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La Liga News: 24 October 2016; Alvaro Morata Sends Real Madrid Top, Sevilla Down Atletico Madrid

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Late Alvaro Morata fires Real Madrid past Athletic Bilbao, atop La Liga table - ESPN
Substitute Alvaro Morata was the hero for Real Madrid as they claimed a hard-fought 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao. A straightforward night seemed on the cards when Karim Benzema gave them a seventh-minute lead, but a combination of Athletic's doggedness and Real's ragged defending allowed Sabin Merino to score a 27th-minute equaliser.

Morata the hero for Madrid - but 'untouchable' BBC a big problem for Zidane & Real - Goal.com
Alvaro Morata made it a 24th birthday to remember. Even though the Spain striker was left on the bench by Zinedine Zidane until late in the second half, the former Juventus forward bundled home the winner against Athletic Club to give Real Madrid a special gift - outright leadership of La Liga.

Cristiano Ronaldo has NEVER started a Real Madrid season this badly - Goal.com
Real Madrid may have scraped a victory over Athletic Club to regain their spot at the top of La Liga on Sunday, but all is not well with their star attraction. Cristiano Ronaldo has been out of sorts since the beginning of the campaign, and has now officially registered his worst start to the season since joining the Spanish giants.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez defends Bernabeu plans at AGM - ESPN FC
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has defended multi-million euro plans to redevelop the Bernabeu at a stormy Annual General Meeting. The event saw socios group Compromiso Blanco question Perez's management of the club.

Sevilla shock Atletico Madrid - ESPN
Sevilla climbed above Atletico Madrid and into top spot as Steven Nzonzi's cool finish sealed a tight game at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan. The home side were just about worth the 1-0 win which maintains their 100 per cent home record in LaLiga after five matches as Jorge Sampaoli got one over on fellow Argentinian coach Diego Simeone.

Wonder goal not enough as Las Palmas sunk by Yellow Submarine - ESPN
Villarreal continued their positive start to the season as Cedric Bakambu's stoppage-time goal completed a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Las Palmas at El Madrigal. Fran Escriba's men fell behind to a world-class strike from Kevin-Prince Boateng in the first half but equalised in the 64th minute with a Nicola Sansone penalty.

Iago Aspas bags a brace as Celta win Galician derby - ESPN
Celta Vigo claimed Galician bragging rights with a 4-1 LaLiga derby victory over Deportivo La Coruna at Balaidos. The game was delicately poised 1-1 at half-time with Raul Albentosa's first Deportivo goal quickly cancelling out Hugo Mallo's powerful strike.

Malaga smack four past Leganes - ESPN
Malaga claimed a convincing 4-0 victory over Leganes at La Rosaleda to leapfrog their opponents in LaLiga. The visitors from the Madrid suburbs made a promising start but two quickfire goals just before half-time, the first a Jony penalty and the second a counter-attack finished by Chory Castro, left them with an awful lot to do.