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Madrid show resolve, Sociedad streak goes on

Published: Saturday 16 March 2013, 22.01CET
Real Madrid CF twice came from behind to beat RCD Mallorca 5-2, while Real Sociedad de Fútbol defeated Real Valladolid CF to extend their unbeaten run to ten matches.

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Published: Saturday 16 March 2013, 22.01CET

Madrid show resolve, Sociedad streak goes on

Real Madrid CF twice came from behind to beat RCD Mallorca 5-2, while Real Sociedad de Fútbol defeated Real Valladolid CF to extend their unbeaten run to ten matches.

Real Madrid CF twice came from behind to beat RCD Mallorca 5-2 at Santiago Bernabéu and move four points clear of city rivals Club Atlético de Madrid in second place.

A header from Emilio Nsue and Alejandro Alfaro's strike sandwiched a Gonzalo Higuaín effort and earned the visitors a surprise 2-1 lead at half-time. Madrid came out all guns blazing in the second half, though, and three goals in seven minutes before the hour mark turned the game on its head.

Ronaldo levelled at a corner, heading in his 27th goal in 27 Liga appearances, before Madrid assumed control through Luka Modrić's stunning shot on the bounce from distance. Higuaín completed his double to give the hosts breathing space, before Karim Benzema rounded off the scoring in added time.

French winger Antoine Griezmann also scored two as in-form Real Sociedad de Fútbol continued their ascent of the table with an impressive 4-1 home win against Real Valladolid CF. The Basque outfit are fourth and are enjoying a ten-match unbeaten run, during which they have fired in 22 goals. They have lost just once since November. 

Elsewhere, Getafe CF beat Athletic Club 1-0, while Valencia CF moved fifth with a 3-0 defeat of ten-man Real Betis Balompié; Antonio Amaya's early red card was punished by a Roberto Soldado penalty, before Paulão's own goal and Jonas' late strike sealed the win.

Last updated: 04/12/13 6.22CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 04/07/2013 01:11 CET

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ValenciaValencia3-0BetisBetis

Soldado 16 (P), Paulão 85 (o.g.), Jonas 90+2

Venue: Valencia

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Real MadridReal Madrid5-2MallorcaMallorca

Higuaín 14, 57, Ronaldo 51, Modrić 54, Benzema 90+2

Nsue 6, Alfaro 21

Venue: Madrid

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GetafeGetafe1-0AthleticAthletic

Borja Fernández 7

Venue: Madrid

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Real SociedadReal Sociedad4-1ValladolidValladolid

Griezmann 33, 44, Agirretxe 39, Xabier Prieto 48

Guerra 87

Venue: San Sebastian

15/03/2013

DeportivoDeportivo3-1CeltaCelta

Riki 9, Sílvio 64, Diogo Salomão 78

Park Ju-Young 80

Venue: La Coruna

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