Ronaldo on target for Madrid
A review of the weekend's action in the Spanish Primera Division.
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Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal of the season as Real Madrid made it three wins out of three by comfortably seeing off Athletic Bilbao 3-1 at the Bernabeu.
Midfielder Isco opened the scoring in the 26th minute, while Ronaldo headed in a free-kick just before half-time.
Isco then struck again midway through the second half, while Ibai Gomez scored a consolation goal for the visitors, who never really got into the game.
Lionel Messi claimed a hat-trick as Barcelona recorded a 3-2 victory from a hard-fought battle with Valencia to reclaim top spot in the Primera Division.
Messi and Helder Postiga each struck two goals in seven first-half minutes as Barcelona maintained their 100 per cent start to the season.
The Argentinian had given Barca a 3-0 lead and, despite Postiga cutting the gap to just one goal before half-time, Los Che could not find an equaliser.
Kevin Gameiro scored two goals as Sevilla twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Malaga.
Pedro Morales put Malaga ahead five minutes before the break but just four minutes later Gameiro had them level.
Roque Santa Cruz then fired the visitors back in front in the 68th minute but once again it took just four minutes for Gameiro to even things up as he earned Sevilla a point.
Atletico Madrid survived a late onslaught from Real Sociedad to take a 2-1 win from their trip to Anoeta and maintain their 100 per cent winning start to the Primera Division season.
David Villa and Koke scored either side of half-time to give Diego Simeone's side a two-goal lead, which was reduced by a late strike by Xabi Prieto.
Atletico goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois then had to make two stunning saves in the final moments of the game to preserve all three points.
Real Betis picked up their first point of the new season after holding Espanyol to a goalless draw at the Estadi Cornella-El Prat.
Espanyol had the better of the few decent chances on offer but Betis survived to open their account for the campaign following 2-1 defeats to Real Madrid and Celta Vigo in their opening two matches.
In contrast to that, Espanyol had enjoyed a good start after taking four points from games against Valencia and Celta, and they will feel they perhaps should have got a maximum points haul from this match as well.
Rafinha Alcantara and Francisco 'Piti' Medina Luna both scored their first goals for their new clubs as Celta Vigo and Granada drew 1-1 at Balaidos.
The Galicians will feel hard done by at just taking a point from a game in which they dominated possession and squandered a number of chances, and hit the woodwork twice.
Rafinha, the brother of Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago and who joined Luis Enrique's side on loan from Barcelona in the summer, broke the deadlock with just under half an hour gone.
Piti, who joined Granada on a free transfer from Rayo Vallecano, where he was the top scorer last season, levelled on 60 minutes.
Marc Valiente's second-half header was enough to seal Real Valladolid's first win this season at home to Getafe.
Valiente connected with Omar Ramos' headed on cross just after the break from inside the six-yard box to break the deadlock, which Valladolid held on through the second period to claim their first points of the campaign.
Villarreal continued to make a positive impression following their return to La Liga, brushing aside Osasuna 3-0 to maintain their 100 per cent start to the season.
Goals from Jeremy Perbet, Javier Aquino and Ikechukwu Uche made it three wins from three for the Yellow Submarine to lift the top-flight newcomers to the top of the standings.
On Friday night, Andreas Ivanschitz snatched a 2-1 win for Levante by scoring with the last kick of an enthralling match at Rayo Vallecano.
The Austrian finished off a counter-attack in the 94th minute of play at the Estadio de Vallecas to deal a crushing blow to the hosts, who had fought their way back into the game despite playing with 10 men for the final half an hour after Lass Bangoura was sent off.
Ruben Garcia had given Levante the lead against the run of play in the first half, but Argentinian striker Joaquin Larrivey headed in the equaliser after 79 minutes to open his account for Rayo.
Paco Jemez's side went out all guns blazing in search of a late winner, but were dealt a sucker punch by substitute Ivanschitz late on.
Iago Falque was handed a start just days after completing his loan move from Tottenham, but his debut lasted just five minutes, calling to be substituted after pulling a muscle.
A goal in the fifth minute of injury time by Richmond Boakye prevented Almeria from claiming their first win of the season as they shared a 2-2 draw with fellow Primera Division newcomers Elche.
Almeria took an early lead through Fernando Soriano only for Edu Albacar to equalise from the spot when Sebastian Dubarbier handled.
The hosts regained the lead on the stroke of half-time when Jose Antonio Verza converted a spot-kick following Cristian Sapunaru's handball.
Almeria appeared to be heading for victory, despite Dubarbier's second-half dismissal after receiving his second yellow card, before Boakye struck to leave both sides searching for their first win.