Denis Doyle

La Liga, Week 3: Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico and Villarreal remain perfect

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid both held off comebacks in their respective matches to claim their third wins of the season. Real Madrid gave Athletic Bilbao a dose of reality ending the perfect start Ernesto Valverde's team.

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La Liga Wrap: Courtois helps Atletico past La Real

Atletico Madrid held off a late charge by Real Sociedad while Sevilla and Malaga traded goals twice and ended in a draw. Espnayol and Real Betis meanwhile put everyone to sleep.

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Barcelona hold on against Los Che

Lionel Messi's first half hat trick was the difference, as Barcelona held on to a one-goal advantage for the entire second half to take the full three points against Los Che.

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Helder Postiga reminds us scissor kicks are fun

This is probably going to end up being the best goal of the weekend.

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Isco, Madrid have no trouble with Athletic Club

Real Madrid had little trouble dispatching Athletic Bilbao and reminding Ernesto Valverde that he still has plenty of work ahead of him this season.

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Barcelona will be tested by Valencia

Barcelona will face a stiff challenge as they travel to face Valencia on Sunday missing two regular starters who Gerardo Martino has chosen to rest after a recent busy schedule.

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Real Madrid hosts Athletic Bilbao

After two straight wins against less than impressive competition, Athletic Bilbao faces their first true test of the season as they travel to face Real Madrid.

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Villarreal and Valladolid both get victories

The Yellow Submarine moved atop the league, for now, with their third straight win to open the season. Real Valladolid got their first win while Celta Vigo squandered a lead and drew with Granada.

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Late goals get results for Elche and Levante

Two matches that didn't look all that great on paper turned out to be instant classics as both Elche and Levante scored in stoppage time to grab results.

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