Spanish Primera Division – Recap – August 17-19, 2013

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FC Barcelona dominated at home while Real Madrid struggled to get three points in the opening weekend of the 2013-14 Spanish Primera season.

It was an impressive performance by Barca who defeated Levante 7-0 and scored six goals in the first half. Pedro and Lionel Messi led the way with each having a brace. Real Madrid needed a late Isco goal to get three points and nearly settle for a draw in their home opener vs Real Betis.

Other results around the league included a 1-0 win by Valencia at home over Malaga, Rayo Vallecano cruising past Elche 3-0, and road victories by Granada and Athletic Bilbao.

Results

Saturday, August 17

Real Sociedad 2-0 Getafe

Real Valladolid 1-2 Athletic Bilbao

Valencia 1-0 Malaga

Sunday, August 18

FC Barcelona 7-0 Levante

Osasuna 1-2 Granada

Real Madrid 2-1 Real Betis

Sevilla 1-3 Atletico Madrid

Monday, August 19

Rayo Vallecano 3-0 Elche

Almeria 2-3 Villarreal

Celta Vigo 2-2 Espanyol

Top Performers

Lionel Messsi (FC Barcelona) – Two goals in a 7-0 rout of Levante

Isco (Real Madrid) – The game-winning goal in a crucial 2-1 win over Real Betis

Jonathan (Villarreal) – A late second half goal in a 3-2 win at Almeria

Table

OVERALL   HOME   AWAY
POS   TEAM P W D L F A   W D L F A   W D L F A   GD Pts
1 Barcelona 1 1 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3
2 Rayo Vallecano 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
3 Atletico Madrid 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 2 3
4 Real Sociedad 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
5 Villarreal 1 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 1 3
6 Athletic Bilbao 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
7 Granada 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
8 Real Madrid 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
9 Valencia 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
10 Celta Vigo 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
11 Espanyol 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
12 Almeria 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
13 Real Valladolid 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
14 Real Betis 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
15 Osasuna 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
16 Malaga 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
17 Sevilla FC 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
18 Getafe 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
19 Elche 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0
20 Levante 1 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 -7 0

Champions League: 1st , 2nd , 3rd, 4th (Qualifying)

Europa League: 5th, 6th (Qualifying)

Relegation: 18th , 19th , 20th

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