Barcelona is sitting on the top of La Liga after a gritty win over a Valencia side that were unlucky to go home without a point.
The Catalans can thank Brazilian defender Adriano for his brilliant strike from over 20-yards-out which proved to be enough for the win while also providing the 27-year-old with his first goal at the Nou Camp.
New signing Alex Song from Arsenal, made his first appearance for Barcelona playing alongside Xavi, and Fabregas in midfield. Continue reading Getafe v Barcelona Sunday 16/9/12
With both teams having excellent results in week two of La Liga with home side Deportivo coming back from being two goals down to Valencia at the Mestalla, and were unlucky not to have nicked the winner in stoppage time with Brazilian goalkeeper Alves parrying a low shot from Gama.
The Galician’s are back in the top flight determined to make their presence felt.
Meanwhile in the suburbs of Madrid, Gatafe pulled off the shocker of the week beating the Champions Real Madrid 2-1 with Jose Mourinho refusing to speak to his players about their deserved loss. Continue reading Deportivo v Getafe Saturday 1/9/12
La Liga champions Real Madrid crashed to a shock 2-1 defeat at derby rivals Getafe on Sunday to leave them five points behind rivals Barcelona after only two games of the new season.
Madrid’s slow start to the season has already seen them held 1-1 at home to Valencia in the league followed by a 3-2 defeat to Barcelona in the Spanish Super Copa first leg, before this latest loss.
Gonzalo Higuain put Madrid ahead after 26 minutes but their lack of height in the air returned to haunt them as Juan Valera’s header put Getafe level after 52 minutes. Continue reading What a Real Mess !