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AT MADRID 1 BAYERN MUNICH 0 | CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI - FINAL RESULT

Spanish Football Club Atletico de Madrid won 1 - 0 German giant Bayern Munich in tonight's 1º leg Champions League semi-final clash. Brilliant & emotional game that had everything & much more. The semi-final tie is still wide open as the Spaniards must travel to Munich for the 2º leg match next week, but the sensations are good for Atletico

Champions League semi-final

Atletico Madrid overpowered Bayern Munich in the first 15 minutes of the game. Their pressure was intense & were awarded with an 11th min goal from youngster Saul. A player who has came of age & has earned himself to be a serious candidate for the Spanish National Team for the upcoming Euro 2016 Championship. Spanish team Coach & Selector Vicente del Bosque was in the crowd watching & must have been delighted with the performance of Saul & his outstanding goal. 

In the second half Bayern Munich showed why they are a top class Football act as they dominated most of the last 45 min. Bayern Brazilian winger Costa is a class act along with team-mates Alba & company. The Germans put under siege the Spanish area & here appeared another name, Atletico goalkeeper Olbak who was outstanding. Two close calls, Alaba hit the bar while Fernando Torres hit the post. Both actions which could have radically changed the course of this semi-final. 

Lastly, the defensive exhibition from Atletico de Madrid during the German Blitzkrieg in the second half was a "Masterclass". A defensive wall which repelled everything thrown at it, standing firm, with every player showing solidarity & intensity. A theoretical lessen that many Coaches will be studying & we were privileged to witness tonight in motion. Mention here to the tireless Atletico midfielder Augusto, along with Central defender Gimenez & Savic. In all fairness it was a total & collective supreme effort.

Now off to Munich to settle the tie, hope we get the same level of game as tonight.

MAN. CITY 0 REAL MADRID 0 | CHAMPIONS SEMI-FINAL 1º LEG RESULT

Champions League 1º leg semi-final with Manchester City drawing 0 - 0 with Spanish Football Club Real Madrid. A relative small victory for Real Madrid as they did not allow Man. City to score while keeping options open for the return leg at home at the "Santiago Bernabeu Stadium".

The result for the Spaniards was even better because they managed it without Cristiano Ronaldo who could not recover in time over his thigh injury & without Benzema all the 2º half who went off injured.

Real Madrid

Manchester City was very dangerous the first half gaining a higher percentage of ball possession & managing to get into the goal zone more often. Real Madrid was sloppy, inaccurate in their passing & giving away the ball too often. The turning point for worst for Man.City was the injury to David Silva which took the "magic" out of the team. The English squad then took on a more "orthodox" approach of defending & looking for the counter-attack.

Real Madrid


The second half went to Real Madrid which bettered as time went hitting the bar through Jese & forcing English goalkeeper Hart to make two match savers, one from a Casemiro corner header & another a point blank Pepe shot.

In the end both teams played out to fight another day. But watching this game although both teams have very good options still available to pass onto the final, Real Madrid looks more superior.

Outstanding performance from Real Madrid defenders Pepe, Marcelo  & Carvajal, Casemiro was solid, Modric was the play maker & always dangerous, while Bale got better towards the end. 

Tomorrow the other Spanish Football representative plays German giants Bayern Munich at home in their 1ºst leg Champions League semi-final match. 

LA LIGA | ROUND 35 SUNDAY SPANISH FOOTBALL RESULTS

Spanish Football continued today with the remaining Round 35 of La Liga. If at the top of the Liga classification ladder three Clubs have options to win the title, there is a greater battle at the bottom where teams are fighting it out to avoid relegation. Here are today´s final results with all the goalscorers.

Soccer Spain

Bottom placed Levante had a golden opportunity to attempt the miracle to save themselves from relegation after going ahead 0 - 2 through goals from Victor in the 12th min & Etxeita (own goal) in the 67th min. But it all went terribly wrong when Athletic Club Bilbao turned things around to score two quick goals & equalize through Susaeta in the 87th min & San Jose in the 90th min. Final result, Levante 2 - Ath Bilbao 2

Liga football

The big city of Sevilla derby was taken by Sevilla FC after defeating Real Betis 2 - 0. The two goals for Sevilla came through Gameiro in the 66th min & Coke in the 79th min.

Valencia CF

Second last placed on the Liga ladder Madrid Club Getafe also had the "rug pulled from under their feet" in the last moments (as Levante) when Valencia CF managed a late goal to equalize. The match was closely fought out with Getafe knowing well that 3 points were vital today. 

Although Valencia scored first through Parejo in the 47th min, Getafe bravely reacted with goals from Medran in the 58th min & Scepovic in the 67th min. But in the 83rd min Valencia forward Paco Alcacer scored the equalizer. Final result, Getafe 2 - Valencia CF 2 


Villarreal 0 - Real Sociedad 0

MONDAY NIGHT ROUND 35 LIGA GAME
Celta de Vigo - Granada

SPANISH FOOTBALL | LIGA RESULTS SATURDAY ROUND 35

Spanish Football action with Round 35 of Spanish Liga scheduled, with FC Barcelona, At.Madrid & Real Madrid needing to win in order to maintain any chance of having & keeping alive their Spanish League Title hopes. Here are today´s final results & all the goalscorers

Soccer Spain

Las Palmas are putting in a great end of season notching up a victory 4 - 0 over RCD Espanyol in the Round 35 Friday night opener. Las Palmas gets away from the dangerous relegation zone while Espanyol drops closer to the danger area.

