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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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Barcelona 2-2 Real Madrid: Real press, continue it for longer, but waste too many chances

January 26, 2012
Barcelona 2-2 Real Madrid: Real press, continue it for longer, but waste too many chances

Real started and ended strongly, but a strong five minute spell for Barcelona before half time was enough for them.
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