Saturday, May 08, 2010
Leo & Pipita Fight It Out On Last Day
The battle to be crown as the Champions of Spain will go down to the last day of the season after both Barcelona and Real Madrid won their respective fixtures on Saturday with Barca maintaining their one point lead in the standings.
Real Madrid had to win in or order to keep pace with Barca and they did just that, defeating 10 men Athletic Bilbao 5-1. With the score line tied at 1-1, Gonzalo HIGUAIN put Madrid back in the lead in the 73rd minute with a header after Bilbao’s keeper Gorka IRAIZOX could only palm away an earlier header courtesy of Xabi ALONSO’s corner; thus Pipita was well placed beyond the far post to head the ball in. Real’s further goals coming in the last 10 minutes.
Lionel MESSI and Co knew they couldn’t afford to slip as they survived to win 3-2 away to Sevilla. It took only five minutes for the visitors to score as MESSI chested down MAXWELL’s pass on the edge of the area before firing a perfectly angle shot past Andres PALOP. With this goal, he will have one more opportunity next week to break RONALDO’s record of 47 goals a season.
Another scorer from La Liga was Pablo PIATTI in Almeria’s 2-2 draw away to Tenerife. Whilst in the Belgian Jupiter League playoffs, Matias SUAREZ was on target for Anderlecht in their 2-1 win over St Truiden.