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SPANISH FOOTBALL LIGA ROUND 16 SUNDAY GAMES RESULTS

The remaining four games - & last for 2014 - of the Spanish Football Liga Round 16 were played with the following final results & goalscorers.

Liga Spain 2014

Villarreal are "on fire" notching up another win & jumping into 5th place of the Liga table with eyes firmly on Champions League positions. Villarreal won 3 - 0 Deportivo A Coruña, a team in the opposite extreme with a horrific season so far. The goals came in the 10th min through Jonathan, & Vietto got two - 68th & 73rd min.

Soccer Spain

Granada drew 1 - 1 with Madrid Club Getafe. The home team has not tasted victory for three months & it looked as if this would change when Jhon Cordoba put them ahead in the 39th min. But Getafe put on their this season "marginalized" midfielder Pedro Leon who changed the course of his team setting up team-mate Velazquez who equalized in the 77th min.


Spanish Football liga 2014

Elche hosted Malaga FC & lost 1 - 2. The "hero" of the game for Malaga was substitute Luis Alberto who scored the second & the winner for his team in the 77th min after being on the field only 30 seconds. Earlier Elche scored first through Lomban in the 46th min, to which Camacho equalized for the visitors in the 49th min.

At Madrid 2014

Athletic Club Bilbao lost 1 - 4 against  Atletico de Madrid in tonights big clash. Bilbao started well but later fell "victim" to the deadly Atletico counter-attacks & Griezmann who managed a HAT-TRICK.

Bilbao went ahead early with a Rico free-kick header in the 17th min. Later Bilbao forward Aduriz missed a clear goal chance to go further ahead but failed to convert, which would result costly later. Atletico Madrid reacted with a Griezmann 46th min goal, & later Raul Garcia equalized converting a controversial penalty in the 53rd min. Griezmann then scored two more goals - 73rd min & 81st min - with perfectly executed team counters that sentenced the game the visitors way. Atletico de Madrid with the 3 points stay close to Real Madrid & Barça in the Liga ladder.

REAL MADRID 2 SAN LORENZO 0 | WINS 2014 FIFA WORLD CLUBS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Spanish Football Club REAL MADRID finishes their incredible year with another Title, the FIFA World Clubs Champions 2014, after defeating Argentine Club San Lorenzo 2 - 0 in tonights Final.

Real Madrid

Fairly comfortable game for Real Madrid with San Lorenzo showing very little Football & more their attempts at "physical distraction". Their input was the amount of fouls committed & their at times "dirty tactics" that reinforced their lack of Football level. Bad image from the Argentine Club.

The two goals for Real Madrid came in the 37th min with a Sergio Ramos header, & the second in the 51st min through a Gareth Bale shot that the San Lorenzo goalie "swallowed" (slipped under his body) innocently. The other news was that Cristiano Ronaldo did not score, although he tried all night, but he was awarded later the "Silver Ball" (2º Best Player) of the Tournament.

Team-mate Sergio Ramos won the MVP of the Final & was award the "Golden Ball" as the "Best Player of the Championship". Another highlight was the 22nd straight victory of Real Madrid, the 700th match of Real Madrid goalie Iker Casillas & he lifting another trophy as the Club Captain. 

The only nnegativeaspect for Real Madrid was the injury to Marcelo, that did not look too bad at the end of the match. While on the opposite end Coentrao did a good job substituting the Brazilian.

REAL MADRID WORLD CLUBS CHAMPIONS 2014


SPANISH FOOTBALL LIGA ROUND 16 SATURDAY GAMES RESULTS

Last Spanish Football Liga weekend for 2014 with Round 16 games scheduled & before the Christmas break. Following are all the final results along with the goalscorers.

Spanish Football 2014

Celta de Vigo started the season well but have lost steam in a worrying manner. Another loss 0 - 1 to Almeria yesterday - Friday Night game - with a victory for new Coach Juan Ignacio Martinez (JIM). The winner came in the 16th min through Hemed.

