Bengaluru, Oct 24: It was an eventful week in La Liga as Real Madrid reached the top of the table with a hard-fought win over Athletic Bilbao last night (October 23). Karim Benzema and Alvaro Morata scored for the visitors.
Drama unfolded at the Mestalla stadium on Saturday at Barcelona Vs Valencia match. Lionel Messi scored the first goal of the match which was cancelled out by Barcelona loanee Munir El-Haddadi.
Rodrigo's strike within four minutes gave the home side their lead. Thanks to Luis Suarez, the Catalans restored parity in the game.
The visitors earned a penalty in the dying seconds of the match when Luis Suarez was brought down inside the penalty box. Lionel Messi scored the winning from the spot-kick ensuring three crucial points.
After the goal as the entire Barcelona squad were celebrating, Valencia fans threw a bottle aiming the visiting team. It hit Luis Suarez who went down on the ground. The incident was hard to digest for Messi who furiously went towards the crowd and hurled abuses.
Here are all the results from Game Week 9
Osasuna 1-2 Real Betis
Espanyol 3-3 Eibar
Valencia 2-3 FC Barcelona
Real Sociedad 3-0 Alaves
Granada 0-0 Sporting Gijon
Celta Vigo 4-1 Deportivo
Sevilla 1-0 Atletico Madrid
Villarreal 2-1 Las Palmas
Malaga 4-0 Leganes
Real Madrid 2-1 Athletic Bilbao
Team of the Week
Goalkeeper: Sergio Alvarez
Defenders: Hugo Mallo, Facundo Roncaglia, Raul Navas, Nicolas Pareja
Midfielders: Xabi Prieto, Ignacio Camacho, Steven N'Zonzi
Strikers: Lionel Messi, Alvaro Morata, Iago Aspas