This month was full of ups and downs. We had 3 La Liga Matches, a 2 Europa Leauge Matches, and a Copa del Rey match.
Our first fixture this month was against Levante. The game was fairly even going into half time. In the 50th minute though, Levante hit a harmless cross into the box but Coutios fell awkardly on the ball and scored an own goal. The game would end 1-0. We had 15 shots and 45% possesion.
The next game this month was Europa Leauge, against Academia. They were not in good form and Falcao romped all over them with a hattrick before halftime. Filipe and Daniel Diaz, both defenders, chipped in with a goal each. The game ended 5-2. We had 22 shots and 57% possession.
The third game this month was a crucial match against Athletic Bilbao in La Liga. We never got going. In the 42nd minute Jon Auxtenetxe put one past courtois from just inside the box. Bilbao had a player sent off on half time, but all we did is give up a Mikel San Jose goal. The game ended 2-0. We had 6 shots and 45% possession.
Our 4th game this month was against Real Betis in a crucial game where we needed 3 points. The boys did their jobs and put 5 past the keeper while only giving up one in the back. Falcao once again had a hattrick and Mario Suarez and Raul Garcia scored goals of their own. We had 19 shots and 45% possession.
Our next game was against Panathiniakos (phew)in a Europa League Match. Another spell of dominance has we won our third straight Europa League game. The game started off slow until Falco scored a goal in the 37th minutem, soon to be followed by a Filipe goal in the 45th minute. In the 72nd minute, Arda Turan gave the game it's final goal. An interesting statistic, we have scored 14 goals but have given up just 2 in the Europa League.
Our 6th game, and last La Liga match this month was against Osuana and was a hugely disappointing fixture. The only goal was a Paxal Punal penalty in the 41st minute. We had 14 shots and 50% possession.
Our final match this month was a bore draw in the Copa Del Rey against Liga Adelante side Sabadell. It was an awful game that we just did not show up for. No goals were scored, but I'm confident some will be in the return leg in Madrid. We had 13 shots and 51% possession.
Miranda has requested a transfer. The center back was not getting a lot of playing time and he though that a move out of Madrid was the right choice. His request has been granted.
Here is the La Liga table through 9 games. We are 6th in the table with only 15 out of a possible 27 points.
Our player of the month is
Falcao. The Colombian native scored 7 goals in 7 games and had a 7.58 match rating on the season in La Liga.
At. Madrid has formed a link with Siena and their manager Jeremy Pauker.
Jeremy has done an excellent job with Siena and has led them to 13th place so far. That is exceptionally good considering Siena's financial status. His 3-1 win against Parma was fantastic and the football Pauker's team was playing was a joy to watch.
That was an excerpt of an interview I had with Sky Sports about the link with Siena.