Henry hits a hat-trick for Barca; Villarreal rally from three goals down to hold Getafe; Atletico score five at Gijon

Barcelona 4 – Valencia 0 (La Liga, December 6, 2008) (Longer highlights here.) With 19 minutes gone Henry raced onto Yaya Toure’s pass and finished confidently with a deft lob. Eight minutes later Henry finished off a brilliant move started by a raking pass from Alves, side-footing in after Alexander Hleb cut the ball back. Dani Alves put Pep Guardiola’s side three up just after the break and Henry completed his hat-trick late on to wrap up a highly impressive Barcelona win.

Villarreal 3 – Getafe 3 (La Liga, December 6, 2008) The Yellow Submarine were sunk by three goals inside 28 minutes as Getafe ran riot at the Madrigal. Granero and Gavilan each scored superb volleys for the visitors before Casquero found the bottom corner with a low drive. The hosts pulled a goal back in the second half as Villarrael pressure eventually saw the ball ricochet off Robert Pires. And then the hosts staged a fabulous comeback in the final ten minutes, Sebastian Eguren’s volley made it 2-3 before Giuseppe Rossi kept up his fine scoring record to equalise.

Sporting Gijon 2 – Atletico Madrid 5 (La Liga, December 6, 2008) Mate Bilic opened the scoring for the home side before Sergio Aguero netted a brace prior to the interval. Diego Forlan bagged a double of his own while Maxi Rodriguez was on target, as David Barral hit a consolation.

Levante 3 – Albacete 1 (Segunda Division, December 6, 2008)

Zaragoza 2 – Huesca 2 (Segunda Division, December 6, 2008)