Barcelona stayed top in La Liga despite Espanyol holding them to a 2-2 draw in the Catalan derby on Saturday.
Barcelona stayed top in La Liga despite Espanyol holding them to a 2-2 draw in the Catalan derby on Saturday. Wu Lei equalized in the 88th minute against 10-man Barca, who saw Frenkie de Jong sent off for two yellow cards but stay ahead of Real Madrid on goal difference.
Real Madrid had gone top earlier in the day after putting three goals past Getafe away from home. Raphael Varane and Luka Modric were the goalscorers for Los Merengues.
Atletico Madrid kept the top two in their sights thanks to a 2-1 victory over Levante at home. Felipe netted what proved to be the winner for Atleti.
The day began with Maxi Gomez firing Valencia to a narrow win over Eibar, good enough to move Los Che into the top six.
- Valencia 1-0 Eibar
- Getafe 0-3 Real Madrid
- Atletico Madrid 2-1 Levante
- Espanyol 2-2 Barcelona
Barca was stunned when David Lopez headed the hosts in front after 23 minutes at the RCDE Stadium. The quality in the Blaugrana’s ranks means they are always in a game, though.
So it proved when Luis Suarez drew the hosts level five minutes after the break.