Atletico hold Valencia
Valencia's 100 per cent Primera Division record was brought to a halt tonight as Atletico Madrid held Los Che to a 1-1 draw at the Mestalla.
It could even have been worse for the hosts as they needed a late equaliser from Aritz Aduriz to salvage a point after Atletico had taken an early lead through Simao Sabrosa. The result means Valencia move level on 10 points with leaders Real Madrid while Atletico, who saw their own perfect start to the season ended by a 2-1 defeat to Barcelona on Sunday, are fourth on seven points.
David Villa's goal just after half-time was enough to see off Sporting Gijon as Barcelona lumbered through another lethargic display in front of their home fans. The Catalans lost their home opener 2-0 to newly-promoted Hercules last time out at the Nou Camp and failed to inspire again against a second-string Sporting side.
Real Zaragoza are still looking for their first win of the new season after being held to a goalless draw by promoted Hercules - a result that sees Jose Aurelio Gay's side drop to bottom spot. Sergio Gonzalez hit the only goal of the night as Levante picked up their first win of the season at the expense of Almeria.