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Last-gasp Cazorla thwarts Madrid

Published: Sunday 18 March 2012, 22.17CET
Real Madrid CF's lead at the top of the Liga standings is down to eight points after Santi Cazorla curled in a superb late free-kick to earn Málaga CF a 1-1 draw in the Spanish capital.

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Published: Sunday 18 March 2012, 22.17CET

Last-gasp Cazorla thwarts Madrid

Real Madrid CF's lead at the top of the Liga standings is down to eight points after Santi Cazorla curled in a superb late free-kick to earn Málaga CF a 1-1 draw in the Spanish capital.

Real Madrid CF's Liga lead is down to eight points after Santi Cazorla's superb late free-kick rescued a 1-1 draw for Málaga CF in the Spanish capital.

José Mourinho's side were far from their best but looked to have done enough to secure a 12th consecutive league success and restore their double-digit advantage over FC Barcelona as the clock ticked down. Karim Benzema put the hosts in front with a headed finish from a Cristiano Ronaldo cross on 35 minutes, yet Cazorla had the last word when he curled a fantastic set piece into the top corner in added time.

In third, Valencia CF kept themselves six points clear of Levante UD courtesy of a hat-trick from Roberto Soldado. The Spain forward took his tally to 15 Liga strikes this term when he rounded off a 3-0 win at Athletic Club with a late penalty.

As for Levante, they had an added-time Xavi Torres effort to thank for their 1-0 defeat of Villarreal CF, a result which cost Villarreal coach José Molina his job. In the day’s other game, RCD Mallorca beat Club Atlético de Madrid 2-1 despite losing Iván Ramis to a 53rd-minute red card.

Last updated: 05/12/13 9.19CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2011/12

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Last updated: 21/03/2012 10:55 CET

18/03/2012

Real MadridReal Madrid1-1MálagaMálaga

Benzema 35

Santi Cazorla 90+2

Venue: Madrid

18/03/2012

AthleticAthletic0-3ValenciaValencia

Soldado 41, 57, 85 (penalty)

Venue: Bilbao

18/03/2012

MallorcaMallorca2-1AtléticoAtlético

Godín 47 (o.g.), Pereira 49

Falcao 66

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

18/03/2012

LevanteLevante1-0VillarrealVillarreal

Xavi Torres 90+2

Venue: Valencia

17/03/2012

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano3-0BetisBetis

Armenteros 51, Diego Costa 78, Tamudo 90+1

Venue: Madrid

17/03/2012

SevillaSevilla0-2BarcelonaBarcelona

Xavi Hernández 18, Messi 25

Venue: Sevilla

17/03/2012

GetafeGetafe1-0Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Iñigo Martínez 81 (o.g.)

Venue: Madrid

17/03/2012

ZaragozaZaragoza1-1OsasunaOsasuna

Hélder Postiga 86

Rovérsio 88

Venue: Zaragoza

17/03/2012

GranadaGranada2-1Sporting GijónSporting Gijón

Carlos Martins 3, Siqueira 24

Adrián Colunga 90+2

Venue: Granada

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