Espanyol applied relentless pressure and forward Christian Stuani scored twice to rout Valladolid 4-2 on Sunday for its first win at home in four Spanish league games.
Espanyol was helped by forward Sergio Garcia and midfielder Victor Sanchez, both scoring and setting up another as Javier Aguirre's side settled into the middle of the league table.
''We got a great result...
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Valencia claimed their first away point in five league games with a 1-1 draw at Valladolid.
Aly Cissokho had headed the visitors into the lead after just 15 minutes but the French defender went from hero to villain in the second half when he brought down Omar Ramos to concede a penalty and was shown a red card for denying a clear goalscoring opportunity.
Victor Perez confidently...
Ruben Castro's late goal sealed all three points for Real Betis after an evenly-matched game against Real Valladolid .
The experienced striker popped up a minute from full-time to settle a match which appeared to be heading for a goalless outcome.
The result nudges Betis ahead of their hosts into eighth place in the table on the same six-point tally, but having played three...
Radamel Falcao again underlined his status as one of football's most lethal strikers by scoring a hat-trick in Atletico's convincing 4-0 home win over Bilbao.
The Colombian, who has regularly been linked with a move to the Premier League, opened the scoring on 20 minutes with a clever chip before doubling the lead three minutes before half-time with an acrobatic finish....
Victor Perez twice scored from the spot as Valladolid emerged from a bad-tempered clash with Levante to win their first home game back in the Primera Division .
The 24-year-old, who scored eight goals last season to help the Pucela to promotion, was on target in the 38th and 48th minutes on a fiery night in the north of Spain.
Referee Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva brandished six...
Leading scorers Monday in Spanish first-division football (penalties in parentheses):
Lionel Messi, Barcelona, 4
Radamel Falcao, Atletico Madrid, 3
Tomer Hemed, Mallorca, 3
Jorge Molina, Real Betis, 3
Imanol Agirretxe, Real Sociedad, 2
Mikel San Jose, Athletic Bilbao, 2
Gonzalo Higuain, Real Madrid, 2
Roberto Soldado, Valencia, 2
Abel Aguilar, Deportivo La Coruna, 2
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August 19, 2012