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Madrid and Barcelona earn comeback wins

Published: Saturday 23 February 2013, 23.55CET
Both champions Real Madrid CF and Liga leaders FC Barcelona went a goal down in the first half, but came back to beat RC Deportivo La Coruña and Sevilla FC respectively.

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Published: Saturday 23 February 2013, 23.55CET

Madrid and Barcelona earn comeback wins

Both champions Real Madrid CF and Liga leaders FC Barcelona went a goal down in the first half, but came back to beat RC Deportivo La Coruña and Sevilla FC respectively.

Champions Real Madrid CF and Liga leaders FC Barcelona both went behind and came back to beat RC Deportivo La Coruña and Sevilla FC respectively.

Gonzalo Higuaín struck two minutes from time to earn Madrid a dramatic 2-1 victory over bottom club Deportivo, who had led for more than 70 minutes.

Just as in the first meeting at the Santiago Bernabéu, Riki put his side ahead, crashing his tenth goal of the season past Diego López at his near post. Depor's lead lasted longer this time round, but the outcome was the same. Kaká curled in beautifully from the edge of the box before, eventually, Cristiano Ronaldo provided a routine tap-in for Higuaín. Ángel di María was sent off for receiving two yellow cards late on.

The story was a similar one at the Camp Nou, where Barça youth graduate Alberto Botía's downward header handed Sevilla a half-time lead. Shortly after the break, though, David Villa headed a leveller from Dani Alves' terrific cross before Messi hit his 38th Liga goal of the season after a one-two with Cristian Tello.

Elsewhere, Jonas hit two as Valencia CF came back from 2-0 down to grab a point at Real Zaragoza, whose goalkeeper Leo Franco was dismissed midway through the second half.

RCD Mallorca slipped to a 3-1 defeat at home by Getafe CF as Adrian Colunga scored twice in the last eight minutes.

Last updated: 04/12/13 6.47CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 04/07/2013 01:10 CET

23/02/2013

BarcelonaBarcelona2-1SevillaSevilla

Villa 52, Messi 60

Botía 42

Venue: Barcelona

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DeportivoDeportivo1-2Real MadridReal Madrid

Riki 35

Kaká 73, Higuaín 88

Venue: La Coruna

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ZaragozaZaragoza2-2ValenciaValencia

Apoño 5 (P), Hélder Postiga 32

Jonas 36, 69

Venue: Zaragoza

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MallorcaMallorca1-3GetafeGetafe

Dos Santos 24

Diego Castro 71 (P), Adrián Colunga 82, 86

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

22/02/2013

AthleticAthletic1-3Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Ibai Gómez 30

Griezmann 34, Agirretxe 66, Vela 76

Venue: Bilbao

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