Newly promoted HERCULES de Alicante hosted ATHLETIC DE BILBAO in the first match to go down 0-1 via a header from Spanish International FERNANDO LLORENTE of Bilbao. A rough & tumble affair with 9 yellow cards & 1 red card that looked more like a lower division clash than an "elite catagory" game.
Then in the 2ºhalf JOAQUIN ( above) scored twice for Valencia - in the 70th min & 74th min via a penalty - the seal things up & give his team the 3º points.
The home team started well early via SUAREZ when in the 9th min he transformed a penalty. But 2º mins later KONKO equalized & Sevilla FC began slowly to regain control of the match. Sevilla forward ALVARO NEGREDO then transformed a penalty in the 27th min to put his team ahead & later KONKO again scored in the 62nd min for Sevilla´s third & his second. But it was´nt over as RENATO scored late in the 87th min to give a valuable victory to the visitors.