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Barcelona and Levante in charge in Spain

Published: Sunday 2 October 2011, 23.50CET
The status quo was preserved in the Spanish Liga this weekend, with FC Barcelona and surprise package Levante UD both picking up victories to remain in a share of the lead.

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Published: Sunday 2 October 2011, 23.50CET

Barcelona and Levante in charge in Spain

The status quo was preserved in the Spanish Liga this weekend, with FC Barcelona and surprise package Levante UD both picking up victories to remain in a share of the lead.

FC Barcelona remain top of the Spanish Liga after a 1-0 victory at Real Sporting de Gijón on a weekend when the chasing pack also all won.

Josep Guardiola's titleholders were made to work hard for their victory on Sunday evening, Adriano's 12th-minute goal all that separated the sides. Alongside Barcelona on 14 points, in second only on goal difference, are surprise package Levante UD, who triumphed 1-0 at Real Betis Balompié to preserve their unbeaten record for the season.

A point adrift of the early pacesetters are Real Madrid CF, who prevailed 4-0 at RCD Espanyol thanks to a Gonzalo Higuaín hat-trick and a goal from José Callejón against his former employers. Both level with Madrid on 13 points are Málaga CF – 3-2 victors at home to Getafe CF – and Valencia CF, who on Saturday won 1-0 against Granada CF thanks to an early Sergio Canales strike.

Sevilla FC, in sixth, fell off the pace with a goalless draw at Club Atlético de Madrid. Elsewhere, Athletic Club won 2-1 at Real Sociedad de Fútbol, while Villarreal CF versus Real Zaragoza, CA Osasuna against RCD Mallorca and Rayo Vallecano de Madrid's trip to Real Racing Club all ended with honours even.

Last updated: 06/12/13 9.29CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 13/10/2011 18:05 CET

02/10/2011

EspanyolEspanyol0-4Real MadridReal Madrid

Higuaín 17, 66, 89, José Callejón 82

Venue: Barcelona

02/10/2011

Sporting GijónSporting Gijón0-1BarcelonaBarcelona

Adriano 12

Venue: Gijon

02/10/2011

AtléticoAtlético0-0SevillaSevilla

Venue: Madrid

02/10/2011

BetisBetis0-1LevanteLevante

Juanlu Gómez 33

Venue: Sevilla

02/10/2011

Real SociedadReal Sociedad1-2AthleticAthletic

Iñigo Martínez 61

Llorente 34, 70

Venue: San Sebastian

01/10/2011

MálagaMálaga3-2GetafeGetafe

Van Nistelrooy 64, Maresca 88, Baptista 90+2

Pedro León 55, Miku 75

Venue: Malaga

01/10/2011

ValenciaValencia1-0GranadaGranada

Canales 4

Venue: Valencia

01/10/2011

OsasunaOsasuna2-2MallorcaMallorca

Raúl García 45+1, 59

Hemed 34 (p), 79 (p)

Venue: Pamplona

01/10/2011

VillarrealVillarreal2-2ZaragozaZaragoza

Rossi 41 (p), Peréz 84

Luis García 35, Barrera 45

Venue: Castellon

01/10/2011

RacingRacing1-1RayoRayo

Adrián González 59

Tamudo 20

Venue: Santander

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