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SPANISH FOOTBALL LIGA ROUND 21 SUNDAY GAMES RESULTS

Spanish Football Liga continued today with another 4 matches of Round 21. Here are all the final results along with all of todays goalscorers.

Spain Soccer 2015

Levante hosted Athletic Club Bilbao & lost 0 - 2 sinking them further in trouble in the Liga classification table. Deserved victory for Athletic with a grand Aduriz upfront scoring both of his teams goals, first in the 48th min & second in the 90th min.

Soccer in Spain 2015

First victory at home this season for Almeria after defeating Madrid Club Getafe 1 - 0. Heated encounter with a red card going to both sides: Escudero for Getafe & Hamed for Almeria. The winner for Almeria came through Mendez in the 43rd min.

Soccer Liga 2015

Repeat of the mid-week Spanish Cup quarter-finals clash were Espanyol eliminated Sevilla FC. Tonight Sevilla FC had its chance of "revenge" in Liga against RCD EspanyolGreat match & very intense with Sevilla failing to sentence the game early allowing Espanyol to make a comeback & equalize with only 10 men, but with a climactic positive end for Sevilla.

Espanyol got ahead first with Stuani scoring in the 15 min through a penalty. However Sevilla FC reacted quickly with goals from Diogo in the 26th min & Vitolo in the 35th min. Then disaster for Espanyol when goalie Kiko Casillas received a red card when handling the ball outside his area in the 41 st min. With Espanyol down with 10 men Sevilla dominated but failed to convert their many goal opportunities. This lifted Espanyol which managed the equalizer in the 78th min through Victor Sanchez

However the best was yet to come. In the 90th min Bacca found Aspas who scored for Sevilla the winner & in doing so, blowing the roof of the stands. Dramatic & heroic stuff.

Final result 3 - 2 draw


Soccer Spain 2015

FC Barcelona suffered & was pushed for their worked 3 - 2 win over Villarreal. Good team Villarreal which was not buckled by Barça at their home ground & put in a great offensive strategy which included dangerous counter-attacks. In the end the quality & experience of the Barça players managed to steer the match towards their favour. But Villarreal deserved more & perhaps a drawn result may have been more just. Overall entertaining Football.

The goals fell in the following order:
  • Cheryshev 30th min, 0 - 1
  • Neymar 45th min, 1 - 1
  • Vietto 51st min, 1 - 2
  • Rafinha 53rd min, 2 - 2
  • Messi 55th min , 3 - 2
MONDAY NIGHT ROUND 21 MATCH:
Malaga FC - Valencia CF

SPANISH FOOTBALL LIGA ROUND 21 SATURDAY GAMES RESULTS

Spanish Football Liga today with 4 scheduled games of Round 21. Here are all the final results along with the goalscorers.

Spain Football Liga 2015

Madrid Club Rayo Vallecano hosted Deportivo A Coruña in the Friday night Round 21 opener. Newly signed Borges was the star of Depor scoring both goals - 9th min & 71st min penalty - in his first game. The only goal for Rayo came through Bueno in the 21st min.

Spain Football Liga 2015

Real Madrid played Real Sociedad without Cristiano Ronaldo who is suspended & won comfortably 4 - 1. Although Real Madrid was caught sleeping,  in a first 30 seconds of play corner which Elustondo headed for the opener for Real Madrid, the visitors slowly fizzed out of the game.

Real Madrid reacted quickly & equalized in the 3rd min when James Rodriguez heading a Marcelo pass. Real Madrid gradually took control & Real Sociedad goalie Rulli was increasingly coming under fire. So much so, that he made half a dozen more saves during the match to keep the scoreline away from the scandalous category.

The second goal for Real Madrid came in the 36th min when Sergio Ramos smashed a goalie rebound started by Benzema into the back of the net. The Frenchman then starred in the 2º half scoring in the 51st min & in the 76th min with a beautiful play-shot that is the goal of the day. Must see if you can get access to replay video.

Special mention to Isco - back from injury - who was outstanding & tantalized, Marcelo active all match & James who was dangerous in the forward area.


Spain Soccer Liga

Atletico de Madrid travelled to Eibar to play in extreme weather & ground conditions to win 1 - 3 . All the damage was done in the first 30 mins with Atletico scoring all three goals in that space of time. Griezmann opened in the 7th min, & Mandzukic scored two more - 23rd & 25th min - goals. The Croatian then looked for his 3rd but Eibar goalie Irureta stopped everything shot at his goal. In fact, Eibar managed a consolation goal in the 89th min through Piovaccari.

Atletico de Madrid will go into next weeks Round 22 Liga game against Real Madrid firing on all pistons.

Liga soccer

Elche visited Granada & had a terrible night losing 1 - 0. The visitors finished with 9 men (received two red cards) & had a goal disallowed when it was legitimate. Granada got its only goal & the winner in the 56th min through Jhon Cordoba.  

Celta de Vigo defeated Cordoba 1 - 0 with a wonderful & spectacular goal from Nolito in the 56th min.

REAL MADRID - AT BILBAO - ILLARAMENDI CONNEXION

The "Winter Transfer Market" has shut for Spanish Football. The figures indicate that around 45M€ (+/-) have been spent by Clubs to strengthen their squads. However, while we will see soon all the new faces in action in upcoming Liga games, there is one name that has been mysterious, Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illaramendi, who most thought would end up at Athletic Club Bilbao. The reality is, he will line-up today with Real Madrid against his old Club Real Sociedad. 

