Two goals from Marco Asensio weren’t enough as Real Madrid slumped to a 2-2 home draw against Valencia on Sunday.
Defending La Liga champions Real took the lead after 10 minutes when Asensio, who’s been one of Europe’s most impressive players in the young season, cut in from the right and curled his left-footed shot past Valencia keeper Neto from just outside the box.
Valencia took the lead through Carlos Soler in the 18th minute and Geoffrey Kondogbia in the 77th, but Asensio struck again seven minutes from time with a sweetly hit free kick to rescue a draw for Los Blancos on the day.
The win gives Zinedine Zidane’s men four points from two opening games, equal on points with Valencia.
Sevilla scored a 1-0 victory at Getafe, with Paulo Henrique Ganso producing a rare moment of quality to light up a mediocre contest.
The game looked to be heading for a goalless draw until Ganso deftly flicked Gabriel Mercado’s cross into the far corner in the 83rd minute, while substitute Luis Muriel wasted a golden chance to double Sevilla’s lead in injury time.
Amath Diedhiou missed the home side’s best chance in the first half when he blazed his shot over the bar from 12 yards out after being played through by Jorge Molina.
Meanwhile, Defender Martin Mantovani scored the only goal of the game as Leganes continued to enjoy an impressive start to just their second season in La Liga with victory at Espanyol.
Mantovani stabbed home a loose ball in the 28th minute after Espanyol goalkeeper Sabata Pau Lopez had saved superbly from Gabriel Pires’ header and the follow up from Javier Eraso.
The win gives Leganes six points from their first two games of the season, while Espanyol have just one point to show from their opening two matches.
One goal was also enough for Athletic Bilbao to win on the road at Eibar, with Aritz Aduriz ghosting between two defenders to power home a header from six yards following a superb cross from Inaki Williams.
The home side’s best chances to equalise both fell to Enrique Kike, who got on the end of an excellent cross from substitute Bebe but saw his close-range effort well saved by Kepa Arrizabalaga, who also got down smartly at his near post to gather Kike’s header from a free-kick.