Adriano scored the only goal of the game as Barcelona maintained a 100% winning start to the season with a 1-0 win over Málaga, who’s start has been exactly the opposite.
It was a tough match for Barcelona, who were without the injured Messi, and Málaga had several chances to score, rattling the woodwork on several occasions.
Atletico Madrid were easy winners against Rayo Vallecano. Raul Garcia opened and finished the scoring, while Diego Costa, Arda Turan and Tiago also found the net.
Levante, thrashed 7-0 on the opening day of the season, held Sevilla to a 0-0 draw.