Top two win in Madrid
Real Madrid maintained their one-point advantage at the top of the Primera Division tonight after a comfortable win over city rivals Atletico.
The visitors had not beaten Real since 1999 and they never looked like ending that miserable record after a blistering start from
Carvalho burst through on the edge of the area, latching on to
Gonzalo Higuain and
Pedro then extended Barcelona's lead with a third goal after 64 minutes and the victory never looked in doubt for Pep Guardiola's side, even after they had been reduced to ten men when
Manu del Moral converted from the spot but Getafe's hopes of a comeback were extinguished when
Villarreal kept up their excellent start to the season with a 4-1 thrashing of Athletic Bilbao at El Madrigal. However, they had to come from behind to do it as
Nilmar levelled five minutes before the break, and then
Gabi scored a 95th-minute penalty to earn struggling Real Zaragoza a precious 3-2 win over Real Mallorca that moves them off the bottom of the table on goal difference.
Goals from Pierre Webo and
Deportivo La Coruna beat Levante 2-1 to secure a second straight Primera Division win and move out of the bottom three. The latest victory came thanks to an early strike from Riki, who gave the Galicians the lead after just ten minutes, and a second half effort from Aythami Artiles.
Juanlu Hens gave Levante hope with a goal 18 minutes from time, but the promoted outfit were unable to avoid a third successive defeat and find themselves back in the bottom three.
Sporting Gijon picked up just their second point of the season away from home this afternoon with Nacho Novo's second half strike earning them a share of the spoils at Almeria.
The home side led through
Osasuna stormed to a comprehensive win at home to promoted side Hercules in a one-sided match at the Reyno de Navarra this evening.
Goals from Nacho Monreal, Lolo and Krisztian Vadocz gave the Pamplona-based side a deserved victory as