Real Sociedad 3 – 0 Villarreal
Real Betis 2 – 1 Celta Vigo
Alaves 0 – 2 Barcelona
Girona 1 – 0 Malaga
Levante 2 – 2 Deportivo La Coruna
Las Palmas 1 – 5 Atletico Madrid
Eibar 0 – 1 Athletic Bilbao
Espanyol 0 – 1 Leganes
Getafe 0 – 1 Sevilla
Real Madrid 2 – 2 Valencia
- Real Madrid 2 – 2 Valencia
Marco Asensio scored twice for Real Madrid as they drew an entertaining game with Valencia.
The 21-year-old opened the scoring from 20 yards and Carlos Soler levelled from close range after a good team move.
Geoffrey Kondogbia put Valencia ahead from the edge of the area, but Asensio equalised with a free-kick.
Karim Benzema – who missed a host of simple chances – almost won it for Real when his header was tipped onto the post by a brilliant save by Neto.
Benzema fired several close-range efforts wide, including one from the rebound of a blocked Asensio cross moments before that header.
Real, who were still without the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo, had to play midfielder Casemiro in central defence because of Sergio Ramos’ ban and injuries to Raphael Varane and Jesus Vallejo.
Kondogbia was making his Valencia debut alongside Jeison Murillo, with the pair having joined on loan from Inter Milan this week.
The France midfielder was impressive, even aside from his 77th-minute goal from Rodrigo’s pass.
However, both sides missed the chance to join Real Sociedad, Barcelona and Leganes on six points from the opening two games.
- Eibar 0 – 1 Athletic Bilbao
One goal was also enough for Athletic Bilbao to win on the road at Eibar, with Aritz Aduriz ghosting between two defenders to power home a header from six yards following a superb cross from Inaki Williams.
The home side’s best chances to equalise both fell to Enrique Kike, who got on the end of an excellent cross from substitute Bebe but saw his close-range effort well saved by Kepa Arrizabalaga, who also got down smartly at his near post to gather Kike’s header from a free-kick.
Sevilla scored a 1-0 victory at Getafe, with Paulo Henrique Ganso producing a rare moment of quality to light up a mediocre contest.
The game looked to be heading for a goalless draw until Ganso deftly flicked Gabriel Mercado’s cross into the far corner in the 83rd minute, while substitute Luis Muriel wasted a golden chance to double Sevilla’s lead in injury time.
Amath Diedhiou missed the home side’s best chance in the first half when he blazed his shot over the bar from 12 yards out after being played through by Jorge Molina.
Defender Martin Mantovani scored the only goal of the game as Leganes continued to enjoy an impressive start to just their second season in La Liga with victory at Espanyol.
Mantovani stabbed home a loose ball in the 28th minute after Espanyol goalkeeper Sabata Pau Lopez had saved superbly from Gabriel Pires’ header and the follow up from Javier Eraso.
The win gives Leganes six points from their first two games of the season, while Espanyol have just one point to show from their opening two matches.
Lionel Messi scored twice – after having a penalty saved – as Barcelona beat Alaves in La Liga.
The Argentine’s first-half spot-kick was excellently saved by Fernando Pacheco after Gerard Pique was fouled.
He gave them the lead after the break when his shot from Gerard Deulofeu’s ball was deflected in, and scored a second from Jordi Alba’s headed pass.
Messi, who has scored a record 351 La Liga goals, had the chance for a hat-trick but his 20-yard shot hit the bar.
Messi scored the milestone goal in La Liga more than 12 years after his first, when he was only 17.
He has 66 more than Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, his closest challenger in the all-time list.
Messi, who has at least one league goal in 14 straight seasons, is only the second player to have surpassed 350 goals in the top five European leagues, after Bayern Munich’s Gerd Mueller, who ended his career with 365 in the Bundesliga.
They did bring on another summer signing, Paulinho, for his debut late on although the £36.4m recruit from Guangzhou Evergrande did not have time to make an impact.
Alaves, who were beaten by Barca in last season’s Copa del Rey final, brought on Enzo, the son of Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, for his debut in the second half.
- Las Palmas 1 – 5 Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid scored twice in the first five minutes on their way to an emphatic 5-1 win at Las Palmas.
Angel Correa and Yannick Carrasco fired Atletico into an early 2-0 lead, before former West Ham loanee Jonathan Calleri pulled a goal back for Las Palmas in the 58th minute.
But the visitors sealed the points through Koke’s double and, after Jonathan Viera was denied by Jan Oblak from the penalty spot nine minutes from time, Thomas Partey added a fifth at the death.
Defender Pedro Alcala wrote his name in the history books as Girona claimed their first ever win in La Liga thanks to a 1-0 home victory over Malaga.
Alcala scored what proved to be the winner in the 28th minute as the newly-promoted side built on their 2-2 draw with Atletico Madrid on the opening day of the season.
- Levante 2 – 2 Deportivo La Coruna
Girona and last season’s Segunda Division champions Levante both have four points from their first two games after 10-man Levante recovered from 2-0 down to draw with Deportivo La Coruna.
Goals from Fede Cartabia and Rechel Sidnei in the opening half-hour seemingly gave Deportivo control of the match, but Enis Bardhi pulled one back on 35 minutes with a stunning free-kick.
The home side were reduced to 10 men when Jose Luis Morales was shown a second yellow card 15 minutes from time, but still found an equaliser from the penalty spot after 84 minutes thanks to substitute Ivan Ivi.
- Real Sociedad 3 – 0 Villarreal
Two goals from Willian Jose and another from Xabier Prieto earned Real Sociedad victory over Villarreal on Friday.
- Real Betis 2 – 1 Celta Vigo
Real Betis recovered from one goal down to defeat Celta Vigo 2-1 at home on Friday. Maximiliano Gomez put the visitors ahead before Betis responded through goals from Sergio Leon and Zouhair Feddal.