Barcelona extend their unbeaten run to 16 match against Mallorca; Atletico are beaten by two pieces of Silva

Barcelona 3 – Mallorca 1 (La Liga, January 3, 2008) (Longer highlights here.) With Lionel Messi sat next to Argentinean manager Diego Maradona in the stands, Aritz Aduriz gave the visitors a 15th minute lead with a sweet chip over Valdes, but Thierry Henry equalised just after the half hour mark for Barca. With 15 minutes remaining Andres Iniesta put Barca in the lead and Yaya Toure sealed the win with a late third. (First half highlights here, second half highlights here.)

Valencia 3 – Atletico Madrid 1 (La Liga, January 3, 2008) Valencia won a very soft penalty that David Villa slotted home and David Silva doubled the lead after running untracked into the box. But Atletico got a foothold in the game on the stroke of halftime when Diego Forlan scored a penalty for the visitors. After the break David Silva restored Valencia’s two goal cushion with a superb strike from 25-yards out.

Albacete 1 – Zaragoza 1 (Segunda Division, January 3, 2008)