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La Liga News: 22 September 2016; Real Madrid Drop First Points, Real Sociedad Hammer Las Palmas

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Javier Tebas resigns from La Liga post and will seek re-election - ESPN FC
La Liga president Javier Tebas officially announced his resignation via Twitter on Wednesday and said he would call for new elections and run again for the post. The resignation was expected from the leader, who has been in charge of the Spanish league for the past three-and-a-half years.

Sergio Ramos hero and villain as Real Madrid draw - ESPN
Real Madrid missed the chance to make La Liga history as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Villarreal at the Bernabeu. Sunday's victory over Espanyol made it 16 league wins in a row for Los Blancos stretching back to March, equalling the all-time mark set by Pep Guardiola's Barcelona in the 2010-11 season.

La Liga Atletico Madrid 'find the dope' in mid-week draw versus Barcelona - ESPN FC
This era of glory at the Camp Nou has been so extraordinary, so long that some will either forget or not know that there was once a horrible trophy drought between 1999 and 2005, which was only eclipsed in embarrassment by the faulty attitudes and lack of playing excellence during that stretch.

Garcia and Laporte earn victory for Bilbao - ESPN
A spectacular strike from Raul Garcia and quick reactions from Aymeric Laporte earned Athletic Bilbao a 2-1 win at Granada on Wednesday night. Garcia's ability to score special goals had been demonstrated with a stunning winner at Deportivo La Coruna on September 11 and he was at it again at Los Carmenes, but Granada went in level at the break with a goal just before the interval from Mehdi Carcela.

Late penalty sees Celta Vigo past Gijon - ESPN
Iago Aspas' penalty three minutes from time earned Celta Vigo their first win of the season as they overcome Sporting Gijon 2-1 at Balaidos. Celta defender Hugo Mallo scored his first LaLiga goal of the season in the 66th minute before Duje Cop equalised from the penalty spot with 10 minutes remaining and the sides looked to be sharing the spoils.

Willian Jose nets twice as Real Sociedad cruise past Las Palmas - ESPN
Real Sociedad romped to a comfortable 4-1 victory over early pace-setters Las Palmas at the Estadio Anoeta on Wednesday night. Willian Jose got the ball rolling in the first minute and rounded off the hosts' scoring with a 53rd-minute penalty, with Carlos Vela netting a 21st-minute spot-kick and David Zurutuza heading the third.

Valencia must improve very quickly, says interim boss Voro - ESPN FC
Valencia interim coach Voro Gonzalez says he hopes to turn around the club's fortunes in a hurry. Voro took over the Spanish club on an interim basis for the fourth time after Pako Ayestaran was sacked on Tuesday.