Barcelona lost their 100% record this season with a humiliating 2-1 defeat at the Nou Camp, as newly-promoted Alaves pulled off one of La Liga’s biggest ever shocks.
Having already snatched a 1-1 away at Atletico Madrid on the opening day, the Basque club went one better with victory over a the Catalan side that arrogantly left out Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.
And it can’t be argued that they didn’t deserve it.
The visitors went ahead five minutes before half-time when Brazilian striker Deyverson scored from close range, before Jeremy Mathieu’s bullet header nabbed Barcelona the equaliser.
Messi and Suarez entered the fray but that failed to rouse the home side, who were behind soon after when the impressive Ibai Gomez beat Javier Mascherano and Aleix Vidal all ends up before rolling the ball into the bottom corner.
With almost the last kick of injury-time, Messi scuffed a wonderful chance wide from ten yards out and that was that for Barcelona as Alaves held on for a famous victory.
Real Madrid avoided their own banana skin as they comfortably beat newly-promoted Osasuna 5-2 at the Bernabeu.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored on his first appearance since the Euro 2016 final following good work from Gareth Bale, before Danilo and Sergio Ramos ended the game as a contest before half-time.
Pepe completed the defenders’ free-for-all with a marvellous header from Toni Kroos’ corner, with Luka Modric completing Real’s scoring.
Osasuna pulled two goals back through Oriol Riera and David Garcia and were reduced to ten men late on.
Atletico Madrid registered their first victory of the new season with an easy 4-0 victory away at hapless Celta Vigo.
Koke opened the scoring for the away side eight minutes into the second half, before Antoine Griezmann netted twice in eight minutes to kill the game off and score his first two league goals of the season.
Angel Correa completed the scoring deep into stoppage time to complete Celta’s misery and leave them bottom and pointless after three matches.
Las Palmas lost their 100% record courtesy of Sevilla’s late show, with the Andalusians taking the spoils with their thrilling finales.
The Gran Canarians led in the 16th minute through Pedro Dominguez’s strike and looked to have held on to their 100% record until former Getafe winger Pablo Sarabia’s 89th minute equaliser.
More anguish was to come for Las Palmas, as Coke snatched a dramatic late winner for Sevilla to inflict the first defeat of the season on their visitors.
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Malaga 0-2 Villarreal
Sporting Gijon 2-1 Leganes
Valencia 2-3 Real Betis
Granada 1-2 Eibar
Deportivo 0-1 Athletic Bilbao