Depor surge top
By James Pearson. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
DEPORTIVO LA CORUNA surged top of the Spanish La Liga table following a 2-0 defeat of Athletic Bilbao at The Riazor.
The win maintained the club's 100 percent record this season, after two consecutive wins in the new season.
Diego Tristan got the ball rolling just 12 minutes, with Walter Pandiani netting in the second half to clinch the three points.
Real Betis squandered the chance to bag their first win of the campaign after blowing a 2-0 lead at the Estadio Manuel Ruiz De Lopera.
First half efforts from Joaquin and Martin Palmero had Betis coasting, but Raul Molina and a last-gasp goal from Alberto Lopo earned Espanyol an unlikely point.
Betis' night was compounded when goalscorer Jaoquin was shown the red card for his second bookable offence in the dying moments of the contest.
Goals either side of half-time from Arnold Bruggink and Samuel Eto'o secured all three points for Mallorca at home to Real Zaragoza.
Vallodolid moved level with Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga table following a 1-0 victory over Malaga.
Jesus netted the only goal of the game from the penalty spot just two minutes before the half-time interval.
Murcia maintained their unbeaten start following a 1-1 home draw against Racing Santander at La Condimina.
Ricardo Perez De Zabalza fired the home side ahead just seven minutes in, however an equaliser just before the break from Javi Guerrero earned a point for the visitors.
In the late game, Jorge's goal was enough to earn Atletico Madrid a 1-0 home victory over Albacete.
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