Sevilla 2 – 1 Valencia
Sevilla continued their dream start to the season as they held off Valencia 2-1 at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on Saturday. An own-goal from Ezequiel Garay and one from Nicolas Pareja gave the hosts a vital victory. But the win was not without trouble as Sergio Rico had to make a stunning save from a goal-bound strike. Then there was a late goal from Munir El-Haddadi but Sevilla hung on to three points.
Osasuna 0 – 3 Atletico Madrid
Diego Simeone had good news flowing from Italy where his son helped Genoa beat Juventus and his Atletico team multiplied that happiness with a facile win over Osasuna. Goals from Diego Godin, Kevin Gameiro and Yannick Carrasco gave the visitors a strong win. Jan Oblak in the Atletico goal kept his clean sheet by saving Roberto Torres; penalty early in the game. The win keeps Atletico firm on the heels of top three and they would be eager to build on this result and get back into top three.
Real Sociedad 1 – 1 Barcelona
Barcelona have a very poor record at the San Sebastian where they have not beaten Real Sociedad since May 2007. And that poor record continued to haunt them as they struggled to a draw on Sunday. Willian Jose opened the scoring for the hosts and Lionel Messi equalized for the Blaugrana. Substitute Juanmi looked to have won it for the hosts but his goal was wrongly ruled out for offside. Luis Enrique was frustrated with an inept display amidst worrying signs for next week’s Clasico.