Sevilla FC lost 1 - 2 to Celta de Vigo which played an impressive match, especially the 1º half, to keep their good Liga start on track while Sevilla lurk at the bottom of the lIGA table. Signs of frustration from the local supporters who whistled their team off the field at the end of the match.
Celta was fantastic today with excellent playing Football that gave two goals in the 1ºst half : Nolito in the 14th min & Wass in the 25th min. Sevilla managed to convert a "face saving" goal in the 53rd min through a Fernando Llorente header.
Another great game of Football was the Deportivo A Coruña versus Real Sporting de Gijon encounter. The game finished with a 2 - 3 victory to Sporting with an entertaining & wild first 45 mins. The goal came fast starting with Gijon getting ahead through Sanabria who scored twice - 3rd & 7th min - to put Gijon on course. However, Deportivo reacted & managed two goals to equalize through Juan Fran in the 15th min & Luis Alberto in the 27th min.
The winner was to come short after the draw, via Menendez who scored the third for Gijon in the 33rd min. From here Gijon held on till the end while Deportivo failed to break the result.
Villarreal defeat deservedly Athletic Club Bilbao 3 - 1 after 40 mins of defensive gridlock. Villarreal broke through the Bilbao defence in the 42 min with a goal from Captain Bruno. The second from Villarreal came in the 65th min via Mario & the third in the 78th min through Baptistao - all goal of excellent execution.
Ath Bilbao managed a consolation goal right at the end through their inform forward Arduriz in the 91st min.
FC Barcelona hosted Levante & won 4 - 1 in a game that had a couple of penalties & was somewhat physical. Levante followed the strategy of most visiting teams in defending & looking for the chance to counter-attack. Always a dangerous proposition if you allow Barça to dominate the ball & create numerous goal opportunities.
Levante held out until the 42nd min when Barça defender Batra surprised & scored the opener. The second goal for Barça came in the 56th min through Neymar & the third goal soon later through Messi who transformed a penalty in the 61st min. Messi later missed another penalty in the 75th min sending the ball over the bar. The Argentine made up in the penalty miss scoring his teams fourth goal in the 90th min.
Levante managed a consolation goal in the 66th min through substitute Casadesus just on minutes.
Las Palmas 0 - Rayo Vallecano 1 (Javi Guerra 42nd min). First Liga win for Rayo this season!
There will be mid-week Liga action with Round 5