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La Liga on Saturday: Ansu Fati lights up Camp Nou; Hazard makes Madrid debut

La Liga on Saturday: Ansu Fati lights up Camp Nou; Hazard makes Madrid debut

Ansu Fati produced another magical performance for Barcelona as they beat Valencia on Saturday, whilst Real Madrid also won.

The first match of the day saw Zinedine Zidane’s Los Blancos host Levante at the Santiago Bernabeu and the tie was a tricky one to say the least.

Karim Benzema’s opener on the 25th put the opening gloss on a good first half performance from the home side, and the Frenchman scored a second just six minutes later to further extend their lead.

The visitors looked shellshocked and fell behind even further when Brazilian midfielder Casemiro struck just before half time.

With the tie seemingly over, Madrid made a couple of changes, which saw the introduction Eden Hazard, who was making his first official appearance since joining from Chelsea in the summer.

Levante got themselves back into the game when Borja Mayoral scored against his former club and Gonzalo Melora gave the Bernabeu a nervous finish as he struck with ten minutes remaining.

Attention then turned to Butarque where Leganes hosted Villarreal, who proved too good after Gerard Moreno scored an impressive brace and Jonathon Silva netted his own net to seal a 3-0 win.

Leganes now look in real trouble, sitting rock bottom with four defeats out of four appearances.

Real Sociedad then produced one of the shocks of the weekend as goals from Martin Odegaard and Nacho Monreal saw them beat Atletico Madrid and end the visitors’ unbeaten run in La Liga.

Finally to end a thrilling Saturday of La Liga action, Barcelona hosted Valencia, who replaced Marcelino with Albert Celades earlier in the week.

The former Barcelona midfielder found things hard going on what was his first game in charge, seeing 16-year-old Ansu Fati open the scoring with a fine finish.

Fati, who is making all the headlines – then turned providor as he played in Dutchman Frenkie de Jong to make it 2-0.

Kevin Gameiro, who enjoys playing against Barca was on hand to restore some faith for Los Che, but Gerard Pique made it 3-1 just after the break.

Luis Suarez then scored a double on his return from injury before Maxi Gomez made it 5-2 late on.