Two goals, one a penalty, from Garcia Rabasco, gave Almeria a surprise win over Atlético Madrid.
Málaga and Atlético under investigation by EUFA
Uefa has imposed its first ‘financial fair play’ sanctions by temporarily withholding prize money from 23 clubs for failing to comply with the rules, with Málaga and Atlético Madrid amongst the culprits. The clubs face further investigation because of debts or overdue payments to other clubs, employees or tax authorities and have until September 30th to prove that their finances …
Atlético Madrid 4-1 Chelsea
The UEFA Super Cup ended 4-1 in favour of Atletico Madrid with Falcao grabbing a superb hat-trick and Miranda getting the fourth. Cahill pulled one back for Chelsea who, although they passed the ball around quite well, were toothless in attack and look desperately in need of a top class striker.
Atlético Madrid through to final
Atlético Madrid are in the final of the Europa league after an exciting and highly entertaining second-leg at Anfield and will now play Fulham in the final on May 12th.
Atlético take slender lead in Europa Cup semi-final
Atlético Madrid take a slender Europa Cup semi-final first-leg advantage to Anfield after Diego Forlan gave them a 1-0 victory over Liverpool at the Vicente Calderon stadium.
Real and Atletico both lose
AC Milan came from behind to beat Real Madrid 2-3 at the Bernabeu stadium in Madrid.
Real Madrid got off to a very good start in their Champions League opener against FC Zurich, Raul, Higuain and Ronaldo giving them a three goal lead by half time.
Barca through, Atlético bow out
Barcelona are through to the quarter finals of the Champions League after a 5-1 win over Lyon, making it 6-3 on aggregate. Thierry Henry opened the scoring in the 25th minute and then just two minutes later scored a second to take him to fourth place on the all-time list of Champions League goalscorers.
Barca move six points clear
Sergio Busquets and Lionel Messi scored to give Barcelona a fairly comfortable 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao and they now move six points clear at the top of La Liga after Real Madrid could only manage a draw. Barcelona had numerous chances to increase the scoreline but failed to take advantage, while Real Madrid were rather lucky to come away …
Barcelona have a slight advantage after a 1-1 draw at Olympique Lyon, but they had to come back from a goal down. Juninho put the home side ahead with a beautifully lofted free kick and it wasn’t until midway through the second half that Thierry Henrey headed home to earn Barca a draw.