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November 10, 2012 9:00 PM GMT
Estadio La Rosaleda — Málaga
Referee:‬ Alberto Undiano‎
Attendance:‬ 15000‎
 
 
Xabi Prieto 59′
Top of the Match
Asier Illarramendi
Asier Illarramendi
Real Sociedad
Xabi Prieto
Xabi Prieto
Real Sociedad
Flop of the Match
Oguchi Onyewu
Oguchi Onyewu
Malaga
Oguchi Onyewu
Oguchi Onyewu
Malaga

La Liga Round 11 Results: Atletico Madrid bounce back and Malaga lose at home

Diego Simeone's men put the disappointment of defeat to Valencia behind them to comfortably beat Getafe, while there were wins for Real Sociedad and Zaragoza

By Martin Macdonald

Atlético de Madrid v Getafe
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BETIS
1 2 GRANADA

Betis wasted the opportunity to go above Real Madrid in the league as they succumbed to a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Granada on Friday evening.

The visitors took the lead after just eight minutes when Dani Benitez found space down the left and pulled the ball back for Gabriel Torje, who screwed a left foot shot past Adrian in the Betis goal.

The home side did manage to get back into the match just after the hour mark when excellent wing play from Alex Martinez set up Ruben Castro near the penalty spot. The 31-year-old finished off the move with an accomplished volley.

However, Granada grabbed the winner 15 minutes from time when Nyom slid a pass through for Mikel Rico, who lashed a left-footed strike across goal into the bottom corner.

RAYO
3 2 CELTA VIGO

Rayo Vallecano scored three goals in 30 minutes to fightback from two down to seal a 3-2 win over Celta Vigo on Saturday afternoon.

Iago Aspas had given the home side an excellent start when he latched on to two passes through the middle and slotted past David Cobeno with a pair of near identical finishes. However, Gustavo Cabral’s dismissal just before the break signalled a turning of the tide.

It took them just under an hour, but Rayo eventually scored when Jose Casado’s cross was headed home by Leo Baptistao. They found an equaliser 18 minutes from time when Piti met Alejandro Dominguez’s cross to bullet a header into the net.

The comeback was complete in the 82nd minute when Piti slotted home a penalty after Andres Tunez pulled down Andrija Delibasic inside the area.

ESPANYOL
0 3 OSASUNA

La Liga’s bottom side, Osasuna, ended a run of five straight away defeats on Saturday when they ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over Espanyol at Cornella-El Prat.

They took the lead halfway through the first-half when Alvaro Cejudo found space inside the area and found enough composure to send the ball into the top corner. The 29-year-old then turned provider just after the hour mark when his pass across goal was tapped in at the back post by Kike Sola.

The win was rounded off 13 minutes before the final whistle when substitute Manuel Omwu drilled the ball past Christian Alvarez from the edge of the area. The result leaves Osasuna now just one point behind Espanyol in the Spanish Primera Division

ZARAGOZA
5 3 DEPORTIVO

Real Zaragoza came from behind to earn a 5-3 victory over Deportivo La Coruna, in an eight-goal thriller on Saturday evening.

The away side sped into a two-goal lead in the first-half thanks to a lovely chipped finish from Bruno Gama and a composed Riki strike, but Zaragoza claimed a lifeline just before the break when Apono converted a penalty.

The hosts equalised and then went in front in a five minute period just past the hour mark when Francisco Montanes volleyed home and Alvaro nodded in at the near post. Helder Postiga then took the game beyond Deportivo with a couple of excellent headed goals to make it 5-2.

Bodipo netted in the last minute to make the scoreline slightly more respectable for the visitors, but it was nothing more than a mere consolation.

MALAGA
1 2 REAL SOCIEDAD

Real Sociedad secured their first win in four Liga matches with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Malaga at La Rosaleda.

Malaga went into the game on the back of an excellent midweek, having qualified for the last-16 of the Champions League, but they found themselves behind in the first minute when Carlos Vela tapped home Diego Ifran’s cross.

Manuel Pellegrini’s men managed to find an equaliser eight minutes before half-time when Javier Saviola picked up the ball at the back post, following a corner, and smashed home a half-volley.

However, Sociedad deservedly found the winning goal on the hour mark when the ball fell kindly to Xabi Prieto inside the area, and he showed great composure to take the ball around Willy Caballero and slot home.

VALLADOLID
1 1 VALENCIA

Valencia avoided defeat in a Liga away match for the first time in five games when they drew 1-1 with Valladolid on Sunday morning.

The visitors took the lead after just 15 minutes when Aly Cissokho was in the right place at the right time to bundle home Andres Guardado’s cross at the back post.

However, the former Lyon man would turn into the villain 25 minutes from time when he denied Omar Ramos’s goalscoring opportunity and was shown a red card. Victor Perez stepped up to dispatch the penalty and earn a point for the hosts.

ATHLETIC BILBAO
2 1 SEVILLA

Two first half strikes from Oscar de Marcos and Markel Susaeta were enough for Athletic Bilbao to run out narrow 2-1 winners over Sevilla at San Mames.

The opener came just before the half-hour mark when Jon Aurtenetxe picked out De Marco on the edge of the area. The Athletic man found the top corner with a fantastic strike to put his side ahead. Susaeta made it two just before the break when he latched on to Aritz Aduriz’s flick-on to squeeze a volley past Andres Palop.

Things could have turned sour for the hosts after Ander Herrera was sent off and Alvaro Negredo pulled one back with a penalty kick, but they showed resilience to hold on for a vital three points.

ATLETICO MADRID
2 0 GETAFE

Atletico maintained their three-point gap behind Barcelona at the top of the Spanish Primera Division, with a routine 2-0 victory over Getafe on Sunday evening.

Adrian Lopez got the ball rolling for the hosts with his first league goal of the season halfway through the first-half. He collected Gabi’s cross at the back post and, although he saw his first effort saved by Miguel Moya, managed to slot home with his second attempt.

And Los Rojiblancos doubled their lead in fortuitous circumstances just before half-time, when Arda Turan controlled the ball with his hand and went through on goal to coolly wrong-foot Moya and pass into the empty net. The capital club remain second in La Liga after the result.



Malaga

13
Willy Caballero
Goalkeeper
3.00
2
Jesús Gámez
Defender
33′ 46′
2.50
3
Weligton
Defender
67′
3.00
18
Eliseu
Midfielder
2.50
21
Sergio Sánchez
Defender
3.00
5
Oguchi Onyewu
Defender
2.00
17
Joaquín
Midfielder
73′
2.50
8
3.00
23
Isco
Midfielder
2.00
30
3.00
27
Portillo
Midfielder
62′
2.50

Real Sociedad

3.00
13
Zubikarai
Goalkeeper
2.50
2
3.00
6
3.00
24
4.00
24
3.50
10
Xabi Prieto
Midfielder
59′
4.00
14
Rubén Pardo
Midfielder
93′
3.00
18
4.00
11
3.00
21

Substitutes

1
Carlos Kameni
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
Manuel Iturra
Midfielder
46′ 71′
3.00
17
Duda
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
45
Recio
Midfielder
 - 
9
2.50

Substitutes

 - 
26
Enrique Royo
Goalkeeper
 - 
15
3.00
20
2.50
22
Dani Estrada
Midfielder
93′
 - 
23
Javier Ros
Midfielder
 - 
35
Pablo Hervías
Midfielder
3.00
9

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

 
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  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
C. Ronaldo C. Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atl. Madrid
26 4
Messi Messi
Striker
Barcelona
25 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0