Total control & dominance by Las Palmas with goals from:
  • El Zhar 45th min, 1 - 0
  • Jonathan 48th min, 2 - 0
  • Bigas 55th min, 3 - 0
  • Wakaso 76th min, 4 - 0 
Spain Football

Madrid Club Rayo Vallecano hosted Real Madrid & lost 2 - 3. Both Clubs needed points, the home side to secure their presence in Liga next season while Real Madrid to stay alive the Liga title race.

Real Madrid left Cristiano Roanldo at home to rest, while Sergio Ramos & Modric were on the bench. This may have allowed Rayo to exploit the "unaccustomed" situation & they started on fire. Rapidly they put Real Madrid on the ropes with an opening goal from Embarba in the 6th min & Miku in the 13th min. 

Nerves & doubts began racing through the Real Madrid side as they began seeing how the Liga title may slip this afternoon. However, Garath Bale took control & gave his side wings scoring in the 34th min. The Welshman was the key today for the Real Madrid victory along with Isco & Lucas Vazquez who headed the equalizer in the 51st min.

Rayo then made some silly mistakes which allowed Bale to steal a ball from a failed Rayo pass to score the winner in the 81st min. Rayo nearly have the equalizer in the end but the Real Madrid defence deflected over the bar.

Close call for Real Madrid which work very hard to get their 3 points. Rayo will be upset for making mistakes in critical moments, & they were punished.

At Madrid Soccer Spain

Atletico Madrid managed to win 1 - 0 a very stick Malaga FC to maintain themselves in the race for the Spanish Liga title. Very tense affair, lots of nerves & even doubt as At Madrid kept smashing into the Malaga "wall". 

At Madrid Coach Simeone was overwhemled by the pressure & was sent off by the referee as he disputed most of the controversial (in his mind) decisions. However, young Argentine forward Correa broke through in the 62 nd min to put Atletico ahead & eventually secure the three points. Vital win for At.Madrid.


Spanish Football

FC Barcelona also does not fail & keeps the top spot of La Liga ladder after defeating Real Sporting de Gijon 6 - 0. The latter hangs in the relegation zone & is now fighting for its Liga survival. 

Barça relatively dominated the encounter with some moments of lapses that allowed Sporting Gijon to create chances that they failed to convert. However Gijon was overrun in the latter part of the match by Barça. Again Luis Suarez scored four goals again & practically races away in the Liga & European Golden Boot tally. The match had a peculiarity in that the last 3 goals were penalties

Goalscorers:
  • Messi 39th min, 1 - 0
  • Luis Suarez 64th min, 2 - 0
  • Luis Suarez 74th min penalty, 3 - 0
  • Luis Suarez 77th min penalty, 4 - 0
  • Neymar 86th min penalty, 5 - 0
  • Luis Suarez 88th min, 6 - 0

Eibar 1 (Adrian 7th min)- Deportivo A Coruña 1 (Cartabia 70th min)


LA LIGA ROUND 34 | SPANISH FOOTBALL RESULTS

Spanish Football action tonight with mid-week Round 34 of Liga. Although most Clubs played tonight, the "real action" was between the first three classified Clubs on the Liga ladder: FC Barcelona & At Madrid sharing points, while Real Madrid just a point away. 

All three felt the pressure of a "must win situation" if they wished to keep alive their Liga title contention in tact. Here we focus on these three Clubs & their results.

FC Barcelona

Deportivo A Coruña was overrun 0 - 8 by FC Barcelona which reacted to a string of losses & bad form. The best medicine was a big win & this was the match. Luis Suarez scored 4 goals

Here are the goalscorers:
  • Luis Suarez 10th min, 0 - 1
  • Luis Suarez 23rd min, 0 - 2
  • Ratikic 46th min, 0 - 3
  • Luis Suarez 52nd min, 0 - 4
  • Luis Suarez 63rd min, 0 - 5
  • Messi 72nd min, 0 - 6
  • Bartra 78th min, 0 - 7
  • Neymar 80th min, 0 - 8
FC Barcelona still top of the Liga ladder.

At Madrid Liga Soccer

Atletico de Madrid had to win to maintain themselves joint leaders & they this winning away 0 - 1 Athletic Club Bilbao. The winner came from Fernando Torres in the 37th min from a precision Griezmann pass which was headed into goal. 

At. Madrid remains joint leader on points with Barcelona.


Real Madrid Liga Football

Real Madrid overcame a difficult Villarreal winning finally comfortably 3 - 0. This win maintains them 3º rd on the Liga ladder just 1 point behind FC Barcelona & At Madrid respectively. The goals in this order:
  • Karim Benzema 40th min, 1 - 0
  • Lucas Vasquez 68th min, 2 - 0
  • Modric 75th min, 3 - 0
Bad news, Ronaldo walked off possibly injured near the end of the game... stay tuned!

Status-Quo at the top of La Liga ladder.

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