FOOTBALL – Mesut Özil scored Real Madrid’s 300th league goal since the arrival of José Mourinho at the club in July 2010. Click the read more button to find out who scored Real’s milestone goals in Mourinho’s period at the club.
FOOTBALL - Lionel Messi’s second goal tonight was his 200th in La Liga. He is the first player to reach this benchmark for FC Barcelona. By scoring tonight, Messi set a new La Liga record for scoring in most successive matches (11), overtaking the mark of 10 by Mariano Martín and Ronaldo, who coincidentally both also recorded their streak on behalf of Barcelona.
FOOTBALL – Lionel Messi and Pedro put Barcelona 2-0 ahead in their away match against Real Sociedad, but the Catalans failed to consolidate their lead and suffered a 3-2 defeat. Click the read more button to find out Barça’s last five defeats in La Liga after a two goal lead.
FOOTBALL - On Sunday, FC Barcelona won 3-1 at Malaga. They now hold an 11-point lead over Atlético Madrid and an 18-point lead over Real Madrid after 19 matchrounds. In the last 15 La Liga seasons only three team failed to win the championship after leading the La Liga table at the half-way point.
FOOTBALL - Lionel Messi, fresh off his Ballon d’Or winning night, can now focus on this weekend’s match at Málaga CF and raising up his career goal tally even further. The FC Barcelona star needs four goals to reach 200 in La Liga, a platform that only seven players in history have reached.
FOOTBALL - FC Barcelona have equalled their own La Liga record by scoring in their 36th consecutive league match. Barça previously set this streak between 1942 and 1944 and can break it in their next match away against Málaga CF, the team which has conceded fewest goals in La Liga this season.
FOOTBALL - Antonio Adán was sent off after 6 minutes for a foul on a breakaway player. It was the fastest red card of the 2012/2013 La Liga season and the fastest for a Real Madrid player since the 2nd minute dismissal of Iker Casillas on 13 February 2011 (vs RCD Espanyol). In his case, it was also for a foul on a breakaway player, Adán replaced him in goal and Real won 1-0 despite being shorthanded for 88 minutes.