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Barcelona 5-0 Sevilla: Sevilla unable to cope with high pressing, movement, or Daniel Alves

November 1, 2010
Barcelona 5-0 Sevilla: Sevilla unable to cope with high pressing, movement, or Daniel Alves

The showcase game of this La Liga round was effectively over before half-time.
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Villarreal 2-0 Atletico: Villarreal impress with technical quality and ruthless finishing

October 26, 2010
Villarreal 2-0 Atletico: Villarreal impress with technical quality and ruthless finishing

A 2-0 win that was both aesthetically impressive and quietly professional, as Villarreal move back up to second place.
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Barcelona 2-1 Valencia: Barca outmanoeuvred early on, but stage second half fightback

October 19, 2010
Barcelona 2-1 Valencia: Barca outmanoeuvred early on, but stage second half fightback

Unai Emery’s tactics worked a treat, but pure quality shone through and Barcelona were rampant in the second half.
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Barcelona 0-2 Hercules: Valdez beats Valdes twice to give Hercules shock victory

September 14, 2010
Barcelona 0-2 Hercules: Valdez beats Valdes twice to give Hercules shock victory

Barcelona were defeated by a two-goal margin in La Liga for the first time under Pep Guardiola, at the hands of newly-promoted Hercules.
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Real Madrid 1-0 Osasuna: Özil stars in narrow victory on Mourinho’s home debut

September 13, 2010
Real Madrid 1-0 Osasuna: Özil stars in narrow victory on Mourinho’s home debut

The Jose Mourinho effect: Real Madrid averaged exactly three goals per game at home last season – here, they began with just one, but it was enough to get the three points.
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