Spanish Football 2014

Walk in the park for FC Barcelona with a 5 - 0 win over bottom of the Liga ladder placed Cordoba. One sided affair, & sometime boring game as Cordoba could have stayed home. The goals fell in the following manner:
  • Pedro 1st min , 1 - 0
  • Suarez 52nd min, 2 - 0
  • Pique 74th min , 3 - 0
  • Messi 81st min, 4 - 0
  • Messi 90th min
liga football

Levante hosted Real Sociedad & drew 1 - 1 in the very last moment of play to get a point. The opener came in the 48th min when Canales put the visitors ahead, but a 92 nd min penalty transformed by Ivanschitz saved the day for Levante.


Spanish Liga 2014

Eibar hosted Valencia CF & made the visitors work hard to pull the 3 points with a 0 - 1 victory. Good team Eibar which has been showing us their Football worth all this season. The winner for Valncia came in the 32nd min through Alcacer.

Exciting & entertaining match between Rayo Vallecano & RCD Espanyol  with the latter taking the 3 points. Espanyol won 1 - 3 with 10 men after Stuani was sent off in the 81st min.  Espanyol went ahead first with a 5th min Sergio Garcia goal, that Baptistao qualized for Rayo in the 45th min. However, the match went in favour of Espanyol after Lucas Vazquez scored in the 76th min & Sergio Garcia again in the 96th min

More Round 16 Spanish Liga matches tomorrow.

SPANISH CUP - COPA DEL REY THURSDAY GAMES RESULTS

The last four remaining Spanish Cup - Copa del Rey 2º leg games were played tonight with the following final results & goalscorers.

At Madrid 2014

Atletico de Madrid drew 2 - 2 with L´Hospitalet going into the next stage of the Kings Cup after having done the hard work in the 1º leg winning 0 - 3. Small attendance with At. Madrid giving a run to the players that aren't getting the minutes. 

Mandzukic scored both goals for Atletico in the 19th & 74th min, while Alcazar scored both for the visitors in the 67th & 84th min. 

Atletico de Madrid will now meet Real Madrid in the next round.

Spanish Cup 2014

Elche eliminates Valladolid thanks to the 6th min goal from Adrian & final score 1 - 0. Elche will now face FC Barcelona in the next stage of the Spanish Cup for them. 

Copa del Rey 2014

Athletic Club Bilbao won 1 - 0 Alcoyano with a goal from Viguera in the 38th min & qualify for the next stage. 

Malaga FC won  4 - 1 Deportivo A Coruña & go through to the next stage of the Spanish Cup. The goals fell in this order:

  • Santa Cruz 51st min, 1 - 0
  • Postinga 57th min, 1 - 1
  • Recio 59th min, 2 - 1
  • Santa Cruz 68th min, 3 - 1
  • Camacho 93rd min, 4 - 1
Spanish Cup 2014


This is a graph of all the results & next stage match-ups of the Spanish Cup.

BEST GOALKEEPERS FOR 2014

UK paper "Daily Mail" has published their list of "The Best Goalkeepers for 2014". Bayern Munich Neuer tops the list, but Spanish International & Manchester United goalie David De Gea flys the Spanish flag high in the Nº 2 spot. Iker Casillas is ranked 7th while the other Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas is Nº 10. 

A sightly "Premier League biased" ranking, with Joe Hart of Man City perhaps over-ranked. 

Spanish Football


Top 10 World Goalkeepers for 2014:

01.- Manuel Neuer (Bayern de Múnich)
02.- David de Gea (Manchester United)
03-. Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea)
04.- Joe Hart (Manchester City)
05.- Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
06.- Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)
07.- Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)
08.- Salvatore Sirigu (Paris Saint-Germain)
09.- Samir Handanovic (Inter de Milán)
10.- Keylor Navas (Real Madrid)

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