Bad night for the two Spanish Football Clubs with UEFA Chaampions League duties tonight. Here are the final results along with all the goalscorers.


Paris St Germain hosted FC Barcelona for their Group F match & won 3 - 2 in a fantastic game of European Football. Barça lost its goal-defensive "virginity" this season receiving 3 goals & notching up its first official defeat. Barça Coach Luis Enrique started with the following players:

Ter Stegen; Alves, Mascherano, Mathieu, Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Iniesta; Pedro, Messi & Neymar

As you can see goalie Claudio Bravo & Gerard Pique were on the bench, with some Football observers already out of the box with criticisms concerning the continual line-up changes that are being applied game after game. 

In any case, it was a relatively even & a see-saw match. PSG put in a marvellous effort in the midfield with Motta shining & Lucas Moura outstanding. On the other hand Barça made too many mistakes tonight with their passing & continual loss of balls in the midfield which cost them dearly in the end. Barça defender Dani Alves will be blamed tonight for a poor performance, while his defending team-mates - Mascherano, Mathieu & Alba - will also receive some local flack for their disorganization. Even the Barça goalie tonight Ter Stegen will be analysed for his part - or non part - in the second PSG goal . 

The match goals came in the following order:
  • David Luiz 10th min, 1 - 0
  • Messi 12th min , 1 - 1
  • Verratti 27th min, 2 - 1
  • Maatuidi 52nd min , 3 - 1
  • Neymar 56th min, 3 - 2
It was however admirable to see how Barça reacted almost immediately to pull the score back each time, but the French were better organized & more focused on what needed to be done. 

Barça came real close to equalizing in the final part of the match with PSG defender Marquinhos blocking a Neymar shot, young Munir hitting the post & Sandro missing a clear opportunity.  

Good & deserved victory for PSG & Barça to fly home to the expected criticisms that make the Football circus go round.


Disaster for Athletic Club Bilbao losing 2 - 1 to Bate Borisov in their Group H game. The loss puts things uphill for Bilbao to be able to qualify out of the Group phase. 

The starting 11 for Bilbao was:

Iraizoz; Iraola, San José, Laporte, Balenziaga; Iturraspe, Beñat, Rico; Ibai, Muniain & Aduriz.

Notable absences were De Marcos & Susaeta who were left on the bench. Here too Bilbao Coach Valverde - as with FC Barcelona Coach Luis Enrique - will receive local criticisms & flake over the line-up. 

However, Bilbao played badly & was chaotic. Bate scored two goal in the first half, Polyakov in the 19th min & Kaarnitskiy in the 41st min. Too many midfield mistakes from Bilbao, especially Iturraspe who had terrible game. The Bilbao 41st min goal from Aduriz gave some hope but the Spanish Team failed to convert their gained opportunities in the second half. 

Tomorrow more UEFA Champions League action with Spanish Football Clubs Real Madrid & Atletico de Madrid in action.


Spanish Football Liga action continued today with the remaining scheduled games of Round 6 . Here is a brief summary with all the final results & all the goalscorers.

Liga Spanish Football 2014

Madrid Club Getafe got themselves some needed oxygen with their 1 - 0 victory over Malaga FC in today s midday match. The winner came in the 24th min through Herrero.

Liga Spanish Football 2014

Deportivo A Coruña lost 0 - 1 to Almeria in the most frustrating manner possible. The Almeria winner came in the 92nd min when Edger shot at goal & the ball deflected off Deportivo player Laure & put off-balance goalie Lux. Tough end for the home team, while Almeria were very glad for their earned three points.

Liga Spanish Football 2014

Real Sociedad put in perhaps one of their better performances this season after drawing 1 - 1 against Valencia CF. Valencia went ahead first in the 15th min with  goal from Carles Gil in the 15th min. However, far from dropping their shoulders Real Sociedad picked up their game & Canales equalized in the 36th min. From here see-saw stuff with chances going to both teams right to the end. In fact, Real Sociedad could have taken the three points but was not able to convert in the crucial moments. 

Cordoba drew 0 - 0 with RCD Espanyol . Anti-climatic affair with the highlight being Cordoba rightly having a goal disallowed for off-side.


Spanish Football Liga Round 6 action today with all the Champions League Clubs scheduled. Following are all the final results along with the goalscorers.

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Round 6 of Liga kicked off last night with the Elche & Celta de Vigo match. The encounter was settled when Celta forward Nolito scored in the 89th min. 

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Villarreal hosted Real Madrid & lost 0 - 2. The visitors started with Casillas & Benzema & curiously suffered defensively especially the first half hour. Seems the 4-3-3 set up is currently more vulnerable than the 4-4-2 system for Real Madrid.

Villarreal played well & put Real Madrid on the ropes but failed to materialize their goal chances which were many & varied. In the case of Real Madrid they maximized their opportunities with two individual pieces that came in the right moments. Modric shot from outside the box & scored in the 32nd min just when Villarreal were on a roll. Then Cristiano Ronaldo scored in the 40th min after a counter-attack that James Rodriguez started & Benzema took forward to set up his team-mate.  

