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La Liga News: 19 September 2016; Real Madrid Equal Record with Win, Valencia Drop to Bottom

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Espanyol 0 - 2 R Madrid - Match Report & Highlights
Real Madrid overcame Espanyol 2-0 on Sunday to equal Barcelona's record of 16 consecutive La Liga wins. The victory matches the efforts of their fierce rivals, who achieved the feat under Pep Guardiola in the 2010-11 season.

Real Madrid's Casemiro taken off during Espanyol clash -
Real Madrid were obliged to make an early change during Sunday's clash with Espanyol when Casemiro was forced off the field due to injury. The Brazilian midfielder was hurt 13 minutes into the game after tangling with Papakouli Diop.

Real Madrid perfect, Barcelona & Atleti net five, Valencia bottom of La Liga - ESPN FC
Real Madrid were far from their best at Espanyol on Sunday evening, but James Rodriguez's 25 yard effort and Karim Benzema's finish after a super team move sealed a straightforward 2-0 win which kept Zinedine Zidane's side top of the table with the only 100 percent record in the division.

Villarreal 2-1 Real Sociedad - ESPN
A wonder strike from 60 yards by Nicola Sansone steered Villarreal to a 2-1 win over 10-man Real Sociedad at El Madrigal. The German-born Italy international fired the hosts in front midway through the first half before adding a Beckhamesque second soon afterwards as he spotted Sociedad goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli way off his line.

Athletic Bilbao 2-1 Valencia - ESPN
Aritz Aduriz scored twice as Athletic Bilbao hit back from behind to heap more woe on pointless Valencia at San Mames on Sunday. The visitors had snatched a second-minute lead through Alvaro Medran but Aduriz struck twice before the break to consign his former club to their fourth consecutive La Liga loss.

Sevilla rule out Adil Rami and Daniel Carrico this week due to injury - ESPN FC
Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli will be forced to make at least two changes for this week's La Liga games against Real Betis and Athletic Bilbao with Adil Rami and Daniel Carrico both ruled out through injury. The two players started in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Eibar but French defender Rami was forced off the pitch after 11 minutes played with a hamstring problem while a groin injury led to Carrico's exit in the second half.

Celta Vigo off mark in LaLiga after goalless draw with Osasuna - ESPN
Celta Vigo collected their first point of the LaLiga season but will be wondering how they ended up drawing 0-0 at Osasuna. The Galicians dominated from almost start to finish at the El Sadar Stadium. But they were unable to beat inspired Osasuna goalkeeper Mario Rodriguez and also encountered some bad luck.

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