Monday, October 21, 2013

Surprises and away wins in Spain's matchday 9

The weekend back in domestic competition after the international break traditionally sees more than its fair share of surprises and this weekend was no different as both FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid saw their perfect starts to the campaign came to an end.Both sides went into their games on Saturday night on the back of eight straight wins to kick off the campaign and looking to equal the best ever start to a season which was set by Real Madrid in the days when football was still broadcast in black and white., however, it was not to be.A 0-0 draw in Pamplona ended Barca's perfect record a week ahead of playing Real Madrid in the 'Clasico'.Barca struggled to break down a hard-working and well-organized Osasuna and Cesc Fabrigas failed to take the few chances which fell their way.The good news for Barca was the return of Carles Puyol after 7 months out injured,Isuzu Auto Parts while Leo Messi also came on Wholesale Lingerie Sexy Lingerieafter three weeks sidelined with a muscle problem.Barca coach Tata Martino complained after the game that the referee had allowed Osasuna to get away with too many fouls on Neymar, but insisted he was content with the performance.That result means a win would have taken Atletico Madrid top, but they lost 1-0 away to Espanyol in a tight and physical game which was decided by a strange own goal by Atletico goalkeeper,Nike Air Max Thibaut Courtois, who somehow managed to kick the ball into his own net after Sergio Garcia had failed to contact with a cross from the left. 

Real Madrid were able to take advantage of those results to close the gap at the top of the table with a 2-0 home win against Malaga.Malaga keeper Willy Caballero was the hero of the game, but was stranded as Di Maria's curling cross evaded everyone to nestle in the corner of the net, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty in injury time after Gareth Bale fell over in the Malaga area.Real Sociedad took a morale boosting win away to Valencia ahead of their Champions League trip to play Manchester United.Antoine Griezmann and Ruben Pardo, who scored a stunning shot put the Basque side 2-0 ahead before Dorlan Pabon netted a 93rd minute strike to put some canada goose jacket women sheen on the scoreline for Valencia whose recent run of form comes to an end.Sunday saw Getafe take their fourth consecutive win as they defeated Granada 2-0 away from home. Granada have lost 4 from 5 games in front of their fans and were condemned to defeat by an own goal and a smart shot from Pedro Leon.

Almeria are rock bottom of the table after losing 1-0 at home to Rayo Vallecano, who climb out of the relegation zone thanks to Alejandro Galvez's second half free kick. Rayo ended with 10 men after Saul was shown two harsh yellow cards.On a day of away wins, Elche took their third consecutive triumph with a 2-1 win away to Betis in a game where all the goals came in the first half.Our store can offer Lululemon Outerwear cheap price, welcome choose! Manu Del Moral and Fidel scored early goals for the visitors while Jorge Molina's goal for Betis, which was scored from an offside position, was not enough to save a point.Valladolid did, save a point, however, fighting back from 2-0 down to claim a draw at home to Sevilla. Carlos Baca and new Spain international Alberto Moreno put Sevilla two goals up on the half hour, but strikes in the last 10 minutes from Manucho and Patrick Ebert earned Valladolid a point to lift them out of the bottom three.The round of games ends on Monday when Celta play Levante and Athletic Club entertain Villarreal.

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