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Málaga and Betis earn first victories

Published: Sunday 15 September 2013, 22.55CET
Málaga CF and Real Betis Balompié found their goalscoring touch to record impressive first wins of the season, while unbeaten RCD Espanyol triumphed 1-0 at Granada CF.
Málaga and Betis earn first victories
Betis recorded their maiden victory this season ©UEFA.com
Published: Sunday 15 September 2013, 22.55CET

Málaga and Betis earn first victories

Málaga CF and Real Betis Balompié found their goalscoring touch to record impressive first wins of the season, while unbeaten RCD Espanyol triumphed 1-0 at Granada CF.

Málaga CF and Real Betis Balompié both shrugged off their slow early-season form to earn their first Liga wins of the season in style.

Mounir El Hamdaoui was the man who did the damage for last season's UEFA Champions League quarter-finalists Málaga as the ACF Fiorentina loanee struck a hat-trick for the hosts against Rayo Vallecano de Madrid. The Moroccan international opened the scoring on 31 minutes before Francisco Portillo doubled the advantage and Eliseu curled in a third. A further pair of efforts from El Hamdaoui then wrapped things up for Bernd Schuster's men.

Betis condemned Valencia CF to a third defeat in four outings as a first-half masterclass secured a 3-1 win. Jorge Molina's opener and two Salvador Sevilla goals inside the first 34 minutes left the visitors with too much to do, despite Ricardo Costa's consolation after the break.

Elsewhere, RCD Espanyol maintained their unbeaten start as Manuel Lanzarote scored the winner following an indirect free-kick in the Granada CF penalty area to seal a 1-0 win, while Getafe CF also got their first three points of the campaign as a pair of Miku goals helped them come from behind to defeat bottom-of-the-table CA Osasuna 2-1.

Last updated: 15/09/13 23.03CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

Matches
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Last updated: 23/10/2013 19:05 CET

15/09/2013

BetisBetis3-1ValenciaValencia

Molina 9, Sevilla 22, 34

Ricardo Costa 67

Venue: Sevilla

15/09/2013

MálagaMálaga5-0Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

El Hamdaoui 31, 62, 67, Portillo 40, Eliseu 48

Venue: Malaga

15/09/2013

GetafeGetafe2-1OsasunaOsasuna

Miku 35, 52

Torres 11

Venue: Madrid

15/09/2013

GranadaGranada0-1EspanyolEspanyol

Lanzarote 76

Venue: Granada

14/09/2013

VillarrealVillarreal2-2Real MadridReal Madrid

Cani 21, Dos Santos 70

Bale 38, Ronaldo 64

Venue: Castellon

14/09/2013

BarcelonaBarcelona3-2SevillaSevilla

Daniel Alves 36, Messi 75, Alexis Sánchez 90+4

Rakitić 80, Coke 90

Venue: Barcelona

14/09/2013

LevanteLevante0-0Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Venue: Valencia

14/09/2013

AtléticoAtlético4-2AlmeríaAlmería

Villa 15, Diego Costa 37 (P), Tiago 64, Koke 67

Rodri 40, Vidal Parreu 90

Venue: Madrid

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