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Madrid march on with Sporting victory

Published: Sunday 21 March 2010, 0.55CET
Leaders Real Madrid CF maintained their 100% home record in the Liga this term by registering a 3-1 victory against Real Sporting de Gijón which moves them three points clear of FC Barcelona.
Madrid march on with Sporting victory
Gonzalo Higuaín celebrates scoring Madrid's third ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 21 March 2010, 0.55CET

Madrid march on with Sporting victory

Leaders Real Madrid CF maintained their 100% home record in the Liga this term by registering a 3-1 victory against Real Sporting de Gijón which moves them three points clear of FC Barcelona.

Real Madrid CF came from behind to defeat Real Sporting de Gijón 3-1 and move three points clear of title rivals FC Barcelona ahead of the Azulgrana's fixture at Real Zaragoza on Sunday.

David Barral (53) silenced the Santiago Bernabéu when he was played in down the right, advanced into the penalty area and beat Iker Casillas with an angled drive into the roof of the net. The lead proved short-lived, however, as Rafael van der Vaart (55) equalised and Xabi Alonso (57) headed Manuel Pellegrini's team in front at the far post.

Gonzalo Higuaín rounded off the scoring midway through the second half with a superb solo effort, his 20th Liga goal of the season. The victory is Madrid's 14th from as many home league matches this campaign. Sevilla FC were beaten 2-0 at RCD Espanyol, for whom Pablo Daniel Osvaldo scored twice, and will surrender fourth spot if RCD Mallorca overcome mid-table Club Atlético de Madrid on Sunday.

Elsewhere, RC Deportivo La Coruña lost 2-0 at home to third-bottom Real Valladolid CF, squandering the chance to further their claims for a top-four place. Athletic Club, one place above Deportivo in sixth, also suffered their share of disappointment as Pedro León's 86th-minute equaliser earned ten-man Getafe CF a 2-2 draw at San Mamés. Both sides finished with ten men. Xerez CD, meanwhile, beat CD Tenerife 2-1 in the match between the division's bottom two, but are still eight points shy of safety.

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Results

Spanish Liga 2009/10

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 03/07/2011 04:16 CET

20/03/2011

ValenciaValencia0-1SevillaSevilla

Rakitić 70

Venue: Valencia

20/03/2011

AthleticAthletic0-1VillarrealVillarreal

Marco Ruben 58

Venue: Bilbao

20/03/2011

DeportivoDeportivo0-1LevanteLevante

Rubén Suárez 90

Venue: La Coruna

20/03/2011

HérculesHércules0-4OsasunaOsasuna

Camunas 10, Nélson 35, Vadócz 61, Kike Sola 67

Venue: Alicante

20/03/2011

RacingRacing2-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Bakircioglü 43, Dos Santos 77

Griezmann 72

Venue: Santander

20/03/2011

MálagaMálaga2-0EspanyolEspanyol

Rondón 8, 26

Venue: Malaga

20/03/2011

Sporting GijónSporting Gijón1-0AlmeríaAlmería

De las Cuevas 13

Venue: Gijon

19/03/2011

AtléticoAtlético1-2Real MadridReal Madrid

Agüero 86

Benzema 11, Özil 32

Venue: Madrid

19/03/2011

BarcelonaBarcelona2-1GetafeGetafe

Daniel Alves 17, Bojan Krkić 50

Manu 88

Venue: Barcelona

19/03/2011

MallorcaMallorca1-0ZaragozaZaragoza

De Guzman 67

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

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