Almeria 1 – Real Madrid 1 (La Liga, November 2, 2008) A brilliant whipped cross from Higuain was expertly steered home by the head of Raul as Real Madrid took the lead at Almeria. But the hosts equalised with nine minutes to go through their young Argentine sensation Pablo Piatti.
Sporting Gijon 3 – Numancia 1 (La Liga, November 2, 2008) (Longer highlights here.) Asier Goiria scored for Numancia in the 20th before Luis Moran took advantage of a poor clearance by the Numancia keeper in the 33rd to equalise. Bilic scored with a 65th minute header, and the Croatian striker made it 3-1 from the spot.
Valladolid 3 – Sevilla 2 (La Liga, November 2, 2008) Goals from Dirnel Renato and Jesus Navas put the visitors in control, but Luis Fabiano’s dismissal changed the course of the game. Sesma Jonathan pulled one back before half-time with substitute Fabian Canobbio scoring twice after the interval to cap a remarkable comeback.
Recreativo Huelva 1 – Getafe 1 (La Liga, November 2, 2008) Javi Guerrero opened the scoring only for Iago BouzÃ³n Amoedo to collect his second yellow card. Recreativo tried to battle on but Juan Angel Albin’s 83rd minute effort salvaged a draw.
Espanyol 1 – Osasuna 0 (La Liga, November 2, 2008) Raul Tamudo’s penalty settled the match.
Real Betis 0 – Deportivo La Coruna 3 (La Liga, November 2, 2008) Riki gave Depor the lead, heading in a cross on the hour mark. Lafita dribbled his way into the Betis box before delivering a fierce drive past Casto at his near post fro the second, and Lafita struck the third goal on 87 minutes with the home defence appealing in vain for offside.