Real Madrid hosted Levante & won 3 - 0. A misleading final score because one of the best players for Real Madrid was again Keylor Navas. The Costa Rican goalie made some vital saves to keep out the visitors, one of special note stopping Levante equalizing the game. At the end of the match Levante President commented Navas was a determinate factor in today's result.
Poor Football overall from Real Madrid who was only effective with their three clear opportunities (perhaps that's good & enough) but average spectacle was on show . The first goal came from Marcelo in the 26th min (top match from the Brazilian), the second from Cristiano Ronaldo in the 29th min & the third goal from Jese in the 80th min.
Eibar 1 - Sevilla FC 1. Both teams shared points & the game. Eibar dominated the first 45 mins & scored first through Borja in the 7th min, while Sevilla FC dominated the other 45 mins & equalized in the 80th min through Gameiro.
FC Barcelona hosted Madrid Club Rayo Vallecano & managed a 5 - 2 final result. It was the night of Neymar who scored 4 goals, a feat many had been calling for as a step forward in responsibility while Messi is sidelined with injury. However, Luis Suarez needs a mention as the Uruguayan gave the Brazilian two precision assists that allowed Neymar to "knock" in, plus Suarez managed his own goal. The other two goals for Neymar were both penalties that he converted. Rayo Vallacano started well scoring first , but fizzed out of the match with an earned second goal towards the end of the game.
The goals came in this order:
- Javi Guerra 14th min, 0 -1
- Neymar (penalty) 21st min, 1 - 1
- Neymar (penalty) 32nd min, 2 - 1
- Neymar 68th min, 3 - 1
- Neymar 70th min, 4 - 1
- Luis Suarez 76th min, 5 - 1
- Jozabed 83rd min, 5 - 2
Real Betis lost 1 - 3 to RCD Espanyol. Goals:
- Enzo Roco 3rd min, 0 - 1
- Caicedo 50th min, 0 - 2
- Victor Sanchez 54th min, 0 - 3.
- Rennella 88th min, 1 - 3