La Liga Round-up
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Barcelona were held to a 2-2 draw by Valencia at Camp Nou.Barcelona were held to a 2-2 by Valencia at Camp Nou as they now have just one victory to their name this term.
After having the better of the opening period, Barca left it until the final minute to take the lead.
Ludovic Giuly, who earlier missed two good chances, fired home a stunning effort from an acute angle.
Just minutes into the second period and David Villa struck two goals within sixty seconds to shock the Catalan faithful.
Villa's first came from the penalty spot after he had won the kick after luring Edmilson into a foul.
Then less than a minute later, Villa had scored again, but he knew little about it as he closed down Barca keeper Victor Valdes who was looking to clear - but he somehow hit the Valencia striker and saw the ball cannon into the back of the net.
Valdes' blushes were spared by his opposite number Santiago Canizares - who with 15 minutes left and under no pressure - dropped a Ronaldinho cross and Deco was on hand to put away the loose ball.
The new leaders in La Liga are Celta Vigo after Getafe and Deportivo La Coruna failed to win.
Celta's win came at Villarreal - whose dismal start to the domestic campaign continued.
A brace from Fernando Baiano (27 & 46) proved enough for Celta, as Villarreal could only muster a late effort from Juan Roman Riquelme.
The defeat means Villarreal are now bottom of the table.
Getafe remarkable start to the new season looked like continuing, as they took a seventh minute lead through Daniel Guiza.
That goal looked to be enough for the minnows, but Fernando Navarro fired home with just three minutes left to give The Islanders a share of the spoils.
Deportivo missed the chance to move top after they were held to a 1-1 draw at La Riazor by Real Betis.
The Seville outfit went ahead on 32 minutes through Ricardo Oliveira but Deigo Tristan's penalty (45) meant Deportivo shared the points.
Real Zaragoza kept their unbeaten start to the season intact after a comfortable 3-1 win over Osasuna.
After a goalless first half, Diego Milito opened the scoring for Zaragoza.
Late goals form Sergio Garcia (81) and Savio (83) sealed the victory - which moves Real up to fourth.
Ludovic Delporte grabbed Osasuna's consolation in injury time.
Real Sociedad produced a remarkable comeback, as they defeated Atletico Madrid 3-2.
Fernando Torres (9) and Mateja Kezman (18) fired Atletico into an early lead but they could not hang on.
Darko Kovacevic pulled one back just after the break and Nihat Kahveci levelled matters just nine minutes from time.
Jose Bakero then saw red for the home side and victory seemed unlikely, but even with ten-men, the Basque side pushed forward and Kovacevic fired home in the last minute.
Racing Santander sealed a 1-0 win over ten-man Espanyol at El Sardinero.
Antonito scored the only goal after 70 minutes, as Racing's cause was aided late on when Albert Lopo was dismissed for the Barcelona-based club.
Alaves claimed a 0-0 draw at Malaga - who had Anderson Silva sent off - while Cadiz too secured a goalless draw at Andalucian rivals Sevilla.
Barcelona 2-2 Valencia
Deportivo La Coruna 1-1 Real Betis
Getafe 1-1 Mallorca
Malaga 0-0 Alaves
Racing Santander 1-0 Espanyol
Real Sociedad 3-2 Atletico Madrid
Real Zaragoza 3-1 Osasuna
Sevilla 0-0 Cadiz
Villarreal 1-2 Celta Vigo