Real Madrid stay top on Saturday marred by 2 bad injuries

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Real Madrid remained at the top of the Spanish Liga Santander on Saturday night but were forced to work hard for a 3-1 win away to bottom of the table Osasuna.

AFP / Gerard Julien Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) and coach Zinedine Zidane celebrate after Real won the UEFA Champions League final over Atletico Madrid
AFP / Gerard Julien
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) and coach Zinedine Zidane celebrate after Real won the UEFA Champions League final over Atletico Madrid
The home side without a home win all season, saw how Tano broke his leg in a 15th minute challenge with Isco before Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring after a bad error from keeper Salvatore Sirigu.

Serio Leon equalized for Osasuna, but Madrid got lucky when a loose ball fell for Isco to bury in the 62nd minute and despite pressure from Osasuna, Madrid held on and Lucas Vazquez sealed the win in the 93rd minute.

Barcelona momentarily went top of the table following a 6-0 win away to Alaves, who will be their rivals in the final of the King’s Cup.

Luis Suarez scored a brace, along with Neymar, Leo Messi, Ivan Rakitic and an own goal, but the game is likely to be remembered for the horrible ankle injury suffered by Aleix Vidal following a challenge from Theo Hernandez five minutes from time.

Theo won the ball cleanly, but with the misfortune that Vidal’s foot appeared to get caught in the turf and he later underwent an operation in Vitoria as his club confirmed he will be out of action for at least five months.

Aritz Aduriz celebrated his 36th birthday with the winning goal as Athletic Bilbao came from behind to take a last minute win at home over Deportivo la Coruna.

Deportivo opened the scoring thanks to a 43rd minute goal from Emre Colak, who beat Gorka from 25 yards and Deportivo looked to be on track for their first away win of the campaign until Iker Muniain poked home from close range with 20 minutes remaining.

Deportivo looked as if they were going to hold on but Aduriz was on hand to side-foot home the winning goal in the last minute of normal time.

The day kicked off in a rainy Benito Villamarin stadium where Betis extended their unbeaten run at home to seven games under coach Victor Sanchez, but were unable to beat Valencia in a game that ended 0-0 despite both sides had chances to have taken all three points. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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