Real Madrid moved up to the top of the first division after beating erstwhile leaders Deportivo La Coruña 3-0 on Saturday night. Figo set up the first goal for Raúl early on, Hierro added a second from the penalty spot on half time, and Guti headed the third near the end. Only Celta can overtake them tomorrow. Barcelona got six goals in the first half against Real Sociedad, with a pair each for Rivaldo and Alfonso. Fans called for Real manager Clemente's resignation. Las Palmas came back from a goal down to win their first game this season, and the night's other games, Villarreal vs Valencia and Espanyol vs Rayo Vallecano ended in draws. In the second division, Betis won their second game of the season, beating bottom club Universidad 2-0, but Atlético Madrid could only draw 0-0 at Badajoz. (14.10.00)

Celta could only draw against Alavés, leaving Real Madrid in top spot this week. Javi Moreno gave the visitors the lead in the second minute from the penalty spot, but Karpin equalised two minutes later. The result means Celta drop to fourth, behind Valencia and Deportivo on goal average and point less than the new leaders. Mallorca came back from behind to record their first win of the season. Olympic silver medallist Luque made the difference, scoring the first and making the second for Carlos. The day's other three games ended with 0-0 draws. (15.10.00)

Andalucia rules in the second division. Teams from the area hold the top four spots, with Sevilla still in the lead despite losing 3-0 to Sporting after being reduced to nine men. Córdoba moved up to second level with Jaén, with Recreativo Huelva now fourth. (15.10.00)

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