La Liga Round-Up
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
England captain David Beckham fired the home side ahead before the break, but the Spanish giants were stunned seconds later when Libero Parri equalised.
With an unlikely draw on the cards for Albacete, French ace Zinedine Zidane was on hand to score the winning goal with just nine minutes remaining.
Real Murcia ensured Valencia would not move level at the top of the table after holding the Estadio Mestalla outfit to a 2-2 draw.
Mista fired the visitors ahead early, however goals either side of half time from Ricardo Zabaleta and Michel turned the match on its head.
Mista's second ensured the former champions would not suffer a defeat, but the dropped points meant they are adrift of the leading duo.
Ten-man Atletico Madrid lost ground on the leading pack after falling to a 3-1 away defeat at the hands of Real Valladolid.
It all started so well for the visitors after Kiki Musampa fired them ahead after 21 minutes, before Ariz Makukula equalised shortly after.
Things quickly turned sour for Atletico, as Juan Manuel Ortiz was shown the red card shortly after Victor Zapata's goal to leave themselves with a mountain to climb.
Francisco Sousa finished off the visitors with a third shortly after the hour mark to seal their fifth La Liga win of the season.
Real Zaragoza overcame a first half own goal from Cesar Rebosio to run out late 2-1 winners over Racing Santander.
Rubio Alvaro cancelled out Rebosio's blunder before the break, while Fernando Soriano bagged the winner with just five minutes remaining.
Ten-man Espanyol landed just their second win of the season after Cyril Domoraud's injury time strike sealed a remarkable victory.
The Barcelona-based outfit would have been hoping for a draw at best following Alberto Lopo's sending off, however Domoraud's goal secured an unlikely three-point haul.
Malaga and Osasuna bagged a point apiece after a goalless draw at the Estadio La Rosaleda.
Athletic Bilbao bagged all three points from their trip to Celta Vigo after Jesus Maria Lacruz and Igor Iraola's late goal handed them a 2-0 victory.
Click below for match summaries:
Celta Vigo 0-2 Athletic Bilbao
Espanyol 1-0 Sevilla
Malaga 0-0 Osasuna
Murcia 2-2 Valencia
Racing Santander 1-2 Real Zaragoza
Real Madrid 2-1 Albacete
Valladolid 3-1 Atletico Madrid
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