Madrid were very fortunate to get away with a draw. Although they did most of the attacking, they were lucky to finish the first half with 11 men - Diarra should have been off, then referee didn't have the bottle to send him off for a bad tackle that would have been his second booking. Nor did he have the balls to referee evenly, failing to see any fouls against Real Murcia whilst minimum contact on Ronaldo or Pedro León and their outrageous dives were immediately awarded fouls. He choked when Raul Albiol clearly handled in the box.
Ander Gago - Luciano - Iván Amaya - Óscar Sánchez
Carles - Richi - Miguel Albiol - Dani Aquino (Pedro 57')
Cañadas (Mario Marín 64') - Kike (Rosquete 77').
Sergio Ramos - Pepe - Raúl Albiol - Arbeloa
Diarra - Granero (Khedira 62') - Pedro León - Canales
Cristiano Ronaldo (De María 69') - Benzema (Higuaín 62').
Star performances from Dani Hernandez in goal with several good saves, Carles was everywhere in Midfield, and the defence in general looked very strong.
For Madrid Pedro León's performance was woeful. Diving, unsporting, failed to deliver a decent cross in 90 minutes, and chickened out of taking any more corners after delivering 4 or 5 poor efforts. Strutted off as if he were a world star....obviously been watching Ronaldo too closely.