La Liga 23/24 Matchday 5 Results and Highlights

La Liga 23/24 Matchday 5 Results and Highlights: Real Madrid completed a stunning comeback against Real Sociedad, while Barcelona cruised past Real Betis with five goals.

The Spanish top-flight returned in style after the International Break, with goals and dramas. Jude Bellingham was not on the scoresheet for the first time; Barca thought they could have overtaken the top while Sevilla finally bagged their first win.

La Liga 23/24 Matchday 5 Results

  • Real Madrid 2-1 Real Sociedad
  •  Sevilla 1-0 Las Palmas
  •  Villarreal 2-1 Almeria
  •  Getafe 3-2 Osasuna
  •  Barcelona 5-0 Real Betis
  •  Celta Vigo 0-1 Mallorca
  •  Valencia 3-0 Atletico Madrid
  •  Athletic Bilbao 3-0 Cadiz
  •  Rayo Vallecano 2-0 Alaves

Real Madrid 2-1 Real Sociedad – Highlights

Fede Valverde and Joselu complete the turnaround to extend their perfect start to the LaLiga season with a 2-1 win against Real Sociedad. 

Joselu continued proving he is a worthy replacement for Los Blancos’ legend Karim Benzema. The Spanish striker scored the winner with a powerful header from Fran Garcia’s cross in the 60th minute. 

He is now the 2nd Real Madrid player after Isco (2013) to score in his first 3 Santiago Bernabéu games in the 21st century.

Real Madrid comeback
Real Madrid comeback

Ander Barrenetxea opened the scoring in the game’s early stages, but Federico Valverde leveled with a shot from the edge of the area early in the second half. Madrid’s specialty has always been a comeback, and this time, Ancelotti’s side served the same dish at Bernabeu.

After his incredible run of five goals in four games, Jude Bellingham’s astonishing scoring run came to an end — his best opportunity came in the dying moments as he jumped to meet Brahim Diaz’s cross, but Alex Ramiro made a fantastic save. 

The result maintains Real Madrid’s two-point advantage over Barcelona at the table’s summit as they are looking to win the title back that Blaugrana claimed last term. 

Barcelona 5-0 Real Betis: Blaugrana win in style

Barcelona put on a show to brush Real Betis aside in a 5-0 win, with the new signings duo Joao Felix and Joao Cancelo bagging their first goals for the Blaugrana.

Felix opened the scoring in the 25th minute by finishing from a tight angle after intense pressing from Xavi’s side.

He was then at the heart of the second as he dummied a scything pass from Andreas Christensen into Robert Lewandowski, who coolly slotted the ball into the back of the net.

Felix scored his first goal for Barca
Felix scored his first goal for Barca

Ferran Torres extended the lead in the second half by scoring Barcelona’s first direct free-kick since Lionel Messi in May 2021.

Raphinha made it four goals minutes later with an unstoppable strike from the edge of the box into the bottom right corner before Cancelo wrapped up with a powerful effort past Francisco Vieites.

The victory sees the Blaugrana temporarily move up to the top of LaLiga on 13 points, continuing their unbeaten league status. However, Real Madrid reclaimed first place against Real Sociedad on Sunday evening.

Other Highlights

The table seemingly turned for Sevilla and Atletico Madrid after the international break.

Diego Simeone’s side could not extend their undefeated run as Valencia heavily crashed them.

A first-half double from Hugo Duro and a goal from Javi Guerra earned Valencia a 3-0 home win over Atletico Madrid on Saturday as they inflicted the visitor’s first La Liga loss this season.

Hugo Duro scored
Hugo Duro scored

Valencia, who came from two successive losses, outplayed an Atletico side hampered by injuries and lacking pace after the suspension of their match against Sevilla last month before the international break.

It was Valencia’s first win over Atletico since 2014, taking them to fifth place with nine points.

Meanwhile, Sevilla finally got a taste of a victory this season with their tight win at home against Las Palmas, and it was even more special for Sergio Ramos, who returned after 18 years.

Dodi Lukebakio scored a 71st-minute winner for Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium. The victory moved the club out of the relegation zone after three consecutive league losses to start the season.

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