La Liga Results: Analysis for Athletic Bilbao vs Osasuna and More
La Liga has moved into Week 2, and after a rather predictable round of results in Week 1, will we see an upset or two this time around?
Friday and Saturday saw five matches played, with Athletic Bilbao, Real Sociedad and Valencia all featuring.
There were goals in each, so read on to find out how those games panned out. We'll be updating this article as the results come in over the next two days, so check back regularly for your fix!
Getafe 2-2 Almeria
Getafe and Almeria shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw on Friday night, each picking up their first solitary point of the new Liga campaign.
Rodri opened the scoring for the visitors, but Angel Lafita took just two minutes to draw the hosts level with a deft header from a near-post cross.
Fernando Soriano then restored the lead for Almeria before halftime, and as the game wore on, Francisco Rodriguez's men looked nailed on for a three-point haul.
But Lafita cropped up again to draw a foul in the box late on and Diego Castro converted from the penalty spot.
Shots: Getafe 14-16 Almeria
Passing: Getafe 79%-76% Almeria
Possession: Getafe 49%-51% Almeria
Athletic Club 2-0 Osasuna
Ernesto Valverde's Athletic Club made it two wins from two by defeating local rivals Osasuna on Friday night.
The game was played at Real Sociedad's Anoeta due to the home side's New San Mames Stadium still being under construction, and as such, lacked the usual ferocious atmosphere a derby in the Basque country holds.
Athletic took the lead early in the first half after forcing an Alejandro Arribas own goal, and despite Osasuna boasting significantly more possession, it was the Leones who created the better opportunities.
Ander Herrera and Markel Susaeta both missed great chances to double the advantage, but substitute Oscar De Marcos sealed the win with a great finish when going through one versus one with the 'keeper.
Shots: Athletic 8-18 Osasuna
Passing: Athletic 69%-81% Osasuna
Possession: Athletic 40%-60% Osasuna
Elche 1-1 Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad dropped their first points of the new season on Saturday, drawing 1-1 away to minnows Elche.
Coro got the hosts off to a perfect start, taking advantage of some slack marking at a corner to tap home after just two minutes had elapsed.
La Real were without Antoine Griezmann and Xabi Prieto, and despite huffing, puffing and enjoying the majority of possession, failed to provide appropriate service to Carlos Vela.
Prieto was brought off the bench to salvage something, and it was his right-wing cross that found Vela all alone in the box to (scruffily) convert the equaliser.
The Txuri-Urdin pressed for a winner and looked like nicking it, but Elche held on.
Shots: Elche 12-11 Real Sociedad
Passing: Elche 82%-88% Real Sociedad
Possession: Elche 41%-59% Real Sociedad
Espanyol 3-1 Valencia
Espanyol followed up their impressive 2-2 draw away to Celta Vigo last week with a home victory over Valencia.
The visitors, still reeling from the loss of Roberto Soldado, at least found solace in his replacement Helder Postiga notching, but failed to turn their dominance into three points.
David Lopez, Christian Stuani and Thievy netted for the hosts as they move into the top half of the table.
Shots: Espanyol 13-8 Valencia
Passing: Espanyol 72%-86% Valencia
Possession: Espanyol 36%-64% Valencia
Villarreal 2-1 Real Valladolid
Villarreal made it six points from six by defeating Real Valladolid 2-1 at El Madrigal.
The Pucela opened the scoring through Javi Guerra, and in truth it was a seriously slick goal: Patience outside the box, mixed with intricate buildup play, released Guerra one vs. one with the 'keeper and he finished with aplomb.
El Submarino Amarillo struck back when Jaume Costa was felled in the area and Giovani Dos Santos converted, licking the paint on the left-hand post on its way in.
Both sides missed a glut of chances in the second half, until Cani went on a barnstorming run, skipped a few challenges and smashed the winner into the top corner.
Shots: Villarreal 17-6 Valladolid
Passing: Villarreal 83%-79% Valladolid
Possession: Villarreal 53%-47% Valladolid
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Here's the schedule for Sunday's La Liga games, so check in at the close of play to read summaries of each and every game.
Atletico Madrid vs. Rayo Vallecano
Levante vs. Sevilla
Malaga vs. Barcelona
Real Betis vs. Celta Vigo
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There is one final La Liga game being played on Monday night, and it features Carlo Ancelotti's heavyweights in their quest to keep up with Barcelona.
Granada vs. Real Madrid