La Liga Round-Up
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ten-man Deportivo La Coruna stunned Valencia with a late goal to earn a 2-2 draw.Ten-man Deportivo La Coruna stunned Valencia with a late goal to earn a 2-2 draw at the Mestalla.
An enthralling game actually saw both sides end with ten men, while Pablo Aimar was very lucky to escape a red card after being caught spitting at Depor's Joan Capdevila on camera.
The visitors went ahead on 23 minutes when Diego Tristan produced a smart finish to claim his first goal of the season.
The first dismissal arrived on 43 minutes when Ruben Baraja was shown a straight red card for an ugly tackle on Manuel Pablo and the game threatened to boil over when Aimar clashed with Capdevila on the stroke of half time.
Valencia were back on terms five minutes after the break when David Villa netted a twice-taken penalty after a handball by Jorge Andrade.
Pedro Munitis then got his marching orders for a second bookable offence following a needless handball, and the Che looked to be on their way to victory when Miguel blasted home the goal of the game with just ten minutes remaining.
However, the home defence switched off to allow Sergio to ghost in for an equaliser two minutes later and honours ended even.
Mallorca claimed their first win of the season against Real Sociedad thanks to a splendid hat-trick from Venezuelan midfielder Juan Arango.
Mallorca went ahead after just four minutes when Yordi netted his first goal since a summer move from Getafe.
But The Islanders went in behind at the break when Alvaro Novo and Xabier Prieto replied for Sociedad.
Arango took centre stage in the second period and edged Mallorca back in front with two goals in two minutes just before the hour mark and completed his treble five minutes from time with a spectacular half-volley after some fine control.
Greek star Lambros Choutos put a real gloss on the scoreline with a simple fifth in injury time.