Real Madrid 2015

Local Football observers acknowledge that Athletic Club Bilbao made a 24M€ offer for Illaramendi. The youngster is not being a regular at Real Madrid were his position is highly contested, & to add, Real Madrid has signed 21 year old Brazilian Lucas Silva. The Real Madrid Directives looked favourably in selling to Bilbao & recouping some of the 32M€ plus investment, apart from filtering a "non-existent" Arsenal FC offer to spice up things. So what happened?

1. Asier Illaramendi said NO. He simply did not wish to move, especially to the eternal rival of his beloved Real Sociedad,
2. Real Madrid Coach Ancelotti did not wish to sell, or at least face the rest of the upcoming season without a player that will help in case of emergencies.

Said this, the future of Asier Illaramendi is still uncertain at Real Madrid. He may have avoided this first sell attempt but things indicate that he may face a similar situation at the end of the season. This time the Club which is really interested is English Club Liverpool FC & they are expected to "pressure" this summer.

Will Illara say yes this time around ? Stay tuned!

SPANISH CUP-COPA DEL REY THURSDAY GAMES FINAL RESULTS

The Spanish Cup - Copa del Rey continued tonight with the remaining three 2º leg return Quarter-Final matches scheduled. Here are all the final results, goalscorers & qualifying Clubs.

Spanish Cup 2015

Madrid Club Getafe hosted Villarreal which came into this match with a 1 goal advantage from the first leg. A contested match which was finally settled in the 78th min when Villarreal scored the valuable away goal through Gerard

Final result tonight 0 - 1 to Villarreal which goes into the Copa del Rey semi-finals where they will meet FC Barcelona. 


Copa del Rey 2015

The 1ºst leg match finished in a 0 - 0 draw. The Spanish Cup Quarter-final tie was wide open with tonights 2º leg clash between Athletic Club Bilbao & Malaga FC up for grabs. After an intense 90 mins of pressure Football with the local fans roaring on their team, Athletic Club Bilbao managed a 1 - 0 victory over Malaga thanks to the 48th min Aduriz goal. 

At. Bilbao qualifies for the Spanish Cup semi-finals were they they will meet RCD Espanyol


Spanish Kings Cup 2015

RCD Espanyol won 3 - 1 in the first leg, & Sevilla FC needed to score 2 goals tonight to have a chance to turn around the Quarter-final tie. A packed "Sanchez Pijuan Stadium" cheered their side on, but the visitors held out to the Sevilla attacks all night. Espanyol stood firm & was disciplined in defence with Sevilla only managing to score just one goal through Diogo in the 88th min. 

Final result in tonights 2º leg return Quarter-final 1 - 0 to Sevilla FC, but RCD Espanyol qualifies on 3 - 2 aggregate & goes into the semi-finals to meet At.Bilbao

SPANISH CUP-COPA DEL REY RESULT | 2º LEG QUARTER FINAL

Spanish Cup - Copa del Rey 2º leg return Quarter-finals games this week, tonight At. Madrid - FC Barcelona, & the three remaining tomorrow. Final result 2 - 3 favouring FC Barcelona which eliminates Atletico de Madrid from the Kings Cup with an overall 2 - 4 aggregate result to Barça.

Tonights match had some controversial moments with the referee unfortunately playing a role with bad decisions which "killed off the match". Penalty called when not, penalty not called when it was & a red card given to Atletico de Madrid Captain Gabi in the players tunnel area at the start of the 2º half which left the home team all the 2º half down with 10 men, & without real hopes of turning the game around. 

Said this, FC Barcelona deserved to go through into the semi-finals of the Spanish Cup after winning convincingly in the 1ºst leg & in tonights game. In both cases Barça reacted well under pressure & their big stars resolved well their chances with goals.

Spanish Cup 2015

Atletico de Madrid got off to a flying start when Fernando Torres opened the scoring in the 1st min of play. But when the home team was up front looking for a second, Barça found a counter-attack that Messi started, Suarez participated & Neymar finished with goal in the 9th min. 

At.Madrid reacted & found themselves with a penalty - that was not - in the 29th min that Raul Garcia converted putting Atletico back in the tie. However, Barça was not shaken & in a corner Atletico de Madrid Miranda head in an own-goal to equalize the match & give the upper hand back to the visitors.

Spanish Cup 2015

It was the best moments of the match with end to end play, when in a Atletico de Madrid counter-attack Griezmann had his shot at goal stopped by the arm of defender Jordi Alba. A clear hand-ball & penalty not called that saw how the ball rebounded to favour Barça & in the consequent counter-attack Neymar scored the 3rd goal for Barça in the 42nd min.

Dismay & anger from the Atletico de Madrid players as they basically watched how a comeback-turn around scenario went up in smoke. The Atletico complaints continued & Captain Gabi saw a red card in the players tunnel shutting any chance of a comeback. Stupid action from Gabi but overreaction from the Referee, both actions "killing off" what was up till then a great & entertaining Copa del Rey game.

The second half was nothing near the same as the first, as both teams accepted the result & the final outcome. FC Barcelona into the semi-finals of the Spanish Cup & Atletico de Madrid eliminated.

Tomorrow the remaining three 2º leg return Spanish Cup Q/Final games scheduled.
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