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Madrid leave it late, Barça ride high

Published: Sunday 6 October 2013
Cristiano Ronaldo's added-time goal secured a comeback win for Real Madrid CF in a five-goal thriller at Levante UD, before FC Barcelona fought back to beat Real Valladolid CF.
Madrid leave it late, Barça ride high
Sergio Ramos hit Madrid's first goal against Levante ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 6 October 2013

Madrid leave it late, Barça ride high

Cristiano Ronaldo's added-time goal secured a comeback win for Real Madrid CF in a five-goal thriller at Levante UD, before FC Barcelona fought back to beat Real Valladolid CF.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored an added-time winner as Real Madrid CF twice came from behind to win 3-2 at Levante UD, while FC Barcelona recorded an eighth successive win, 4-1 at home against Real Valladolid CF.

Carlo Ancelotti's charges were four minutes from defeat after Nabil El Zhar had crashed the ball past Iker Casillas to put the hosts 2-1 up. They had opened the scoring too, Baba Diawara finishing off an excellent counterattacking move on 57 minutes before Sergio Ramos restored parity.

The home fans were first silenced by young striker Álvaro Morata's calm finish in a crowded area in the last minute, and then were left shaking their heads in disbelief after Ronaldo found the net with the last kick of the game, his deflected angled drive bouncing in off the post.

Meanwhile, five points ahead of Madrid, Liga leaders Barcelona are closing in on Los Merengues' nine-win record start to a league campaign set 45 years ago. Like Madrid, Barça fell behind as Javi Guerra headed an opener for Valladolid, but two goals from Alexis Sánchez – the first a stunner – were added to by Xavi Hernández and Neymar in a comfortable 4-1 win.

Earlier, Jonathan Viera's last-minute penalty secured a rare win for Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, 1-0 at home against Real Socieded de Fútbol, while Coro hit two as Elche CF downed RCD Espanyol 2-1.

Last updated: 06/10/13 0.38CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 23/10/2013 20:11 CET

06/10/2013

AthleticAthletic1-1ValenciaValencia

Rico Moreno 76

Banega 43 (P)

Venue: Bilbao

06/10/2013

GetafeGetafe3-1BetisBetis

Pedro León 15, 22, Adrián Colunga 27

Rafa 51 (og)

Venue: Madrid

06/10/2013

SevillaSevilla2-1AlmeríaAlmería

Gameiro 6, Rakitić 90+3

Rodri 23

Venue: Sevilla

06/10/2013

AtléticoAtlético2-1CeltaCelta

Diego Costa 42, 62

Nolito 71

Venue: Madrid

05/10/2013

BarcelonaBarcelona4-1ValladolidValladolid

Alexis Sánchez 14, 64, Xavi Hernández 52, Neymar 70

Guerra 10

Venue: Barcelona

05/10/2013

LevanteLevante2-3Real MadridReal Madrid

Baba Diawara 57, El Zhar 86

Ramos 61, Morata 90, Ronaldo 90+4

Venue: Valencia

05/10/2013

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano1-0Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Viera 89 (P)

Venue: Madrid

05/10/2013

ElcheElche2-1EspanyolEspanyol

Coro 40, 74

Bifouma 66

Venue: Elche

04/10/2013

MálagaMálaga0-1OsasunaOsasuna

Oriol Riera 23

Venue: Malaga

04/10/2013

VillarrealVillarreal3-0GranadaGranada

Bruno Soriano 30, Dos Santos 49, Pina 82

Venue: Castellon

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