Champions Atletico Madrid lost the opportunity to move straight on Sunday’s top of Spain but recovered from behind twice to draw 2-2 against Villarreal with the help of a late goal.
In the fifth minute of the time of the injury, a terrible rear pass from Villarreal’s Aissa Mandi stranded his keeper, agonizingly rolling the ball to give Atletico a point.
Earlier, Barcelona also had a hard time with Dutch striker Memphis Depay as their winner for a tight 2-1 victory against Getafe.
Luis Suarez was targeted for Atletico’s first equalizer.
Twice before late errors left Atletico, Manu Triguera and Arnaut Danjuma put the visitors ahead with seven points from the three games.
“That’s the joy of not losing a match that was heading in that direction,” remarked Atletico coach Diego Simeoene.
He remarked of the late leveler, “It was an injustice, but this game might be like that. “It was our best game so far.”
Real Madrid ranks in the early league, but Seville, Valencia, Barcelona, Mallorca, and now Atletico have seven.
Triguera started for the visitors, shot in the top corner for 52 minutes, but Suarez sprang into the box four minutes later to draw it equal.
New Dutch signature Danjuma then raced into space to scoring Villarreal with his first goal and 2-1 on 74 minutes.
Atletico ramped up the pressure until the champions were given a point for their efforts.
Living without Lionel Messi’s superstar, Barcelona started fast, as Roberto started home a Jordi Alba cross on Camp Nou in only the second minute.
But Getafe didn’t buckle, and after a fast one-two in 18 minutes, Sandro Ramirez blasted home a nice snap.
Dressed in black everything, Barca manager Ronald Koeman made a worried figure on the sidelines by pointing and shouting directions to the midfield bossing Frenkie de Jong and Sergio Busquets.
De Jong then delivered the winner with the deadly pass.
When his run was excellent, Depay blasted from the left of the six-yard box a low drive home to put Barca half-hour up.
Depay came closest to scoring a late acrobatic volleyball.
The former Manchester United and Lyon players currently have two goals and league support.
“For us, psychologically, this is a great step forward. We were under pressure but kept on even though we suffered, “Koeman remarked. He added. “We held the line further forward.”
“So we are very happy with the three points and very happy with our pressing off the ball.”
Osasuna won 3-2, while Rayo Vallecano triumphed 4-0 in Cadiz.
Saturday’s second-half goal gave Dani Carvajal to Real Madrid a 1-0 victory over Real Betis as the men of Carlo Ancelotti rode their luck.
Madrid had a promising beginning of the season, while Kylian Mbappe may provide them with another lift before Tuesday’s transfer window is over.
Ancelotti, who returned to the club after Zinedine Zidane resigned, has seen his difficult choices pay off till now, Gareth Bale and Isco being taken back into the fold impressively.
Sevilla secured a 1-1 draw at Elche, which kept Julen Lopetegui’s men unbeaten after three games.
Seville hopes to start another championship push this season after it dropped to fourth place late last year.
Otherwise, 19-year-old Ander Barrenetxea provided Real Sociedad a 1-0 win against Levante, while Celta Vigo beat Athletic Bilbao with the same score.