Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke Resurreccion will miss his side's match against Getafe on Tuesday because he is "suffering from a grade I-II hamstring injury," the club announced on Sunday, although they did not specify a recovery time.
Villarreal enjoyed a familiar story of success after notching up their third 3-1 victory in a row to keep themselves level on points with Real Madrid in the Primera Division. Athletic Bilbao were the victims this time, following on from Espanyol and Granada, and the Basque side was never in the match against the Yellow Submarine at El Madrigal.
Sevilla's miserable start to the Primera Division rolled on as they were beaten 2-1 at home by high-flying Celta Vigo. Goals from Nolito and Daniel Wass gave the visitors a two-goal cushion at half-time, while Fernando Llorente scored his first goal for Sevilla early in the second period to bring Unai Emery's side back into the game.
Javi Guerra's first goal for Rayo Vallecano kick-started their Primera Division campaign as they registered a first win by beating Las Palmas 1-0. Guerra, who joined Los Franjirrojos as a free agent on transfer deadline day, converted Roberto Trashorras' pass four minutes before the break and that proved the decisive moment of the match.
All five goals were scored in the first half as Sporting Gijon narrowly defeated Deportivo La Coruna 3-2 in a La Liga thriller. It took the visitors just four minutes to break the deadlock, Antonio Sanabria heading home Alberto Lora's cross to convert the first chance of the afternoon.
It’s not that either Madrid or Barcelona were particularly devious or manipulative in their actions this week. But their reactions to the refugee crisis are far from spontaneous outpourings of humanitarian concern. They form part of strategic social and corporate responsibility policies, at two huge, internationally-focused companies competing in a very globalised world.