The game of the day
Valencia - R Madrid
The analysis of the matchday
The way is made narrow more and more. In the race to reach to the Barcelona (that already moved away the sufficient thing like leaving a sign little), the Valencia and Real Madrid have arrived at a place where there is no site for two. Both, with 51 points, will see the faces this weekend. And moment goes! Liga is to 12 days to finish and seems that neither Madrid nor the Valencia want to surrender before those 10 points of advantage that has the Barça. Good, but before they must kill itself among them to line up the route after the Catalans. That battle will be Saturday at night, in the valencianist fortress. That can give to one slight advantage to the equipment orange him, but in these instances already the fields do not play.
Aside, Real Madrid comes, at least in Liga, one slight scaling: it was in the third position and today figure in the second nothing else by the advantage of goals that removes to the Valencia. Like aggregate, the pupils of Lopez Caro want - perhaps a little takes to leave the footpath of the third year in target (the ironies of the colors). This Wednesday, the equipment was outside another competition, and perhaps more painful than the King's Cup : Champions League. The Valencia, on the other hand, waits for to a Madrid burnt by the last commitments. Forced to win? Both.
While, the Catalans have their war, as well as Víctor Valdés says, against themselves. The objective for the bluelgrana equipment continues being to maintain its remote pursuers, and Sunday will as opposed to have a superb occasion an equipment that of the premises has had many problems: Osasuna. The pupils of the Mexican Javier Aguirre have let go many points in house. After the trepidante first return that made, has had a bassoon of yield, perhaps normal if is spoken of a modest equipment and for which to gain a position in the Champions would be a sufficient prize. Equal, to gain to the leader and last champion to him of Liga he would not be bad to calm waters.
Pressure for Osasuna
In case as something it serves Osasuna to him, down it has to a Celta that also bids up by the fourth place. Their 45 points (in contrast to the 46 of those of Pamplona) sound threatening, mainly because it is an equipment that comes upwards from threatening form: they have added six points that put it in the fight. His rival, the Espanyol does not have a great mark in his last presentations. Of his last five parties - between League and UEFA Cup-, he has only been able to gain one: to Sevilla by 5-0. It is certain, by was made goals, but also load in his shoulders the 2-0 that to him the desperate Cadiz in the last day fitted.
The Celta, therefore, if it has firm those aspirations to the fourth position, will have to attack a feudo that already is sufficiently damaged by the last internal events. The technician Miguel Lotina Angel, who aims more towards outside which towards the permanence in the equipment, has asked "good sense" even before intelligence the director blanquiazul. To see if in house the eleven of short trousers make forget those that do those of long trousers...
Just a little bit more back, with 44 nothing despicable points, shows a Seville that has the mind in two places. First, still it has life in the UEFA Cup, and, second, they want to give the jump to the Champions for the incoming year, but for that they must look for a position more decent than its present one sixth. The penultimate place of the table, due to its same site, is a rival duro in end. The Native of Alava has three dates of not knowing what is a victory and being to two points of the colist are not flattery phrases.
The Villarreal, to make the duties
The yellow submarine has seen that he is able to make a work with all decency in the Champions. Now which it has made history in the European competition, it has a debt what to fulfill in Liga. One will face, like visitor, to a Majorca that has improved in the most recent days, and has even fortified an aspect that his same trainer, Gregorio Manzano, describes as the base of a good attack: the defense. Then that is the challenge for the Villarreal. Its South American arsenal will have to dominate itself an equipment that finishes escaping of the positions of the reduction and that it will not want to return to them.
And it is that in that escape of the last positions still they are all the equipment that in the table shines under the Mallorca. The Betis, for example, comes to lose against a Getafe that made it see badly. Those 25 points make it see suspended in a dynamic table, that is not done for that they remain with married with a number. The fact that they receive to the Malaga (the last place) is not no guarantee. The cold that does in the cellar drives away to the Costa del sol.
The Cadiz and the Real Sociedad enter the group of which they add 25. The threat is equal for them. The gaditanos will go of visitors against the Athletic, that has two points less, with the only good reference of to him to have won to the Espanyol (its only victory in the last five encounter). And Real... because the Real one also goes of visitor, the single one who his host will be the Sport one. Those of Coruña almost obtain a feat in front of Barcelona in the passed day, but the best office of the leaders made them fall by 3-2.
They will be able to recover the gust of wind?
The Athletic one had a single slip in its gust of wind: Real Madrid. Of there backwards, the colchoneros had divided sies cattles and seven without losing. In order to reedit the gust of wind, they will have opposite to the Racing that arrives with two consecutive ties.
Single it is left the duel by the waist of the table, between the Zaragoza and the Getafe (put 10 and 11 respectively). The Zaragoza, that in addition waits for the other finalist of the King's Cup, recovers the most frightful forward of its group, Diego Milito.