Barca held at the Mestalla

Spain Soccer La Liga
“Barcelona saw their Primera Liga lead cut to a solitary point by Real Madrid as they were held to a goalless draw by Valencia at the Mestalla – and they will be relieved to have escaped with that result. Pablo Hernandez went close from his own half and strike partner Juan Mata missed a host of chances, while David Silva was denied by Victor Valdes from the best opportunity of the match.” (ESPN)

At 22, a Veteran of the Madness
“Eventually, the madness of professional sports gets to everyone. Until this weekend, it might have seemed that Spanish soccer was outside the asylum. The national squad had completed the perfect World Cup qualification, winning every one of its 10 games before sending its sons back to their clubs.” (NYT)

“Three games this Saturday afternoon & evening have been played in Round 7 of the Spanish League – “La Liga”. Here is a brief summary of results, scorers & videos of some brilliant goals that were scored today.” (Spanish Football Sports)

Real Madrid beats Vallodolid 4-2, Barcelona draws with Valencia 0-0 – Recap and Video Highlights – Saturday, October 17, 2009
(The 90th Minute)

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