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Goal.com recaps the weekend action in the Spanish top flight, as the big two fail to collect victories on home soil


La Liga


Round 1 Results

League Table

BOX 1

SEVILLA
1 1 BETIS
Atletico Madrid moved to within three points of Malaga, who occupy fourth place in La Liga, following their entertaining win over fellow Champions League hopefuls Espanyol at the Vicente Calderon.

Diego Godin put the home side ahead with a perfectly placed header, before Didac restored parity with a good finish inside the opening 20 minutes. Atleti were the superior side in the remainder of the first half and Arda Turan scored a two minute brace midway through the second half to put the game beyond Espanyol.

The win lifts Diego Simeone's side up to sixth place but their Champions League aspirations will have to be put on hold as they look to secure their place in the Europa League final when they face Valencia on Thursday.

 

BOX 2

REAL MADRID
1 1 MALAGA
Atletico Madrid moved to within three points of Malaga, who occupy fourth place in La Liga, following their entertaining win over fellow Champions League hopefuls Espanyol at the Vicente Calderon.

Diego Godin put the home side ahead with a perfectly placed header, before Didac restored parity with a good finish inside the opening 20 minutes. Atleti were the superior side in the remainder of the first half and Arda Turan scored a two minute brace midway through the second half to put the game beyond Espanyol.

The win lifts Diego Simeone's side up to sixth place but their Champions League aspirations will have to be put on hold as they look to secure their place in the Europa League final when they face Valencia on Thursday.

 

 

BOX 3

REAL MADRID
1 1 MALAGA
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