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Madrid draw blank, while Messi injures knee

Xinhua, September 27, 2015 Adjust font size:

The knee injury suffered by Barcelona striker, Leo Messi, which will sideline him for around two months was the big news in the Spanish BBVA Primera Liga on Saturday.

Messi was carried off after eight minutes of Barca's 2-1 win at home to Las Palmas which came thanks to two goals from Luis Suarez, on an afternoon, which nevertheless did little to show that they have recovered from Wednesday's 4-1 thrashing in Vigo.

It looked as if it was going to be a relatively comfortable win but Jonathan Viera's late deflected goal following a bad error from Javier Mascherano provoked some last minute nerves in the Camp Nou which would have been avoided had Neymar not missed a penalty.

Malaga set a new record of six games at the start of the season without scoring a single goal, but will nevertheless be pleased with a 0-0 draw against a mis-firing Real Madrid.

Malaga had striker Norbert Amrabat sent off for violent conduct, but poor finishing from Real Madrid's strikers and a fine display from goalkeeper, Carlos Kameni earned them a valuable point.

Leo Baptistao gave Villarreal a 14th minute lead against his former club, Atletico Madrid and his side held on with few problems to go top of the table, depending on how Celta perform away to Eibar.

Meanwhle Kevin Gameiro and Stephen N'Zonzi scored first half goals as Sevilla looked to climb away from the bottom of the table against an unpredictable Rayo Vallecano.

However, Rayo fought back in the second period with Bebe and Javi Guerra levelling the score with goals in the 51st and 68th minutes, but after Rayo defender Antonio Amaya was sent off for a cynical foul. Konoplyanka, scored a late winner to give Sevilla their first 3 points of the season.

Friday night saw Valencia return to winning ways thanks to a 1-0 win at home to Granada. Endite