La Liga round-up
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Barcelona flexed their muscles with a 4-1 win over 10-man Real Betis.Spanish champions Barcelona flexed their muscles with a 4-1 win over 10-man Real Betis.
Samuel Eto'o fluffed the chance to give Frank Rijkaard's men the lead when he missed from the penalty spot.
However, the visitors' anguish was short-lived with Mark van Bommel netting and things went from bad to worse for Betis when Ricardo Oliveira was sent off.
The home side did equalise though Juanito, but a brace from Eto'o after the interval gave Barca a commanding 3-1 lead.
The Catalan giants were not finished and a late effort from Santiago Ezquerro added the icing to the cake.
Getafe's impressive start to the season continued following a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid, this despite finishing the contest a man down.
The visitors lost the services of Mario Cotelo on the hour mark, however Mariano Pernia still managed a winner ten minutes later.
Valencia have moved onto nine points with goals from Pablo Aimar and David Villa Sanchez sinking Real Sociedad.
Goals either side of half time from Aimar and Sanchez put Che 2-0 up before Nihat Kahveci netted a consolation.
Real Zaragoza and Deportivo La Coruna remain unbeaten five games into the new campaign after a 1-1 draw.
Diego Milito broke the deadlock after 13 minutes, but Diego Tristan's goal ensured a share of the spoils.
Villarreal's league campaign is up and running after beating Espanyol 2-1.
The El Madrigal outfit have impressed in Europe to date, but they failed to win any of their opening four Liga games.
Josico gave the visitors the lead on the stroke of half-time, however Luis Garcia levelled matters on the hour mark.
Unfazed at losing their advantage Marcos Senna restored their lead, and second time they did not relinquish the three points.