Lionel Messi climbed off the bench to score twice in Barcelona's Primera Division win over Getafe while Sevilla beat Real Madrid to leave it languishing in 12th place.
Adriano capitalised on good work by
Messi doubled the lead from the penalty spot before the
Getafe came into the game on the back of victory over defending champion Real Madrid which sank to a successive defeat, losing 1-0 at Sevilla to fall eight points behind Barca.
Madrid had scored 12 goals in its last two visits to Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, but only fleetingly threatened the goal this time around as it looked lost in its own uncertainties for long periods.
Valencia earned a first league victory of the campaign after easing past newly-promoted
Sofiane Feghouli gave Valencia an early lead and although Celta equalised soon after through Michael Krohn-Delhi, the host claimed the points thanks to
Valencia, which has finished third in each of the last three seasons, had only managed to pick up two points from a tough start to the campaign that included trips to Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Second place Malaga maintained its unbeaten start to the league campaign with a comfortable 3-1 win over Levante thanks to goals from
Saviola deservedly put the host in front after 26 minutes with a simple finish from Isco's fine through ball, but Levante was level a minute after half-time when Michel thundered in from outside the area.
However, Malaga's lead was restored 12 minutes later when Saviola's cute pass found Joaquin free inside the area and his calm finish gave Gustavo Munua no chance.
And, despite losing