Week 22 saw Barca and Real Madrid slip away even more from the other 18 teams with contrasting styles of play. Barcelona played with total style and Madrid played a bit more aggressively and had the game mucked up in the middle. Samuel Eto’o scored his 21st goal of the season and Dani Alves stated his case as one of the early front runners that will have to be next to Herculean in order to catch up to Lionel Messi. The Barca right back could be in that pack right now that might be looked at as the second best player in the world right now.
Meanwhile the latest edition of Andalucian derby saw Manuel Chaparro save his job after the Verdes beat Sevilla at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuan. Ricardo Oliveira paid dividends in his debut with the club as he equalized in the 83rd minute en route their 2-1 victory.
Saved is also Osasuna who emerged out of the relegation zone after beating Valencia at the Reyno de Navarra in one of the tighter games you would have seen this weekend. With their win and Mallorca and Espanyol’s draw as well as Numancia’s defeat; they leapfrogged out of relegation on goal difference.
Real Madrid 1
Sergio García (70′), Oliveira (83′)
Rossi (15′, 67′)
Iván Alonso (25′)
Victor (38′, 58′)
Agüero (2′), Forlán (27′, 34′)
Luque (48′), Salva (64′, 72′)
Uche (25′), Negredo (44′)
Eto’o (22′, 39′) , Dani Alves (65′)
Kike Mateo (68′)