Sevilla FC dominated Levante winning 3 - 1. Sevilla sent a clear message very early in the match with the 1st min goal from Gameiro which shook Levante. Sevilla scored a second through Iborra in the 46th min, while Levante timidly reacted through new signing Rossi with their only goal in the 54th min. However, Sevilla again took complete control with a splendid Konoplyanka curler in the 75th min.
Another "reality check" for Valencia CF which lost 0 - 1 to Real Sporting de Gijon. The locals have not won a Liga game under Coach Neville, surely the problems must be elsewhere than on the field. Meanwhile Valencia CF announced the incorporation of At. Madrid left- back Siquiera.
The winner came from Sanabria in the 49th min to give Gijon 3 vital points.
Las Palmas de Gran Canarias won 3 valuable points after defeating a 10 man Celta de Vigo in the very last moment 2 - 1. Celta opened the scoring first through Bongonda in the 5th min, but an unfortunate own goal by Celta player Viera in the 33rd min equalized for Las Palmas. With Celta down to 10 men in the second half, Las Palmas pressured & were rewarded in the last moment when Willian Jose scored the winner.
Real Madrid defeated RCD Espanyol 6 - 0 to maintain themselves behind the "stream" of At. Madrid & FC Barcelona on the Liga ladder. Another HAT-TRICK by Cristiano Ronaldo with excellent performance & contributions from team-mates all around with most of the damage being done in the first 20 mins. Here are all the goals:
- Benzema 4th min, 1 - 0
- Cristiano Ronaldo (penalty) 11th min, 2 - 0
- James Rodriguez 15th min , 3 - 0
- Cristiano Ronaldo 44th min, 4 - 0
- Cristiano Ronaldo 81 st min , 5 - 0
- Duarte (own goal) 85th min, 6 - 0