Kun AGUERO and Atletico got the dream start they wanted, but it just wasn't enough to salvage anything as Real kept they're unbeaten record against city rival since 1999.
It was Kun who fed the ball to Jose Antonio REYES who scored to put them in the lead. However it was international teammate Gonzalo HIGUAIN who was smiling in the end. His goal courtesy of some defensive mixed up from Atletico in the 62nd minute gave the home side a 3-1 lead. In the end, despite of pulling back Real manage to hang on to a 3-2 win.
Also in the game, nice to see Fernando GAGO starting for Real while on the opposite side Eduardo SALVIO took to the field as a second half substitute.
Mario SANTANA scored with a left footed strike for Fiorentina in their 4-1 win over Udinese in the Italian Serie A. In the Belgian Jupiler League, Matias SUAREZ was on target for the Anderlecht as they hammered Zulte-Waregem 6-0.
Finally in the Greek Super League, Ignacio SCOCCO was the saviour for AEK Athens after scoring a 90th minute equalizer against Panionios. Sebastian LETO was on target for Panathinaikos in their 3-0 win over Atromitos.
NBA News -Manu Rout Celtic In Boston
Across the Atlantic, Manu GINOBILI and the Spurs made another all important statement on the east with a big 94-73 win against the Boston Celtics; their worst of the season. This follows their previous win against non other than the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Manu was proved to be again the life and soul of this win posting 28 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assists and 1 steals. Among his notable highlight was the one hand buzzer beating shot from 25 foot and his block on Kevin GARNETT which send KG landing on his back to the floor hard.
From what I've noticed, Andres NOCIONI looks to be a lost ever since returning from injury. But tonight he had his moment but it just wasn't enough to stop Le Bron and the Cavaliers as the Sacramento Kings went down 90-97. Off the bench, he posted 21 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal.