Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Zaragoza crushed Real Madrid 6-1

Zaragoza made a great game and Real Madrid showed their worst performance of the year. The result was a 6-1 win for Zaragoza, and puts Madrid almost out of the King's Cup

Argentine defender Diego Milito scored four goals in the match on Wednesday night for the first leg of the semifinals.

What's more, Ewerthon added Zaragoza's other goals at La Romareda Stadium, and Julio Baptista scored for Real Madrid. The second leg of the total-goals series will take place next week in Madrid.

Madrid coach pulls up Gravesen after Garcia tackle

Juan Roman Lopez Caro had to step in during a training session yesterday after Thomas Gravesen clattered into teammate Pablo Garcia.

In fact, the Dane's tackle stunned Garcia and Lopez Caro pulled Gravesen aside after shouting: "Calmer Gravesen, be calmer!"

Real Madrid players have expressed some concern with Gravesen's all-action style in training games since Lopez Caro's appointment. The caretaker coach demands full commitment in training. However, Gravesen's approach is unnerving teammates.