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Sporting de Gijon 2 : 1 Racing de Santander - Gijon guarantee survival

Posted Monday, May 16, 2011 by PA

Sporting Gijon secured their Primera Division survival by coming from behind to beat Racing Santander 2-1. Christian put the visitors ahead against the run of play in the 32nd minute but Miguel de las Cuevas levelled just before half-time and Nacho Novo grabbed the winner six minutes after the interval. The result moved Sporting up to a healthy ninth place and level on points with opponents Ra...Full Story »

Napoli 1 : 1 Inter Milan - Zuniga secures point

Posted Monday, May 16, 2011 by PA

Inter Milan guaranteed themselves second place while Napoli settled for third and automatic qualification for the Champions League after a 1-1 draw. Samuel Eto'o put Inter ahead in the 14th minute before Camilo Zuniga levelled for Napoli on the stroke of half-time. Chances were harder to come by in the second half, with both teams perhaps content to take a point. It was Inter who dominated th...Full Story »

Atletico de Madrid 2 : 1 Hercules CF - Atletico clinch Euro spot

Posted Monday, May 16, 2011 by PA

Atletico Madrid secured themselves a place in next season's Europa League after easing past relegated Hercules 2-1 at the Vicente Calderon. Defender Alvaro Dominguez gave Atletico the perfect start when he netted inside the opening minute and then highly-rated goalkeeper David De Gea saved a David Trezeguet penalty to keep the Rojiblancos ahead at half-time. Trezeguet made amends for that miss...Full Story »

Athletic Bilbao 1 : 1 Malaga - Bilbao held at home

Posted Monday, May 16, 2011 by PA

Athletic Bilbao slipped to sixth in the Primera Division after a 1-1 draw against 10-man Malaga, but they have qualified for the Europa League. Jose Recio fired the visitors into the lead at the end of the first half but David Lopez's penalty levelled matters after Malaga's Martin Demichelis had been sent off for a second bookable offence in conceding the spot-kick. The result left Athletic le...Full Story »

Sevilla 3 : 1 Real Sociedad - Kanoute seals Euro trip

Posted Monday, May 16, 2011 by PA

Two second-half strikes from Frederic Kanoute sealed Sevilla's place in next season's Europa League but opponents Real Sociedad will go into the final day of the season battling to beat the drop. Kanoute pounced with two goals in six minutes and a third four minutes from time from Alvaro Negredo means Gregorio Manzano's team cannot now finish any lower than the seventh and final qualifying spot...Full Story »

Barcelona 0 : 0 Deportivo La Coruna - Barca back-ups draw blank

Posted Monday, May 16, 2011 by PA

A second-string Barcelona side were held to a goalless draw by relegation-threatened Deportivo La Coruna in the penultimate round of Primera Division matches at the Nou Camp. The league title was wrapped up with a draw at Levante on Wednesday night and, with a Champions League final meeting with Manchester United to come at the end of the month, coach Pep Guardiola named an experimental side. ...Full Story »

Zaragoza 1 : 0 Espanyol - Leonardo downs Espanyol

Posted Monday, May 16, 2011 by PA

Leonardo Ponzio scored the only goal of the game to sink Espanyol 1-0 to boost Real Zaragoza's Primera Division survival bid - and end the visitors' Europa League hopes. The Argentinian midfielder struck 10 minutes into the second half to clinch Zaragoza's 11th league win of the season. Javier Aguirre's side remain in the relegation zone despite the win, but now have a cluster of clubs in thei...Full Story »

Villarreal 1 : 3 Real Madrid - Ron equals scoring record

Posted Monday, May 16, 2011 by PA

Cristiano Ronaldo matched the Spanish top-flight single-season scoring record with a brace in a 3-1 win against Villarreal - but left it late as he got his second with virtually the last kick of the game. The Portugal forward fired in a free-kick three minutes into stoppage time to take his tally to 38 for the season, level with Athletic Bilbao striker Telmo Zarra in 1950/51 and Madrid's own Hu...Full Story »

Almeria 3 : 1 Mallorca - Rare win for Almeria

Posted Monday, May 16, 2011 by PA

Relegated Almeria recorded only their sixth victory of the season, a 3-1 success which dented Real Mallorca's hopes of staying up. Almeria, who had picked just one point from their previous eight games, stunned Mallorca with three goals in the opening 32 minutes through Kalu Uche, Juanma Ortiz and Pablo Piatti. Mallorca managed to pull a goal back through Pierre Webo just before half-time but ...Full Story »

Arsenal undone by Bent, jeered off pitch

Posted Monday, May 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - Arsenal were jeered off the pitch at the end of their final home game of the season after Darren Bent's double earned a 2-1 victory for Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Many fans had left well before the final whistle when the boos started, then some who stayed made their feelings clear during what should have been a lap of appreciation from Arsene Wenger's team. T...Full Story »

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