Gallicia rules in the Spanish first division after this weekend's games. Both Celta and Deportivo won by three goal margins against Real Sociedad and Racing Santander respectively to take the top two spots on maximum points. Only three other teams are undefeated after two games, with Rayo Vallecano, Valladolid and Real Madrid all on four points. Rayo drew 0-0 with Zaragoza and Valladolid beat Numancia with two goals from Kaviedes. Real Madrid came back from two down to draw 3-3 in an exciting match at Málaga. Contreras saved a Raúl penalty in the last minute. Barcelona were knocked back to earth by Athletic Bilbao after winning against Leeds midweek. Referee Daudén Ibáñez awarded two penalties and sent off Barça keeper Dutruel in Bilbao's 3-1 victory. Mendieta scored two more as Valencia hammered Mallorca 4-0. All three newly promoted clubs got off the mark, with Osasuna and Villarreal winning away at Espanyol and Alavés respectively, and Las Palmas drawing at Oviedo.

In the second division, Atlético Madrid lost their third in a row to Jaén, who share top spot with Sevilla, winners at Elche. Both have the maximum nine points. Atlético are bottom, and their manager Zambrano can only have hours left. Levante and Leganés are third and fourth on 7 points, and Tenerife thrashed Getafe 0-5 to go fifth.

News archive