It was Sergio to the rescue for Real. After a nine-month, 40-game winning streak was ended by back-to-back losses to Sevilla last Sunday and, more jarringly, Celta Vigo in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, Real Madrid began a new run of victories with a 2-1 win over Malaga on Saturday. With the win, Real consolidated its La Liga lead, staying at least a point ahead of Sevilla with a game in hand. It will be the 14th time that Real finishes top of the table in 18 rounds of matches, and the 10th in a row.
Well, it didn’t take long for Emerson Hyndman to make an impression at his new club. The U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder provided the game-winning assist for Scottish side Rangers in Saturday’s 2-1 Scottish Cup win over Motherwell after picking out Kenny Miller for his second goal of the match. Hyndman, 20, joined the Scottish giants in January after coming over on loan from Premier League side Bournemouth. The rising USMNT attacker only made three appearances for the Cherries prior to completing the loan move to Rangers. The former FC Dallas academy product has risen through the USMNT set up over recent years, appearing for the Under-17, U-20 and U-23 sides before Hyndman earning his first
MADRID (AP) — Deportivo La Coruna couldn't manage more than a 1-1 draw against 10-man Las Palmas in the Spanish league on Friday. Deportivo failed to get its first away win in the league this season despite playing with an extra man from the 77th-minute as defender Aythami Artiles was sent off for a second yellow card. Mateo Garcia put the hosts ahead with a goal less than 15 minutes into the game in the Canary Islands, but Romania forward Florin Andone equalized for Deportivo in the 69th. Las Palmas remained 10th, while Deportivo stayed 15th. Real Madrid leads the league ahead of Sevilla, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.