Last week the Blue and Whites gave Almeria their first victory of the season, this week they were similarly kind to Villarreal, all of which means that Málaga have now hit rock bottom in La Liga.
Nilmar put Villarreal ahead in the 27th minute and then in the 45th minute, Luque grabbed an equaliser, heading the ball past the keeper. Nine minutes later, however, Capdevila restore Villarreal’s lead with a free kick and that’s the way it stayed.
Real Madrid, suffering a few injury problems and with Raúl as the only fit striker, played out a 0-0 draw on Saturday against Sporting Gijón.
Sevilla stay third in La Liga despite being held to a 0-0 draw by Espanyol with Valencia moving up to fourth after travelling to Almería and winning 0-3. Villa, Pablo and Mata were the scorers for Valencia.
Barcelona remain at the top of the pile after just edging out Zaragoza 6-1. There was a hat-trick for Keita, two goals for Ibrahimovic and one for Messi. Jorge López scored the consolation goal for Zaragoza.