Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Raul closes in on Di Stefano's Real mark
by Paul Kennedy, January 26th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ


[SPAIN] Real Madrid made it five straight wins under new coach Juande Ramos with a 1-0 home win over Deportivo Coruna on Sunday that left it as the only team with any hope of catching leader Barcelona. And that's a stretch: Barcelona thumped Numancia, 4-1, at the Nou Camp on Saturday and remains in the lead by 12 points.

Raul scored off Lassana Diarra's cross for his 306th goal, leaving him just one goal behind legendary Alfredo di Stefano for the Real Madrid scoring record.

Barcelona gained revenge for its only defeat of the season -- suffered on opening day -- when it disposed of Numancia with four second-half goals in a span of 25 minutes. Barca's big three had all the goals -- Lionel Messi with two; Samuel Eto'o and Thierry Henry with one apiece.

Third-place Sevilla and fourth-place Valencia fell 15 and 18 points off the torrid pace set by Barca when they lost to Racing Santander, 2-0, at home and Real Mallorca, 3-1, respectively.

Racing's giant Serbian Nikola Zigic set up one goal and scored the second. Jurado scored twice for Mallorca, which last won a league game at the end of October.

 

 



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Cruz Azul and Toluca draw in first leg    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The first leg of the 2014 Concacaf Champions final between Cruz Azul and ...
Full slate of Saturday games follows first midweek game    
[MLS: Week 7] A full slate of games Saturday follows the first midweek match of the ...
Union building to be successful for long term    
[MLS: Week 7] An extensive schedule of 36 Wednesday games begins this week with Philadelphia visiting ...
U.S. under-15 girls national team roster    
[NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER CAMP] U.S. under-15 girls national team coach B.J. Snow has called up 36 ...
Mexico pulls out win with pair of stoppage-time goals    
[USA UNDER-18 MEN] The U.S. under-18 men's national team suffered to a 4-3 defeat to Mexico ...
FC Dallas forward Span on USL PRO team of the week    
[DOWN ON THE FARM] In his debut since joining Orlando City from FC Dallas, Brian Span ...
What They're Saying    
"Anyone who messes around will stay at home, because it will mean that they can't handle ...
Sub invades field to stop goal    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] A sub warming up near the goal runs onto the field ...
What They're Saying    
"I saw the devastation firsthand. So anyone who's saying they're not thinking about [the World Cup] ...
Cruz Azul's Corona has suspension extended    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Cruz Azul's Mexican national team goalkeeper, Jesus Corona, already suspended from Tuesday night's ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives