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Analysis: Four things we learned from Spain's Matchday 14******
MADRID, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid moved back to the top of La Liga on Sunday as football returned after the international break, while Xavi Hernandez had a winning debut at Barcelona. Here are some things we learned over the past 48 hours in Spain.。
1. Xavi has a lot of work to do。
FC Barcelona won their first game under Xavi Hernandez on Saturday night with a 1-0 victory over Espanyol, but nobody who saw the game can be under any illusions that the return of the former midfielder is going to be a quick fix.。
Xavi showed faith in youth, with 3 teenagers in his starting 11 and in the first half his side looked to be aggressive and press their rivals high up the field. However, in the second half they lost their shape and although a very questionable penalty gave them the win, with a bit more luck in front of goal Espanyol would have taken something from the game.。
The injuries don't help, but Xavi has a lot of work to do.。
2. Vinicius is at last fulfilling his promise。
Real Madrid romped back to the top of La Liga with a 4-1 demolition of Granada, partly inspired by their Brazilian winger, who not only scored his eighth goal of the season, but also provoked a red card for Granada defender, Monchu, who got his marching orders with 23 minutes left to play for a wild lunge at Vinicius' knee.。
The winger's 56th minute goal was his eighth league goal of the season -- matching the number of league goals he scored in his first three years at the club and his improvement has come at exactly the right time.。
Maybe Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has played a role in his improvement.。
3. Bordalas makes his mark at Valencia。
Real Sociedad lost the leadership after being held to a 0-0 draw at home to Valencia in a controversial game in which Valencia showed their cynical side. The team coached by former Getafe boss, Jose Bordalas committed a string of niggling fouls, most of which looked to break up Real Sociedad attacks in their own half, but they also wasted every second of time and were guilty of some blatant diving and play-acting to try and get rivals booked.。
Valencia saw seven yellow cards in the game and it could have been more, but ironically it was Real Sociedad who ended up with a player sent off after Aritz Elustondo was shown the red card for reacting after being pushed violently to the floor by Daniel Wass just a couple of minutes after Maxi Gomez has body checked him in the ribs.。
Valencia now play like Getafe did under Bordalas and referees have to be aware of their tactics.。
4. Escriba pays the price at Elche。
Fran Escriba became the fourth coach to be sacked this season after his side's 3-0 defeat to Betis on Sunday afternoon, with the club showing him the door less than an hour after the final whistle.。
Escriba will always be a hero at the club after leading them to promotion in 2013 in his first spell and then saving them from relegation in the last game of last season, but a run of six games without a win has now ended his second spell.。
Given that Elche's main ambition this season is to avoid relegation, the decision seems harsh, but it merely shows how important it is to a club's economy to stay in the top-flight and that means patience is a virtue in short supply. Enditem。
German slider Hermann wins women's skeleton test race for Beijing 2022******
BEIJING, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- Tina Hermann of Germany won Monday's women's skeleton test event for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
Hermann finished two runs in 2 minutes, 06.15 seconds, rallying in the second heat to narrowly beat compatriot Hannah Neise, the first-heat leader who finished in 2:06.19. Elena Nikitina of Russia finished third in 2:06.42.
"I like the track very much, everything is fine here," said Hermann.
"It is important to know the physical part of the track which is rather challenging," added the 29-year-old.
Hermann added that she needs to secure a berth to compete in the Beijing Olympics in February 2022 through domestic qualifiers in Germany. Enditem
雪后天气转晴 将来几日陕西省绝大多数地区有霜冻 温度偏低******
7日大白天，全省气温转晴，受强冷空气危害，全国各地温度稍低，截至中午17时，全省大部分最高温度在10 ℃下列，在其中陕北北边小于0 ℃，陕北南边0到2℃，陕西关中大部分及渭南4到8 ℃，汉中市及健康8到10 ℃。西安市泾河站8.1 ℃。
华商报新闻记者 毛蜜娜 报道员 卢珊。