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Barcelona came from behind to beat HD Huesca 8-2 in La Liga at the Camp Nou on Sunday.
Ousmane Dembele, Ivan Rakitic and Jordi Alba added their names to the scoresheet as the team recently promoted from the Segunda Division folded and collapsed.
Valencia were held to a 2-2 draw on the road as they battled Levante in a pulsating local derby.
Roger’s first-half brace had given Levante the advantage after Denis Cheryshev equalised for the visitors.
Daniel Parejo’s penalty sealed a share of the points for Valencia, with Coke seeing red for a second booking late in the match for the home side.
Alaves came from behind to beat Espanyol 2-1 at the Mendizorrotza Stadium. Borja Baston and Ruben Sobrino scored in quick succession to shatter the Catalan club’s hopes.
Real Betis and Sevilla feature in Sunday’s evening match.
Here are the latest scores from Spain’s top division:
Levante 2-2 Valencia
Alaves 2-1 Espanyol
Barcelona 8-2 SD Huesca
Real Betis vs. Sevilla (TBD)
Updated La Liga standings (Played, Goal Difference, Points):
1. Barcelona, 3, +10, 9
2. Real Madrid, 3, +8, 9
3. Celta Vigo, 3, +3, 7
4. Sevilla, 2, +3, 4
5. Levante, 3, +2, 4
6. Athletic Bilbao 2, +1, 4
7. Espanyol, 3, +1, 4
8. Real Sociedad, 3, 0, 4
9. Getafe, 3, 0, 4
10. Atletico Madrid, 3, -1, 4
11. Alaves, 3, -2, 4
12. Girona 3, -2, 4
13. Huesca 3, -5, 4
14. Eibar, 3, -2, 3
15. Real Valladolid, 3, -1, 2
16. Valencia, 3, -2, 1
17. Villarreal, 3, -2, 1
18. Real Betis, 2, -3, 1
19. Leganes, 3, -4, 1
20. Rayo Vallecano, 2, -4, 0
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Barca ran riot against the La Liga new boys in Catalonia, and leapfrogged Real Madrid at the top of the table in Spain.
Hernandez’s deflected effort gave the minnows the lead at the start of the match, but the goal was the high point for the Aragon outfit.
Messi levelled the match soon after and an own goal from Jorge Pulido gave Barca the advantage they expected to have.
Suarez netted before half-time to make it 3-1, and Huesca’s hopes of a share of the spoils appeared to be over.
And that was the case as Messi scored again, with Dembele, Rakitic and Alba finding the back of the net before Suarez tucked away a penalty in injury time.
ESPN’s Samuel Marsden highlighted the Blaugrana’s undeniable desire to keep scoring goals:
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This was Pique when Barca won the penalty in stoppage time. Already 7-2 up, but he’s leading the charge for an eighth https://t.co/7h7K0urjfP
Barca and Real are the only sides to claim maximum points from their opening games of the new La Liga season.
The east coast derby provided a thriller as Levante and Valencia locked horns at the Estadi Ciutat de Valencia, with Los Che coming from behind twice to claim a draw.
Roger opened the scoring after 13 minutes for the Frogs, but Cheryshev hit back for Valencia just three minutes later.
It was Roger who once again lit up the home support as he completed his double after 33 minutes, but the visitors continued to plug away for a result.
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Carlos Soler was fouled in the box early in the second half, allowing Pajero the opportunity to equalise from the spot.
Espanyol took the lead as they visited Alaves at the Mendizorrotza, with Leo Baptistao converting a penalty that triggered the hosts into action after 42 minutes.
Baston’s second half goal dragged Alaves level shortly before the hour mark, allowing Sobrino to claim the winner moments later.