La Liga: Atletico Madrid draw at Valencia, Sevilla beat Eibar
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 09/09/17 10:26pm
Valencia and Atletico Madrid both protected their unbeaten La Liga records after a goalless draw at the Mestalla on Saturday.
Diego Simeone's Atletico enjoyed the better chances to force the issue, with Angel Correa and Luciano Vietto going close in the first half before Nicolas Gaitan was denied on the hour mark.
With time ticking away, Martin Montoya missed an opportunity to clinch it for Valencia as Jan Oblak parried his effort from the middle of the box.
Sevilla dominated Eibar at the Sanchez Pizjuan to win 3-0. However, it took the Andalusians until the 46th minute to score, with Ganso rifling home.
Wissam Ben Yedder kept up his hot streak in front of goal by tapping in a Pablo Sarabia cross and Nolito's late effort rubber-stamped the result.
Elsewhere, Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick and Ousmane Dembele made his debut as Barcelona beat Espanyol 5-0.
Real Madrid dropped more points at the Bernabeu as Levante held the Liga champions to a 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon.