La Liga: Wins for Sevilla, Valencia, Getafe, Malaga, Almeria & Mallorca

Atletico Madrid 0 – Sevilla 1 (La Liga, September 28, 2008) Luis Fabiano’s brilliant free-kick earned Sevilla maximum points from their trip to fellow high-flyers Atletico.

Valencia 4 – Deportivo La Coruna 2 (La Liga, September 28, 2008) Depor took an early lead when Moretti turned a cross into his own net. Juan Mata levelled in the 35th minute, heading home inside the far post. Valencia went ahead just after the break as a neat pass by Mata found Villa, who turned two markers inside the area to beat Aranzubia from close range. Joaquin made it 3-1 on 69 minutes, before Villa bagged his second from a Mata cross. Lafita snatched a consolation goal for the visitors with five minutes to go.

Athletic Bilbao 0 – Getafe 1 (La Liga, September 28, 2008) Getafe won thanks to a stunning late lob from veteran striker Francisco Casquero.

Malaga 2 – Valladolid 1 (La Liga, September 28, 2008) Malaga finally bagged their first goals of the Primera Liga season to climb out of the bottom three. Manuel Lolo put them ahead, Adrian Lopez doubled his side’s lead 10 minutes into the second half, but they were forced to endure a nervous end to the game when Pedro Leon pulled one back for the visitors in the 65th minute.

Almeria 1 – Recreativo Huelva 0 (La Liga, September 28, 2008) Almeria moved up to joint third in Spain as the only goal of a tight clash came five minutes into injury time, when Alvaro Negredo finally broke the deadlock with a left-foot drive.

Racing Santander 1 – Mallorca 2 (La Liga, September 28, 2008) Ivan Marcano had given Santander an early lead, only for Fernando Varela to level for Mallorca just before half-time and an 85th minute winner from Pierre Webo stole the points for the islanders.

Celta Vigo 2 – Tenerife 1 (Segunda Division, September 28, 2008)