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Villarreal keep pressure on Madrid

Published: Monday 25 October 2010
Villarreal CF moved up to second in the Liga thanks to a 2-0 win against Club Atlético de Madrid, on a day when Sevilla FC won 4-3 in a dramatic match against Athletic Club.
Villarreal keep pressure on Madrid
Villarreal are second after their win against Atlético ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 25 October 2010

Villarreal keep pressure on Madrid

Villarreal CF moved up to second in the Liga thanks to a 2-0 win against Club Atlético de Madrid, on a day when Sevilla FC won 4-3 in a dramatic match against Athletic Club.

Villarreal CF continue to go stride for stride with Liga leaders Real Madrid CF after winning 2-0 against Club Atlético de Madrid on Sunday.

Cani put Juan Carlos Garrido's men in front on nine minutes and Giuseppe Rossi added a superb second seven minutes after half-time to ensure they climbed to second, just a point below Madrid, who won 6-1 on Saturday. FC Barcelona are level with Villarreal on 19 points, having also won earlier in the weekend.

RCD Espanyol are up to fifth following a 2-1 victory against Levante UD, with Sevilla FC one place lower following their 4-3 win against Athletic Club. Two goals from Luís Fabiano and one from Frédéric Kanouté – the latter a penalty – had put Sevilla 3-0 in front before they were hit by a red card for Fernando Navarro. Fernando Llorente then struck twice to drag Athletic back into contention, but Kanouté added a second spot kick with ten minutes left and the visitors could only muster one more goal in response.

Meanwhile, UD Almería and Hercules CF drew 1-1, Getafe CF beat Real Sporting de Gijón 3-0 to go seventh and CA Osasuna triumphed by the same scoreline against struggling Málaga CF.

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Results

Spanish Liga 2010/11

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HomeAway
Last updated: 01/08/2011 15:27 CET

23/10/2011

VillarrealVillarreal17:00LevanteLevante
Venue: Castellon

23/10/2011

AtléticoAtlético17:00MallorcaMallorca
Venue: Madrid

23/10/2011

ValenciaValencia17:00AthleticAthletic
Venue: Valencia

23/10/2011

RacingRacing17:00EspanyolEspanyol
Venue: Santander

23/10/2011

Real SociedadReal Sociedad17:00GetafeGetafe
Venue: San Sebastian

23/10/2011

BarcelonaBarcelona17:00SevillaSevilla
Venue: Barcelona

23/10/2011

BetisBetis17:00RayoRayo
Venue: Sevilla

23/10/2011

MálagaMálaga17:00Real MadridReal Madrid
Venue: Malaga

23/10/2011

OsasunaOsasuna17:00ZaragozaZaragoza
Venue: Pamplona

23/10/2011

Sporting GijónSporting Gijón17:00Granada CFGranada CF
Venue: Gijon

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