Madrid Club RAYO VALLECANO hosted SEVILLA FC & drew 0 - 0. One could say that Sevilla lost this game as they missed to convert two penalties. Missed opportunity, missed three points & missed out on luck. One of those Football dates.
ATHLETIC CLUB BILBAO managed to turn around a difficult moment internally at the Club to pull-off their first Liga victory 2 - 0 over VALLADOLID. Deserved victory as it could have been more with Susaeta hitting the post in the 36th min.
The goals came via ADURIZ in the 69th min & SUSAETA in the 75th min
Cliff hanger & comeback at LEVANTE with a last minute goal that gave the home team the 3 - 2 victory over RCD ESPANYOL. The visitors were in the driving position when they scored in the 20th min via LAGO & TEJERO in the 24th min.
Then Levante grew & turned things around with a goal from JUANLU in the 54th min, the equalizer in the 56th min via LELL & then the winner in the 92nd min via RAUL RODRIGUEZ.
CRISTIANO RONALDO scored two, in the 25th & 53rd min, & then was taken off with a knock on the knee. The third goal came via HIGUAIN from a Benzema pass in the 76th min.
The note perhaps was Modric from the start who showed good signs in his passing & play.
As with most "big level matches" their was the controversial moment when a Valencia 60th min goal by Victor Ruiz was called off-side. Valencia kept trying for the equalizer but Barça kept firm to their positions & were disciplined to hold off the danger. Deserved victory for Barça considering the overall performance from both teams
SATURDAY Round 3 - LIGA RESULTS
Mallorca 1 ( Victor ) - Real Sociedad 0
Real Zaragoza 0 - Malaga 1 ( Camacho)
Deportivo 1 ( Riki ) - Getafe 1 ( Barreda )
Celta 2 ( Aspas, Bermejo ) - Osasuna 0
Real Betis - Atletico de Madrid ( moved to Wednesday )