Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Real Madrid wins another squeaker thanks to Roberto Carlos goal
May 21st, 2007 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  spain

MOST COMMENTED

For the third straight league game, Real Madrid pulled out a last-gasp victory, beating Recreativo Huelva, 3-2, on Sunday to maintain its edge over Barcelona in the race for Spain's La Liga title.

With Barcelona cruising to a shocking 6-0 win at Atletico Madrid -- the worst defeat at home in Atletico history -- Real Madrid looked to be in trouble when it blew a 2-0 lead at Recre.

Brazilian veteran Roberto Carlos earned Real the three points when he scored in injury time after being sprung by young Argentine import Fernando Gago.

Robinho
(off a David Beckham cross) and Ruud van Nistelrooy (penalty kick) had scored to put Real comfortably ahead, but Recre, which had won, 3-0, at Madrid earlier in the season, fought back on goals by Jesus Vazquez and Uche.

Argentine starlet Lionel Messi had a superb game for Barca, scoring twice against Atletico.
Gianluca Zambrotta, Samuel Eto'o, Ronaldinho and Andres Iniesta also scored for the defending champion.

With three games left, Real and Barcelona are tied with 69 points, but Real Madrid has won the tiebreaker (better head-to-head). UEFA Cup champion Sevilla remained just two points further back with a 2-1 comeback win at Deportivo Coruna. Valencia is in fourth with 65 points after its 1-0 win at Real Mallorca .



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS Week 20: Results & Standings    
FC Dallas remained first in the MLS Supporters' Shield race, three points ahead of the Colorado ...
USA-Costa Rica: Olympic tuneups end with easy win    
The USA closed out its preparations for the Olympic women's soccer tournament on Friday when it ...
Video Pick: Golazo by Dortmund's Dembele vs. Manchester United    
Why did Borussia Dortmund spend a reported $15 million to get 19-year-old Ousmane Dembele from French ...
Arsenal names roster for U.S. trip    
Arsenal's preliminary list of players who will travel to the United States includes American midfielder Gedion ...
What They're Saying: Axel Sjoberg    
"I don't think I have to sell myself to Dominic Kinnear. He picked the team and ...
USA-Costa Rica: Scorcher expected for final Rio tuneup    
The USA plays its last game before it heads off to the Rio Olympics when it ...
MLS Countdown: Marsch comments roil waters for derby    
Three times a year comes the question: will New York be red or blue? The Hudson ...
Crowd Count: FC Cincinnati sets another USL record    
FC Cincinnati set a USL single-season attendance record when it drew 16,127 fans Wednesday at Nippert ...
MLS Countdown: Quakes duo has red cards rescinded    
The San Jose Earthquakes will have their Panamaniacs available for a game at Real Salt Lake ...
MLS Moves: Orlando bolsters backline with Aja signing    
The first player signed by Orlando City after the hiring of head coach Jason Kreis has ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives