La Liga: Valencia hold Barcelona; Real hit four past Valladolid; Deportivo sneek past Sevilla


Valencia 0 – Barcelona 0 (La Liga, October 17, 2009) Valencia secured a goalless draw with Barcelona to deny the Catalans a record breaking seventh consecutive victory at the start of the season.

Real Madrid 4 – Valladolid 2 (La Liga, October 17, 2009) Raul blitzed through Valladolid early doors with a brace, the first was a terrific back heel from a Granero cross and the second a sharp finish from the left, set up by Marcelo. Valladolid came back into the game thanks to a terrific free-kick from Aleman but before the break the home side took back their two-goal lead with a fine solo effort from Marcelo. Yet again Costa brought Valladolid back into the equation eight minutes from time, but with 11 minutes to Gonzalo Higuain put the game to bed with a wonderful lob after a great ball from Alonso.

Deportivo La Coruna 1 – Sevilla 0 (La Liga, October 17, 2009) A cracking left-footed drive from Juan Rodriguez blasted Depor into the lead against high-flying Sevilla.