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First division – day 4

Sevilla leapfrogged over Atlético to first place after they won 0-1 at Alavés on Sunday afternoon. Joan Jordán got the only goal with a well struck free kick towards the end of the first half. Newly promoted Granada end the weekend in sixth spot after they won 0-2 at Celta, Germán and Yangel taking advantage of early red cards for Jorge Sáenz and Fran Beltrán to score twice at the start of the second half, and Osasuna are ninth after a 1-1 draw at Valladolid, Ibáñez saving his side’s unbeaten record after Hervías had given the locals the lead. Betis also had two players sent off, Carvalho and Loren, but they still managed a 1-1 draw against Getafe, with Mata and Joaquín both converting penalties. And Espanyol got their first league goals and first win after coming from behind to beat Eibar 1-2, second half strikes by Ferreyra and Granero turning things around after Ramís had headed the locals in front. Eibar are now in next to bottom spot having only taken one point from four games. (15.09.19)

Leaders Atlético Madrid dropped points for the first time after they were beaten 2-0 by Real Sociedad on Saturday, although they stay in top spot pending Sunday’s games. Odegaard and new signing Monreal got the goals in a two minute period around the hour mark to take the Basque side up to sixth. Real Madrid are now just a point behind their city rivals though after they won 3-2 against Levante in the early kick-off. Zidane’s team raced into a three goal lead before the break with two from Benzema and a strike by Casemiro, but goals by Borja Mayoral and Gonzalo Melero set up a tight finish. Barcelona are up to fourth after they beat Valencia 5-2 in the last match of the day, 16-year-old sensation Ansu Fati opening the scoring and then setting up De Jong for the second with only six minutes gone. Gameiro got one back, but Piqué added a third and substitute Luis Suárez a fourth and fifth before Maxi Gómez completed the scoring in injury time. Not the best of starts for new coach Albert Celades, who took over at Mestalla after Marcelino was surprisingly fired earlier in the week. Elsewhere Villarreal got their first win of the season, the “Yellow Submarine” beating Leganés 0-3 with two from Gerard Moreno and a Jonathan Silva own goal to leave their hosts at the foot of the table with “nul points”. (14.09.19)

Back from the international break, and Mallorca and Athletic Bilbao kicked things off with a 0-0 draw on Friday evening. Both sides missed penalties late on, Abdon Prats shooting wide after Kubo had been brought down by Yuri, and Manuel Reina saving from Aduríz after Baba handled in the area. (13.09.19)