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Sergio Ramos scored a late penalty to seal a spectacular win for Real Madrid. (Picture Source: Twitter)

Last week we experienced another exciting week of La Liga matches. This was the 3rd week of La Liga. The fans had shown a different level of excitement this week as the big team like Barcelona and Athletico Madrid were playing for the first time as the matches were postponed in the previous week and this was the first time they could start their 1st match of La Liga.

Here’s how the top three games of the weekend panned out in Spain.

#1 Real Betis 2-3 Real Madrid

Real Madrid earned a last moment winner in their 2nd match of La Liga after facing a 1st match draw. Real Madrid opened the score line where Valverde scored the 1st goal by touching an excellent ball provided by Benzema. After that Mandi equalized the score by 1-1 scoring a powerful header at the 35th minute.

Just 2 minutes later Carvalho made it 2-1 by scoring a powerful shot where Courtois managed to get a hand to the ball but still couldn’t stop it. Aparecido scored an own goal at the 48th minute making the score 2-2 trying to clear the ball. At last, Madrid got a penalty chance to grab the win and Ramos converted the chance into a goal by scoring the penalty and making the overall score 3-2.

#2 Barcelona 4-0 Villarreal

Barcelona won their 1st match of La Liga with Pjanic getting a La Liga debut and Neto earning a clean sheet with Coutinho back in action at the Barca side.  Fati opened the score at the 15th minute by placing amazingly at the left corner. Fati was not satisfied with a single goal where he scored another one at the 19th minute.

Barca earned a penalty and Messi converted it to a goal at the 35th minute. At the 45th minute P.Toress scored an own goal making the Barcelona score 4-0 at half time. The team couldn’t produce more goals in the 2nd half and the overall score at full-time was 4-0. It was an overall good start of the season for Barcelona.

#3 Athletico 6-1 Granada

Athletico started their very first game of La Liga with an exciting start. They won the game with a massive 6-1 score. Costa opened the goal by scoring at the 9th minute itself. Soon after that they earned a penalty which wass taken by Saul but denied by Rui Silva with a great save. After the start of 2nd half, Correa scored the 2nd goal at the 47th minute. Felix scored the 3rd one.

Suarez entered the field playing for the first time in the Athetico jersey and he started to make an impact as soon as he entered the field by providing an assist where Llorente scored the 4th goal. Suarez scored the debut goal soon after that by hitting a powerful header. Suarez scored another one at the 93rd minute making the overall score 6-1 for Athletico.

Other match results from La Liga Match Week 3:

Alaves 0-0 Getafe CF

Valencia 1-1 SD Huesca

Elche CF 0-3 Real Sociedad

CA Osauna 1-3 Levante UD

SD Eibar 1-2 Athletic Club

Cadiz CF 1-3 Sevilla

Real Valladolid CF 1-1 RC Celta 

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