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First division – day 6

Real Sociedad have started well this season, and they end the midweek round of games in second place after a 3-0 victory over neighbours Alavés on Thursday evening. All the goals came before the interval, Oyarzabal picking up an Odegaard pass to score the first, and then converting a penalty after Willian José had headed the second. It could have been more though had Pacheco not saved a Portu penalty near the end. Sevilla though drop out of the top six after they lost 3-2 at Eibar. Lopetegui’s side appeared to be on track for the three points after Ocampos opened the scoring and then set up Oliver Torres for the second before the break, but Orellana got one back from the penalty spot after Koundé brought him down in the area after the restart, and Pedro León and José Angel added two more to give the Basque team their first win of the season. The result left Espanyol down in the relegation spots after they drew 1-1 at Celta, Pedrosa giving the Catalans the lead, but Santi Mina heading the equaliser in the fifth minute of injury time. (26.09.19)

Real Madrid stay at the top of the table after a 2-0 win over Osasuna on Wednesday evening. With the Madrid derby on Saturday, Zidane made eight changes to his line-up, an emotional Vinicius opening the scoring with just under half an hour on the clock, and another Brazilian youngster, Rodrygo, making his debut after the restart, and cutting across to beat Rubén for the second within a minute and a half of coming on. Atlético Madrid are now second after they also won 0-2 at Mallorca earlier in the evening, Diego Costa heading the first from Koke’s cross midway through the first half, and Joao Felix making it two after the interval. Atleti ended with ten men though after substitute Morata was shown two yellow cards in quick succession for arguing with the referee. Elsewhere, last weekend’s leaders Athletic Bilbao were held to a 1-1 draw at bottom club Leganés, Raúl García putting them ahead from the penalty spot after Bustinza fouled Larra in the area on the hour mark, but Oscar Rodríguez firing home the equaliser just two minutes later. And Valencia could only draw 3-3 against Getafe, two from Maxi Gómez and third from Kang-In Lee before the break overturning Mata’s first minute opener, but second half strikes by Jason and Angel saving a point for the Madrid based side. (25.09.19)

A midweek round of league games this week, with Barcelona beating Villarreal 2-1 on Tuesday to move up to fourth pending the remaining games. Griezmann headed in Messi’s corner and Arthur fired home an impressive second with only a quarter of an hour gone, but Cazorla got one back with a long shot, and with Messi limping off with another injury at the break, the result was in doubt right up to the end. Granada though stay a point above the Catalans, leading the table overnight, after they drew 1-1 at Valladolid earlier in the evening. Oscar Plano put the locals ahead early on, but Carlos Fernández levelled it for the newly promoted side shortly before the interval. And Betis came from behind to beat Levante 3-1, Hernani getting the opener for the visitors in the seventh minute, but Loren scoring twice either side of half time from Joaquín assists, and Borja Fernández making it three midway through the second half, again after Joaquín set him up. (24.09.19)