Valencia 3 – Almeria 2 (La Liga, February 1, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Joaquin volleyed Valencia in the lead five minutes in, but Negredo pulled Almeria level getting on the end of a cross. David Villa put Valencia back in the lead from the spot. (First half highlights here.) David Villa extended Los Che lead with a fine low drive, only for Alvaro Negredo to pull a goal back three minutes later.
Racing Santander 1 – Barcelona 2 (La Liga, February 1, 2009) The shock was momentarily on the cards in Santander after Nikola Zigic fired Racing ahead of Barca from the spot. Barca quickly dragged themselves level, Xavi header crashed against the bar and Leo Messi was on hand to score. Leo Messi then won the game for Barca with a brilliant right-foot volley from the diminutive Argentine.
Atletico Madrid 1 – Valladolid 2 (La Liga, February 1, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Prieto’s deflected shot gave Valladolid the lead at Atletico Madrid. Atletico equalised when Diego Forlan’s shot was deflected into his own net by Calvo, but the visitors rallied and regain the lead through Victor.
Osasuna 1 – Mallorca 0 (La Liga, February 1, 2009) Three minutes after kick off Walter Pandiani opened the scoring with a far post header following a sweet cross from Masoud Shojaei. Mallorca, rock-bottom of the table, lost their heads after the break with David Navarro and Dudu Aouate seeing red, while Javad Nekounam was sent off for the hosts late on.
Real Betis 2 – Getafe 2 (La Liga, February 1, 2009) Juanma opened after eight minutes and two minutes later Mark Gonzalez doubled Betis’ lead. (Both goals here.) But Getafe hit back in the second half, Ikechukwu Uche scoring a brace to earn the visitors a point. (Uche’s first and second goals.)
Espanyol 1 – Recreativo Huelva 1 (La Liga, February 1, 2009) Espanyol took the lead through Nicolas Pareja, but after Carlos Kameni earned red for bringing down Marco Ruben in injury-time, Recre sub stepped up to slot home from the spot.
Gimnastic 0 – Tenerife 1 (Segunda Division, February 1, 2009)