Leganes 1 – 2 Getafe
Real Madrid 1 – 1 Levante
Valencia 0 – 0 Atletico Madrid
Sevilla 3 – 0 Eibar
Barcelona 5 – 0 Espanyol
Barcelona romped to a 5-0 win over Espanyol in the 167th Catalan derby thanks to a 38th career hat-trick from Lionel Messi.
Messi slotted home from an Ivan Rakitic through-ball midway through the first half, despite replays showing the Argentine was clearly offside when the ball was played.
Jordi Alba slipped in Messi for his second and the full-back repeated the trick shortly after the break as Messi and Barca made it three.
Gerard Pique powered in a header to make it 4-0 before £135m Ousmane Dembele, who was making his debut, set up Luis Suarez for a simple last-minute tap in, as Barca cruised to the top of the La Liga table.
- Real Madrid 1 – 1 Levante
Real Madrid’s stuttering start to their La Liga defence continued, coming from behind to draw against Levante. The visitors took a shock lead through Ivi, who spun past Dani Carvajal in the area before slotting home.
But Lucas Vazquez equalised from close range after Sergio Ramos’s header was saved by Raul Fernandez.
Marcelo was dismissed for kicking out at Jefferson Lerma and Toni Kroos could have won it for Real in injury-time but curled a shot a against the post. Minutes earlier, Brazilian full-back Marcelo had struck an effort at goal which Raul brilliantly saved, but lashed out at Lerma after a challenge by the Levante player and was dismissed. The result means Real have won one game from three in the league this season, but failed to win their opening two matches at Bernabeu for the first time since 1995.
Missing the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo – who served the fourth of his five-game ban for pushing a referee – Real then had to deal with the loss of Karim Benzema through injury in the first half. The Frenchman was replaced by Gareth Bale, who missed a host of chances.
- Valencia 0 – 0 Atletico Madrid
Valencia and Atletico Madrid both protected their unbeaten records but will have been frustrated by their goalless draw at the Mestalla.
Diego Simeone’s Atletico enjoyed the better chances to force the issue, with Angel Correa and Luciano Vietto going close in the first half before Nicolas Gaitan was denied on the hour mark.
With time ticking away, Martin Montoya missed an opportunity to clinch it for Los Che as Jan Oblak parried his effort from the middle of the box.
Sevilla dominated Eibar at the Sanchez Pizjuan to win 3-0 and record back-to-back victories.
However, it took the Andalusians until the 46th minute to score, with Ganso rifling home Nolito’s assist at the expense of Eibar goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic.
Sevilla continued to turn the screw and Wissam Ben Yedder continued his hot streak in front of goal by tapping in a Pablo Sarabia cross. At the death, Nolito rubber-stamped the result at the far post.
Miguel Angel Guerrero scored but then had a penalty saved as Leganes lost 2-1 to Madrid rivals Getafe in La Liga. Alvaro Jimenez punished the miss with the visitors’ winner after Guerrero cancelled out Mauro Arambarri’s first-half opener.
Leganes had early sights of goal through Guerrero and Javier Eraso before Getafe took control.
Faycal Fajr’s dangerous set-piece delivery created chances for Djene Dakonam and Juan Cala, while Gaku Shibasaki and Fajr himself also threatened.
Just as Leganes looked to come back into the game, with Eraso’s shot saved before Ruben Perez fired over, Jorge Molina teed up Arambarri who set himself nearly 30 yards out and fired a ferocious rising drive into the top corner.
Guerrero headed just wide early in the second half but equalised in the 65th minute, following up after Diego Rico was twice denied by Vicente Guaita.
But his low spot-kick, after Cala fouled Gabriel Pires, was well saved and instead Jimenez had the final say, hammering home after Fajr delivered a corner directly to the edge of the box.