Related

Article

La Liga wrap: Atletico win seven-goal thriller

17 September 2012 00:20

Atletico Madrid have survived a stunning late fightback from Rayo Vallecano to take out a seven-goal thriller at Vicente Calderon on Sunday.

After taking a 1-0 lead into half-time courtesy of a Mario Suarez goal in the 29th minute, Atletico appeared to put the result beyond doubt following a devastating three-goal blitz early in the second half.

Koke, Arda Turan and Falcao - from the penalty spot - all got their names on the scoresheet within the space of seven minutes to put Atletico up 4-0 after just 56 minutes and leave Rayo heads spinning.

Atletico held on to their four-goal buffer right up until the 81st minute and appeared destined for a comfortable victory but a quick-fire brace from Andrija Delibasic and a follow-up from Leo with just one minute of regular time remaining saw Rayo roar back into life and set up a grandstand finish.

However, the hosts managed to hang on for a memorable 4-3 win and move up to fifth on the La Liga table.

Third-placed Mallorca blew a chance to move to second place after being held to a 1-1 draw by bottom-placed Osasuna at Estadio El Sadar.

The result could have been even more embarrassing for the visitors after Osasuna opened the scoring in the 69th minute thanks to a Kike Sola header.

But Mallorca saved their blushes to a degree nine minutes later when Tomer Hemed produced a header of his own to level scores and ensure the sides shared the spoils.

Granada were another bottom-three side to score an upset draw against more-fancied opposition when they held Deportivo La Coruna to a 1-1 result.

Deportivo grabbed the lead four minutes before half-time through Nelson Oliveira but Floro Flores ensured the hosts wouldn't finish the match empty-handed when he goaled in the 81st minute.

In other results, Real Sociedad defeated Real Zaragoza 2-0 while Espanyol and Athletic Bilbao played out an entertaining 3-3 draw.

Sponsored links

Thursday 14 December

Wednesday 13 December

23:50
23:48
23:37
23:32
23:30
23:07
22:59
22:57
22:56
22:54
22:44
22:42
22:42
22:40
22:36
22:28
21:13
21:03
20:57
20:47
20:27
19:54
19:53
18:52
18:40
17:50
17:24
16:09
13:41
13:07
12:27
11:36
10:53
09:54
07:08
06:23
03:48
02:24
02:08
00:36
00:23
00:17
00:11
00:10
00:03

Tuesday 12 December

23:54
23:44
23:30
23:30
22:57
22:56
22:42
22:38
22:29
21:58
20:36
20:15
19:43
18:35
18:24
17:41
17:10
17:09
16:52
16:27
16:20
15:43
15:15
15:10
13:47
13:38
13:07
13:03
12:31
12:03
11:53
11:14
11:10
10:18
10:01
05:33
02:46
01:42
00:20

La Liga table

# Team MP D P
1 15 +31 39
2 15 +21 34
3 15 +17 33
4 15 +19 31
5 15 +0 28
6 15 +2 21
7 15 +5 20
8 15 -2 20
9 15 -3 20
10 15 +0 19
11 15 +4 18
12 15 -6 18
13 15 -11 18
14 15 -3 17
15 15 -7 16
16 15 -8 16
17 15 -9 15
18 15 -12 12
19 15 -15 11
20 15 -23 10

Facebook