The official website for European football

Timely Ronaldo maintains Madrid bid

Published: Monday 3 May 2010
Cristiano Ronaldo struck the winner just a minute from time as Real Madrid CF secured a dramtic 3-2 win against CA Osasuna to move back within a point of Liga leaders FC Barcelona.
Timely Ronaldo maintains Madrid bid
Madrid twice came from behind before Cristiano Ronaldo's late winner ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 3 May 2010

Timely Ronaldo maintains Madrid bid

Cristiano Ronaldo struck the winner just a minute from time as Real Madrid CF secured a dramtic 3-2 win against CA Osasuna to move back within a point of Liga leaders FC Barcelona.

FC Barcelona's lead at the Liga summit is back to a solitary point following Real Madrid CF's dramatic 3-2 win against CA Osasuna.

Barcelona shrugged off their midweek UEFA Champions League elimination with an impressive 4-1 victory at Villarreal CF on Saturday that opened up a four-point gap over Madrid. The capital outfit responded in kind to maintain a tight battle at the top, but they were made to work for their win after Osasuna took the lead on seven minutes when Carlos Aranda seized upon a scuffed back pass.

The hosts responded with 25 minutes on the clock through Cristiano Ronaldo's low drive but found themselves behind again three minutes before half-time when Krisztián Vadócz rifled in a half-volley. The scores were level at the interval, though, thanks to Marcelo's header, and Madrid claimed a remarkable victory a minute from time courtesy of Ronaldo's second. The Portuguese international nodded in to lift his tally for his debut Liga season to 21.

The fight for the fourth and final UEFA Champions League berth is also hotting up with RCD Mallorca the current occupants thanks to a 3-1 win at Athletic Club. Sevilla FC earlier recorded a victory by the same scoreline against UEFA Europa League finalists Club Atlético de Madrid but still trail Mallorca by two points.

Last updated: 03/05/10 12.18CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2009/10

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 02/07/2011 05:02 CET

02/05/2011

EspanyolEspanyol2-1AthleticAthletic

Osvaldo 35, Alonso 76

Susaeta 43

Venue: Barcelona

01/05/2011

OsasunaOsasuna1-0ValenciaValencia

Cejudo 59

Venue: Pamplona

01/05/2011

VillarrealVillarreal2-1GetafeGetafe

Cani 61, Rossi 74

Ríos 31

Venue: Castellon

01/05/2011

RacingRacing2-0MallorcaMallorca

Rosenberg 13, Bakircioglü 43

Venue: Santander

01/05/2011

MálagaMálaga3-1HérculesHércules

Rondón 73, Baptista 5, 76

Valdez 4

Venue: Malaga

01/05/2011

LevanteLevante0-0Sporting GijónSporting Gijón

Venue: Valencia

01/05/2011

AlmeríaAlmería0-1SevillaSevilla

Renato 58

Venue: Almeria

30/04/2011

DeportivoDeportivo0-1AtléticoAtlético

Agüero 80

Venue: La Coruna

30/04/2011

Real SociedadReal Sociedad2-1BarcelonaBarcelona

Ifrán 71, Xabier Prieto 82 (p)

Thiago Alcántara 29

Venue: San Sebastian

30/04/2011

Real MadridReal Madrid2-3ZaragozaZaragoza

Sergio Ramos 62, Benzema 84

Gabi 54 (p), Lafita 41, 77

Venue: Madrid

Standings

Related information

Player profiles
Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/association=esp/news/newsid=1481886.html#timely+ronaldo+maintains+madrid

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.