Madrid’s crisis worsens with defeat at Valladolid; Gijon shock Valencia

Valladolid 1 – Real Madrid 0 (La Liga, November 15, 2008) Real Madrid’s recent crisis worsened in the 48th minute as Fabian Canobbio cracked home an unstoppable shot to put Valladolid in front. Real slumped to back-to-back defeats, with Schuster left wondering if he is Bernd toast.

Valencia 2 – Sporting Gijon 3 (La Liga, November 15, 2008) Goals from Luis Moran, David Barral and Diego Castro guided Manolo Preciado’s men to their biggest scalp of the season so far, although they had to survive a late scare when Juan Mata set up a frantic finish with a strike in the dying moments, adding to David Villa’s earlier penalty for Los Che.

Albacete 2 – Salamanca 2 (Segunda Division, November 15, 2008)