La Liga Watch: Top Two Maintain Unbeaten Status With Stalemate As Sevilla Show Power Of Recovery Again

Valencia and Barcelona have maintained their unbeaten start to the league season after the top two La Liga teams played out an entertaining 1-1 draw at the Mestalla.

In-form Spanish striker Rodrigo gave the home side the lead on the hour mark but Los Che could not hold on for what would have been a massive win as Barcelona fought back eight minutes from time through left back Jordi Alba for a share of the spoils.

Sevilla showed their power of recovery again on Sunday evening after coming from two goals down to win 3-2 at 10-man Villareal.

Eduardo Berizzo’s men had earlier recovered from a 3-0 deficit to play a 3-3 draw against Liverpool in their UEFA Champions League (UCL) clash on Tuesday night and they showed that again in the league.

Clement Lenglet and Franco Vazquez scored two goals within one second half minute to pull Sevilla level at 2-2 after Cedric Bakambu and Carlos Bacca had given Villareal a 2-0 lead.

Sevilla however went on to snatch the points 12 minutes from time courtesy Ever Banega’s penalty after Villareal defender Victor Ruiz was penalised and subsequently sent off for two yellow cards.

Week 13 Results (Sunday)

Villareal 2-3 Sevilla

Valencia 1-1 Barcelona

Deportivo La Coruna 2-2 Athletic Bilbao

Real Sociedad 2-2 Las Palmas

Top 4 (Standings):

1. Barcelona 35 points

2. Valencia 31 points

3. Atletico Madrid 27 points

4. Real Madrid 27 points