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Rubén late show takes Betis top

Published: Sunday 11 September 2011, 19.13CET
Real Betis Balompié continued their fine start to the season against RCD Mallorca with another 1-0 victory – and another late Rubén Castro strike – on a day when CA Osasuna also won.
Rubén late show takes Betis top
Betis coach Pepe Mel has overseen two wins out of two so far this term ©AFP
Published: Sunday 11 September 2011, 19.13CET

Rubén late show takes Betis top

Real Betis Balompié continued their fine start to the season against RCD Mallorca with another 1-0 victory – and another late Rubén Castro strike – on a day when CA Osasuna also won.

Real Betis Balompié were playing second-flight football last season but find themselves sharing the view from the Liga summit after their second successive 1-0 victory.

It was Rubén Castro who struck the 88th-minute winner against Granada CF on the opening day of the season, and the same striker left it late again against RCD Mallorca, producing the only goal of the game four minutes from time to take the Seville-based club to a share of top spot alongside Real Madrid CF and Valencia CF.

CA Osasuna are two points further back after sealing a 2-1 home win against Real Sporting de Gijón. Two strikes in the space of three first-half minutes by Nino and Álvaro Cejudo gave the hosts an early cushion, and although David Barral hit back (75), his effort would prove to be the visitors' only goal.

Elsewhere, Real Racing Club and Rayo Vallecano were held to respective goalless draws at home by Levante UD and Real Zaragoza, while in the late fixture RCD Espanyol overcame Athletic Club as Luis García's double (25, 73) sandwiched Fernando Llorente's equaliser (62).

Last updated: 11/09/11 23.59CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 08/05/2012 18:10 CET

11/09/2011

EspanyolEspanyol2-1AthleticAthletic

Sergio García 25, 73

Llorente 62

Venue: Barcelona

11/09/2011

OsasunaOsasuna2-1Sporting GijónSporting Gijón

Nino 28, Cejudo 30

Barral 75

Venue: Pamplona

11/09/2011

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano0-0ZaragozaZaragoza

Venue: Madrid

11/09/2011

RacingRacing0-0LevanteLevante

Venue: Santander

11/09/2011

BetisBetis1-0MallorcaMallorca

Rubén 86

Venue: Sevilla

10/09/2011

ValenciaValencia1-0AtléticoAtlético

Soldado 52

Venue: Valencia

10/09/2011

Real MadridReal Madrid4-2GetafeGetafe

Benzema 14, 69, Cristiano Ronaldo 60 (P), Higuaín 88

Miku 39, 73

Venue: Madrid

10/09/2011

VillarrealVillarreal2-2SevillaSevilla

Rossi 35 (P), Marco Ruben 72

Negredo 24, Alexis 86

Venue: Castellon

10/09/2011

Real SociedadReal Sociedad2-2BarcelonaBarcelona

Agirretxe 59, Griezmann 60

Xavi Hernández 10, Fàbregas 11

Venue: San Sebastian

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