Spanish La Liga Wrap 09 September
Posted: 9 September 2017 Time: 17:25
Lionel Messi netted a hat-trick as Barcelona claimed the spoils in the Catalan derby, after Real Madrid had dropped points at home.
Barcelona 5-0 Espanyol
FC Barcelona maintained their winning start with a 5-0 thumping of Espanyol at the Camp Nou.
The hosts raced into a two-goal lead inside 35 minutes thanks to a brace from Messi.
The Argentine superstar completed his hat-trick with a clinical finish in the 67th minute.
Gerard Pique got in on the act in the 87th minute with a powerful header before Luis Suarez rounded off the scoring on 90 minutes.
Real Madrid 1-1 Levante
Real Madrid dropped points at the Santiago Bernabeau for the second straight game after being held to a 1-1 draw by Levante.
The visitors took a surprising lead in the 13th minute when Ivi fired past Kiko Casilla, after Dani Carvajal failed to deal with a long throw-in.
Real found themselves level in the 36th minute through Lucas Vazquez, who tapped home from close range after Sergio Ramos's header had been saved.
Los Blancos were the dominant side through the game, but they were reduced to 10 men late in the second half when Marcelo was shown a straight red card for kicking out.
Valencia 0-0 Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid endured a frustrating afternoon as they were held to a goalless draw by Valencia on Saturday afternoon.
Diego Simeone's charges missed the chance to move into the top three and now sit in fifth spot, while Valencia occupy seventh.
Sevilla 3-0 Eibar
Goals from Ganso, Wissam Ben Yedder and Nolito saw Sevilla claim a 3-0 win over Eibar at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuan.