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Hercules perform feat at Barcelona

Published: Sunday 12 September 2010, 0.55CET
Two Nelson Valdez goals gave Hercules CF a stunning 2-0 win at FC Barcelona while José Mourinho secured victory on his home debut as Real Madrid CF coach thanks to Ricardo Carvalho.
Hercules perform feat at Barcelona
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Published: Sunday 12 September 2010, 0.55CET

Hercules perform feat at Barcelona

Two Nelson Valdez goals gave Hercules CF a stunning 2-0 win at FC Barcelona while José Mourinho secured victory on his home debut as Real Madrid CF coach thanks to Ricardo Carvalho.

FC Barcelona suffered their first home Liga defeat for more than a year as Hercules CF came away from Camp Nou with a 2-0 win while Ricardo Carvalho ensured José Mourinho had a happy introduction to the Real Madrid CF home fans.

Newly-promoted Hercules had actually won on their last visit to Barcelona in 1996/97, but that did not make it any less of a surprise when Nelson Valdez, making his debut after signing from BV Borussia Dortmund, scored on 27 and 59 minutes. The Alicante-based side thus became the first away team to win at Camp Nou since CA Osasuna on 23 May 2009.

Osasuna themselves lost 1-0 at Madrid as Mourinho gained victory on his home debut as coach; his former FC Porto and Chelsea FC defender Carvalho got the winner on 48 minutes. Madrid are on four points, one ahead of Barcelona but two behind Valencia CF, who continued their perfect start with a 1-0 defeat of Real Racing Club. Atlético de Madrid also secured a second win, holding on to prevail 2-1 at Athletic Club.

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12/09/2010

SevillaSevilla0-0DeportivoDeportivo

Venue: Sevilla

12/09/2010

VillarrealVillarreal4-0EspanyolEspanyol

Borja Valero 31, Rossi 23, 55 (p), Nilmar 77

Venue: Castellon

12/09/2010

Sporting GijónSporting Gijón2-0MallorcaMallorca

Botía 47, Diego Castro 86 (p)

Venue: Gijon

12/09/2010

ZaragozaZaragoza3-5MálagaMálaga

Edmílson 41, Marco Pérez 68, Herrera 82

Fernando 2, 28, Juanmi 7, 29, Owusu-Abeyie 35

Venue: Zaragoza

12/09/2010

GetafeGetafe4-1LevanteLevante

Adrián Colunga 11, Gavilán 5, 90+1, Arizmendi 90+2

Jordá 14

Venue: Madrid

11/09/2010

AthleticAthletic1-2AtléticoAtlético

Llorente 88

Forlán 11, Tiago 80

Venue: Bilbao

11/09/2010

Real MadridReal Madrid1-0OsasunaOsasuna

Carvalho 48

Venue: Madrid

11/09/2010

ValenciaValencia1-0RacingRacing

Maduro 45+2

Venue: Valencia

11/09/2010

BarcelonaBarcelona0-2HérculesHércules

Valdez 27, 59

Venue: Barcelona

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