The goals from week two in La Liga can be seen here.
Real Madrid 4 – Numancia 3 (La Liga, September 14, 2008) After stunning Barcelona in week one, Numancia raced into at lead against Real Madrid when Juan Carlos Moreno headed home a corner after 7 minutes. Van Nistelrooy spun and shot but his effort went wide, but Real were soon back level as Guti’s shot from distance deflected past the keeper. Van Nistelrooy missed another good chance, and the hosts were punished when Barkero let rip with a left-footed rocket (no back lift) which left Casillas with chance on the way in the top corner. Back came Real, van Nistelrooy fed Higuain who toe-poked a goal to make it 2-2 after just 26 minutes. Madrid then took the lead for the first time in the match, Rafael van der Vaart striking a tremendous left footed effort into the near post. And it was 4-2 at the break after Domingo turned a ball into his own net. After the break Numancia showed their fighting spirit, Moreno curled a sweet free-kick into the near post.
Almeria 2 – Valencia 2 (La Liga, September 14, 2008) Almeria led at the break (first half highlights here), through Pablo Piatti and Alvaro Negredo, but Emery’s men again served notice that they will be a greater threat this year than last by hitting back through Alexis and David Villa.
Villarreal 1 – Deportivo La Coruna 0 (La Liga, September 14, 2008) Cazorla’s first half left foot strike was the difference between the sides.
Getafe 0 – Betis 0 (La Liga, September 14, 2008)
Mallorca 1 – Osasuna 1 (La Liga, September 14, 2008) Javier Portillo struck in the 85th minute to cancel out Aritz Aduriz’s effort, while Jose Rey saw red for the home side.
Malaga 0 – Athletic Bilbao 0 (La Liga, September 14, 2008)
Recreativo Huelva 0 – Espanyol 1 (La Liga, September 14, 2008) After 83 minutes Luis Garcia bagged the only goal of the game to give new coach Bartolome Marquez a second successive win and hand the Catalans their best start to a season since 1994. Espanyol lead the table in Spain.
Elche 2 – Tenerife 4 (Segunda Division, September 14, 2008)
Rayo Vallecano 2 – Alaves 1 (Segunda Division, September 14, 2008)