Steve Bardens

La Liga, Week 1: Villarreal comes from behind twice to defeat Almerica

Villarreal's return to the top flight was a wild one as they needed two comebacks on Monday to defeat Almeria. Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid all won on Sunday.

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Villarreal gets a dramatic win over Almeria

Villarreal twice fought back from a goal deficit to earn a dramatic opening match victory over Almeria. Rayo Vallecano easily dispatched Elche, while Celta Vigo blew a two-goal lead to Espanyol.

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Atletico Madrid pull away from Sevilla late

Diego Costa scored with 10 minutes left to push Atletico Madrid ahead of Sevilla, earning Los Colchoneros a season opening three points on the road.

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Isco scores a late winner in his Real Madrid debut

Four minutes from suffering their second straight league-opening draw at home, Real Madrid were saved by one of their summer signings as Isco scored on a header to secure the full three points.

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Barca hammers Levante at the Camp Nou

Lionel Messi and Pedro both scored twice as Barcelona steamrolled Levante in their opening match of the 2013-14 league campaign.

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Barcelona vs. Levante: Lineups

Gerardo Martino's first meaningful starting lineup with Barcelona leaves three notable names on the bench after mid-week international friendlies.

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Atletico Madrid travels to face Sevilla

Atletico Madrid faces a tricky trip to face Sevilla as they look to challenge Barcelona and Real Madrid for the league title.

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Madrid opens at home versus Real Betis

Madrid and Carlo Ancelotti will look to begin their season with a victory over Real Betis.

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Barcelona opens at home against Levante

Barcelona begin their new season at home against Levante with a new head coach, a new star player and all the same lofty expectations.

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La Liga kicks off with three Saturday matches

La Real, Atheltic and Lose Che all have some work to do but after the first day of the season, they all have three points. Which is what really matters.

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La Liga preview, Week 1: Here we go

Will Atletico Madrid challenge Barcelona and Real Madrid for the title? Can Real Sociedad repeat their success? Who will be the surprise teams? Who will be relegated? The road to answers for all those questions and more begins this week.

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