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Sevilla 1 : 2 Valladolid - Valladolid on the up

Posted Monday, December 03, 2012 by PA

Ten-man Sevilla were unable to recover from an early two-goal deficit as Valladolid lifted themselves within a point of the European qualifying places in the Primera Division via a 2-1 victory. Patrick Ebert opened the scoring with a little over a minute on the clock and quickly set up the second for Oscar Gonzalez as the visitors started strongly. Manucho's own goal put the game back in the b...Full Story »

Pique: 'Big Ballon d'Or favourite' Messi has stolen my heart

Posted Tuesday, December 04, 2012 by YAHOO Sport

Barcelona center back Gerard Pique believes that his teammate Lionel Messi is the favourite to win the FIFA Ballon d'Or trophy in January's ceremony. The 25-year-old is looking to secure the award for a fourth consecutive time, seeing off fellow finalists Andres Iniesta and Cristiano Ronaldo. And Pique, although giving credit to Messi's competition, is sure that the Argentina international wil...Full Story »

Messi honoured by Maradona and Pele comparisons

Posted Monday, December 03, 2012 by Goal.com

The Barcelona forward is delighted to be mentioned in the same breath as the two footballing greats but insists that he is not motivated by trying to surpass their achievements Lionel Messi says that it is an honour to be compared with Pele and Diego Maradona. The Argentina international is on course to lift the Ballon d'Or for a fourth consecutive year and has received plaudits from far and...Full Story »

Messi's girlfriend gives birth

Posted Monday, December 03, 2012 by Goal.com

The Barcelona forward has become a father for the first time after his partner, Antonella Roccuzzo, gave birth to a baby boy, who is to be named Thiago Barcelona star Lionel Messi has become a father for the first time after his girlfriend, Antonella Roccuzzo, gave birth to a baby boy, Thiago. The 25-year-old was given permission to leave training this morning to accompany his partner to USP...Full Story »

I am the best left-back in the world, insists Marcelo

Posted Monday, December 03, 2012 by Goal.com

The Brazil international explains that it is important that he has faith in his own ability, as he continues his recovery from a broken metatarsal injury sustained during training Real Madrid left-back Marcelo has stated his belief that he is currently the world's best player in his position. The 24-year-old arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu in January 2007 from Fluminense as a future heir to...Full Story »

Mallorca 1 : 1 Zaragoza - Mallorca snatch late draw

Posted Sunday, December 02, 2012 by PA

Victor Casadesus made up for his first-half penalty miss with an 86th-minute goal that gave Real Mallorca a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw against 10-man Real Zaragoza. The clash exploded into life in the 13th minute when the islanders were awarded a spot-kick after Emilio Nsue was hauled down by Glenn Loovens, who picked up his second booking, although Victor saw his effort from 12 yards pa...Full Story »

Celta Vigo 1 : 1 Levante - Levante leave it late against Celta Vigo

Posted Sunday, December 02, 2012 by PA

Roger's 89th-minute strike rescued a point in a 1-1 draw for Levante as Celta Vigo failed to make their dominance count at Estadio de Balaidos. Enrique De Lucas got the benefit of a marginal offside call to put his side ahead in the first half, yet despite dominating possession after break the home side could not add to their tally. Levante made them pay late on as Roger popped up to turn the ...Full Story »

Deportivo La Coruna 2 : 3 Real Betis - Betis keep pace

Posted Sunday, December 02, 2012 by PA

Real Betis moved clear in fourth place in the Primera Division as Joel Campbell's wonder goal 14 minutes from time secured a 3-2 victory over Deportivo La Coruna in a highly entertaining game at La Riazor. Two fine finishes either side of half-time from Ruben Castro had put the visitors in a strong position but Riki pulled a goal back almost immediately and then levelled with a neat volley on t...Full Story »

Sevilla vs Valladolid preview - Sevilla and Valladolid square up

Posted Monday, December 03, 2012 by PA

Sevilla and Valladolid may have started the Primera Division season with wildly differing expectations, but it is Monday's hosts and not the visitors who are on the backfoot with nearly half the campaign gone. The Rojiblancos have flattered to deceive over recent weeks, a 5-1 derby victory over Real Betis and a 6-1 aggregate win over Espanyol in the Copa del Rey arriving during a woeful run of ...Full Story »

Granada CF 0 : 0 Espanyol - Stalemate at Nuevo Los Carmenes

Posted Sunday, December 02, 2012 by PA

Both Granada and Espanyol remain in the Primera Division's bottom three after neither side managed to find the breakthrough at Nuevo Los Carmenes. The hosts had most of the possession and pressure but it was Espanyol - led for the first time by new coach Javier Aguirre - who had the better opportunities in each half. Tono made a brilliant save in the Granada goal to deny Christian Stuani the o...Full Story »

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