Barcelona 1 – Getafe 1 (La Liga, November 23, 2008) (Longer highlights here.) The Nou Camp was silenced after 20 minutes as Manu Del Moral curled a beauty in the bottom corner to give Getafe the lead. Samuel Eto’o hit the bar as Barca went in search of the equaliser. Barca had to wait until the 71st minute, Seydou Keita headed home Alves’ cross at the far post.
Numancia 1 – Atletico Madrid 1 (La Liga, November 23, 2008) Atletico Madrid took a lead just past the half hour mark when Diego Forlan scored after Simao played in the striker with a delightful pass. But just as it seemed that Atletico would take the points, a 94th minute penalty from Barkero gave the hosts a share of the spoils.
Racing Santander 3 – Espanyol 0 (La Liga, November 23, 2008) Ivan Marcano opening the scoring on 11 minutes. Oscar Serrano increased the lead after 26 minutes and Jonathan added the third just before the hour mark.
Mallorca 2 – Malaga 2 (La Liga, November 23, 2008) Ivan Barrios’ own goal and Nabil Baha had twice given Malaga the lead in the first half, with Jose Rey’s goal for Mallorca sandwiched in between. Pierre Webo earned Mallorca a point with an equaliser midway through the second half.
Sporting Gijon 1 – Real Betis 2 (La Liga, November 23, 2008) Sporting had taken a 25th minute lead through Diego Castro before Betis levelled on 53 minutes through Luciano Monzon. Achille Emana grabbed the winner on the hour mark.
Osasuna 3 – Almeria 1 (La Liga, November 23, 2008) Osasuna finally registered their first league win of the season. Almeria made a flying start to the match as Alvaro Negredo scored from the penalty spot on eight minutes, but Guilherme was then sent off two minutes later. Walter Pandiani equalised for Osasuna on 15 minutes, Hernan Dario Pellarano’s own goal on 71 minutes gave the hosts the lead before Krisztian Vadocz notched a late third.
Deportivo La Coruna 3 – Athletic Bilbao 1 (La Liga, November 23, 2008) Ze Castro put Deportivo ahead on 20 minutes, and Verdu put Depor 2-up when he converted from the spot after Bodipo had been bundled in the box. Javi Martinez gave Bilbao hope with a header on 72 minutes but in the fifth minute of injury-time, Depor made the points safe when Andres Guardado finished off a sweeping move from the hosts.