about next weeks Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund. The victory by Real Sociedad secures the 4th place on the Liga ladder & puts them in Champions positions, an extraordinary achievement so far from the Club.

The damage was done in the first 30 mins with an unstoppable Sociedad. Carlos Vela opened in the 20th min, followed by De La Bella in the 24th min & Griezmann in the 31st min. Malaga finally shook off the blows & reacted with a 43th min goal by Pedro Morales.

The second half was more even with Malaga getting a fourth thanks to Iñigo Martinez in the 51st min. Malaga FC saved some pride with a Santa Cruz second for Malaga in the 70th min, but the work was already done earlier by Real Sociedad.

Soccer Liga 2013

Real Madrid won 5 - 1 Levante with the home team starting with CR7 , Khedira, Ozil & Di Maria on the bench thinking about Champions League. Don´t be fooled by the score line, Real Madrid needed Cristiano Ronaldo & Ozil to come on mid second half to settle the match, while Levante missed occasions which could have given a different final result.

Levante scored first via Michel in the 31st min. However Real Madrid reacted via an extraordinary & spectacular volley from a Xabi Alonso pass that found Higuain in the 36th min who transformed that brought the house down. Then Real Madrid won a penalty which Kaka converted in the 39th min.

Although this steadied things for Real Madrid they were not able to "kill off" Levante & needed to bring on the services of Cristiano Ronaldo, Di Maria & Ozil. The goals came in 8 minutes of hammer smashing counter-attacks. Cristiano Ronaldo with the third in the 84th min, followed by two goals from Ozil in the 87th & 91st min.

Soccer Liga 2013

Desperate Football from two Clubs fighting to maintain their future in the Spanish First Division. Both teams face the relegation threat & the Football was strong, fierce & fought out with the battle going to Deportivo A Coruña 3 - 2 over Real Zaragoza.

Even all match with blows & counter-attacking blows until one managed the knock-out punch. Deportivo scored first with B.Gama in the 11th min to which Zaragoza equalized via Postinga in the 16th min converting a penalty. The punches continued & Zaragoza went ahead in the 35th min with a Montañes  goal but Depor equalized in the 40th with a Marchena goal. The knock-out came in the 56th min & very unlucky with an own goal  from Zaragoza player Abraham in the 56th min.

Deportivo took the three points & breathe another week.

Spain Soccer 2013

When the top placed Club on the Liga ladder faces the bottom placed team you get a scoreline like the one between FC Barcelona & Real Mallorca: 5- 0 . Could have been more, Barça left Messi & Xavi on the bench thinking about PSG next week in Champions League & managed to turn the night into a celebration. Firstly, Coach Vilanova was active & in charge on the sidelines & French Barça defender Abidal came back on the field of play in the 73rd min after a long spell out with a life threatening problem with liver transplant included. Great to see the man playing Football again, emotional stuff.

To add to the night Cesc Fabregas got a HAT-TRICK with goals in the 20th, 37th & 46th min to let everyone know he is still around. Alexis also got into the party with two goals, the first in the 22nd & the second in the 38th min to soften severe criticism of late for his "horror" season.

Regarding Real Mallorca, barring a miracle, the Club will be in the Spanish 2º Division next season. Can´t see them saving themselves after tonight's performance.

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