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Spain round-up: Late penalty sparks Real joy

Published: Sunday 27 October 2002, 23.45CET
Real Sociedad remain top after securing a 2-1 win against Real Racing Club Santander.

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Published: Sunday 27 October 2002, 23.45CET

Spain round-up: Late penalty sparks Real joy

Real Sociedad remain top after securing a 2-1 win against Real Racing Club Santander.

Real Sociedad are top of the Primera División after a dramatic 2-1 victory at home to Real Racing Club Santander.

Kovacevic equaliser
Javi Guerrero's goal on 22 minutes gave the away side an early lead, but Darko Kovacevic levelled with 17 minutes left. Then, after the home team had gone close to clinching victory on several occasions, Francisco De Pedro's penalty did the trick in added time, following Neru's dismissal for the trip on Nihat Kahveci that gave away the spot-kick. Real, who had led the table prior to Saturday's fixtures, are now three points clear of champions Valencia CF and third-placed RC Celta de Vigo.

Espanyol comeback
Málaga CF would have been the new leaders had they held on to their 3-1 half-time advantage against RCD Espanyol -  eventually losing 4-3. The home side had been 2-0 up in six minutes through a Dely Valdés penalty and Dario Silva strike, and although Cyril Domoraud pulled one back for Espanyol, but Silva's goal on 15 minutes restored Málaga's cushion.

Maxi Rodríguez the hero
However, Savo Milosevic pulled one back after the break and Raúl Tamudo's 75th-minute penalty levelled the scores. And Maxi Rodríguez broke away to score with five minutes to go to take Espanyol out of the relegation zone with their second win this season.

Second-half goals
RCD Mallorca needed two second-half goals to see off Club Atlético Osasuna 2-0. Samuel Eto'o broke the deadlock just before the hour mark, and Alvaro Novo's 69th-minute goal secured the points for the home side.

Antonio double
Sevilla FC joined Espanyol in escaping the bottom three as they beat Real Valladolid 2-1. Antonio's double on eleven and 22 minutes was enough for the home team, despite Gonzalo Colsa's consolation penalty five minutes into the second half.

Last updated: 28/10/02 15.45CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2002/03

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 26/04/2018 02:47 CET

22/10/2017

Real MadridReal Madrid3-0EibarEibar

Paulo Oliveira 18 (og), Asensio 28, Marcelo 82

Venue: Madrid

22/10/2017

LeganésLeganés1-0AthleticAthletic

Beauvue 54

Venue: Leganés, Madrid

22/10/2017

CeltaCelta0-1AtléticoAtlético

Gameiro 28

Venue: Pontevedra

22/10/2017

VillarrealVillarreal4-0Las PalmasLas Palmas

Bakambu 48, Mario Gaspar 65, Navarro Jiménez 67 (og), Sansone 90+3

Venue: Castellon

21/10/2017

BarcelonaBarcelona2-0MálagaMálaga

Deulofeu 2, Iniesta 56

Venue: Barcelona

21/10/2017

ValenciaValencia4-0SevillaSevilla

Gonçalo Guedes 43, 90+2, Zaza 51, Santi Mina 85

Venue: Valencia

21/10/2017

BetisBetis2-0AlavésAlavés

Sanabria 13, Alexis 75 (og)

Venue: Sevilla

21/10/2017

LevanteLevante1-1GetafeGetafe

Morales 62

Fajr 58

Venue: Valencia

Standings

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