Real Madrid 4-3 Espanyol
May 12, 2007 3:10pm CST
What a match it was from 1-3 in the first half, Real managed to overcome their opponets 4-3 with a goal in the 89th minute by Higuain! The first half Sevilla showed dominence in the field, Walter Pandiani scoring a hat-trick, Ruud Van Nistelroy managed to get one back. In the second half goals from Raul, Reyes and Higuan gave Real the win. In my opinion one of the best matches of the season for Real Madrid! Great game, they showed their winning spirit and their hopes for the Liga title. Gl Real
13 May 07
I never thought Real could play such football under Fabio Capello. This is the Real Madrid of the old, "We concede goals, but score more" and this is the Real Madrid that the world likes to see and not the defensive unit that Capello initially tried to make Real. But, my man of the season is definitely ex-Man U star Ruud Van Nistelrooy. He scored one and created the winner in yesterday's match. Already is La Liga's top scorer. I think he holds the key to Real's La Liga challenge now. If he scores in the next 4 matches, then Real are in with a Real chance. Cheers! Ram
• United States
13 May 07
Well in the last two matches, the decisions that Capello made, changed the outcomes of both games dramatically in favor of Real Madrid. In last week's game against Sevilla, he made a half time substitution where he took ot Raul and put in Guti. This was the key to the succesive win of the match. Guti made 2 fantastic assists to both Nistelrooy and Robinho. In the second match it was Capello's decisions again that won it for Real. Again the substitions he made at half time taking out Cicinho and Guti (both players with offensive mentality) and strenghtened his defence putting Ramos in the Right and bringing in Ivan Helguera and Reyes. 2 fast goals were scored equalising the match 3-3. And again a substitution which brought in Higuain payed off with a goal in the 87th minute, which gave Real the win. Nice coaching by Capello! And my gratitude to V. Nistelrooy who has been a key to the teams success the whole season, scoring a lot of important goals.