Real Madrid held by Osasuna, Barca rise to top La Liga standings


Madrid, Oct three (IANS) Real Madrid surrendered the leadership of La Liga to Barcelona after being held to a 1-1 draw at home by way of Osasuna on Sunday nighttime. Karim Benzema was lower back in the starting eleven, at the same time as Andriy Lunin replaced Thibaut Courtois in purpose after the Belgian needed to drop out with a again injury.

Madrid took the lead with a stroke of fortune and a dose of controversy within the 42nd minute when Vinicius Jr’s move went in at the a long way publish. Osasuna players claimed offside as VAR rejected the traffic’ appeals.

Kike Garcia’s second-1/2 header gave Osasuna a deserved equalizer however Madrid have to have gained once they were given a 78th-minute penalty after David Garcia’s push on Benzema, reviews Xinhua.

Benzema sent the spot kick in opposition to the bar and Osasuna clung on bravely until the quit to take a factor and end Madrid’s a hundred percentage begin to the season.

Real Betis suffered their 2nd defeat of the season once they lost 1-0 away to Celta Vigo, who took all 3 points after Gabri Veiga’s extremely good 9th-minute shot from out of doors of vicinity.

Betis’ options had been significantly decreased after 20 mins while Luis Felipe was despatched off for a professional foul.

Valencia saved a point within the 96th minute after Espanyol keeper Alvaro Fernandez made a large blunders to permit Eray Comert’s speculative lob to loop into the net.

Gabriel Paulista’s header had put Valencia ahead, earlier than splendid goals from Joselu and Sergi Darder appeared as though they would give Espanyol most effective their 2nd win of the campaign.

Real Sociedad received a thrilling and chaotic recreation five-3 away to Girona with Alexander Sorloth, Martin Zubimendi, Brais Mendes and Takefusa Kubo scoring for the visitors, who took the lead after which needed to come back from in the back of after Rodrigo Riquelme, Arnau Martinez and Valentin Castellano netted for the home facet.

On Saturday, Robert Lewandowski’s aim after 20 mins was enough to present Barcelona a 1-zero win away to Mallorca, which takes them top of the desk.

Mallorca had chances to stage via Jaume Costa, Vedat Muriqi and Lee Kang-in, however Barca keeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, who has now long past 534 mins without conceding a goal, noticed Barca dangle on for the win.

Marcos Llorente and Alvaro Morata gave Atletico Madrid a comfortable 2-zero win away to Sevilla, whose teach Julen Lopetegui is in risk of the sack after his side have taken just five factors from a likely 21.


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Cadiz defended stoutly to attract zero-0 at domestic to Villarreal, with the assist of some superb saves from keeper Jeremias Ledesma.

Cadiz had defender Iza Carcelan sent off in the final minute for a professional foul as Arnaut Danjuma went via on aim, but Dani Parejo hit the resulting unfastened kick into the defensive wall.

Valladolid won an enjoyable recreation 3-2 win away to Getafe.

Sergio Leon’s penalty positioned Valladolid ahead inside the 19th minute, before Borja Mayoral (28 mins) and Damien Sanchez (30 minutes) reacted to put Getafe in the front.

Leon’s 2d of the sport made it 2-2 within the 36th minute and Oscar Plano positioned the visitors in advance with a powerful shot within the forty eighth minute.

Enes Unal then saw Valladolid keeper Jordi Masip save a penalty that would have intended a percentage of the factors.

Athletic Bilbao continued their exceptional start to a season due to the fact that 1956 with a four-zero win at home to Almeria.

Inaki Williams opened the scoring after 9 mins following a move from his brother Nico, and Oihan Sancet doubled the lead within the 17th minute.

Inaki then set up Nico for the third purpose and Mikel Vesga rounded off the win from the penalty spot as Athletic move 1/3.