3 December, 2012 - 07:27

La Liga Weekend

La Liga Weekend

Messi is getting closer to the record, Real Madrid has shorten the deficit.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Ozil ensured Real Madrid a 2-0 win against their city rivals Atletico Madrid. Ronaldo opened the score on the 16th minute and Ozil added a second in the middle of the second half. Los Blancos still keep third with 29 points though they have reduced the deficit, getting closer to Atletico Madrid, who are second with 34 points.

Barcelona claimed one more impressive triumph smashing Athletic Bilbao at Camp Nou that Saturday. The Blaugrana men, Gerard Piqué, Lionel Messi and Adriano, scored three goals before the half-time mark. Cesc Fàbregas and Lionel Messi added two more and a goal from Ibai Gómez was a mere consolation for Bilbao. Barca remain the leader with 40 points and that is their best ever La Liga start. Messi has marked Saturday match with his 83rd and 84th goals, all scored during all the competitions in 2012, so he is about to beat Gerd Muller’s record of 85 goals netted within one calendar year.

Valencia’s manager Pellegrino was sacked after his side suffered a 2-5 loss against Real Sociedad. Now they are 12th in the table facing the threat to miss their spot in European tournaments next season.

Granada and Espanyol are close to relegation zone after their goalless draw.

Betis earned 25 points out of 14 games, so they are placed fourth in the table after a 3-2 win against Deportivo La Coruña.

Osasuna earned their three points after a 1-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano while Getafe beat Malaga with the same score.

Celta and Levante finished 1-1 draw after Roger Martí Salvador leveled the score on the 89th minute.

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