Tuesday, March 25, 2008

La Liga Up For Grabs

Anyone of the above three teams may be walking away with the La Liga title this May . Villareal suddenly have emerged as the surprise contenders for the title after closing the gap on leaders Real to just 6 points with 9 rounds still to go. Barcelona earlier on Sunday took on Valladolid at the Nou Camp and made short work of them and beat them quite comfortably 4-1. And this had cut the gap on Realmadrid who kicked off later at the Bernebeu to just 4 points. And Realmadrid set out to extend the gap against a Valencia side who looked pumped up after their victory over Barcelona in the midweek Copa Del Rey semifinals.
Real were without Rudd Van Nistelrooy but Sergio Ramos returned from a 2 match suspension. Valencia were positive right from the start unlike other teams to come to Bernebeu and try to pressurise Real. Valencia took the lead through David villa and Raul equalised within 91seconds and in the second half Real kept pressing and got the lead back through Raul and it was TimoHildebrand with his stunning saves kept Valencia in the match and Villa equalised from the spot and as Real pressed for the winner Arizmendi scored in the 88th min to shock Real much to the delight for the Catalan fans.
The yellow submarines went about their business on Sunday winning 2-1 and now its all to play for and as all the big leagues in Europe La Liga is wide open and exiciting finish is on the cards

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