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Sevilla 1-0 Real Madrid: Sevilla score after 2 minutes, then protect the lead for 88

September 16, 2012
Sevilla 1-0 Real Madrid: Sevilla score after 2 minutes, then protect the lead for 88

Sevilla triumphed in a fascinating tactical battle at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Sevilla coach Michel made an interesting selection decision, introducing Hedwiges Maduro into the midfield triangle. This pushed Piotr Trochowski forward to the left, and meant Manu had to settle for a place on the bench. Jose Mourinho chose a familiar side, with Luka Modric...
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Real Madrid 1-1 Valencia: Xabi Alonso dictates the game but Real fail to find the finishes

August 21, 2012
Real Madrid 1-1 Valencia: Xabi Alonso dictates the game but Real fail to find the finishes

Mauricio Pellegrino’s debut as Valencia coach resulted in a draw at the Bernabeu. Jose Mourinho’s side was very familiar from last season – no new signings played. The main surprise was that Lassana Diarra was fielded alongside Xabi Alonso in midfield. Valencia continued to play in a 4-2-3-1 system, the formation they’ve pretty much used since...
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Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid: Real on brink of title

April 22, 2012
Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid: Real on brink of title

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winner as Real Madrid effectively clinched the title at the Nou Camp.
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Real Madrid 0-0 Valencia: lots of chances, no goals

April 10, 2012
Real Madrid 0-0 Valencia: lots of chances, no goals

Real Madrid dropped points at home despite dominating.
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Barcelona 5-1 Valencia: Valencia do their Nou Camp usual – start well, then tire in second half

February 19, 2012
Barcelona 5-1 Valencia: Valencia do their Nou Camp usual – start well, then tire in second half

Lionel Messi hit four goals as 2nd-placed Barcelona thrashed 3rd-placed Valencia.
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