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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.

Liga: 2 October ©Getty Images

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.


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