Real Madrid 3 – Sevilla 4 (La Liga, December 7, 2008) After just three minutes Iker Casillas flapped at a cross that fell to Sevilla’s Correira who converted at the back post. Raul headed home the equaliser from Guti’s free-kick, only for Sevilla to retake control minutes later through Romaric’s header. And Real fell further behind as Freddie Kanoute hit the third to cap a fine first half for the visitors. It the 67th minute Real began their fightback after a patient build-up ended with Gonzalo Higuain striking a fine 20-yard drive into the bottom corner. And two minutes later it was all-square as Fernando Gago headed home Guti’s set play. Both sides then pressed for a winner, before Real lost Robben for two bookable offenses. And Sevilla capitalised five minutes from time as Renato bagged the winning header from Kanoute’s cross.
Mallorca 2 – Recreativo Huelva 3 (La Liga, December 7, 2008) In a ding-dong first half, Navarro put Mallorca ahead only for Ruben to level, and the sequence was repeated when Jurado’s goal was cancelled out by Adrian. Recre then stole all three points as Fuego bagged the winner early in the second half.
Osasuna 3 – Valladolid 3 (La Liga, December 7, 2008) A Dady brace (18 & 57) and a first half effort from Javad Nekounam (43) looked to have Jose Antonio Camacho’s side on course to claim only their second win of the season. Henok Goitom started the comeback on the hour mark and an own goal from Miguel Flano five minutes later gave Valladolid hope. With four minutes remaining Bartholomew Ogbeche then stepped off the bench to break Osasuna hearts and round off a six-goal thriller.
Racing Santander 1 – Athletic Bilbao 1 (La Liga, December 7, 2008)Â Francisco Yeste’s 49th minute strike looked for a long time as if it would prove decisive, but Bilbao were unable to hang on after Pablo Orbaiz saw red on 77 minutes. Gonzalo Colsa found the equaliser in the 83rd minute.
Numancia 2 – Almeria 1 (La Liga, December 7, 2008) Javier Del Pino (20) and Asier Goiria cancelled out Esteban Solari’s 12th minute penalty, condemning Almeria to back-to-back defeats.
Deportivo La Coruna 2 – Malaga 0 (La Liga, December 7, 2008) Angel Lafita opened the scoring at the Riazor on 65 minutes and Omar Bravo wrapped up the points from the penalty spot four minutes later.
Real Betis 1 – Espanyol 1 (La Liga, December 7, 2008)