Two knock out punches, that was all that was needed.  

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FC Barcelona scored big winning Granada 6 - 0. Neymar got a HAT-TRICK, Lionel Messi scored two & Ratikic scored a goal. Xavi Hernandez started today for Barça & his presence & Football was decisive. The goals came in the following manner:
  • Neymar 26th min , 1- 0
  • Ratikic 43rd min , 2 - 0
  • Neymar 46th min, 3 - 0
  • Messi 62nd min, 4 - 0
  • Neymar 66th min, 5 -0
  • Messi 82nd min, 6 - 0
If you get the chance make sure you see the highlights some of the goals were fantastic.

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Important match for both Atletico de Madrid & Sevilla FC to psychologically claim "their turf" & keep up with rivals. Atletico de Madrid won 4 - 0 in convincing fashion Sevilla in an excellent performance by the home team that brought them back in union with followers & in line with their Liga aspirations.

A tough & rough match as expected between these rivals with goals coming in the following order:
  • Koke 19th min, 1 - 0
  • Saul 42nd min, 2 - 0
  • Raul Garcia (penalty) 83rd min, 3 - 0
  • Raul Jimenez 90th min, 4 - 0
The last goal was celebrated with certain aggression as Raul Jimenez screamed out all his accumulated tension after suffering some criticism from fans. The Mexican was signed with high expectations. Relief for the player with his first Liga goal.

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Levante continue with their horror run with another loss 0 - 2 this time to Madrid Club Rayo Vallecano. The protagonist was Leo Baptistao who scored the teams two goals, first in the 11th min & the other in the 32th min.

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Athletic Club Bilbao hosted fellow Basque region Club Eibar & drew 0 - 0. The home team looked for & attempted fiercely to find  much needed victory but faced a serious & rock steady Eibar. A typically fierce local derby. Shared points.

Tomorrow more Round 6 Liga games scheduled.


The last two remaining Spanish Football Liga Round 5 mid-week games were played tonight with the following final results & goalscorers.

Espanyol - Getafe Liga 2014

RCD Espanyol hosted Madrid Club Getafe & both needed a win to stay in touch with the strong Clubs. The home team managed to solve the match & win this first season game 2 - 0 thus grabbing the three important points. Getafe sits sadly in the bottom places of the Liga classification table & is currently of some concern for followers & fans.

The goals came in the second half through Sergio Garcia in the 65th min & Stuani in the 82nd min. 

Spanish Liga 2014

Valencia CF "pushed" aside Liga last placed Club Cordoba tonight winning 3 - 0. The three points allows Valencia to sit as join leader with FC Barcelona of the Liga classification table. Valencia CF are on a roll & are giving lost joy to their followers with some good Football, goals & straight victories. 

The three goals came from Paco Alcacer in the 22nd min, Gaya in the 26th min & Feghouli in the 73rd min.


Spanish Football & mid-week Liga continued tonight with 6 matches scheduled of Round 5. Here are all the final results & all the goalscorers.


Almeria hosted Atletico de Madrid & lost 0 - 1 to a corner header which Atletico de Madrid defender Godin converted for the winner. However, Almeria was sticky & disruptive the earlier part of the game & during the latter were dangerous when they attempted to take advantage of the tiring visitors. Atletico played well but missed numerous chances to have "killed off" the match earlier. Said all this the three points will make Atletico happy.


Madrid Club Rayo Vallecano managed an important 2 - 1 win over Athletic Club Bilbao. The local hero was Leo Baptistao, on loan from At Madrid, who scored both goals, including  the winner in the 89th min. Earlier the Rayo player equalized for his team in the 39th min taking advantage of a Iraizoz (Bilbao goalie) mistake. The Bilbao goal came from Aduriz in the 21st min putting the visitors ahead but this did not last too long. 


Eibar drew 1 - 1 with Villarreal. The first half went to Eibar which scored in the 9th min through Arruabarrena, while the second half went to Villarreal with their equalizer in the 71st min with an excellent Gerard goal. Shared points.


Malaga FC earned themselves a confidence boosting 0 - 0 drew against FC Barcelona. Slight hiccup for Barça which was hampered all night from a tight defending Malaga FC. Frustrating indeed for Barça as they kept smashing into the home side wall, although the visitors did create their chances. 


Sevilla FC won Real Sociedad 1 - 0 with the winner in the 19th min from on-loan Barça forward Deulofeu. Sevilla went from strong to less, while the visitors picked up their Football in the second half giving the home team a headache. In the end Sevilla held on.


Granada lost 0 - 1 to Levante with their 46th  min goal & winner from Ruben Garcia. Important win for the visitors that stops their bad Liga season start. 

Tomorrow the last two Round 5 mid-week games scheduled.

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