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Villarreal and Espanyol impress

Published: Sunday 28 November 2010, 0.50CET
Villarreal CF showed the leading pair they cannot be ruled out of the Liga title race with a 3-0 success at Real Zaragoza while RCD Espanyol won 3-2 away at Club Atlético de Madrid.
Villarreal and Espanyol impress
Villarreal rejoice after Santi Cazorla's strike ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 28 November 2010, 0.50CET

Villarreal and Espanyol impress

Villarreal CF showed the leading pair they cannot be ruled out of the Liga title race with a 3-0 success at Real Zaragoza while RCD Espanyol won 3-2 away at Club Atlético de Madrid.

Third-placed Villarreal CF moved within five points of the leaders as they earned an impressive 3-0 victory at Real Zaragoza but RCD Espanyol remain on their tail after winning 3-2 at Club Atlético de Madrid.

Two goals inside 18 minutes put the Yellow Submarine in command, Marcos Senna (9) opening the scoring before Santi Cazorla doubled their advantage, and the points were made safe on 65 minutes when Zaragoza's Matteo Contini was dismissed and Nilmar added a third.

Espanyol are still two points further back after an impressive win in the capital. Luis García's penalty was cancelled out by Tiago on the stroke of half-time, but Joan Verdú (53) and Pablo Osvaldo (78) scored either side of Sergio Agüero's effort (66) to ensure a second away win of the season for Los Periquitos.

Seventh-placed Sevilla FC are now seven points behind Villarreal after losing 3-1 at home to Getafe CF. The hosts took the lead when Ndri Romaric crossed and Frédéric Kanouté (30) drove in his finish but the second half spawned quite a turnaround. Manu (57) levelled from the penalty spot after Abdoulay Konko's handball, Miku (59) made it 2-1 and Pedro Ríos rifled in the clincher to lift Getafe to ninth.

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Spanish Liga 2010/11

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Last updated: 27/11/2012 16:22 CET

25/11/2012

LevanteLevante0-4BarcelonaBarcelona

Messi 47, 52, Iniesta 57, Fàbregas 63

Venue: Valencia

25/11/2012

AtléticoAtlético4-0SevillaSevilla

Falcao 22 (P), Spahić 40 (o.g.), Koke 44, Miranda 90+2

Venue: Madrid

25/11/2012

AthleticAthletic1-1DeportivoDeportivo

De Marcos 23

Aguilar 52

Venue: Bilbao

25/11/2012

EspanyolEspanyol0-2GetafeGetafe

Pedro León 17, Mané 90

Venue: Barcelona

24/11/2012

BetisBetis1-0Real MadridReal Madrid

Beñat 17

Venue: Sevilla

24/11/2012

MálagaMálaga4-0ValenciaValencia

Portillo 8, Saviola 74, Santa Cruz 81, Isco 90+2

Venue: Malaga

24/11/2012

ValladolidValladolid1-0GranadaGranada

Manucho 63

Venue: Valladolid

24/11/2012

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano2-0MallorcaMallorca

Carrilho Baptistao 87, Delibašić 90

Venue: Madrid

23/11/2012

Real SociedadReal Sociedad0-0OsasunaOsasuna

Venue: San Sebastian

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