While Real Madrid defeated Valencia in the
top clash of this week's Primera Division matchround, Deportivo la
Coruña were held to a draw at Malaga.
At Santiago Bernabeu stadium, Madrid dominated right from the start and
only needed eight minutes to take the lead through the English striker
Michael Owen, who chipped the ball over the head of Valencia goalkeeper
In the second half, Valencia tried to do something back but never
managed to create real chances, except for a dangerous cross from the
Italian Marco Di Vaio, which was missed by both the Valencian attack and
the Real Madrid defenders.
In Malaga, the hosts went ahead in the 6th minute against Deportivo la
Coruña, and seemed to be heading for a victory until striker Diego
Tristán levelled for the Galicians with five minutes left in regular
On Sunday, league leaders FC Barcelona, who were beaten by AC Milan in
the Champions League earlier this week, face Osasuna at Camp Nou.